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Message to Caribbean Yacht Charter Fleet: "Go Green to Save the Blue."

An association of charter brokers has announced an award to recognize luxury sailing charter vessels who adopt eco-friendly practices.

The  Charter Yacht Brokers Association International (CYBA) has launched the 2012 "Save the Blue" awards, as a continuation of the organization's green initiative to reduce plastic water bottle waste by encouraging yachts to produce their own onboard purified drinking water.    

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Vessels available for charter can qualify for the award by meeting at least seven of the thirty criteria that CYBA has listed in an online survey.  Many of the criteria are simple to implement and include green practices such as using biodegradable cleaners, buying sustainable seafood, and using recyclable shopping bags. 
Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charters praised the effort. "By undertaking a few simple eco-friendly practices, the fleet of yachts for hire in the Caribbean can make a dramatic impact on the island environment.  Our Team commends the CYBA organization for their efforts."        
CYBA is hopeful these awards will inspire captains, crews and owners to take more steps toward going green.  Vessels that qualify will be recognized at the upcoming charter industry winter shows in St. Thomas, Tortola, and Antigua. 
Special mention will be given to the "Most Eco-friendly Sailing Yacht"     


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