Lloyds Register has recently recognised the Green Passport initiative, implemented on the new 65.5m Amels 212 motor yacht Imagine, launched in 2011 by the respected Dutch shipyard, Amels Yachts. Being presented for the very first time this month in Vlissingen, Holland the Imagine superyacht will be the first luxury vessel in the world to receive a Green Passport by Lloyds Register.
The Green Passport – or Inventory of Hazardous Materials – was devised as a result of the Hong Kong International Convention of Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships 2009. Qualification for the Green Passport requires the builder to put together a highly detailed list which identifies and locates all the materials that have been used in the yacht’s construction.
Amels Project manager, Sjoerd van den Broek, commented: “Fulfilling all the requirements for the Green Passport has entailed a very large effort from Amels over the past three years and also for all the suppliers and contractors involved in building the Amels 212. Hopefully she will sail for more than a hundred years but at the end of her life on the sea, her materials can be recycled in a controlled and environmentally responsible manner.”