Low Carbon Footprint Yacht Charter
"Green Chartering" for Low Carbon Emissions
Low Carbon Emissions Chartering
The best way to charter with low carbon emissions is to charter a sailboat - monohull or catamaran! While the motor will create a small amount of CO2, you will generally be using the best renewable source of energy known to man, the wind!
Beyond using wind as our major source of propulsion, fuel injected engines produce fewer emissions than carburetors. All our charter yachts are fuel injected, diesel engines, which burn approx 1 litre of diesel fuel per hour. Traditional we only use the engine to manoeuvre in and out of the dock. In actual fact our sailing activities, based close to the CBD, are far better than other wind related activities. Surfers still have to drive their cars and 4 wheel drives to the beach and hang gliders to their mountain take off!
Go sailing Go Green!
Doing our part to combat Climate Change
Whenever we use a motor on a yacht, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is emitted into the atmosphere. Carbon Dioxide has been scientifically linked to Global Climate Change and Warming. With the worldwide concern about Carbon Emissions, we want to help our participants to have a fantastic charter while also being friendly to Mother Earth.
Fortunately, there are a variety of organisations that allow us to buy "carbon credits" to offset the emissions created while chartering. The United Nations works with many charities and NPOs to certify projects that will reduce carbon emissions.
Projects such as building electricity generating dams that will replace carbon fuel (coal) burning electrical generation. Wind farms. Tree Planting, etc.
Measuring Carbon Emissions
Carbon emissions are directly proportional to the amount of fuel burned by a yacht's motor. In general, burning a 4 litres of fuel produces 8.89 kilograms of carbon dioxide. You might be surprised that a Litre of fuel, that weighs 0.68 kilograms, produces such an enormous amount of CO2 - the reason being that the process of burning combines the fuel with many times its weight in Oxygen.
Knowing this, we can easily and accurately predict or measure the carbon emissions. We know the amount of fuel that most of our boats burn per hour - so that multiplied by the number of hours of a cruise will predict a carbon footprint (and amount of offset necessary).
We use the above information to calculate the carbon credits we need to purchase. Our engines use approx. 1 litre of fuel per hour. As a very quick calculation, consuming 1liter of fuel will produce 2.34 kilograms of emissions, which will cost approximately $0.0352 to purchase carbon offsets. A small cost to do your part to reduce Climate Change!
What are the Credits used for?
Your credits are used to build wind generation plants, replant rainforests, create bio energy, install efficient lighting, among many others. Each project creates real reductions in CO2 that would not have happened otherwise. Projects are funded around the world, wherever funding goes farthest and has the greatest impact.
We work with Climate Care a pioneering company who researches, funds and measures these projects. For detailed information on these projects, click here.
Offsetting your emissions
If you would like to charter "Carbon Neutral", we will help you balance out your emissions with Carbon Credits.So you can charter with the peace of mind that you are not contributing to Global Warming!
Thanks for working with us to help reduce Climate Change!
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