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Ecological rating for yacht charter
Ecological rating for yacht charter

Ecological rating for yacht charter

20 October 2022

While the vast majority of yachts are still diesel powered, charterers are looking for a more environmentally friendly and fuel efficient yacht. The yachting industry is making strides to reduce its impact on the environment and its carbon footprint through innovative technologies and green initiatives.

At Charter Deal we have decided to rate every yacht we advertise: the higher the rating on a base of 100, the greener the yacht.

Our rating is based on 5 criteria that take into account the yachts construction process, its use and maintenance, its equipment and the owner’s commitment to preserve the marine life and the environment.

Yacht design & construction

Is the yacht designed to reduce its environmental impact?

  • Hull design efficiency to reduce fuel consumption
  • Materials: sourcing, use of lightweight recycled or renewable materials for interiors, weight reduction, etc.
  • Propulsion with minimum noise and vibration at sea
  • High-tech dynamic positioning system to minimise the impact of the anchor when dropped.
  • Carbon footprint during the construction phase

Yacht carbon footprint

What is the yacht’s main propulsion system?

  • Type of propulsion: diesel, hybrid, electric, wind
  • Engine filtration system
  • Average fuel consumption at cruising speed, consumption per Nm at cruising speed

Yacht features

Is the yacht equipped with :

  • Engines with clean exhaust
  • Black and grey water tanks
  • High-tech waste water treatment
  • Waste heat recovery system
  • LED lights, solar panels
  • Chlorine free water maker

Yacht use and maintenance

How is the yacht operated by the crew?

  • Use of marine friendly & biodegradable products
  • Use of non-biocidal silicone antifouling
  • Recycling: plastic and glass water bottles
    Waste policy
  • Mooring practices to avoid damage to fragile seabed/marine ecosystems

Yacht management

  • Does the owner/yacht management support organisations working to reduce plastic pollution ?
  • Does the owner/yacht management participate in charter carbon offset or research programme ?
  • Is the yacht compliant with the International Maritime Organisation Tier III regulations?

Obviously, sailing yachts/sailing catamarans – followed by newer motor yachts – are generally the greener option for minimising your impact at sea while enjoying a luxury yacht charter.

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About the author: Remi van der Deure – French Riviera Charter broker.


I am the senior Yacht Charter Broker at Charterminute, a well-known yacht charter boutique in Antibes.

I have served in the yacht charter industry for over 15 years and have gained a strong reputation among my clients, as evidenced by consistent 5-star ratings on Google Reviews and TripAdvisor.

My specialty is organizing corporate yacht charters for startups and large companies during popular events like the Cannes Lions Festival, MIPIM, TFWA, and MIPCOM.

I am also proud to be a member of esteemed yacht broker associations, e-MYBA and ECPY, demonstrating my unwavering commitment to providing exceptional yacht charter services and memorable experiences in the French Riviera.

You can contact me directly at +33 (0)662.465.991 or

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