Fountaine Pajot launches hydrogen powered cruising catamaran

Hydrogen Catamaran

Apr 12, 2023

The Samana 59 Smart Electric is a new sailing catamaran equipped with alternative energy solutions and EODev’s electro-hydrogen REXH2. To reduce its carbon impact, the Samana 59 Smart Electric has a virtuous energy architecture composed of a REXH2 that can provide up to 70 kW of continuous power, a battery composed of LiFePO4-EVEPOWER (Lithium Iron Phosphate) cells of 63kWh integrated by EVE SYSTEM and Alternatives Energies and 42 m2 of “slim” type solar panels that can provide up to 6145 W. This energy mix allows to take advantage of all the embarked renewable energies (solar, wind).

In port, the crew can fill up with hydrogen and recharge the batteries if necessary. The management of all these technologies is ensured by a Smart Cruising functionality, an automated Power Management System which ensures a simple and intuitive piloting of this high technology.

Fountaine Pajot DiagramWith its compact design of barely one cubic meter, the REXH2® equipped with the latest generation of Toyota fuel cells is currently, in regard to the power delivered, the most compact and efficient marine generator on the market. The R&D carried out by EODevs’ team has allowed a perfect adaptation to the extreme conditions of a marine environment, and reaches powers of 70 kW per unit, going up to 700kW when mounted in series. It is the flexibility in its implementation that makes REXH2® an ideal custom-made hydrogen solution for the supply of decarbonated energy at sea.

EODev-REXH2 Marine Fuel Cell GeneratorThe EODev REXH2 marine fuel cell generator allows zero CO2, zero NOx, is silent, Plug & Play and fast refueling. ~ The fuel cell can deliver up to 70 kW and the 15 kg of hydrogen stored onboard at 350 bars in two tanks will supply close to 250 kWh of electricity to the onboard systems or electric motors. The 63kWh battery, integrated by EVE SYSTEM and Alternatives Energies, is composed of LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) cells and can provide electro-hydrogen autonomy at anchor of 40 hours.


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