Webinar – AQUON

Join us on the 14th of February 2020 at 15:00 (GMT +1:00) for an interactive live session with
Christine Funk [CEO] and Franziska Steidle-Sailer [Strategic Market Developer] of AQUON!

Redefining sustainable yachting – a holistic approach based on green hydrogen propulsion:

With its 68-foot motor catamaran “AQUON One”, the company Swiss Sustainable Yachts is pioneering the first leisure catamaran powered by green hydrogen. This allows zero-emissions yachting and, since AQUON One also produces its own energy from photovoltaic cells and generates green hydrogen directly on board, it has the potential to be energetically self-sufficient.

In this webinar, the market development manager of the company will provide insights into this innovative energy system, as well as the implications it has on other aspects of the yacht design, such as hull and weight optimizations, implications on safety and classification, as well as a smart energy management system and sustainable building materials.



Christine Funck

Christine has a 20+year track record of successfully building, growing and leading businesses on an international level. Her executive roles in business and product management saw her responsible for the go-to-market strategies of BMW’s MINI, and Bentley’s Continental Range, before she brought her unwavering commitment to clients into banking as Executive Director UHNW Client Development with UBS. As CEO of Swiss Sustainable Yachts, she now leverages on her experience in complex project management, her affinity for sustainable products, her entrepreneurial spiri, and passion for innovation. Christine holds a diploma in business from the European Business School and an MBA in Business Administration from Harvard University.

Franziska Steidle-Sailer
Strategic Market Development

From a family of sailors and with a background in commercial shipping and leisure yachting, Franziska brings a wide perspective of experience in the marine industry. With the team of Swiss Sustainable Yachts, her purpose is to redefine the motor yachting market to be ready for a sustainable future, both in terms of propulsion, but going even further. Before SSY, she spent four years with a dry bulk operator in Singapore developing their sustainability strategy and initiatives, as well with a yacht-sailing cruise operator Sailing-Classics in operation and business development. She holds an MBA in business strategy and sustainability from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.