The Green Blue

Cleaner Quieter Propulsion

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By: Jane Swan, The Green Blue Hybrid propulsion for boats has been around for a surprisingly long time, with Royal Thames Yacht Club member Jack Delmar-Morgan, an early pioneer in electrical engineering and the automotive retail business, creating a truly unique yacht back in 1912. ‘Mansura’ was designed to run selectively under petrol, electric or sail power alone, or under ...

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Red, Blue, Green Blue

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By: Jane Swan, The Green Blue If 2012 was the year of bilge socks, fuel collars and phosphate free washing up liquid, then 2013 is going to be the year of tarpaulins and, we hope, technology as The Green Blue takes another look at ways to minimise diffuse pollution, and the problems associated with copper concentrations in particular. At this ...

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Sustainability in the spotlight

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By: Jane Swan, The Green Blue Like the 49 million other internet followers logging on five times a day to the race tracker, The Green Blue is taking a virtually obsessive interest in the 2012-13 Vendée Globe, especially as we follow the progress of our Green Blue Ambassador Mike Golding in this, his fourth campaign. We’d like to say we’re ...

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Taking the green lead on engines

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By: Alex Watkins, The Green Blue With so many new alternative power ideas flooding the market in the car industry lately it got me wondering… What is the next step for the marine world? If you don’t like the thought of polluting our planet with a big powerful V8 then you can walk into a showroom today and order a ...

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Put A Sock In It!

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By: Jane Swan, The Green Blue For the past few weeks The Green Blue team seems to have turned into travelling salesmen, turning up at clubs and marinas with a suitcase of environmentally friendly goodies – donuts and socks being the special offers (otherwise known as fuel collars and bilge socks) amongst other things. It hasn’t been a sales pitch ...

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The Green Blue Survey 2012 – the Results

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By: Jane Swan, The Green Blue Back in February we asked for your views on green boating. A few weeks on and the results are in, so first of all, thanks to everyone who took part. In total we received 355 replies – the best response we’ve ever had and a pretty strong representative sample, so thank you! It’s slightly ...

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Prepping your boat in a ‘green’ way

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By: Alex Watkins, The Green Blue A new sailing season is under way; the days are getting longer and the urge to get out on the water to enjoy every little bit of sunshine possible is swarming over us and motivating us to prepare our boats ready for the coming summer. So I thought I would share with you a ...

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Green Boating

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By: Jane Swan, The Green Blue Apparently ‘sustainability’ is going to continue to be a buzzword for many companies in 2012 according to the Chartered Institute of Marketing, with firms keen to show their ethical sourcing policies and trim any excess in areas such as water, energy and waste – all good sense both environmentally and financially in these lean ...

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Going green at giant METS show

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By: Jane Swan, The Green Blue Earlier this year I attended the world’s largest Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam. METS is a truly colossal exhibition, dwarfing the likes of the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show. There were 1,250 exhibitors of which 150 featured in the Super Yacht Pavilion. You could buy anything for a boat ranging from helicopter pads, ...

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Did You Get Yours

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Jane Swan – The Green Blue Project Manager I have to admit I became totally obsessed – checking my bank account every hour to see if LOCOG had taken a small fortune for a handful of Olympic tickets. But the magic deadline passed with no obvious withdrawal and I was pretty narked. Not only had I spent a lot of ...

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