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Sustainable Yachting Practices

Preserving marine life and the oceans for future generations


Sustainable yachting practices are methods and techniques that yachters can implement to protect marine life and the oceans and seas for future generations. It is not one single sustainable yachting practice but rather a combination of sustainable yachting practices that yields long term results for the yachting industry. Sustainable yachting practices can be used on a ship to simultaneously protect marine life, reduce pollution, and to save money on expenses that could have been prevented through efficient operations. Sustainable yachting practices range from methods of ocean conservation to methods of recycling, pollution reduction, and waste prevention. The move towards solar power generation and means of electric propulsion are just two examples of sustainable yachting practices. Sustainable yachting practices also include methods of reducing the amount of air pollution a superyacht generates through upgrading or changing current systems of propulsion. In addition, sustainable yachting practices use methods to prevent harm to whales and other ocean life through cruising speed reduction. There are thousands of accidents per year involving vessels travelling over 10 knots per hour and colliding with whales, resulting in blunt trauma injuries to marine life. Sustainable yachting practices also include recycling brown water to promote water conservation and reduce waste. The move towards electric propulsion has resulted in large reductions in the creation of air pollution while allowing a ship's systems power to operate without the need for fossil fuels. It is important to study sustainable yachting practices in detail in order to better understand methods of reducing one's carbon footprint as well as protecting marine life. In the future, new sustainable yachting practices will be invented and introduced that make yachting safer for marine life, reduce air pollution, reduce energy consumption, and increase safety for the yachting industry.

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