Water Revolution Foundation and The Superyacht Group are conducting a survey focusing on superyacht sustainability.
We are asking stakeholders from across the industry spectrum for their opinions on sustainability within yachting and whether it is a priority. We are also inviting those involved in sustainability initiatives to make us aware of them, so that we can help to publicise these invaluable works.
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Vienna Eleuteri, initiator of Water Revolution Foundation, wrote about the purpose of this new initiative in The Superyacht Report.
“It was only in November when, together with co-founders Henk de Vries, Martin Redmayne, Phillipe Briand and Robert van Tol, I saw my initiative become a reality as it was introduced on stage at The Superyacht Forum in Amsterdam. Water Revolution Foundation was established at last.
As a sustainability scientist, I know that any successful business must embrace sustainability as both a guiding principle and strategic goal to innovate and gain a competitive advantage. There’s simply no alternative to sustainable development today. Its importance goes far beyond the environmental perspective as the need to behave responsibly becomes a crucial aspect of strategy and operations. This applies equally to our industry; sustainability is key to our success.”
Read her full column here.
Water Revolution Foundation was introduced by its founders at The Superyacht Forum on 12 November 2018 in Amsterdam. The forum’s esteemed audience existing of superyacht builders, designers, managers, suppliers, service providers and many more industry stakeholders, applauded the founders on this new initiative. After many years and conferences of addressing the challenge and discussing it, Water Revolution Foundation is taking the lead to drive sustainability in the superyacht industry.
Like any other industry, the superyacht industry has an environmental footprint, it is time to face this and collaborate to significantly minimize this. The foundation’s chairman, Henk de Vries III, initiator and vice-chair, Vienna Eleuteri; board members, Philippe Briand and Martin Redmayne, and executive director, Robert van Tol sat on stage to explain that this new initiative was meant to be inclusive to all active in the superyacht industry and largely focused on sharing insight, information and best practices in order to accelerate the shift. The foundation views each superyacht as a platform for innovation, experimentation and pioneering technology.
The superyacht industry is in the unique position to lead the way, with its affluent clientele as well as its dependency of the condition of the oceans. The founders of Water Revolution Foundation emphasised that this a for-and-by-the-industry platform and encouraged to get involved to future-proof the industry and preserve the world’s precious oceans.