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Motor yacht Green Voyager Keel laid in China – A Green Superyacht by Kingship Marine

April 27, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Kingship Marine Limited hosted the superyacht Green Voyager’s keel laying ceremony at Kingship’s yard in Zhongshan on Tuesday 19 April 2011. The Green Voyager motor yacht is the world’s first hybrid green boat under 50m that successfully caught the world’s attention when she was introduced at the Monaco Boat Show in 2009. ... read full story

Yacht Carbon Offset for the MYBA Charter Show 2011

April 13, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

MYBA is partnering with Yacht Carbon Offset to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions from the 23rd MYBA Charter Show, which takes place in Genoa in May 2011. The MYBA Association represents over 100 Yachting companies with a growing number of superyacht owners and charterers that choose to compensate for the carbon footprint of their energy or fuel. ... read full story

P1 Marine Foundation launch national awards scheme

April 11, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

The P1 Marine Foundation has announced the launch of a national awards scheme for outstanding projects specifically designed to have a positive and sustainable impact on the marine environment. The Awards are open to undergraduate students from universities across the UK and will reward the most pioneering academics with funding allocations for the top placed entries. ... read full story

Next Generation Hybrid Motor Yachts by Guido de Groot Design and Intec Marine

March 15, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Guido de Groot Design and Intec Marine have unveiled two new revolutionary 27 metre and 34 metre motoryacht concepts that will use the next generation of hybrid propulsion ensuring higher energy efficiency. The new motor yacht designs will also offer lower noise levels and lower carbon and nitrogen oxide emissions. These 27m and 34m motor yacht concepts will feature the Intec Marine hybrid propulsion concept, which utilises the innovative electric propulsion setup by Voith (ILJ850), a system powered by two generators. ... read full story

Mochi Craft Long Range 23 Motor yacht Winner of the UIM Environmental Award.

February 03, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Mochi Craft Long Range 23 motor yacht, the most innovative large pleasure boat with hybrid propulsion, is the winner of the second edition of the UIM Environmental Award 2011, awarded by the Union Internationale Motonautique, world governing body for all powerboating activities, based in the Principality of Monaco. ... read full story

Environmental Foundation to rebuild Reefs in Phuket, Thailand.

February 03, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Groundbreaking corporate social responsibility group, the Pure Blue Foundation, has successfully generated THB400,000 (USD13,000) during its inaugural gala fundraising auction “Coral Couture”, in aid of rebuilding damaged reef ecosystems in Phuket’s Phang Nga area. ... read full story

MS TÛRANOR PLANETSOLAR arrives in the Galapagos Islands

January 25, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

During its circumnavigation of the world entirely without fossil fuels, using only the power of the sun, MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar is currently visiting the Galápagos Islands. The world’s largest solar boat anchored in the harbour of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristóbal, today, Tuesday, 25 January 2011, around 9.00 hrs a.m. local time (15.00 hrs UTC). ... read full story

Superyacht Brisbane Flood Update

January 22, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

A week on from the floods that decimated parts of Brisbane, “The River City, and its residents are courageously emerging from the disaster. Though vast parts of the northern and western areas of Brisbane were inundated by flood waters, the river broke its banks and flowed with debris, including vessels still atop pontoons swept away from the riverside homes. However the larger vessel and marine infrastructure and businesses situated on the eastern reaches of the river towards Moreton Bay sustained relatively little or no damage. ... read full story


January 15, 2011

Written by Mike Smith

To the Pacific with the power of the sun – MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar first solar boat to pass through the Panama Canal – Onward journey to the Galapagos Islands planned MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar is the first solar boat to have passed through the Panama Canal on its circumnavigation of the world. The solar catamaran docked... ... read full story

The 75 Sunreef Power Sport Fish Catamaran by Sunreef Yachts

December 23, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Available in Expedition and Exclusive versions, now the Sunreef Power can also be converted into the Sport Fish version designed for deep sea fishing enthusiasts in mind that appreciate such catamaran assets as stability, low draft, long range coupled with low fuel consumption and extended storage. ... read full story

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