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Hydrogen-powered chase boats to race in the 37th America’s Cup
© Emirates Team New Zealand

Hydrogen-powered chase boats to race in the 37th America’s Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand will drive hydrogen-powered chase boats in the 37th America’s Cup to highlight new and clean technology in the marine industry – and it could be the first of many hydrogen-powered boats for the race.

The team today (June 8) said it has been working with AFCryo, a Christchurch-based innovative company, on the development of the vessel that is set to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels across the event.

Read more: CPH2 and AFCryo are combining technologies to offer cheaper green hydrogen

Designers on the Emirates Team New Zealand are currently working on a prototype hydrogen powered foiling chase boat, to be built at the team’s North Shore build facility, capable of standing up to the demands of supporting an AC75 throughout all aspects of an America’s Cup campaign.

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