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Sustainable yachting: a lower ecological footprint
Sustainable yachting: a lower ecological footprint

Sustainable yachting: a lower ecological footprint

18 February 2023

The future of yachting

As the world continues to become increasingly aware of the impact of human activities on the environment, the demand for sustainable solutions in all industries is rising. The yachting industry is no exception, and the trend towards sustainable yachting is on the rise. In this article, we delve into the world of sustainable yachting and explore the latest developments, challenges, and opportunities in this rapidly growing field.
Understanding sustainable yachting.

Sustainable yachting is the practice of designing, building, and operating yachts in a way that minimizes their environmental impact and maximizes their positive impact on the world around them. This can be achieved through the use of clean and renewable energy sources, environmentally friendly materials and processes, and responsible waste management practices.

The goal of sustainable yachting is to ensure that the yachting industry remains a responsible and sustainable part of the world’s economy and ecology.


The yachting industry is constantly evolving, and there have been many exciting developments in the field of sustainable yachting in recent years. 

Recent developments

Some of the most notable developments include:

The use of hybrid and electric propulsion systems, which can significantly reduce emissions and fuel consumption
The use of sustainable materials, such as bamboo and recycled plastics for interiors, in the construction of yachts
The development and improvement of innovative waste management systems, such as black water treatment plants and grey water recycling systems
The use of renewable energy sources, such as solar panels and wind turbines, to power on-board systems.

Challenges and opportunities

While the trend towards sustainable yachting is positive and exciting, there are also challenges and opportunities that must be considered. Some of the key challenges include:

The high cost of sustainable technologies including metals and rare earths.
The constant need for investment in research and development.
The need for widespread adoption and support from the yachting industry (shipyards, brokers, owners and charterers).

However, these challenges also present opportunities for growth, innovation, and leadership in the field of sustainable yachting. By embracing sustainable yachting, the yachting industry can position itself as a responsible and forward-thinking part of the global economy, while also benefiting from the numerous benefits that come with being a sustainable and environmentally responsible industry.

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Post updated on May 2, 2024
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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