GREEN YACHTS STUDIO
Green Yachts Studio, founded over 10 years ago, was created to compensate for the lack of specialized figures in the field of sustainability in the yachting environment
The firm, founded by Mattia Massola, architect graduated from the faculty of Genoa, with experience in some of the most important and renowned Italian shipyards, Intermarine, Baglietto, Azimut – Benetti to name just a few, recognizes the lack of professional figures specialized in the field of sustainability in the Yachting Industry.
At the beginning, in 2009, the study began to propose itself to Shipyards and Shipowners, the attention was small, “more than anything else they looked at us with interest because of strange attention on sustainability issues” an unusual thing in Yachting! …. years have passed and the interest has gradually increased, thanks above all to the automotive sector that is strongly driving.
The boating in fact, lives by reflex all the innovations that are first introduced in the automotive sector … only after several years, the technology is adopted in yachting but always with great difficulty and diffidence.
Talking about sustainability in yachting is difficult, so our studio wanted to specialize, so we can propose different types of approach. Everyone can contribute with their own interest and attention, we aim to help, support and advise anyone who intends to make a contribution, having a boat of 4 meters or 40 meters no matters…(In recent months we are receiving more and more requests from small boat owners asking for advice on how to convert their tenders, ask for advice on electric propellers, on charging systems, on how they must be maintained).
The yachts nowadays are large villas, sometimes almost hotels, with numerous rooms and suites, equipped with every comfort and therefore devoted to large energy consumption. The so-called “Hotel” part absorbs a lot of electricity (air conditioning, appliances, cold storage, lighting …) that is generally produced through diesel generators.
Our study aims to be a point of reference for shipyards and shipowners, able to find functional but also stylistic technical solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of yachts, a gradual and scalable process.