Andrew Schofield, captain of M/Y White Rose of Drachs, explains why yachting can be front and centre in mapping and surveying the world’s oceans. Read more in the new issue of The Superyacht Report.
“We have spent the past three years developing the technology to allow survey grade data to be collected by all near coastal vessels. This technology was submitted to independent academic review and it is concluded that the system is ‘fit for purpose’.”
Read Andrew’s full column here.
Officially rounding off the year, our first annual report not only shows the financial status of the foundation, but also reports on the activities and accomplishments of our inaugural year. And, of course, it is digital-only to ensure that the foundation is doing what it can to reduce its own footprint.
Year two: sustainable solutions
Our second year of activities officially started on 1 July. In addition to the ongoing activities kicked off in the first year, the major deliverable for year two will be our database of sustainable solutions. The goal of this database is to collect sustainable solutions in one central open platform and share them with the superyacht industry to make everyone aware of these solutions, encouraging their adoption in both new build and refit projects. Solutions could also come from alternative materials, for example, in construction or interiors. The aim is to launch the infrastructure of this database at METSTRADE 2020, with a call to action to come forward to all suppliers who claim to have a sustainable solution. Our Yacht Assessment Tool enables us to verify whether a solution is indeed a sustainable one and therefore qualifies to be included in our database.
Read our First Annual Report.
Robert van Tol, executive director of Water Revolution Foundation, explains why the superyacht industry needs a code of conduct. If you’re not already familiar, a code of conduct sets out the rules and responsibilities of an individual or an organisation. The Code of Water Revolution Foundation is made up of 10 commitments. Read more in the new issue of The Superyacht Report.
“We’re stronger together but, individually, we each have the power to make a difference. That’s why our Code of Conduct confirms the collective approach but also sets out the influence and responsibility of individuals.”
Read Robert’s full column here.
Vienna Eleuteri, initiator of Water Revolution Foundation, discusses her work on the Yacht Assessment Tool, which has been designed to enable the superyacht industry to measure its environmental impact … and reduce it, in the new issue of The Superyacht Report.
“Our tool enables the superyacht industry to assess its environmental impact – not just the CO2 emission of a yacht’s operations but a full lifecycle assessment based on the 11 most important indicators of environmental impact.”
Read Vienna’s full column here.
Olivier Blanchet, head of private jet and yacht finance at BNP Paribas, talks in the new issue of The Superyacht Report about a major shift worldwide and the urgency for the industry to act right.
“With climate change and ocean pollution, it’s imperative for us to take action if the yachting industry wants to continue to move in the right direction.”
Read Olivier’s full column here.
Martin Redmayne, Chairman of The Superyacht Group and board member of the Water Revolution Foundation, shared what really inspires him to be more sustainable in the new issue of The Superyacht Report.
“We have to consider our impact on the planet, not just the ocean, and build a perception from outside the industry that we are green, clean and 100 per cent responsible.”
Read Martin’s full column here.