Hydrogen fuel on board HYNOVA prototype

The REXH2 Photo: EODev

Energy Observer Developments (EODev) will present its range extender hydrogen solution at the Cannes Yachting Festival from 8 to 13 September.

The REXH2 is a modular solution developed around Toyota’s latest generation hydrogen fuel cell, enabling silent, emission-free travel. It has been tested over more than 7,000 nm on board Energy Observer, a 40ft open boat developed in tandem with HYNOVA Yachts, the first production electro-hydrogen tender to be launched on the market.

For the first time, the REXH2 will be installed on a vessel other than Energy Observer when it makes its debut at Cannes on board the 12m HYNOVA 40 which can be used as a day-boat or superyacht tender.

In harmony with the marine environment

Jérémie Lagarrigue, managing director of EODev said that the whole team did a wonderful job designing the new boat and bringing partners on board. ”This prototype and its REXH2 are the precursors of tomorrow’s pleasure boating, paving the way for the yachting world to become one of the main players in the energy transition, for maritime mobility to be in harmony with the marine environment,” he said.

The solution comprises Toyota’s fuel cell – the T-Module – which can supply up to 80 kW, supplemented by three 44kW LiFePO batteries designed by EVE Systems and approved for maritime use together with two BorgWarner electric motors developing a power of 184 kW each which is approximately 2 x 250 HP in diesel equivalent. Top speed will be 22 knots with a working speed of 12 knots.

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