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.


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Correct Craft to build hydrogen-powered boat

IBI , by Neil Eaves

Watershed Innovation adds its support to Zero Emission Industries’ project

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Volvo-Daimler to make hydrogen fuel cells in Europe

Sweden’s Volvo Group and Germany’s Daimler AG announced today they will start developing, producing and commercialising fuel cells in Europe by 2025 via their joint venture – ’cellcentric’ –  and called for EU policies to help make zero-emission technology commercially viable

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Vaan Yachts sees drive for sustainable boatbuilding finding a market

IBI , by Robert Wielaard

Dutch builder prepares for launch of first highly sustainable sailing cat

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Composites and boating team up on circular economy

Aim is to jointly tackle the key challenges around circularity of composites used in the recreational boating industry and promote sustainable recycling solutions to the supply chain for end-of-life boats

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First fast charger for electric boats to be installed in Norwegian marina

By Dag Pike,

World’s-first Supercharger for boats will allow electric boats to be charged at over 150 kW

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Lürssen testing methanol/hydrogen power

By Dag Pike,

Initial testing of new pioneering system to extend for over a year


Brunswick publishes 2020 Sustainability Report

Report highlights new safety records and commitment to ESG


Suzuki US executives pitch in to clean Florida beach

Suzuki crew collects more than a truckload of trash from Panama City-area beach as part of ongoing Clean Oceans initiative

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EBI welcomes European Parliament report on sustainable tourism

Report gives strong political support for boating industry measures


Benetti Yachts recommits to reducing carbon footprint

Family-owned Italian builder Benetti Yachts has committed to a post-pandemic speed-up of efforts to reduce its overall carbon footprint in both its production process and boat design.


EU: As climate change marches on, boating, tourism sectors face rough ride

IBI , by Robert Wielaard

New report estimates future losses at €40bn a year

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MB92 launches five-year sustainability plan


Superyacht refit and repair firm announces multimillion euro initiative to make sustainability top of the agenda

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Elan partners with Oceanvolt

IBI , by Neil Eaves

Slovenian and Finnish companies team up to create full range of electric yachts

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Norwegian company develops larger fuel cells for yacht applications

IBI , by Dag Pike

TECO 2030’s 400kW fuel cell is currently undergoing type-approval

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Dutch invest €91m to make inland shipping more sustainable

IBI , by Robert Wielaard

On January 1, IMO rules on reducing NOx emissions took effect for all large vessels



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