We are looking forward to meeting you in person at The Superyacht Forum (TSF) and METSTRADE in just a few weeks time. We expect a lot of sustainability related content, let’s make sure we all progress in the right direction.
Elisabetta, our environmental expert, will be there to meet with our partners and discuss joint assessment progress. Jelena, our sustainability engineer, will be seeking inspirational ideas for our database of sustainable solutions and meet with companies interested to partner. Initiator & Vice Chair Vienna will be there to share our vision and get everyone onboard of the right sustainability approach. And Megan is ready to collect your signature on our Code of Conduct.
The yacht designers roundtable we organised throughout 2021 has been turned into the Sustainable Yacht Design Taskforce, and launched at the Monaco Yacht Show 2021 last month. For the first time naval architects, interior and exterior designers work together, and in particular on the topic of sustainability.
The taskforce values ensure an output driven and collaborative spirit. Participants will actively share knowledge, experience and assessment results to utilise their key position in order to drive more sustainability through yacht design. Sixteen already committed and call upon their peers to join to accelerate towards a sustainable future.
The first taskforce meeting is planned for 24 November. Interested in joining? Please get in touch for more information.
Bound to be shared an update in November this year during METSTRADE and The Superyacht Forum, the Yacht Environmental Transparency Index (YETI) is in a crucial fleet review testing phase for arriving at a YETI 1.0 version. YETI will not only enable rewarding serious efforts of reducing environmental impact, but it will also define a new arena for the yachting sector to compete on in delivering the most environmentally friendly operating yachts for their clients.
Read the full column published regarding YETI in the SWZ Maritime here.
There has been a recent change at the Water Revolution Foundation board of directors. We warmly welcome Carlos Vidueira, who’s taking Wayne Huizenga III’s board seat. Wayne has started his own business outside of yachting and we wish him lots of success and thank Wayne for his valuable service on the board. Carlos continues to bring the US perspective and that of marina and refit services to the team.
“As the Chief Operating Officer of the Safe Harbor Superyacht Division, I am responsible for a growing list of facilities that include Rybovich, Lauderdale Marine Center and Newport Shipyard. Working together with Water Revolution Foundation, I am certain that we could jointly find new and exciting implementation and early adoption opportunities for sustainability in, not only the superyacht segment, but also in other boating categories,” said Carlos Vidueira.
The Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMA) programme aims to support the restoration of the balance of life in the ocean by identifying the most important marine habitats for marine mammals and prioritising them for conservation actions. We’re taking on a guiding role, connecting the superyacht industry with the scientific community, and are now calling upon the superyacht community to support the IMMA programme to protect the health of the ocean.