ETHEREAL TOPS ETHICAL EXCELLENCEWhen she launched, the 58m (190'5) Ethereal from the Royal Huisman yard was oneof the most efficient, eco-friendly superyachts afloat thanks to a groundbreakingdegree of technological innovation being dedicated to energy conservation andsustainable operation. Now her owners have gone a step further, making herCarbonNeutral by reducing her carbon footprint to net zero using a selection of high-quality, guaranteed carbon offsets supplied by The CarbonNeutral Company.Ethereal's carbon footprint for 2009 was offset through the Tieling coal mine methaneproject in China, which captures this gas and uses it as an energy source for homes andindustry. The yacht's 2010 footprint will beoffset through the CarbonNeutralCompany's OneNature portfolio, madeup of 100 per cent renewable energyprojects - not only solar, wind and hydro,but also biomass and re-use of wasteproducts. For more on Ethereal, seepage 68. 8Isea&iISPRING-SUMMER 2010RoMa debutCNI's recently delivered 62m (202'9) RoMafrom Viareggio SuperYachts debuted at theAbu Dhabi Yacht Show at the Abu DhabiNational Exhibition Centre and Marinabetween the 25 - 27 February. Her stunninginterior by Espen Oeino has accommodationfor 12 guests and includes a cinema/gamesroom, gym, large Jacuzzi/pool and stunningdeck areas. As such, RoMa will no doubt bea popular addition to the charter market.She is available for charters in the IndianOcean this spring before she heads to theMediterranean for the summer. RoMa[ssecae&inesNews from around the world of luxury yachting ]Jeff BrownBugsy Gedlek
SPRING-SUMMER 2010 Isea&iI 9newsandviewsPure BlissLady JLittle ParadiseRhapsodyMiami Show newsThe Miami Yacht And Brokerage Boat Show,hosted from the 11 - 15 February, had fouryachts on display from CNI: the 43m (142')Pure Bliss from Palmer Johnson; the 40m(108') Lady J from Overmarine Mangusta; the32m (103') Little Paradise from West BaySonShip; and the 21m (69') Rhapsody fromDerecktor. On the 13 February, CNI took theopportunity to host cocktails on board the43m (142') Pure Bliss, followed by a privateshowing of Please Take A Number, writtenand performed by comedian Nia Orms in theRodriguez Group tent.