Monthly:March 2021

sustainable materials cactus leather

sustainable materials in sustainable yachting

sustainable materials such as cactus leather are ideal for eco yacht interiors and good for the planet too what are plant-based bio materials? We work with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) wood, organic cotton sheets, coconut fibre mattresses, cork decking, palm leaf wallpapers, eco-rubber flooring, corn husks wall vinyls, algae and bamboo decorative tiles, to name but a few of our preferred plant-based materials for yachts. Here we are focusing on a furniture leather made from cactus plants named Deserttex. healthy […]

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Sustainable materials from fruit byproduct

A range of innovative sustainable materials made from byproducts of banana, pineapple, apple and mango production suggest nature-based solutions have a bright future. So what applications might exist for sustainable yachting?   a healthy material? the problem with the mass market leather industry Creating high-end interiors for a yacht often means specifying elements of leather, such as furniture coverings, bedheads, table inlays and so on. Even yacht clients with an appreciation for sustainable yachting concepts are unlikely to understand the […]

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Yanmar Prototype fuel cell boat hit the water

Yanmar Prototype Fuel Cell boat hit the water

In my business life I have had the opportunity to collaborate with Yanmar, for the Silver Arrows Marine project, and appreciate and intensively tested their products like boat owner, with two boat equipped with engine Yanmar 6LPA series, and like Marketing and Communications Director and involved in the product development of the Arrow460-Granturismo project. But also I have been had consultant for  Toyota Italy and Europe, for many years, and I have had the opportunity to appreciate the way of […]

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Corporate Responsibility in Sustainable Yachting

The Ferretti Group corporate case study in sustainable yachting In this article we review the content of the Ferretti Group’s sustainability report and their vision of sustainable yachting within the context of corporate responsibility. Their main concerns are materials, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions – ‘both at product and process levels’. This phrase is crucial in understanding the shift that needs to take place in conversations around sustainable yachting today; while some sustainability standards place the emphasis firmly on […]

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Sustainable yachting & corporate sustainability

What can yacht businesses do to promote sustainable yachting? As expert consultants in this field, we are often asked the seemingly obvious question of what the yachting industry needs to do to become more sustainable, more eco-friendly. It is all too easy in this instance to focus our attention on the outputs, or rather the products themselves – yachts. In reality, there are two sides to sustainable yachting, the yacht builders, refit yards and yacht charter brands on one side, […]

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Applying global standards to sustainable yachting

Towards a global standard for sustainable yachting? BioBlu draws inspiration from the World Green Building Council Health & Wellbeing Framework, that is in turn grounded in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, of those 17 we have singled out the following as being of particular relevance for our concept of sustainable yachting: Good Health & Wellbeing (Goal 3) Affordable & Clean Energy (Goal 7) Responsible Consumption & Production (Goal 12) Climate Action (Goal 13) Life Below Water (Goal 14)  Applying […]

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Mobility is a magic word. Mobility give the sense of freedom, services with the public transportation, and today this is blend with the concept of transportation. “Transportation is the act of moving goods or people. Mobility is the ability to freely move or be moved. The important difference here is the word ability. … In other words: transportation is something you do and mobility is something you have.”  Car industry Is try to boost all the activities and project that […]

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5 marine eco materials for use on green yachts

Why use marine-based materials in an eco-friendly green yacht? For us, there is a happy synergy in using materials sustainably sourced from the sea in a green yacht, what better way to align the interests of owner and ocean? So what are we talking about when we say “marine materials”? A lot of attention is focused at the moment on seaweed and algae but we might also include eco materials that contain upcycled ocean plastic for a circular economy angle, […]

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