RINA certifies CRN’s Sustainable Powered Yacht project
Ferretti Group and Weichai have collaborated to develop two superyacht platforms designed to implement fuel-cell technology.
CRN Sustainable Powered Yacht 11.50
RINA Services has confirmed that CRN’s Sustainable Powered Yacht (SuP-Y) project is sized appropriately for proper functioning and easy management, and meets the regulatory requirements for safe implementation of fuel-cell technology.
Ferretti Group Super Yacht Division, Weichai Power Science & Technology Division, and RINA Services – a specialist in testing, inspection, certification and engineering solutions – have spent 1½ years developing sustainable architecture for the implementation of modern fuel cells on SuP-Y.
The technology provides an easy-to-manage solution that meets all regulatory requirements to ensure safety on board two superyacht naval platforms. Platform 11.50 offers hybrid propulsion for 60-70m yachts, while Platform 14.20 includes a diesel-electric power plant for 75-90m yachts.
CRN Sustainable Powered Yacht 14.20
Designed to reduce total emissions and ensure compliance with strict environmental standards,
both platforms are equipped with PEM (proton-exchange membrane) fuel cells as an alternative power source, fed by hydrogen reformed from green methanol and optimised to ensure predefined levels of performance and autonomy.
Targets include several days in full hotel mode without diesel generators running and the capability to sail in zero-emission mode for several hours depending on cruising speed.
CRN, which builds superyachts up to 90m in the Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard in Ancona, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.