When most people think about offsetting their carbon footprint, they think about big items: cars, jets, yachts. You can take advantage of a carbon offset option for your watertoys, too. Superyacht Tenders & Toys and Yacht Carbon Offset are offering it, for toys whose engines exceed 75 hp.
Consider that the most popular PWCs, whether single-rider or two-person, have engines up to a few hundred horsepower. Even RIBs, whether used for sheer fun or as SOLAS rescue craft, can have engines exceeding 100 hp. Then add in the custom limo tenders and other boats toted aboard megayachts. In all cases, the craft can put on a lot of hours, and put out a lot of emissions. Superyacht Tenders & Toys’ management team therefore believed that clients might appreciate a program like this.
Here’s how it works. When you buy a boat from Superyacht Tenders & Toys, you can select the Yacht Carbon Offset option. The option accounts for 200 operational hours at the craft’s cruising speed. Since the toy supplier also charters craft, charterers get to participate as well. In this case, the carbon offset applies to the estimated or actual fuel usage.
If you select either option, you know exactly where the money goes. Yacht Carbon Offset works with independently verified projects. It further provides documentation tracking each project’s actions, the carbon-dioxide emissions savings, and more. Projects range from wind-power farms to hydroelectric power plants.