The foundation is asking captains and marinas to share insight into shore power availability and usage
We are undertaking a research project to understand the availability and usage of shore power in superyacht marinas and help assess the current and future environmental impact of the sector.
To collect data on the topic, two surveys have been created; one to ask captains about their shore power usage and experience, and the other to ask marinas about shore power availability and demand.
“Based on this, we will be able to determine the shore power usage of yachts in our standardised operational profile for our Yacht Assessment Tool and Yacht Environmental Transparency Index (YETI),” explains Robert van Tol, executive director.
“In addition to efforts to reduce the amount of energy needed for on board operations, we also need to look at the source of energy to understand the footprint. Among multiple factors, also the energy mix of local grids plays a role. As a spin-off from our projects, we might be able to inform yacht operators on the geographical differences of grids at common yacht destinations to indicate where it is cleaner to plug into shore power and where it is better to use generators.”
Water Revolution is asking for captains and marina representatives to help with this valuable research and participate in the surveys. To take the captains’ survey, please click here. And to take the marinas’ survey, please click here.
We are working hard on preparing our ocean conservation activities, a programme which will soon be launched under the name Ocean Assist. While this is under development, we have already received support for this new platform. We’re thrilled to share that SOS Yachting is supporting Water Revolution Foundation in the development phase of this new and highly-anticipated activity for the superyacht industry.
“We are very pleased to support the Ocean Assist project. Our choice has not only been driven by the goal behind the development of this platform but also by the fact that Water Revolution Foundation is working hard to make a difference and to educate the industry we are a part of.”
– SOS Yachting Team
Learn more about our vision for ocean conservation here.
Bill Tripp, naval architect and designer, states that we need to push for innovation and embrace what is already available and that Water Revolution’s Database of Sustainable Solutions is aimed to facilitate exactly that. For the long-term health of our industry and planet, we must innovate and lessen the impact that running a yacht has on our environment. When building boats, we can adapt technology to many ends, and one of those ends must be to exist more in harmony with the oceans and our atmosphere, for it is exactly in this intersection where boats live.
Read more in the new issue of The Superyacht Report.
“Greatly improving our sustainability credentials has become a key part to our future success, as many of our clients want a light footprint. The means for significant improvement already exist and very disruptive change is coming.”
Read Bill’s full column here.
The launch of our Database of Sustainable Solutions has not gone unnoticed. BNP Paribas has offered its support to Water Revolution Foundation, as project partner, to kick-start the database and call on suppliers to register and submit their solutions for verification. BNP Paribas supports this positive step and concrete action to drive and accelerate sustainability in the superyacht industry.
“We support initiatives like this because how we respond to the challenges of the coming years will be key to the success and longevity of the superyacht industry. We believe that yachting can make important improvements in efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gases through design and technology. When thinking of the infrastructure required to replace fossil fuels with alternative green energy, it is clear that yachting will be reliant on adopting new technologies, not only for energy efficiency, but also for other environmental impacts such as paints, noise pollution and end of life. There is an urgency to build and enjoy yachting differently for the new generations.”
– Olivier Blanchet, Head of Jet and Yacht Finance
BNP’s support is confirmation that development of sustainable solutions is the way forward and is gaining support in all kinds of ways. Water Revolution Foundation is working on a growing list of benefits which suppliers of verified solutions are eligible for. We thank BNP Paribas for their support.
We’re excited to launch our Database of Sustainable Solutions today. This database is an instrumental part of our objective to accelerate change in the superyacht industry through innovation, collaboration and knowledge sharing. It is envisioned to become the main reference point for the superyacht industry to find verified sustainable solutions.
We now call upon suppliers to register and submit their solutions for verification and inclusion in the database for promotion among key decision makers.
We’ve received great support from Italian sustainable leather brand Foglizzo who have designed an exclusive, limited edition Water Revolution Foundation lanyard. Foglizzo has made it possible to set up a fundraiser to help achieve our goal to neutralise the footprint of the yachting industry and preserve the world’s precious oceans.
To get yours, simply make a one-off donation here.