First hydrogen sailboat on the crest of a wave


Canada’s first ever hydrogen fuel cell sailboat has been unveiled to the world, a completely green sailing machine that completed its first successful voyage late this summer.

The prototype’s creator, Jim Harrington, equipped the sailboat with a 300-watt Horizon fuel cell system with the hydrogen supplied by NRC in Vancouver and the only by-products of the operating fuel cell being heat and water.

“This is history being made. It is that significant,” commented Harrington.

Noting that Canadians are on the brink of a hydrogen revolution, Harrington said, “Every so often in history, there’s a convergence of where technology and the supply of parts necessary to start a new age occurs.”

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