Lizard Yacht Service, based in Falmouth, UK, and Palma, Mallorca, has been named the sole European distributor for SeaClean technology, according to Inhabitat. Because of this, more luxury yacht owners in Europe will be able to benefit from an innovative system that is good for the environment and also good for the vessels.
Sulfate from marine-based diesel engines contributes to ship hull staining as well as atmospheric pollution. Using variable pre-heater technology, the SeaClean system claims to be the only one on the market to remove soot, discharge, and oily residues while also maintaining constant exhaust gas temperatures. In addition, the modular design of this marine diesel generator soot filtration system makes it suitable for a wide range of yachts and boats.
It was necessary for Lizard Yacht, a company that supplies parts and services for luxury yachts, to include an effective soot-handling solution for owners and the environment. Because it reduces the need for abrasive hull cleaning, this technology also lowers maintenance costs and extends the life of vessels. One hundred eighty-eight percent of the exhaust particles can be captured by this filter system, according to the manufacturer.
SeaClean technology has been praised by crew members on luxury yachts such as Panthalassa and Rena for keeping the exhaust area of the vessels clean and preventing smoke and soot from being released into the water and the air.
There may still be a long way to go before all luxury vessels can operate with zero emissions, but there are steps that can be taken right now to minimise the environmental impact.