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.



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.

Sailing in the British Virgin Islands

Natural Resources Ministry steps in for BVI Trellis Bay derelict boat clean up

Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration declares “emergency cleanup” operation following complaints from local businesses and tourists

EBI President Jean-Pierre Goudant

EBI partners with UN on sustainable development

European Boating Industry (EBI) has partnered with the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development initiative, thus strengthening its action for environmental and economic sustainability and its commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Echo Yachts become “super-Eco 100%” custom superyacht builder

Australian builder says it intends to push the boundaries further by augmenting its vessels with combinations of the latest in environmentally conscious power sources, power storage, propulsion, equipment and construction material technologies

The Waste Cleaner

Torqeedo powers all-electric harbour water clean-up boat

Billed as the world’s most powerful all-electric boat designed for cleaning up pollution in inland waterways and harbours, the Waste Cleaner 66 launches this weekend in Paris


Volvo Penta developing new electric driver interface

New interface to aid shift into electric boating


NZ sets up Marine Electrification Fund

New Zealand has set up a Marine Electrification Fund to encourage the use of electric propulsion and has announced the first recipients of four grants. These are for passenger ferries and the world-famous Shotover Jet canyon river ride boats.

Bubble barrier diagram

Amsterdam ‘Bubble Barrier’ traps plastic but not fish, boats

In a global first, an environmental project has been launched in the Port of Amsterdam that uses a curtain of rising air bubbles to trap plastic waste preventing it from reaching the North Sea.


Lignia Wood Co joins Water Revolution Foundation as corporate partner

Lignia Wood Company, a British timber modification business whose Lignia Yacht range is a real-wood alternative to Burmese teak, has joined the Water Revolution Foundation as a corporate partner.


Ocean Cleanup tackles plastic garbage in rivers

Days after reporting a breakthrough in trapping plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean using the ocean’s current, Rotterdam-based Ocean Cleanup has unveiled a solar-powered trap that similarly capturers plastic garbage in rivers.

UK marine firms to develop new lifecycle assessment tool

With a growing emphasis on sustainability in the marine leisure market, a new tool for lifecycle assessment (LCA) for the recreational and performance yachting sector is planned to be developed by an international collaboration between marine logistics specialist GAC Pindar and UK-based MarineShift360 that works to drive sustainability initiatives.

The Barcelona World Race boat

‘Sustainability’ key focus of Barcelona show

Sustainability in the leisure marine industry is the key focus of the 2019 Barcelona Boat Show, which is now in its 58th edition. The theme is complementary to the show also reflecting the recovery of the boating sector with 7% growth in 2018.


Sustainability_IBI magazine DecJan2020 Issue

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