Managed by OceansLab IMOCA, it is said to be the first of its kind to exclusively use hydrogen fuel cell technology, leveraging on the Genevos-developed Hydrogen Power Module.

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H2 View understands the zero-emission energy system will power all on board energy, as well as additional propulsion outside of competition.

“IMOCA race boats are the most innovative and extreme ocean-going vessels,” said Phil Sharp, OceansLab Skipper and co-founder of Genevos. “They are an ideal platform to showcase vital clean technologies, such as hydrogen fuel cells, and prove their durability in the harshest ocean environments.”

Currently being built at Black Pepper Yachts, the yacht is expected to compete in the IMCOA Globe Series in the autumn, followed by a return qualifying race for the Vendée Globe 2024.

In addition to the hydrogen fuel cell system, OceansLab will be utilising other clean technologies such as recyclable composite materials, and solar PV.

“In order to meet climate change targets we need to start developing zero-emission vessels across the entire maritime sector, today. This campaign will be an important benchmark in demonstrating that practical hydrogen solutions now exist that are ready to be embraced at scale,” added Sharp.


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