LURSSEN'S MAGICAL WONDERLAND
Promoting sustainable technology of the future, Lürssen has developed an futuristic magical climate-neutral yacht concept called Alice that shows what a Lürssen yacht could look like in the future..
The German yacht builder Lürssen has earned an international reputation as the specialist in exclusive, bespoke yachts of outstanding engineering mastery. The privately run company was founded in 1875 and remains solely in the hands of the fourth generation of the Lürssen family. Innovation has always been one of the most important driving forces in the company's history. In 1886 Lürssen built the first motorboat of the world together with Gottlieb Daimler. It is, therefore, not surprising that Lürssen is now also building the first Lürssen yacht with fuel cell technology for a pioneering and technology driven client. The fuel cell flanks the conventional generators and represents a giant step towards launching an emission free Lürssen yacht. This innovative technology makes it possible to anchor emission-free for 15 days or cruise 1000 miles at slow speed.
Lürssen remains very discreet when it comes to yachts under construction or its clients. To promote the sustainable technology of the future, Lürssen has developed an innovative, climate-neutral yacht model called Alice, which shows what a Lürssen yacht could look like in the future. ALICE is an emergence into a new era. Right now she remains a model, but one that paves the way showcasing a fraction of Lurssen's reality in movement.
The yacht concept is inspired by the Lewis Carroll’s 1965 classic novel, Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland. Measuring 322 feet / 98 meters the superyacht feature five fantastical decks driven by state-of-the-art design as well as honest and heartfelt ecological responsibility.
Similar to the Lewis Carroll novel nothing is as it seems, parks and ponds transform the yacht’s deck into a natural paradise, which when combined with the living walls in the interior, create a unique ecosystem on board. Nature’s crisp perfume surrounds ALICE in its own atmosphere, and teak is replaced by fast-growing and lightweight organically farmed wood that meets the high standards for yachts with the same exquisite look and feel.
ALICE is climate-neutral, meaning it uses no diesel engines instead it will be fuelled by emission-free fuel cells generating electrical energy based on hydrogen reformed from green methanol. In addition all its tenders and water toys will be fully electric as well.
Energy saving technologies, such as waste heat recovery utilisations, recover heat emissions for use within the HVAC system, for both heating and cooling-purposes. This is complemented by mirrored glass windows around the owner’s deck where reflecting the heat serves for thermal insulation and reduces energy load of the air conditioning systems.
The model will be on steady display at the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg in 2022. The Miniatur Wunderland is the world’s largest model railway and one of the most popular and most visited attractions not only in Germany but in Europe as well.