Luxury superyachts have never had a reputation for being green. While designers and builders have certainly made yachts increasingly efficient over the years, it wasn’t until the last decade or so that the term green became commonplace within the industry.
Now, green or eco-friendly is a common theme among designers, especially when they’re pushed by the owners of the boats. Most superyacht owners of today are eco-conscious. With some owners this is an individual ideology and with others its due to public relations appearances and outside pressures.
Regardless of the reason, the movement toward more efficient and more green yachts is positive for everyone.
The ways in which yachts have been engineered to be more green is numerous, but more efficient design has been influenced by:
- solar power
- hybrid engines
- reducing dependence on traditional fuel sources
- concern for harmful emissions
- hydroelectric generators
- renewable or recyclable materials
A yacht like the PJ World Superyacht (pictured above) is an example of a design project that, from the outset, was created to be a more eco-friendly vessel.
The advancements made on these vessels is amazing. Different builders incorporate different approaches based on the owner’s wishes and the vessel mission.
A boat like the Independence 60, for example, was created to have zero fossil fuel dependence.
From the interesting viewpoint of a builder, Huckins Yacht of Jacksonville Florida shares how their design and engineering approach play a key role in creating more operationally efficient yachts.
- Huckins Yachts explains how they were ahead of the curve in creating efficient yachts
- Why a lightweight design affects efficiency
- Discover how drag reduction affects efficiency
- How the color of your yacht affects its efficiency
Here at Boksa Marine Design, we also carefully consider the impact of our designs on the environment and can provide solutions for any owners or builders seeking to lessen the impact of their vessel.