New sustainable boat brand launched

ECO Yachts, a new brand dedicated to the production and marketing of sustainable boats, was launched at the recent Genoa International Boat Show, in Italy.

It will be the first boatyard to produce boats whose climate neutrality has been verified by a third party.

ECO Yachts is a spin-off of nlcomp, the start-up that created and patented 'rComposite', the first recyclable composite material for the boating industry.

All models of the ECO Yachts brand, including the ecoracer 30 which was recently launched during the final of The Ocean Race, will be produced in a way that does not alter the natural balance of CO2, methane and other climate-changing gases. rComposite will be used in all of ECO Yachts’ boats which will be manufactured in Monfalcone, Italy.

The climate-neutral strategy for the ECO Yachts models has been verified by the independent verification body Climate Standard. The assessment covers the entire production process, from the sourcing of raw materials to the delivery of the boat to the customer, ensuring that all emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases will be offset.

In line with the transparency and sustainability values embodied by the brand, ECO Yachts has publicly released emissions data of the ecoracer30, along with the offsetting strategy and emission reduction plan.

Fabio Bignolini, CEO of ECO Yachts and NLcomp, said: "After the launch of the ecoracer 30, we believed it was time to introduce a brand dedicated to sustainable boats. We will manufacture these boats by applying the expertise our team gained during the development of rComposite and the production of our first prototypes."