Yacht Carbon Offset

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Freedom to enjoy your yacht’s potential, matched by action to balance her carbon emissions. Leadership in action

Yacht Carbon Offset provides a clear, auditable way to offset the “carbon footprint” of a yacht’s engines and generators, without restricting cruising freedom. The service is relevant for Owners or Charterers wishing to minimise their yacht’s environmental impact, or when cruising in sensitive areas.

How it works
The “pay as you go” service is calculated from the fuel quantities you specify, whether for a single charter or for a season’s cruising. There’s no onboard equipment and no long term obligation for the yacht.

Tonne for tonne, your calculated emissions are matched by equivalent greenhouse gas reductions from projects such as renewable power. Each project depends on the carbon funding, so you know that your action makes a real impact on net emissions.

Your offset payment provides essential funding for the specific emission reduction projects detailed on our website. Greenhouse Gas savings achieved by these projects are verified to the highest standards by independent audit companies such as TÜV, DNV and SGS. Examples include:

Geothermal, Guatemala
The project is a geothermal power plant, comprising three turbines with a combined installed capacity of 25.2 MW, and can generate over 160,000 MWh per annum. The project utilises the geological resources at the site to generate renewable power, which is then dispatched to the relatively carbon-intensive Guatemalan electricity Grid. Benefits: Emissions reductions and sustainable development


Biomass Cogeneration, Nicaragua
The project is a cogeneration (combined heat and power) plant located at a sugar cane mill in Chinandega Department. The fuel is bagasse, a by-product of the sugar production process, and the cogeneration plant is designed both to maximise the efficiency with which this material is used as a renewable energy source, and to supply additional exports of electricity to the local grid, thereby displacing local fossil-fuelled generation plant.

Yacht Carbon Offset is regularly audited across the full scope of it s service delivery and has achieved Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Certification.


Web site: http://www.yachtcarbonoffset.com Phone: +44 20 7016 7700
E-mail: info@yachtcarbonoffset.com Fax: +44 20 7016 7715


Case Studies
Yacht Carbon Offset is delighted to be working with a range of leading yachts, including Lionheart, Solemar, Twizzle and Ecstasea and with organisations such as MYBA, Fraser Yachts and MB’92.

“We began our Offset policy in 2008 and so far we’ve been very happy and actually proud to be one of the first yachts to do so.” Captain Thomas Jones, M.Y. Lionheart

“Ecstasea takes pride in the highest standards of environmental performance, and a response to the yacht’s greenhouse gas emissions is part of this.“ Captain Lee Mann, M.Y. Ecstasea

To carbon offset your fuel delivery, a charter, or your season’s cruising, please contact us or visit www.yachtcarbonoffset.com for a quotation. We’ll ask for the yacht’s identity, the fuel type and quantity, and for the name and short message to personalise your Certificate.



Yacht Carbon Offset News

07 May 2013Superyacht Mirage introduces Yacht Carbon Offset

01 Feb 2013Carbon neutral yachting in Antarctica

26 Jun 2012Galapagos renewable project for Yacht Carbon Offset

21 May 2012Quid Pro Quo introduces Yacht Carbon Offset

28 Mar 2012Yacht Carbon Offset for the MYBA Charter Show 2012

24 Jan 2012Superyacht Imagine starts carbon offsetting fuel consumption

23 Jan 2012Baton Rouge selects Yacht Carbon Offset

08 Nov 2011Yacht Carbon Offset wins 2011 ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award

06 Oct 2011Yacht Carbon Offset nominated for ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award

11 Jul 2011Superyacht Latitude introduces Yacht Carbon Offset

03 Jun 2011Yacht delivery gets greener with Yacht Carbon Offset

13 Apr 2011MYBA offsets greenhouse gas emissions from the MYBA Charter Show

16 Mar 2011Dubois Cup 2011 includes Yacht Carbon Offset

01 Feb 2011MB´92 offsets 5 million kWh of electricity

28 Oct 2010Compositeworks introduces carbon offsetting

25 Oct 2010Superyacht Ecstasea carbon offsets her fuel

16 Sep 2010 Fraser Yachts introduces Yacht Carbon Offset option

03 Sep 2010Twizzle carbon offsets her fuel and her construction

07 May 2010BWA Yachting introduces yacht carbon offset option

15 Apr 2010MYBA Charter Show 2010 offsets carbon emissions

09 Feb 2010Monaco Marine invites superyacht clients to carbon offset shore power

01 Feb 2010MB´92 leading the way in yard carbon offset

21 Dec 2009Yacht Carbon Offset for UK charity, the Sea-Change Sailing Trust

03 Nov 2009Yacht Carbon Offset for Antigua & St. Maarten Charter Shows

08 Jun 2009Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Certification for Yacht Carbon Offset

22 May 2009Curvelle takes a lead in green construction

06 May 2009IYC Monaco balances emissions with Yacht Carbon Offset

27 Apr 2009Viareggio SuperYachts Carbon Offsets the sea trials of Candyscape II

15 Apr 2009Morley Yachts to offer Yacht Carbon Offset charters

10 Apr 2009Maldives “Carbon Neutral” policy prompts carbon balanced yachting

11 Mar 2009Yacht Carbon Offset and Antibes Yacht Show continue their partnership in 2009

05 Mar 2008Yacht Carbon Offset partners with Antibes Yacht Show 2008