Hydrogen-powered leisure boat to hit markets next year

A new hydrogen-powered leisure boat is set to hit markets next year.

Dubbed HyCruiser 28, the day cruiser vessel is powered by a hydrogen-electric powertrain – and a prototype of the innovation is being trialled on the water right now.

Pairing leisure with zero emissions, the boat can reach speeds of 18-20 knots and will have a range of 200-250 nautical miles, the same range as boats with petrol or diesel engines.

The boat’s powertrain is of the rechargeable hybrid type, meaning it has an electric motor and battery of 20kWhg. Fully charged, this will cover three hours of operation.

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