The UIM Union Internationale Motonautique recently called for nominations for the UIM 2010 Environmental Award. Green Voyager is one of the first “products’” to be entered.
The UIM concerns itself mainly with racing and record breaking on powered craft but the aim of the awards is “that every activity be it large or small conducted on water can make a difference in the fight against climate change”. The UIM is committed to “promoting environmentally friendly practices which will help contribute towards solving some of the environmental challenges of today…particularly the decline in biodiversity and energy resources”. Accordingly they wish the award to “inspire and recognize excellence in innovation, development and application of environmentally friendly technologies”.
Kingship feels that Green Voyager motor yacht epitomizes the application of such technologies afloat and answers UIM’s desire for “positive and proven actions which lead to a smaller environmental footprint”. The yard thus decided to put Green Voyager forward for consideration by the UIM Environmental Working Group.
The Award Trophy will be presented at the UIM Award Ceremony in the prestigious Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco on the 5th of February 2011.
Kingship, a Hong Kong based company founded in 2004, is the first builder in Asia specializing in constructing yacht with steel hull and aluminum superstructure, it is also the first to build a yacht in compliance with Lloyds and MCA in Asia. Founder Roger Liang, s an experienced yacht owner and deeply committed to environmental protection. Kingship current series includes the Gentleman 131, Kingship 138, Ocean SUV, Green Voyager 144 and Kingship 156.
Designers, naval architects and system engineering designers for Green Voyager project. The company was founded by Horacio Bozzo in USA in 1996 and moved to Viareggio, Italy in 2001. Reference list includes Azimut-Benetti, Perini Navi, Codecasa, Sanlorenzo, ISA, and many more. They engineered the recent another low impact exploration yacht built by a prominent Italian yard.
Technical consultant to Green Voyager project – particularly on operational and environmental protection systems. Big Blue Consulting Ltd. (BBCL) was created by Tork Buckley. Currently editor of the Yacht Report he was a captain for 15 years on yacht from 47feet to 66m, also acted as an owner’s rep for builds such as 50m Macaque and refits. BBCL offers consultancy to clients and shipyards on a variety of technical matters and also develops low environmental impact solutions for superyachts.
The Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), founded in 1922, is the world governing body for power boating, fully recognized as such by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).