Where Are We Headed In 2023?

Graph showing CO2 emissions from superyachts, past and future with photo background of yachts at anchor.

In 2022 two statements stood out for me that highlight the attitude towards climate change and the future of yachting: But superyachts are clean! CEO of renowned brokerage Adapt or die! CEO of northern european shipyard   There is still a large gap between those who believe we can continue with “business as usual” (BAU) […]

Future Proof

Is it possible to “future proof” a superyacht? The reason for this question is that it doesn’t take much to realise that being able to switch a yacht from fossil fuel to green fuels in the future will have a positive impact on use, cost, and asset value. Whilst these concerns, and the transition away […]

Electronic Anchoring vs. Dynamic Positioning, What’s The Difference?

Superycaht with three degrees of freedom and forces related to DP

I was prompted to write this after I saw a recent press release stating a new 80m+ superyacht project had “electronic anchoring to protect sensitive areas”. This is not the first time I have seen this kind of announcement and it got me thinking about these systems – what is “electronic anchoring” how are they […]

What Lies Beneath

Although the primary environmental concern challenging our industry is C02 and other emissions generated from burning fossil fuels, there are other vectors such as sewage and grey water that can also have an impact. Whilst on the larger yachts the new treatments plants take care of both, producing effluent that can be clean enough to […]

It’s Only Water! – Ballast Water and Superyachts

As we are getting ever closer to the Ballast Water Convention entering into force, requiring only 0.13% of World tonnage to tip the scales, I thought it timely to update and re-post this article that highlights some of the challenges for superyachts. Introduction To prevent the translocation of invasive aquatic species (IAS) via ships water ballast […]