8 April 2023
In partnership with EODev, a specialist in industrial solutions using hydrogen, Fountaine Pajot has recently developed the world’s first production cruising catamaran with 100% electric propulsion which uses hydrogen as an energy source. This prototype, the Samana 59 Smart Electric X REXH2, demonstrates the capacity of the Fountaine Pajot group to be far ahead in innovation, and shows its long-term vision on the energy transition strategy it wants to engage.
The Samana 59 Smart Electric X REXH2, named after the electro-hydrogen generator it carries, the REXH2, is now able to offer a 100% zero-emission navigation experience. Its system is based on 3 operating modes:
The first challenge in this project was to integrate a complete hydrogen system on-board a production pleasure boat. The second and most important issue was safety, by having a boat that meets all the standards and technical compliance requirements for the implementation of a hydrogen system. It is a technical and industrial challenge shared with partners who are pioneers in the decarbonisation of cruising and whose future will depend on the evolution of international hydrogen infrastructures, which underlines the fact that the project is so pioneering..
Let’s meet in studio, Romain Motteau, Deputy CEO at Fountaine Pajot and Jérémie Lagarrigue, CEO at EODev, who tell us more about the functioning and the genesis of this ambitious project.
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