More eco-friendly boats to be displayed at Singapore Yacht Show


An emerging trend that exhibitors at the upcoming Singapore Yacht Show have identified is the desire of yacht owners to be increasingly environmentally friendly.

Show organizers say that as a result there will be a wider array of eco-friendly options on hand.

Royal Huisman’s 57.5-meter S/Y Twizzle sailing yacht is making her debut at the show. The yacht was built to be environmentally friendly and is completely carbon-neutral, offsetting all of her carbon outputs. She was also one of the first yachts to agree to offset the emissions associated with her construction.

For those looking for a motoryacht, but still wanting to go green, Asian yard Kingship Marine is near the completion of its 44-meter Green Voyager project at its Chinese yard. The vessel is low in emissions and high in efficiency, according to a statement. Kingship also will exhibit its latest launch, the 42-meter Star, which was launched in 2012 and designed by Vripack.

For a compromise between a motor and sail, Ocean Quality Systems will be presenting its 60-foot Frers-designed Explorer C-60 catamaran model to visitors. The model combines the stability and volume of a motoryacht with the range and economic running of a sailing yacht. With low environmental impact being a real goal for Ocean Quality Systems, the design offers a green option that includes lower emissions and fuel, and solar energy options that ensure enough power for critical systems at all times.

The show runs from April 18-21. Limited exhibitor space remains.

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