What is HVO and How Can It Help CO2 Emissions?

There has been a lot of focus on new technologies and green fuels such as hydrogen and methanol as a means of decarbonising the superyacht industry. While these will offer solutions for new-builds in the future, what about the large fleet of recent builds and legacy vessels, how can they reduce their carbon emissions? These […]

How Will Climate Change Affect The Cost of Superyacht Ownership – Part I

Superyacht ownership will be more expensive in the coming years. This is not only due to inflationary pressures e.g. raw materials, employment, and the cost of finance, but also factors driven by climate change.  These will affect: – Operational Costs Build Cost Finance Resale In a series of articles superyacht2030 will consider their impact on […]

Methanol A Promising Solution?

There has been much talk about reducing CO2 emissions from superyachts and apart from incremental changes that may be possible through technology such as hybrid propulsion, batteries, digitalisation and efficient hull design, the uncomfortable truth is it will not be sufficient to reach the goal of zero-carbon yachting. The only way to achieve that goal […]

Hybrid Yachts – More Than Just Hype?

There has been a lot written about ‘Hybrid’ yachts, often with some hype about being eco-friendly, having green credentials, etc., but with very little information of substance to support the claims. Hybrid, in the context of motor yachts, just means there is more than one system capable of providing propulsion and/or electrical power. Apart from […]

Superyacht Carbon Offsetting, Choose Wisely!

Superyacht carbon offsetting

Whilst we transition to more efficient superyachts and future green energy solutions, carbon offsetting can today make a difference in reducing CO2 emissions from the fuel used onboard…