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Natural Gas Plays Into Luxury Yacht Charter Vessels


As fuel costs continue to rise, improving the energy efficiency of power generation on superyacht vessels has become a priority. Natural gas is a natural.  Engine manufacturers are now working hand-in-hand with naval architects to ensure the next generation of  the world’s largest yachts are more efficient than present day vessels.

A blue gas flame in the shape of a US dollar symbol, floating above a silver gas release valve



Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters and luxury yacht charter industry maven, reports there is great promise in the use of natural gas.

“We see dual fuel engines as a developing trend; engines that can run on either natural gas or diesel fuel,” says Sheeder. “Converting an existing diesel engine to operate in a dual capacity is a fairly simple procedure. The biggest challenge for existing yachts is where to find room for the natural gas tank storage. This will be less of an issue for new-builds, as naval architects can design storage space at the inception.”



Several manufacturers are already marketing gas conversion systems for Caterpillar generators, and Caterpillar, itself, is committed to build duel fuel engines for the future. Joel Feucht, an energy director at Caterpillar reports the company is, “All-in” on gas.  “We are going to invest because we see a global market long term. Large engines are going gas. It’s not debatable; it’s our conclusion.”


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Ms. Jana Sheeder is President of 1-800 Yacht Charters. Providing The Superyacht Experience(tm) since 1976. Private luxury yacht charter vacations in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Bahamas, South Pacific, South Florida, Miami and The Florida Keys, Italian Rivera, Belize. Megayacht charter company focused on generosity, Pay It Forward, Random Acts of Kindness, Giftivism, giving back to the ocean, to the needy, and the environment with every superyachting charter. Providing eco-friendly alternatives while on yacht charters and known for 6-star customer service, experience, and generosity.

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