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The Charter Yacht Brokers Association is CYBA. They announce 2017 winners of their campaign. This is the annual “Going Green To Save The Blue” cause. The crew onboard superyacht NERO places in the “Designer Water” contest. The contest recognizes crews of luxury yacht charter vessels. This award goes to crews acknowledging their “yacht-made” water. This is an effort to reduce. Disposable plastic water bottle use on yachts must decrease.
Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters and a CYBA member, explains the program. The underlying message is unquestionably urgent.
“Importantly, the campaign is designed to encourage yacht owners and crews to reduce, and eventually forego, the use of plastic water bottles by both the crews and the onboard luxury yacht charter guests. The goal is to raise awareness as to the massive volume of water bottles that are consumed during charters, and the impact disposable plastic has in our landfills and more importantly, our oceans.”
The “Designer Water” contest is annual. It occurs at the opening of the Caribbean yacht charter winter/spring season. At this time, the season sees more than a dozen private yacht charter vessels. In addition, crews showcase their “flavored” waters. Specifically, the waters generate from onboard watermakers that convert seawater into clean, safe drinking water.
This year’s winners are first, 111 foot sailing yacht REE for Hibiscus Martini Water. Second, 183 foot sailing yacht ROSEHEARTY wins for Moranga-infused Detoxifying Water. Third, 265 foot mega yacht NERO wins for Coriander and Passionfruit Water.
It should be noted that the CYBA campaign, “Going Green To Save The Blue,” strategizes dually . It encourages yacht owners and crews to offer eco-friendly options. Private yacht charter guests participate in this sustainable initiative. Hopefully, the guests return home with a clearer understanding of the impact of plastic pollution. In addition, how they can incorporate simple changes in their daily lives. They can make a difference in safeguarding our environment for future generations.
“The ‘Going Green’ campaign highlights the numerous opportunities and options available to our private yacht charter clients, yacht owners, and crews – from avoiding plastic water bottles, to using green cleaning products, reef-friendly sunscreens, and solar panels for energy,” says Sheeder. “We congratulate motor yacht NERO and her owner and crew and all of the other Caribbean yacht charter teams for their commitment to the long-term health of our oceans and the marine environment.”
In conclusion, turn to 1-800 Yacht Charters for yacht rentals. We are the company with the industry-leading Best Price Guarantee. In addition, we charter a fleet of Eco-friendly yachts around the world. Call us toll-free in North America at +1.800.922.4824 or local and international at +1.305.253.7245 to plan your yachting vacation.
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Sustainability means avoiding depletion of natural resources to maintain an ecological balance. The push for sustainability in the yacht industry is a result.
A design studio is now building hybrid propulsion green luxury yacht charter super yachts.
Guido de Groot Design and Intec Marine are proposing two revolutionary concepts for propulsion; as a result, they tout increased energy efficiency, lower noise, and CO2 emissions in boats. The Intec Marine hybrid propulsion concept uses electric propulsion; therefore using two generators. An additional smaller engine is used for calm water or at anchor.
Take for example a Monaco Grand Prix yacht, rented to be dockside for the race. The boat then goes out cruising the Côte d’Azur. At cruising speed, one generator creates power for the two propulsion pods. It also powers the interior (cabin lights, televisions, galley, etc.). This results in very low noise levels, estimated at 35 dBA.
The batteries enable the yacht to cruise out of the marina at 6 knots. Simply start the redundant second generator for the yacht to reach maximum speed. The smaller, third generator runs at anchor.
Designers expect a 30% reduction of energy use as compared to a conventional setup. The setup uses three diesel engines continuously running (two for propulsion and one for interior load).
Yachts featuring Intec Marine hybrid propulsion receive the RINA marine green star design certificate for environmental excellence.
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Scientists from Pennsylvania State University (PSU) have come up with something. As a matter of fact, it shows great promise. In specific, a polymer that soaks up 40 times its weight in oil.
Practical applications are being analyzed for the yachting industry. Researchers hope the new polymer fights large-scale oil cleanup projects. Currently, more traditional oil-absorbing materials are employed, such as corn cobs and straw which only absorb about five times their weight in oil.
Read how a Prince encourages the Superyacht Industry to go green at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/european-prince-encourages-superyacht-industry-to-go-green/
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The key is sustainability.
Entitled the, “Wood Forever” program, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco unveiled the project to the media. This happened during the Monaco Yacht Show. The Show includes a gathering of luxury sailing charter vessels, new builds and motoryachts.
Membership in the Wood Forever program represents a conscious step towards environmental and social responsibility.
The Prince recognized Burger Boat as the first official Wood Forever member. This happened at during a press conference and ceremony in September. Burger signed an agreement to analyze their wood supply chain, and committed to develop a sustainable wood purchasing policy to fight deforestation.
His Serene Highness is hopeful other yacht builders will follow Burger’s example in order to drive the yachting industry towards environmental excellence.
Related Articles – read about other efforts underway to bring about greater sustainability on the yachting industry:
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Our team is constantly looking for ways to improve The Superyacht Experience.™ Silent running yachts are a futuristic dream. On some superyachts, we’ve added the latest Molton Brown and Jo Malone personal care products to the staterooms and ensuite bathrooms. Other yachts now have expanded, large swim platforms. They have also converted the aft watertoy garages into contemporary “beach clubs” with lounge and spa facilities.
But what if the next revolution to the experience was more sensory in nature and less tactile? Maybe the future will bring something that envelops the yacht with a calming, quiet sensation.
Maybe the future is already upon us…and the next revolution to The Superyacht Experience™ is the 262 foot hybrid yacht ARTEFACT.
The brand new megayacht was built in Germany in a shipyard on Eider River in Rendsburg. Nobiskrug yacht ARTEFACT has been deemed, “Our coolest project ever!” by her designer, Gregory Marshall.
So what makes this superyacht revolutionary? The answer: SILENCE…
The yacht was built to operate in near-silent conditions. She draws energy from 248 feet of solar panels on her sundeck. A huge array of batteries store the solar-generated power. These batteries also allow her to operate for short periods without the need of combustion engines.
In addition to the overall sense of calm, onboard guests can feel good. They know their yacht serves as an eco-friendly platform to a unique experience at sea. First, running on hybrid power means less harmful emission into the atmosphere. Second, silent running yacht, of course. Third, Marshall designed the yacht with a variable-speed Azipod-propulsion and dynamic-positioning system. This allows the yacht to hover near or over fragile reefs without the need to drop a damaging anchor into the water.
One last nod to green-design technology. Many of the yacht’s technical systems operate on recycled, filtered wastewater.
This new superyacht is one of the first to meet the stringent Tier III emissions regulations. These are by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
One day soon, we hope all luxury yacht charter guests can add “noise-free” to the checklist of their own superyacht experience…
In conclusion, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/. We look forward to planning The Superyacht Experience™ for you.
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Remember our eco-friendly green superyacht salmon skin decor blog post? Introducing sustainable bamboo for yacht interiors. Sailboats and cruiseships also use it.
Want to enjoy a greener yacht charter experience? Read our three simple ways to go green blog at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/3-simple-ways-to-enjoy-greener-sail-boat-charters/ Please leave a comment to let us know what you think!
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They say, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” It seems like yesterday we were looking forward to the launchings of 2011’s newest yachts, and planning charters for special events like the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and the 2011 Monaco Grand Prix.
As the year winds down and clients make their last-minute preparations for Christmas and New Year’s Caribbean yacht charters, we take a minute to look back at our most popular yachting-related stories of 2011:
Going on a Virgin Islands yacht charter is loads of fun, but getting there can be tedious. Having a cool new gadget on hand is a great way to kill some time…
While gossip websites circulated a series of photographs purporting to show the “Gossip Girl” actress posing naked, Blake and Leo were seen relaxing and laughing onboard motoryacht SEVEN SEAS, Speilberg’s multi-million dollar superyacht, during the recent Cannes Film Festival 2011…
It has been said a great vacation is all about escaping. For many, that means escaping the confines of their homes and the rigors of their work. For others, it is best achieved by escaping the confines of their clothes…
Top Three Well-Traveled Celebrity Couples
From après-ski private chalets in Vail, to multi-deck behemoth superyacht vessels in the Caribbean, some celebrity power couples take traveling to the extreme…
European Prince Encourages Superyacht Industry to Go Green
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has introduced a program to encourage the builders of the world’s largest yachts to use timber from sustainably managed forests…
Jana Sheeder, President of The SailAway Group reflects on the Monaco Yacht Show – one of the greatest showcases of luxury charter vessels in the world. Each year, approximately 100 megayachts from 25 to 90 meters long are on display. What makes this show truly unique is the number of new yachts on hand. About 40 of the newest superyachts delivered in the past 12 months are on exhibit…
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Presenting powercat THUNDERBIRD 2. A motorized catamaran with a very unique paintjob! Thanks to Sarah for letting us know that it should be included in this blog. We agree! Go green! #gogreen
Everyone knows that picking house paint colors isn’t just difficult, it’s terrifying! Pick colors that are blah, and your house will seem featureless and flat. But if the colors you pick are too bold, they might overwhelm the architecture…and upset your neighbors.
The best colors will highlight the most beautiful features of your home. Skillful use of color can even disguise design flaws, boosting the, “curb appeal” and market value of your home.
Finding that magic color combination also holds true for luxury mega yacht charter vessels.
The first thing a potential client sees when preparing to rent a private yacht is the exterior. The “dock appeal” must catch the attention of the prospect and pique his curiosity to see the interior as well.
Traditionally, yachts were painted simply – clean, bright white. With modern technology, new paints and colors that resist fading and the harsh marine environment have been developed. Now, the only limit to the exterior color scheme of a yacht is the owner’s imagination.
Here’s a sampling of unique paint schemes and colors on some of the newest and largest yachts around the world:
QUITE ESSENTIAL – With a striking color scheme of Oyster White and Merlot Red, developed by the owner in close collaboration with Dobroserdov Design, Heesen motor yacht Quite Essential will certainly not pass unnoticed in the Mediterranean yacht charter fleet. It is said the red color was inspired by the owner’s love for Merlot wine!
SLIPSTREAM – celebrity owner, former American Idol judge, and X-Factor creator Simon Cowell, is known for wearing simple, dark colored T-shirts against pale blue jeans. The classic deep blue hull and gun-blue superstructure of Cowell’s yacht Slipstream sets the scene for a truly nautical and contemporary super yacht.
BLACK and WHITE – the distinctive black and white theme onboard motor yacht BLACK AND WHITE is based on the ancient yin yang symbol, a Chinese sign for the mixing of complementary opposites. Launched in 2010, this magnificent Sunseeker 34 yacht mixes not only color, but also high-end amenities and comfort with performance and power.
MISTER JINGLES – the global debt crisis has focused great attention on the value of gold. The color gold draws nearly as much attention, especially on a yacht painted stem to stern in this shiny, metallic palette. Designed and built by Italy’s Fashion Yachts, motor yacht Mister Jingles debuted as a luxury yacht charter vessel in 2009. The metallic performance yacht boasts a 35 knot cruising speed – perfect for quickly getting from one famous port to another.
AURELIA – recently, we profiled yachts named after race horses by their loving owners. It seems another type of race fan – Formula 1 cars – is just as proud to display his passion on a yacht. The 37-Meter Heesen motor yacht Aurelia boast an unusual color scheme from Dobroserdov Design, inspired by the owner’s passion for racing cars. Zoom Zoom Zoom!
Know of any other yachts with cool paint jobs? Email us a picture (to email@example.com ), along with your name, the name of the yacht, and where you saw it. We’ll post and share your pics with our readers!
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