Yacht owners, charterers and passengers increasingly expect both top-notch comfort and green credentials from their yacht or from the commercial vessel they charter. While luxury remains at the core of the yacht business, ship owners, operators and charterers must meet port requirements and national regulations for limited emissions.
Bureau Veritas offers key technical, regulatory and environmental expertise to enable yachts to continue sailing in protected areas while maintaining high levels of luxury and comfort. Our notations, digital tools, global network, and expertise with super and mega yachts provide a safe and eco-friendly onboard experience.
Energy storage systems (ESS) are also an option for yacht owners to reduce emissions while in port and when operating in sensible eco-areas. Those systems also help reduce fuel consumption. Our rules, notations and technical expertise ensure for safe and efficient ESS design and installation. Although our current fuel cell guidelines apply to commercial shipping, Bureau Veritas’ experience in this technology may be of use to owners and yards exploring greener means of energy production and propulsion.