September’s Monaco Yacht Show 2014 saw ten Superyacht Designers sign up to the Wood Forever Pact (WFP) by HSH Prince Albert II, including the prestigious UK luxury yacht design, Humphreys Yacht Design.
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco met with designers from ten superyacht design firms that have signed up as Wood Forever Pact Partners – as well as two WFP Members, builders VSY and Burger – at the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation stand (QP 42) in the Monaco Yacht Show on 24 September.
Designers of Superyachts who care about deforestation have the opportunity to make a real difference to the environment by becoming Partners of Wood Forever Pact.
Wood Forever Pact is the flagship project of the ‘Monaco makes a commitment against deforestation’ initiative, led by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
The first superyacht design studios to sign up are:
• Humphreys Yacht Design
• Ciarmoli Queda Studio (CQS)
Committed to specifying only certified woods, these designers have pledged to introduce clients – who they are designing (or have designed) superyachts for – to Wood Forever Pact (also proposing that superyacht owners become WFP Ambassadors) and raise awareness of the benefits of using woods sourced from well-managed forests.
Rob Humphreys, pictured second to the left of HSH Prince Albert II, commented: “We have designed a great number of wood/epoxy boats over the years and with the Tempus Class wood is extremely high on our agenda these days, so it’s great to support the valuable efforts of the Wood Forever Pact”.