Charter broker Missy Johnston at Northrop and Johnson Worldwide Yacht Charters says: “The 47-foot sailing catamaran Nemo, chartering for as many as eight guests in the Caribbean in the winter and in Greece in the summer, has been eco-friendly since its first days in charter. Nemo has always produced reverse osmosis purified drinking water, which is served in reusable glass bottles, as either natural or sparkling water depending on guest preference. There are two solar panels and two wind generators onboard that create enough power to take care of all electrical needs including the fridge and freezer.”
Camper and Nicholsons International tells us that the 114-foot Green Marine sailing yacht Sojana “has serious eco-friendly credentials thanks to her collaboration with professional sailor Alexia Barrier and the 4myplanet organization in conducting research on our oceans and promoting environmental awareness and climate research. The yacht and her owner are deeply involved in the project, conducting missions and research to measure sea temperatures and salinity”
Ocean Independence says the 176-foot AMY motoryacht Sea Force One has received the RINA Green Star Certificate, which establishes top standards for meeting environmental regulations.
Fraser Yachts Worldwide tells us that the 213-foot Amels motoryacht Imagine is now using carbon offsets to fund eco-friendly projects that counteract the impact of fuel burn.
YCO Yacht promotes the 190-foot Royal Huisman sailing yacht Ethereal as one of the most eco-friendly charter yachts ever conceived. She uses carbon offsets, is designed with extra insulation and organic materials, and can run for some periods of time on stored energy instead of having to generate new power.
YCO Yacht also points out the eco-friendly design of the 147-foot Aquos motoryacht Big Fish, whose outdoor decks are made of machined “granite” instead of forest-cut teak.
CYBA International recently named the 59-foot sailing catamaran Flow the most eco-friendly sailing yacht at the 2012 Antigua Charter Yacht Show.
CYBA International also recently named the 177-foot Amels motoryacht Spirit the most eco-friendly motoryacht at the 2012 Antigua Charter Yacht Show.
The owners of the 145-foot Pendennis sailing catamaran Hemisphere donated a week-long charter for auction by Christie’s Bid to Save the Earth—and raised $150,000, the highest donation in the eco-friendly event’s history.
Last but not least, the 135-foot sailing yacht Mirabella III has a system that cleans gray water before returning it to the sea; carries special containers for proper disposal of wastes and toxins; and offsets carbon emissions with donations to U.N.-certified projects. The yacht also collects data for the National Oceanography Centre in England to help with ocean conservation studies.