Fountaine Pajot: Launches the world’s first hydrogen powered cruising catamaran

Fountaine Pajot: Launches the world’s first hydrogen powered cruising catamaran

Following its ambitious Odyssea 24 strategic plan, Foutaine Pajot Group, number two worldwide in the design and manufacture of cruising catamarans, in collaboration with EODev, has designed and built the world’s first hydrogen-powered cruising catamaran: the Samana 59 Smart Electric REXH2.

 With more than 15 years of engaging in sustainable development and the will to preserve the Ocean for genera-tions to come, the Fountaine Pajot Group enters today a new dimension of environmental commitment. The develop-ment of the Smart Electric range and conception of our latest catamarans, the Aura 51 Smart Electric and Sa-mana 59 Smart Electric REXH2, contribute in speeding the environmental transformation of the yachting in-dustry on a global scale.

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 The partnership established for the launch of the very first SAMANA 59 catamaran equipped with EODev’s REXH2® technology is an achievement and the beginning of a new era in the yachting industry.

 Several factors started this collaboration. Fountaine Pajot’s desire to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 through its Odyssea 24 strategic plan, EODev’s commitment to finding and applying zero-emission solutions, and the common desire to propose a new sustainable model for recreational boating.

Facing today’s decarbonization challenges, the SAMANA 59 Smart Electric REXH2, offers to yachtsmen zero emissions, noiseless, fumeless, and odorless solutions, allowing all to continue enjoying the sea, without impacting it. With the use of zero emission technologies, Fountaine Pajot leads, with EODev, the way to the new era of yachting.

  In the context of the environmental transition, a core part of our 2024 strategic plan, Fountaine Pajot demonstrates here its po-sitioning as an innovation platform. The choice of EODev technology is an illustration of our desire to bring together experts in so-lutions that benefit everyone, and to give substance to our ambition of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030, in the production of boats and their use. We are proud and happy to be among the forerunners and look forward to taking further steps in the deploy-ment of clean solutions.

Romain Motteau, Deputy CEO, Fountaine Pajot

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We are delighted that a French shipyard has decided to take the plunge. Having confidence in our solutions is one thing, convincing people that they are accessible and relevant to the yachting industry is another, as many continue to rely on diesel generators be-cause they are simple and cheaper. It is thanks to collaborations such as the one with Fountaine Pajot that we will be able to ac-celerate the energy transition of the maritime sector, it is urgent. Fountaine Pajot’s response rises to the challenge, and its long-term vision is a perfect demonstration that the future of the sector starts now.

 Jérémie Lagarrigue, CEO, EODev

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Fountaine Pajot Partners' Village "Sustainable Development & Energy Transition for Boating" | From April 6 to 8 2023 in La Rochelle

To present the Samana 59 RexH2 and the collaborative momentum behind the Odysséa 2024 business plan and the ODSea Lab collaborative platform, a Partners' Village "Sustainable Development & Energy Transition of the Yachting Industry", which is dedicated to professionals, public institutions and associations, is organized by the Shipyard, for 3 days in La Rochelle. A place and moment to share experiences, together with stakeholders working alongside Fountaine Pajot, for the decarbonization of the yachting industry.


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