Water Revolution Foundation Kicks off its Second Year

Posted: 6th Jul 2020

Written by: Water Revolution Foundation

After a year that can be characterised by strong industry support and willingness to improve, the inaugural year of Water Revolution Foundation has officially come to an end. The board looks back on this year with pride. Read More

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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Celebrate the World's Largest Mums This Mother's Day

Posted: 6th May 2020

Written by: Sea Shepherd

With Mother’s Day in the US held this Sunday 10th May, it’s the perfect time to celebrate all of the wonderful mothers and carers. And while all mothers deserve recognition, this year we're celebrating whales - the world's largest mums with the biggest hearts! 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

Mission Ocean – From Panama to Paradise

Posted: 3rd Dec 2019

Written by: Laura Beard

The shipyard in Shelter Bay, where we hauled out Contigo for a well-needed bottom scrub and some urgent repairs, was literally in the middle of the jungle. For miles there is nothing but thick forest from which howler monkeys complain loudly every time it starts to rain. 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: Turning Problem Predators into Reef Resources

Posted: 2nd Jan 2019

Written by: Laura Beard

The non-native lionfish has become a big problem in the Caribbean, where it has no natural predators. Able to reproduce every 4 days, the fish has overrun local populations. Its spines discourage human hands but Mission Ocean came... Read More

Mission Ocean: What Nature Can Teach us About Hurricane Defence

Posted: 14th Aug 2018

Written by: Laura Beard

It is undeniable. Hurricanes and natural disasters are getting more frequent – and more violent – with every season that passes. Loss of life and material damage are growing, with an estimated 1.35 million deaths related to hurric... Read More

Mission Ocean: What Nature Can Teach Us About Hurricane Defence

Posted: 2nd Aug 2018

Written by: Laura Beard

It is undeniable. Hurricanes and natural disasters are getting more frequent - and more violent - with every season. Spending time in Dominica and Martinique, we have learnt that mangroves and coral reefs are nature's flood defenc... Read More

Mission Ocean: Dominica after Hurricane Maria

Posted: 19th Apr 2018

Written by: Laura Beard

Sitting between Martinique and Guadeloupe, Dominica is one of the lesser-known Caribbean islands, popular with hikers, nature-lovers and bird-watchers due to its lush volcanic landscapes. Mission Ocean had always planned to stop o... Read More

Mission Ocean: Island Hopping and Beach Cleaning in the Cape Verdes

Posted: 6th Mar 2018

Written by: Laura Beard

Mission Ocean spent about a month in the Cape Verdes (including Christmas and the New Year), hopping from island to island with our two volunteer crew members. If you’ve never visited this archipelago off the west coast of Africa,... 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

Mission Ocean: Marine Life in Mallorca

Posted: 2nd Jan 2018

Written by: Laura Beard

The Mission Ocean team have completed their first scientific expedition in the north of Mallorca, in partnership with Asociación Ondine. The objective was to gather data on the flora and fauna between Formentor and Soller which wi... 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. Just 100g of mussels can contain up to 57 pieces of microplastic... that’s a lot of plastic for one bowl of moules fr... 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

Mission Ocean: Searching for the Perfect Boat

Posted: 31st Dec 2016

Written by: Laura Beard

Mission Ocean will be setting sail from Cannes in June 2017, to promote clean seas and take part in some exciting research projects. But to negotiate the high seas you need a trusty vessel, so the last four months have been a diff... 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

Joining an Urgent Mission to Save the Oceans

Posted: 12th Dec 2014

Written by: DYT Yacht Transport

DYT Yacht Transport Partners with Ocearch. Lots of interesting vessels have been floated on and off DYT Yacht Transport’s semi-submersible ships, but none have been so intriguing as the 126-foot research vessel M/V OCEARCH, which ... 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

Cargo Ships on Beaches - Really?

Posted: 28th Jan 2014

Written by: Jacob Sterling

Like most other things, ships don’t last forever. After 25-30 years they are no longer commercially usable and therefore taken out of service to be dismantled. Sometimes, on beaches. Read More

Sea Shepherd Removes Illegal Fishing Gear from Mediterranean Sea

Posted: 29th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Sea Shepherd is protecting the Italian Mediterranean waters of the southern Tyrrhenian Sea through a direct-action campaign against illegal fishing: Operation SISO. Ten volunteer crew onboard a catamaran and RHIB – both equipped w... Read More

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