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News: Princess Yachts achieve RINA Green Plus notation

July 12, 2011 by yachtlover
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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”.

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