Meyer Werft, Papenburg, announced a new design concept for a mega yacht as a move into new markets. The yard is a specialist is cruise ship construction, a sector hit by the corona pandemic.
At the Monaco Yacht Show, Meyer Werft, under the under the Meyer Yachts brand, for the first time displays a concept for a superyacht entirely powered by fuel cells and batteries, named ONE 50.
“We are currently seeing that the demand for mega yachts is increasing and there is room for another shipyard in this segment," said yard chief Mr Bernard Meyer. Managing Director, Thomas Weigend, stated that mega yachts are a new market segment that Meyer Group could serve at all its three shipyards.
At 150m long and 20m wide, ONE 50 has a large volume of 15,000gt. On six decks, the yacht can carry 44 guests. It also has a spa on two levels, a cinema with an adjoining billiard salon, an entertainment area including a stage, an art gallery and an infinity pool at the stern. Fuel cells and battery banks are installed in the engine room to make ONE 50 as sustainable as possible. With an output of 25,000 kW, the vessel will reach a maximum speed of 23 knots.
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