Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Superyacht Ecstasea carbon offsets her fuel

M.Y. Ecstasea, the 86m Feadship superyacht, has introduced a policy of carbon offsetting her fuel, effective from 2009. Yacht Carbon Offset has worked through the yacht’s Abu-Dhabi based managers Al Seer Marine to balance Ecstasea’s carbon footprint.

Al Seer’s Managing Director Alexander Drinkwater said “The UAE is a fantastic superyacht destination, with the beauty of the Gulf waters and several excellent marina facilities, together with the luxury lifestyle ashore. Abu Dhabi is rapidly building its sustainable energy capability, and low carbon developments are a high priority for the Emirate. For the Owners of yachts such as Ecstasea that choose the UAE as a home base, a practical response to the vessel’s greenhouse gas emissions makes perfect sense.”

Ecstasea’s Captain Lee Mann commented “Ecstasea takes pride in the highest standards of environmental performance, and a response to the yacht’s greenhouse gas emissions is part of this. It is vital that carbon offsetting is done rigorously with proper audit records and we are pleased to be working with the specialists at Yacht Carbon Offset to put our decision into action.”

Yacht Carbon Offset’s Managing Director Mark Robinson added: “Ecstasea is amongst the most impressive superyachts afloat, and we are delighted that her Owner has decided to balance her carbon footprint. We are honoured to be part of her comprehensive environmental management programme.”

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