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

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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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