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.
Henk de Vries III, CEO of Feadship and founding chairman of the Water Revolution Foundation, reflects upon the Foundation’s first year and looks at what the future has in store for the organisation in the new issue of The Superyacht Report.
“We have already started a number of smart initiatives including ways to offset yacht pollution and the development of an energy label for specific yachts.”
Read Henk’s full column here.
Lorenzo Pollicardo, SYBAss’ technical and environmental director, explores why the superyacht market should push beyond legislation to find genuine inspiration in the new issue of The Superyacht Report.
“Environmental concerns have been even more under the spotlight in recent months, with governing bodies looking with a critical eye on polluting industries – and this includes maritime.
Superyachts are not exempt from this conversation, and with the new Tier III regulation coming into force in 2021, the industry is at a crossroads.”
Read Lorenzo’s full column here.
Robert van Tol, Water Revolution’s executive director, explores why yachts should engage in ocean research in the new issue of The Superyacht Report.
“Considering that the oceans are at the heart of the superyachting lifestyle, it’s only logical for the industry to engage in ocean research. If you think about it, with a fleet of more than 1,700 yachts
over 40 metres, all professionally crewed, migrating around the world, it’s not stretching the imagination to suggest that we can be a fleet of laboratories – a scientific force that could make a significant contribution to the greater good. Not only would this improve the perception of yachting, it would also engage a whole new audience of charterers and owners. May I go so far as to coin a new trend of #purposefulyachting?”
Read Robert’s full column here.
Black Pearl’s project manager, Derek Munro, outlines how the vessel’s credentials can act as a blueprint for greener yachting in the new issue of The Superyacht Report.
“Technology is advancing incredibly quickly and the options for making any vessel much more eco-friendly (whether it is sailing yacht or motoryacht) are numerous. This could be 100 per cent (or a large percentage) fossil-fuel-free if you’re a motoryacht client.”
Read Derek’s full column here.