Following the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 26, the environment is now at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Over the past decade the yachting industry has made considerable strides to lower its carbon footprint, including building yachts that boast innovative green features, such as state-of-the-art hybrid engines. As a result, yacht brokers report an increase in people purposefully seeking out yachts that boast eco-friendly features. Here are some of the most sustainable yachts for charter and sale.
The best sustainable yachts for sale
1. M/Y LUMINOSITY
Thanks to her cutting-edge design and exquisite craftsmanship, The Robb Report listed M/Y LUMINOSITY in its “Top 25 Greatest Superyachts of the Last Century.” Her sustainability features are second-to-none. At 107.6-metres, M/Y LUMINOSITY is the largest hybrid diesel electric yacht in the world. She boasts one of the most advanced propulsion systems, and all onboard systems are designed to reduce her environmental impact, ensuring zero-emissions cruising.
Built by Italian shipyard Benetti in 2020, one of her most breathtaking features is her huge floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, creating light-filled areas. Her six decks are connected by a striking aerial staircase as well as an all-glass elevator. Features include a fitness spa, pool with counter current for swimming, beach club, and a full-service spa with Turkish bath and plunge pool. Her voluminous forward tender garage has room for three tenders, while her helideck comes complete with a re-fuelling station. She boasts 12 exquisite staterooms, including a superb Owner’ stateroom with a bathtub fashioned from a single piece of Carrera marble.
2. M/Y YERSIN
Make your mark without leaving a trace aboard explorer yacht YERSIN, an incredible Piriou built yacht and one of the most eco-friendly yachts on the planet. Bureau Veritas Clean Ship Classified, M/Y YERSIN is ice-classed up to 40cms and polar code compliant, enabling her to cruise to some of the most extreme destinations in the world. The entire vessel is 95% recyclable, while her dynamic positioning system allows her to hold position without dropping anchor and damaging the fragile seabed. Her state-of-the-art propulsion system ensures an exceptionally low fuel consumption while filters on all engines reduce N0x and S0x emissions by 99.8 percent.
Additionally, she boasts advanced water treatment and recycling systems. Equal attention has been given to her interiors to ensure every element is as eco-friendly as possible, including non-wood recyclable resin decks. Her sumptuous amenities include four tenders, stored in a spacious tender garage, a spa, gym, hot tub, and hairdressing area, a research laboratory, conference room, hospital, dedicated dive centre, as well as a state-of-the-art surround sound cinema. Her elegant interiors take inspiration from early 20th century luxury liners, offering refined elegance at sea.
The best sustainable yachts for charter
1. M/Y WHEELS
This family friendly yacht for charter is perfect for holidays on the water when you only want to leave footsteps behind. This 75.5-metre Oceanco built yacht is officially certified by Yacht Carbon Offset for her fuel off setting programme, and the crew exclusively use only environmentally friendly and biodegradable cleaning products onboard. Finally, she fully recycles all waste to shore-side facilities.
M/Y WHEELS can accommodate up to 12 guests across six well-appointed staterooms, ensuring ample space for all, while her voluminous saloon and deck spaces are ideal for family get-togethers. Amenities include a Jacuzzi, an outdoor cinema, fully equipped gym, massage room with onboard masseuse, and an exceptional array of water toys and tenders, including a Hobie Cat sailing catamaran and a 7-metre Cobra guest tender.
3. M/Y HAZE
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M/Y HAZE is an Italian built 26-metre eco-friendly motor yacht for charter. Her photo-voltaic cells generate green power, ensuring guests can explore the world with a reduced carbon footprint.
Amongst her many features is a spacious beach club with hydraulic swim platform, state-of-the-art entertainment system, voluminous deck area with sun pads, and dedicated alfresco dining area. Her stunning interior design by Lawson Robb garnered M/Y HAZE the 2021 Interior Design award by International Yacht & Aviation. She boasts a spacious and comfortable saloon with a dedicated lounge and dining area, coupled with four elegant staterooms that can be configured to sleep up to eight guests.
Which sustainable yachts do you fancy cruising the world on?
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