With a few exceptions, the environmental impact of boats and yachting is not a popular topic at boat shows where we are being sold the freedom and delights of the yachting lifestyle. However, in today’s blog I write about what we as boat owners can do to demand better solutions from the boat manufacturing and marine supplies industry.
Even when cruising in the most beautiful places, I am often surprised, and appalled, by the amount of plastic and trash in the water and on beaches. Some floats in from other places, some is left behind by unscrupulous and/or ignorant boaters.
Walking around boat shows and marinas I am usually struck, and a little saddened, by the endless seas of white boats blending into one big boat mass. It seems like such a waste to not use all those ‘white canvasses’ for personalizing your boat!