The latest news on one of the industry's hottest topics: improving the sustainability of boating through more eco-friendly products, by reducing the impact of manufacturing, encouraging more recycling, and preserving the natural resources recreational boating depends on.


ABB France and HDF

New hydrogen fuel cell initiative involves ABB and HDF

IBI , by David Robinson

With the growing interest and discussion about the potential use of hydrogen as a fuel for superyachts, a new initiative to manufacture megawatt-scale fuel cell systems in France may move the whole process forward. If successful, it will also help reduce carbon emissions in the maritime sector.


Testing times accelerate new trends towards sustainable business

The world around us has changed dramatically since the start of 2020. Most of us have been impacted personally, professionally or both. Health and safety have become a critical focus. When we think about sustainability in these changing times, we believe that it includes not just environmental aspects, but also ...


Wartsila undertakes test with ammonia as lead-up to possible new fuel

With the marine sector being a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, there is much talk in the global yachting and superyacht market about the development of potential new fuels such as hydrogen, LNG or ammonia. It is known that a number of superyacht projects are already being planned to ...

Evoy Outboard close up

Norwegian firm develops 150hp electric outboard

Evoy’s new motor will have its world premiere in Florø later this season

Nawi Adi Alani Tuivucilevu

New Fiji resort commits to sustainability

The developers of Nawi Island embark on innovative ways to safeguard the environment

iBi Foundation cat

Solar-powered ocean clean-up boat launches in Ibiza

A solar-powered catamaran designed to clear plastic from the sea has launched in the Balearic island of Ibiza.

Amels solarpower

Amels, Damen step up solar power capacity

Amels, the superyacht division of Damen Shipyards Group, says solar power generation at its yard on the Dutch North Sea now accounts for nearly one-third of its annual electricity need there.

Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard Ancona_1

Ferretti builds trigeneration plant at Ancona yard

The new plant will reduce electricity consumption by up to 79%

Krossholmen Volvo Penta Test Center

Future of renewable fuels in boating?

Volvo Penta continues to expand its testing of HVO fuel which can reduce fossil CO2 emissions by up to 90%

SunConcept 12 Catamaran_2

Sun Concept’s solar cat undergoes trials

The Portugese builder plans to launch its latest solar-powered model this year

Marine Hardwoods

Marine Hardwoods now offers Certified Sustainable Teak

Marine Hardwoods in the UK has announced that it now offers Certified Sustainable Teak in decking and mini decking.


Arksen launches ‘game changing’ syndicate for sustainable marine travel

Builder announces new Adventure Syndicate offering access to a multi-year cruising program

Pulse58 RS Electric Boats

RS Electric Boats to unveil “ground-breaking” electric RIB at Düsseldorf

RS Electric Boats, the new sister company to UK sailboat manufacturer RS Sailing, is to launch its new electric RIB at Boot Düsseldorf this weekend.


EU to show its climate-change hand at Boot Düsseldorf

The European Commission will use 2020 Boot Düsseldorf, opening this weekend, to brief the global boating industry on its ambitious strategy to make the 27-nation EU climate-neutral by 2050.


Philippe Briand unveils new ‘zero emissions’ sailing superyacht concept

UK-based naval architect and yacht designer Philippe Briand has unveiled his new sailing superyacht concept, the SY200.



>> Read more about the industry's latest sustainability initiatives in the Apr-May issue of IBI.