Floating Mini Hotel Brings Eco-Friendly Sailing Through the Caribbean
Waterborne transport emits over 900 million tons of carbon annually, however, a couple is exploring the high seas in their eco-friendly yacht christened Sail LUNA
Be it road transportation, air travel, or ships; all modes of transport are negatively responsible for a significant amount of global carbon emissions. With the maritime industry being accountable for around 940 million tons of carbon annually – which is at least 2.5 percent of the world’s total emissions – a couple has been inspiring people with their eco-friendly yacht, Sail LUNA. The catamaran is an environmentally-friendly way to explore the sought-after getaways on the water, without boarding the over-crowded cruise ships.
This one-of-a-kind, private yacht charter offers an all-inclusive vacation experience with sustainable and renewable resources. The founders, the husband-wife duo of Nim and Fabiola Hirschhorn are committed to preserving the planet, which is why they ensured that Sail LUNA provides eco-friendly and sustainable sailing through the high seas while conserving the environment.
Fabiola, passionate about food and cooking, and Nim, ardent sailor and host, decided to combine and pursue their interests through ecological sailing. With three full-sized queen cabins, the mini-hotel sleeps six guests and has many shared big spaces. Sail LUNA proffers uncrowded beaches, quiet anchorage, and premium diving spots.
The yacht has 2,000 watts of solar panels and a 1,650 mAh lithium battery bank installed to harness and store solar energy. It employs sustainable water systems that include the yacht’s watermaker powered by onboard solar panels.
The systems purify and desalinate seawater during the journey to fulfill the boat’s freshwater requirements. Moreover, the boat offers personalized, reusable water bottles to guests. The yacht also provides a wide variety of cuisines to the guests for a lovely time aboard.
Among its sustainability provisions, the boat does not purchase plastic water bottles, disposable plastic plates, or cups. It also utilizes only biodegradable and ocean-friendly cleaning products.
Even the toiletries are 100 percent natural and marine-friendly. Sail LUNA yacht acquires its produces and supplies from local farms and businesses to strengthen the regional economy and lessen its overall carbon footprint while ensuring eco-travel.
The destination itinerary of the yacht includes the United States Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, The Bahamas, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, which are some of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, making it the perfect option to explore the vast sea.
This eco-friendly private yacht charter aims to reduce its carbon emissions while providing a safe and eco-conscious way of traveling across the oceans. It is a beacon of hope and inspiration for so many people who are trying to preserve the planet.