During the recent Monaco Yacht Show, Lloyd’s Register granted Sanlorenzo an approval certification for their Fuel Cell system and Type C containment tank, which were co-designed by the shipyard in partnership with Siemens Energy. Notably, Lloyd’s Register played a crucial role in endorsing Sanlorenzo’s project, and the certification unequivocally confirms that the methanol fuel cell system complies with globally recognised environmental standards, enhancing its credibility in the market.
“The collaboration with Sanlorenzo on this innovative project affirms LR’s role as a trusted advisor to our clients and demonstrates our support for early developers of solutions to reduce carbon emissions in the yachting industry. We are delighted to give Sanlorenzo this approval, which confirms that their methanol fuel cell system meets the required safety standards.”
Paolo Izzo, LR Sales & Marketing Manager for Italy, Monaco and Malta
This innovative solution, a pioneering first, is set to debut on the new 50Steel line of Sanlorenzo superyachts, with the first unit scheduled for delivery in the summer of 2024. The methanol fuel cell system represents a revolutionary advancement, allowing the vessel to generate electricity for on-board hospitality services while keeping the engines and generators idle. This significantly extends the time a yacht can remain anchored and manoeuvre without using fuel.
“Sanlorenzo is a trailblazer on the path to carbon neutrality in the yachting world: through the relentless work of our R&D department, we continue to take revolutionary steps in introducing technological systems aimed at reducing the environmental impact of yachts. We are proud to receive this approval from Lloyd’s Register, as we work together to pioneer decarbonisation pathways for the yachting industry.”
Massimo Perotti, Executive Chairman and CEO of Sanlorenzo
This marks a significant milestone for Sanlorenzo and further distinguishes the brand from other superyacht shipyards on the market. With responsible development at its core, Sanlorenzo remains dedicated to exploring and crafting technological and technical solutions aimed at minimising impact on the marine ecosystem.