The Green Blue

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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Check, clean, dry and relax

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By Helen Waterhouse – Development officer, The Green Blue This spring seems to have been warmer and sunnier than I can remember. With just the sniff of a sunny day, we seem to be taking to our boats in the masses and looking forward to the long sailing season ahead of us. Perhaps you are busy planning some summer jaunts ...

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It’s all in a catch phrase

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FOR the first time we took the action of our annual conference north of the border to Glasgow. More than 80 representatives of marine businesses and sailing clubs, from across the country came together to hear how they could play a part in the sustainable development of the sector both in Scotland and across the UK. Running a conference is ...

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Racing for change

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DURING the Sustainability Live! Exhibition at the NEC earlier this year I found myself on one of the largest stands at the show. I was approached by a man whom I had anticipated was an eager salesman. Angus was his name, Power Perfector was his game. I was adorned with RYA and BMF logos – it was not my cash ...

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From the sublime to the achievable

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‘WANTED: buyer for £110m green yacht’ was the headline in a Sunday Times article. A hybrid superyacht called Why (Wally Hybrid Yacht) with an array of eco features, 58 metres long by 38 metres wide and with only 100 people in the world fitting the profile of a ‘certain type’ of potential buyer, most likely to be someone who has ...

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