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ALICE - Lürssen Yachts

Lürssen is building its first yacht with fuel cell technology for a pioneering and technology driven client. The fuel cell is flanking the conventional generators and is a big step to 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.

ALICE is an emergence into a new era. Right now she remains a model, but one that paves the way. ALICE is a fraction of reality in movement.

The yacht concept of tomorrow’s wonderland is driven by state-of-the-art design as well as honest and heartfelt ecological responsibility. 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. An emission-free fuel cells generates electrical energy based on hydrogen reformed from green methanol. The fuel cell replaces the conventional diesel generators on board. Fr higher speed and energy demands, an additional methanol engine is added.

Energy saving technologies, such as waste heat recovery utilizations, 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.

Lürssen has always been driving developments in the field of yachting. When it comes to climate protection and treating our environment responsibly, Lürssen serves as a role model. With our knowhow and capacity for innovation, we do everything to preserve our planet for future generations. Sustainable Yachting clearly makes the difference. ALICE makes the difference.

About Lürssen

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. With a workforce of 2,800 employees, Lürssen maintains eight state-of-the-art facilities in northern Germany. The headquarters are located in Bremen.

About Pa-X-ell

The research and development project Pa-X-ell (which stands for a combination of acronyms Pax (=Passengers) with Cells (=Fuel Cells) is part of the e4ships cluster and supported by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital infrastructure within the framework of the National innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology. The funding guideline is coordinated by NOW GmbH and implemented by Project Management Jülich (PtJ).

About the Freudenberg Group

Freudenberg is a global technology group that strengthens its customers and society long-term through forward-looking innovations. The company started first fuel cell R&D activities in the beginning of the 1990s. Since 2018, Freudenberg is accelerating this business by several cooperations on the development of fuel cell systems for heavy duty applications. In 2020, the Freudenberg Group employed some 48,000 people in around 60 countries worldwide and generated sales of more than €8.8 billion. For more information, please visit


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