Burger Boat Co. announced its membership in the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s Wood Forever program.
The foundation developed the program to encourage yacht builders to only use timber from sustainably managed forests. Burger signed a partnership agreement and has committed to analyzing its wood supply chain to develop a sustainable wood-purchasing policy and, in doing so, fight deforestation.
“Our presence in the Principality of Monaco and the respect we have for our environment and Prince Albert II has certainly encouraged us to promote and support the use of certified wood products on the yachts we build. We are convinced that the yachting industry must set an example through ethical and socially responsible behaviors, and we are taking action within our organization to adopt these behaviors,” president and CEO Jim Ruffolo said in a statement.
Manitowoc, Wis.-based Burger designs and builds custom yachts, in aluminum and/or steel, ranging in sizes to 200 feet.