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Superyachts and the Environment: Lessons from COVID-19

Posted: 8th Jun 2020

Written by: Zoe Smith

Today on World Oceans Day, West Nautical reflects on the impact of the global pandemic we find ourselves in, as the superyacht industry relies on the planet’s magnificent oceans and beautiful scenery to make sailing worthwhile.
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Adaptive Surface Technologies | Environmentally Friendly Superyacht Hull Coatings

Posted: 4th Jun 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

As the yachting industry strives to find environmentally friendly solutions, Adaptive Surface Technologies is making giant leaps pioneering hull coatings that don't cause harm to ocean life, particularly in sensitive ecosystems off the beaten track. Read More

UNESCO Looks to Yachting to Help Save the Ocean

Posted: 28th Apr 2020

Written by: Rosalinda Much

Dr Emma Heslop, Programme Specialist for the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), is currently setting up a system for the monitoring of the ocean as part of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030. Read More

Introducing Water Revolution Foundation’s Yacht Assessment Tool

Posted: 9th Apr 2020

Written by: OnboardOnline

Water Revolution Foundation has launched a Yacht Assessment Tool which is designed to revolutionise the design and build processes of superyachts by empowering decision-makers with the information needed to make sustainable choices. Read More

Now is the Time for Green Yachts

Posted: 30th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Global warming, climate change and plastic pollution are just three of many forces threatening our planet today, so there’s no better time for the superyacht industry to do its bit and start evaluating its degree of efficiency and sustainability. Read More

Are Yacht Shows Letting the Side Down on Sustainability?

Posted: 1st Mar 2020

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

Within the yachting industry, sustainability talk in the media focuses to a large extent on those who design, build or own superyachts. But when it comes to yachting trade shows and events, just how sustainable are we? Read More

Sustainability in the Spotlight at METSTRADE 2019

Posted: 28th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

While superyachts may seem unlikely candidates to boast any green credentials, in recent years the industry has been striving to build, run and dispose of superyachts in ways that are both eco-friendly and won’t cost the earth. Read More

Introducing 'Yachting Gives Back'

Posted: 25th Nov 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

It was Christmas 2018, and Nick Entwisle was sitting at his desk looking down at a jam-packed STP. Hundreds of millions of euros worth of megayachts were lined up and Palma’s biggest shipyard had never been so full. Surely they m... Read More

Mission Ocean: Plastic Pollution Workshops in Tenerife

Posted: 6th Feb 2018

Written by: Laura Beard

The Mission Ocean team are on a world tour in their 42 foot catamaran with the sole aim of discovering more about the seas that sustain us. During a week-long stay in the Canary Islands there was no rest for Mission Ocean. A packe... Read More

Tiptoe Through the Tulips on Trash Island

Posted: 6th Nov 2017

Written by: Glynne Fletcher

We as humans have an impact on the environment, a fact that we cannot get away from. It doesn’t really matter if you believe the human race is responsible for global warming or not. We need to take steps to stop using excessive re... Read More

Maiden Voyage for Mission Ocean

Posted: 17th Jun 2017

Written by: Laura Beard

Earlier this month, Mission Ocean sailed for the first time on the catamaran that is destined to become our HQ, a platform for oceanographic research, a center of learning to raise awareness of marine pollution, and also our home ... Read More

A Lighter Footprint on the Hop

Posted: 28th Apr 2017

Written by: Laura Beard, Mission Ocean

I work in yacht management, and I travel A LOT. I am currently averaging four flights a week, and many of my colleagues are hopping from one side of the Atlantic, or from one hemisphere to the other, on a regular basis. It can't b... Read More

Mission Ocean: What Goes Around, Comes Around

Posted: 14th Apr 2017

Written by: Laura Beard

The amount of trash in the ocean is increasing every moment, being ingested by fish and entering the food chain. A recent French documentary reported on a study where samples of mussels were taken from across France and Spain and ... Read More

Mission Ocean: Stop Using Plastic Microbeads!

Posted: 3rd Feb 2017

Written by: Laura Beard

With growing concern about the health of our oceans, everyone is talking about microbeads. But what are they, and how do they end up in our oceans and lakes? How can you identify them, and what alternatives are there? Read More

Introducing Mission Ocean

Posted: 3rd Dec 2016

Written by: Sam Watson

Mission Ocean is the vision of Laura Beard and Henrique Agostinho, two dynamic yachties with a passion to promote clean oceans and an end to plastic pollution. Next year they set off on a three year voyage to promote awareness of ... Read More

Green Technologies Explored in Retrofit Three-Year Study

Posted: 22nd Apr 2015

Written by: Imtech Marine/ René Nuijten

A wide-scale industry project ‘RETROFIT’, which aimed to determine efficient methods and tools for retrofitting existing ships with green technologies, has drawn to a close after three years. Read More

Dealing With Environmental Activism at Sea

Posted: 13th Apr 2015

Written by: Allmode Security

On the 6th April 2015, activists from the environmental pressure group, Greenpeace, scaled and boarded the drilling platform, Polar Pioneer. The incident highlights some of the problems around safety and security at sea and provid... Read More

The Suez Canal and The Med: Environmental concerns over expansion

Posted: 22nd Feb 2014

Written by: Daniel Shea

While many are grinning happily over news that Egypt is constructing a New Suez Canal – one that will nearly double current capacity – environmentalists have concerns. Often lost in the headlines following Egypt’s announcement in ... Read More

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