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.


European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

EU drive for greener economy not really hampered by coronavirus

IBI , by Robert Wielaard

The coronavirus pandemic may be hammering economies worldwide, but it has not significantly dented Europe’s enthusiasm to get a handle on climate change.

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Scandinavian builders lead electric revolution as Rand and X Shore unveil new models

IBI , by Neil Eaves

Two boatbuilders are launching new models centring on green and smart features


Princess Yachts announces sustainability partnership with Ecoworks Marine

Princess Yachts, has announced a new brand partnership with Ecoworks Marine, a supplier of sustainable cleaning products for the marine industry. The collaboration will see all Princess customers be given the option of an Ecoworks Marine starter cleaning kit with any new yacht purchase from the Princess range, ensuring the ...


Rolls-Royce launches Power Lab to develop future fuel technologies

By David Robinson,

Marine focus on innovative and net zero carbon drive and energy solutions

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The circular economy at work

Volvo Penta is giving new life to engines and drivelines through remanufacturing, reinforcing sustainability at the same time

Fraser Yachts

Fraser Yachts signs national pact for energy transition with Monaco government

Fraser Yachts has signed the official National Pact for Energy Transition (Pacte National pour la Transition Énergétique) with the Monaco government, making it the first yachting company to do so.

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Superyacht sector reports good first year for its sustainability agenda

The Water Revolution Foundation, an initiative of sustainability projects of the global superyacht sector, has reported better-than-anticipated progress in its first year of operation.


Volvo Penta commits to WWF’s Climate Savers program through today’s technology

Manufacturer’s IPS technology becomes engine for change as part of WWF Climate Savers program

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New proposal for eco-labelling of recreational marinas

IBI , by Lars-Åke Redéen

The IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute has investigated how an eco-labelling system can be used to reduce the environmental impact of recreational marinas. In a report, a new proposal is presented on what eco-labelling might look like, taking into account both the scope and harmfulness of various activities.


Cox diesel outboard achieves EPA Tier 3 approval

The CXO300 can now ship to the USA

Azura cat

Azura Marine launches new solar-powered cat

The first of a new series of solar-powered catamarans by the Singapore-based Azura Marine was launched earlier this month in Bali, Indonesia. The appropriately named ’Solar Eclipse’ is the first hull of in Azura’s Aquanima 40 series, which currently includes the Aquanima 40 and Aquanima 45.

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New brand of eco-yachts launches in Germany

A new German company is to launch a range of electric solar catamarans, sailing yachts and luxury floating homes for the global market.

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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 ...



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