SPRING-SUMMER 2010I sea&iI7ContributorsMaarten JanssenAs editor of SuperYachTimes.com, theworld's leading superyacht information site,Maarten Janssen travels the world in searchof the latest news on superyacht design,construction and charter and brokeragedevelopments. For this issue of sea&i,Maarten looked at the latest green designsfor the green-themed supplement, and high-lights some surprisingly clever solutions andfresh ideas.Laurent Perignon Prior to his position as Marketing Director forCNI, Laurent Perignon spent several yearsliving and working in Singapore. In this issueof sea&i, his last as Director of Marketing,Laurent revisits the city to give an insight intoan island that is constantly evolving.Laurent has witnessed how the yachtingindustry has grown in boom times and copedin the economic downturn during his latteryears with CNI. This expertise, together withindustry statistics, is available in the thirdedition of CNI's (super)Yachting Index.THOMAS GRANT Thomas Grant is a regular contributor tosea&i. In the past he has covered previewsof forthcoming art exhibitionsaround theworld. For this issue, Thomas reports on fiveof the world's top resorts that are all doingtheir bit for the environment.
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