Brit Liggett

Luxury MIG 675 Yacht Harvests Energy from the Water it Floats on

by , 12/14/11

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Quimperié’s Luxury MIG 675 is a hydrogen-powered boat that grabs energy directly from the water beneath it as it zips across the waves. The high-tech 22-foot-long boat has seats for three and it tops out at 70 mph. It’s quite the zippy, zero-emissions ride, and it has a price tag to match – it retails for $329,727. We’re still not quite sure how the technology in this speed demon works, Quimperié isn’t letting out much information about the engine inside the boat but it sure looks fast. Check out video proof of the boat’s speed after the jump!

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The MIG 675 weighs in at 2,866 pounds and packs 500 horsepower under its aluminum hull. The boat comes standard with a LED navigation system, a leather interior, a built-in bar, teak floors, an electric retractable table, a shower, a toilet and a sun deck. It seems like this is one green boat you could throw quite the party on.

Due to the direct pull of water into the motor the MIG 675 doesn’t require compressed tanks like most hydrogen engines do. Whereas traditional power boats spill all of their exhaust directly into the water below them, polluting the underwater ecosystems, the MIG 675′s supposedly super clean engine provides electricity for all of its bells and whistles. If you’ve got a chunk of change staring you in the face and you’ve always dreamed of a non-polluting day at the beach, give Luxury a call and then let us know if this technology actually works the way it says it does. We’re dying to see how this supposed water grabbing power boat functions, if it is, in fact, a real thing.

+ Luxury MIG 675

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4 Comments

  1. Anthony Stal June 13, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    I need some proof before I can believe this. Somehow I dont believe that the first ever vehicle to use an on-board seawater-to-hydrogen conversion system, furthermore place inside a luxury body, would be advertised with SKRILLEX in the background. I think its rather to cover up the fact that there’s a noisy diesel engine inside there?

  2. zeppflyer December 15, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    http://www.boattest.com/engine-review/MerCruiser/108_350-MAG-MPI-(300-hp)

    Gimmick!

    It took a bit of parsing, but the power is provided by a supercharged gasoline engine. This is used to break hydrogen out of sea water and use it to generate electricity. I’m not even sure if the drive is an electric hybrid design or if the props are hooked directly to the engine. At the end of the day, this is just silly. While it might make some sense to have a small trolling motor for very low speed work, which could draw its power from fuel cells rather than batteries, there is no reason to make less efficient the power train of a boat which will spend most of its time cruising at peak efficiency.

    It is impossible to crack hydrogen from sea water, and then simply recombine it with oxygen to produce electricity without some sort of external power input. You can’t pull out any more than you put in.

  3. seamusdubh December 14, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    So what powers the Hydrogen generator for the production of Hydrogen that the boat uses?

  4. Egalitare December 14, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Can this set up be scaled up to propel Container Ships, Ocean Liners, Subs or Aircraft Carriers?

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