Watch the brand-new episode 'Lifestye Footprint' here.
Once a Top 100 yacht hits the water, it operates as a small business. Included in the business costs are the wages of up to 40 crew living on board, endless food and drink provisioning, fuel, maintenance and marina fees.
Therefore, in order for the yacht to be completely green, the surrounding industries and all of those involved in the running and upkeep of the vessel must also follow suit.
From banning the use of plastics on board to avoidance of food waste and providing safe fuel docks to prevent spillage, we speak to those involved to gain an insight into how, if executed properly, yachts can operate with as small of a footprint as possible.
Leading brokerage Burgess share with us their best practice implemented across all operations, and ultimately how it avoids adverse impacts during land-based activities, as well as life below water:
"In 2020, we implemented the Burgess Environmental Policy. We brought it right to the very middle of the organisation, whether that be how garbage on board is managed, or how fuel is bunkered, to just reduce all of those risks that we face from an environmental perspective," says Ryan Green, Head of Yacht Management at Burgess.
"We rely on boats for a lot of the initiatives and ideas, because they're on the front line, and they're doing this. Captains and crew, combined with this generation are critical to the success of any of these environmental initiatives. They are the centre of this entire movement. We truly believe that we can always do more, and that we can do better."
Watch the full episode now.