Feadship

Feadship

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Role

Superyacht builder

Status

Anchor partner

Country

Netherlands

Website

feadship.nl

Feadship fundamentally believes that the future has to be different. Traditional luxury standards such as quality, craftsmanship and rarity with a price premium, while important, are just part of the package.

Now, clients want to see corporate social responsibility and sustainability as part of a shipyard’s overall brand. Feadship, alongside developing shipbuilding technology, has spent considerable sums on their own facilities so that the environmental footprint of both yacht and shipyard are considered as one. There is a fine line as to whether a shipyard should develop future technology or a client should challenge them to do so. Feadship has made a commitment that the industry needs to match: to deliver emission-free yachts by 2025 and an emission-free construction process by 2030.

Part of this is building yachts capable of using alternative fuels – even a combination of fuels. Hydrogen and diesel is a possibility. Tier III regulations have made the industry progress with cleaner fuels, including bio-diesel that is not even a fossil fuel. Availability is one issue to be overcome, but as strategic industry we can drive this development. SCR is an acronym for technology that almost reduces NOx exhaust toxins to zero. The only issue has been the need for a large tank to hold the neutralising liquid. Feadship has developed Oxywash© to solve all of these problems.

Clients, designers and shipyards have to work together to refocus the concept of the private yacht. For example, to integrate electric, hydrogen, synthetic, solar and wind. Enlightened clients drive progress.

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Why Feadship supports Water Revolution

“Sustainability is a focal point within Feadship, integrated within the yards, the design process, the final product and our own behaviour. We feel responsible for keeping the oceans clean as experience of sailing on a superyacht goes hand in hand with preserving nature and water quality. Sustainability extends far beyond our own organisation. Feadship is one of the founders of Water Revolution Foundation, a frontrunner in encouraging all parties involved in the construction and use of large yachts to take responsibility for their impact on the environment. This collective aims to develop a global superyacht agenda for sustainability that shares best practices from the industry and stays ahead of legislation by combining innovative strength and coordinating collective efforts.”

— Jan Bart Verkuyl, CEO Feadship Royal Van Lent

Heesen

Heesen

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Role

Superyacht builder

Status

Anchor partner

Country

Netherlands

Heesen is a Dutch builder of aluminium and steel custom and semi-custom superyachts that offer speed, style and fuel-efficient cruising. Our design, engineering and construction methods continue to evolve and our unrelenting focus on quality, craftsmanship and innovation has created one of the world’s most impressive shipbuilding legacies.

When building our workforce we look for suppliers who can deliver quality with an emphasis on sustainability and future-proofing the lifecycle of a yacht. We were the first shipyard to pioneer an optimised hull form for fuel efficiency (the Fast Displacement Hull Form), and the first to install the Hull Vane® (an underwater wing that harnesses the power of the waves and transforms it into forward motion) in collaboration with Dutch hydrodinamicists Van Oossanen. We are the first shipyard to build an IMO Tier III-compliant fast-cruising yacht below 500GT with Aquamarine. And we continue to build upon our hybrid propulsion offering, equipped with economic mode.

The shipyard is always exploring renewable and alternative energy sources for our yachts and facilities, including harnessing solar power. The patented Sun Tracker technology installed on the roof of our construction halls and offices in Oss automatically dims the interior LED lighting to avoid wasting energy on days where natural sunlight is sufficient. This reduces the shed’s lighting requirements by 25% while our inverter heat pumps increase our facility’s year-round efficiency. And as example of our continuous effort to reduce single-use plastic and waste, all Heesen employees are given a Dopper water bottle customised with their names.

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Why Heesen supports Water Revolution

“Pushing boundaries in design, engineering and construction forms an integral part of our Heesen DNA and underpins our commitment to building a sustainable future. We believe the need to preserve the world’s oceans is our collective mission. The solution is also found in the way we design and build our yachts today. At Heesen, we are world leaders in the construction of lightweight aluminium yachts and have pioneered revolutionary new hull designs to increase efficiency, reduce drag and cut down on fuel. By installing hybrid propulsion systems and delivering ultra-efficient fast displacement hulls, we provide owners with more sustainable solutions that make the most of the yachting lifestyle. Together, we can enjoy our oceans and build our yachts sustainably.”

— Arthur Brouwer, CEO

De Koning Groep

De Koning Groep

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Role

Yacht painting specialist

Status

Anchor partner

Country

Netherlands

Website

dekoninggroep.nl

 
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Why De Koning Groep supports Water Revolution

“Quote coming soon.”

— Person, position

Lürssen

Lürssen

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Role

Superyacht builder

Status

Anchor partner

Country

Germany

Website

lurssen.com

Lürssen, the privately-run, north German yacht builder was founded in 1875. With the build of one of the world’s first motorboats in 1886, the pioneer, Friedrich Lürßen, laid the foundation for his international, leading shipyard, which today has an outstanding reputation amongst yacht owners and within the yachting industry. The name Lürssen is synonymous with quality and performance when it comes to exclusive, luxury yachts.

Lürssen is an environmentally-aware company that continually invests in energy technologies, which in turn has led to great progress in the advancements of sustainability in the production process. The latest generation of Lürssen superyachts boasts improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions as well as a reduction in noise and vibration levels. The innovative company does not, however, lose sight of its heritage and still incorporates minute details for many elements of their vessels that are completed by hand, employing the skills of unique craftsmen to deliver a sustainable yacht that every owner dreams of.

The design of an ecologically sustainable yacht starts with the right concept for the yacht and the choice of modern and efficient components to reduce the energy requirement. Energy can be saved through a more efficient hull form, propeller optimisation or recovery of waste energy from engines. Emissions can be reduced via a compact exhaust treatment system specially developed by Lürssen or a sophisticated rubbish and sewage treatment for zero-discharge operation.

In addition, the right choice of equipment can help to reduce energy consumption and emissions with the use of LED lights or inline thrusters, which operate very efficiently while emitting low noise and limited vibrations. As Lürssen continues research into alternative propulsion methods such as hydrogen, short-term solutions are the installation of batteries to supply additional power when the generators exceed a certain output. This is another way to increase efficiency and reduce running hours of the gen-sets. When the load is lowered, these batteries can then be charged, operating similarly to a hybrid. With a more traditional power generation, Lürssen implements an intelligent power management system to make sure that idle systems are running on low output or are shut off using start/stop procedures, all without compromising on comfort.

Lürssen takes its social responsibility seriously and attaches great importance to good education. This includes the operation of a comprehensive apprenticeship programme in many disciplines, as well as the further developments in job specialisation for employees. Lürssen invests in social projects that help employees with childcare, such as Lürssen’s very own kindergarten and it is also a strong enabler of cultural offerings in the region.

Furthermore in the wider world, Lürssen is a strong supporter of the Blue Marine Foundation, thereby enabling BLUE to work on a number of projects around the world. This helps them to realise their goal to restore healthy oceans and to place 30% of the world’s oceans under protection by 2030.

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Why Lürssen supports Water Revolution

“As a yacht builder, we make our living not only from the special allure of the oceans but also the desire that our clients have to travel and experience this adventure in the most environmentally friendly way possible. For this reason, the yachting industry came together in 2018 and founded the Water Revolution Foundation with the decision to undertake joint activities to reduce environmental pollution in addition to existing individual efforts. I am convinced that we need to pool and expand our knowledge and activities even more than before, as it is in our common interest to actively reduce environmental impact. In my opinion, the Water Revolution Foundation forms the ideal platform to jointly focus on this goal and to encourage a new culture of environmental awareness within our industry.”

— Peter Lürssen, CEO

MB92

MB92

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Role

Refit

Status

Anchor partner

Country

Spain

Website

mb92.com

Experts in superyacht refit, repair and maintenance with over 25 years’ experience, MB92 Barcelona offer clients a professional and comprehensive service, from project conception through to delivery and beyond.

Now covering 124,000 square metres, making it one of the world’s largest, the facilities include every amenity and service that a yacht may require during their stay. Alongside their own team of professionals, close partnerships have been forged with the marine industry’s leading specialists and providers on-site and from across the globe, ensuring world-class expertise and craftsmanship.

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Why MB92 supports Water Revolution

“Quote coming soon.”

— Person, position