Two significant superyachts have introduced a policy of carbon offsetting fuel burned going beyond the required standards of environmental management.
Imagine, the first Limited Edition Amels 212 and Baton Rouge, the 62.5m motor yacht from Icon are both now pro-actively reducing their net carbon footprints by financially counterbalancing the greenhouse gas emissions of the engines with equivalent emissions reductions from verified green energy projects.
Yacht Carbon Offset has Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Certification and provides this specialist service for those that own and enjoy using superyachts.
Grahame Shorrocks, the Captain of Imagine said: “More and more of the guests who come onboard Imagine are increasingly aware of the environmental impact yachting has and are interested in how we can offset these effects.”
Joss de Rohan Willner, Master of Baton Rouge commented: “In reviewing our environmental procedures, we decided to address greenhouse gas emissions but it needed to be practical, effective and flexible to suit the yacht’s busy schedule.
Tim Wiltshire a Director with Burgess manages Baton Rouge, on behalf of the owner. He explained: “Having decided to proceed with carbon offsetting, the Owner needed to be sure of the beneficial impact. We reviewed the options and were happy to recommend this as a fully documented service.”
Yacht Carbon Offset’s Managing Director Mark Robinson commented: “We warmly welcome both yachts to the growing fleet of leading superyachts that have decided to take practical steps to offset emissions. We have seen that Carbon Offsetting is a priority for many of those that own and enjoy the world’s finest yachts. The environmental leadership shown by the owners of these yachts acknowledges the high expectations of her prominent charter clients.”