News: Princess Yachts achieve RINA Green Plus notation

July 12, 2011 by yachtlover
View large version of image: Princess Yachts achieve RINA Green Plus notation

Plymouth based Princess Yachts today became the first significant British boat builder to achieve the Rina Green Plus (Y) notation for their entire range of V Class and Flybridge yachts up to 24m (85 feet).

The award provides an independently verified environmental accreditation from the classification society RINA and applies to each individual model which is assessed for its environmental impact. The rigorous testing investigates all aspects of the craft from engines and electrical systems to materials and substances employed and Princess are the first brand to demonstrate the compliance of every vessel applicable for the process.

Princess also lead the way in responsible manufacturing too and in 2010 became the first major motor yacht manufacturer to be awarded ISO14001 in recognition of achievements in reducing the affect on the environment. This followed a stringent year-long company review into every aspect of the manufacturing activities, products and services, from materials usage, noise and emissions, to energy management and waste disposal.

A significant part of the company’s environmental initiative is the use of large scale resin infusion technology, a closed mould process which almost completely eliminates emissions in the workplace and local environment. This advanced technique also offers significant quality, weight and structural benefits resulting in better hull performance and fuel efficiency.

Chris Gates, Princess Yachts International Managing Director commented “We are obviously delighted to achieve this recognition for our products to complement the award we have recently received for our manufacturing process. For Princess, engineering and environmental excellence go hand in hand for the benefit of our customers, our people and our local community and this is a further demonstration that we are leading the way in our industry”.

Add a Related Photo | Add a Related Video 

No Comments - Share Your Thoughts

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

More Princess Yachts achieve RINA Green Plus notation Information:

  1. Yachting Developments completes refit of Swan 90 Yacht SPIRIT
    Alex Lever

    News: Yachting Developments completes refit of Swan 90 Yacht SPIRIT

    July 10, 2014 by Alex Lever

    Spirit’s owner was attracted to Yachting Developments due to their historic refit workbook, which included the 18-month refit on the elegant J-Class superyacht Endeavour (JK4) – which picked up the …

  2. World premiere of Riva 122' Mythos super yacht SOL

    News: World premiere of Riva 122′ Mythos super yacht SOL

    June 24, 2014 by lucy

    In the design of the new Riva flagship, maximum attention was given to environmental impact reduction: several construction solutions have been adopted for which RINA has issued the voluntary “Green …

  3. Atollvic relaunches 1955 expedition yacht SEAWOLF
    Alex Lever

    News: Atollvic relaunches 1955 expedition yacht SEAWOLF

    February 21, 2014 by Alex Lever

    As stated by Atollvic, they all agreed – yard, staff and crew – that a lot more than initially planned got achieved and luxury yacht Seawolf is now ready to …