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Boat’s Designer Denies Any Links To Bill Gate’s $645M Hydrogen-powered Super Yacht
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Boat’s Designer Denies Any Links To Bill Gate’s $645M Hydrogen-powered Super Yacht

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is hoping to hit the seas in the the world’s first hydrogen-powered superyacht, according to the Sunday Telegraph, and it’ll set him back around $645 million. He’s reportedly commissioned a 370-foot Aqua luxury ship designed by Dutch marine architects Sinot. However, Sinot denied in an email to CNET that it had sold the Aqua concept to Gates. The designer “has no business relationship” with the billionaire, it said, adding that reports about the vessel are “incorrect.” The Aqua designs include a pair of 28-ton vacuum-sealed tanks to store liquid hydrogen at minus 420 Fahrenheit. The vessels’ fuel cells will combine hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, and water will be the only byproduct of the process. If Gates gets one, it will apparently ...
Bill Gates Becomes First To Buy A £500m Hydrogen-powered Super Yacht
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Bill Gates Becomes First To Buy A £500m Hydrogen-powered Super Yacht

The Sunday Telegraph can reveal that the retired 64-year-old is behind the construction of a cutting-edge vessel by the Dutch superyacht specialist Feadship. The custom build is based on blueprints for the 112-metre design "Aqua" publicised last year at the Monaco Yacht Show by the Dutch marine architects Sinot to draw environmentally sensitive billionaires. It said the plans took “inspiration from the lifestyle of a discerning, forward-looking owner”. Mr Gates, who co-founded Microsoft and is currently ranked as the world’s second-richest man, is a regular superyacht holidaymaker but has not previously owned his own vessel and has preferred to rent during summer trips around the Mediterranean....

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