YachtTalk episode 11: The future of yacht propulsion


To keep yachting as we promote it on YachtTalk, the industry needs to take drastic steps to reduce its footprint. One of the key challenges is how to develop yachts with cleaner and more efficient propulsion systems. While hydrogen remains a focal point, there are plenty of effective short-term solutions to meet strict emissions targets. In this episode of YachtTalk, we take a look at cleaner alternatives, and address how we should fundamentally change the way we approach energy in yachting.

0:00 Introduction
0:54 Tobias Kohl of MTU on applying automotive innovations in yachting
03:09 Pieter Dijkstra of Green Tech Invest on key learnings from other industries
04:08 The future of hydrogen in yachting
06:38 Tobias Kohl on MTU’s 3-way strategy to reduce yachts emissions
08:07 Tobias Kohl demonstrates MTU’s hybrid system
10:04 Sjoerd van Herk tours the Heesen shipyard, showing current BlueNautech innovations
13:55 Pieter Dijkstra on the pioneering years of hybrid yacht propulsion
16:38 The shift in client expectations in terms of top speeds and energy demand
18:40 Pieter Dijkstra on co-developing the Heesen hybrid propulsion system
20:05 The push towards hybrid propulsion and other sustainable solutions

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