GREEN YACHTS STUDIO
In the construction phase, our contribution is important for achieving sustainable construction. It may seem absurd to think about the recovery / demolition of a yacht during the construction phase … but it is a necessary step that has never been considered in the past and that today is absolutely necessary to talk about Sustainable Nautica and therefore also recyclable.
Think of what has recently happened in Liguria, in the port of Rapallo, hundreds of boats have sunk and are now irrecoverable. What to do with these carcasses, how to dispose of them efficiently and sustainably. Unfortunately, the construction methods do not allow a real recovery of the various materials … we are far from what happens in the automotive industry.
Our contribution during the new construction phase, tends to evaluate, advise and implement all the tricks that make the construction process efficient, quality but also recyclable, easy to disassemble for maintenance and to make refit..
Sailboat or motor yacht ? which one is more eco-friendly ? most of people would say : Sailing Boat !! But will it be so true? The sailboat and motor boat, are built almost similarly, similar materials, similar systems, similar technologies, … the only substantial difference lies in the engine, the sail pollutes less … because it exploits the energy of the wind. Okay, but ….. we consider the normal life cycle, even the sailboat has the need to have a propeller, this is used more often than you think.
The engine also in sailing boats is essential to maintain and regenerate batteries, the heart of life on board. So even sailing boats use a lot of fossil fuel … and speaking of sails, their life cycle is relatively short and it is right to talk about the possibility of recovery / recycling of these, which is almost nil. Therefore we find ourselves having obsolete, damaged or broken sails sets that must be disposed of with great difficulty, because the materials are complex, today they are more similar to resin molds than to fabrics.
I remember that recently we had to deal with the issue of the disposal of the sails of a large yacht. These are complex materials, made with ultra-modern technologies and equally futuristic materials, often with Top Secret formulas and processes …. we have recovered a part by making nautical accessories, such as inserts for clothing, bags …. but the dimensions and the amount of sails have led us to find other ways to recover: some sails have been modified and shipped to Africa to be used as roofing materials. In some cases cut out and adapted to create windmills … this too is recycling, giving new life to what would otherwise have exhausted its natural life cycle.