The development of the LNG drive system for example has consolidated our position as the technological leader in the construction of cruise liners, and it’s also a huge incentive for us to continue our research.

Our objective is to build climate neutral yachts with alternative and renewable fuels – we’re putting all our passion and courage into the development of new ideas.

MEYER will also start testing fuel cells as the next milestone in the development of climate-neutral shipping solutions. Fuel cells are seen as the technology of the future. The concept is as simple as it is ingenious – hydrogen plus oxygen generates electricity and heat. Hydrogen is obtained from methanol, which can be produced sustainably from renewable energy sources. This means fuel cells operate without any harmful emissions – they only produce water vapour. The technology also reduces noise and vibration, which is an important requirement for yacht operations.