“Dive into scientific ways to determine the environmental impact of yachts”

ilona Hollander

The environment and sustainability have always been important topics for me. With more and more innovations coming to the maritime industry, my interest in smart solutions and the bigger picture they operate in only grows stronger. The yachting industry is a part of the maritime world were more resources for innovations are available, making it the perfect growing ground for solutions that are here to stay.

During my internship at Van Oossanen Naval Architects, I was able to combine my interests and this scientific approach is needed in order to assess and fairly compare different yachts, which will give better environmental insights for designers, yacht owners and others involved in the industry. Knowing the specific sources and amounts of pollution with their respective environmental impact is the first step in making better environmental friendly decisions where it matters the most.