PACKING TIPS

Read some easy tips before you start getting ready for your all inclusive cruise on catamaran Nemo.

SAVING MOTHER EARTH ONE YACHT AT A TIME

For the longest time, the crew on private and charter yachts have been trying to implement ways to become more environmentally friendly. Obviously there are many things to consider from garbage disposal, used oil and holding tanks, to fuel consumption. But how exactly does one deal with these issues when cruising in faraway places, for instance Grenadines, where locals may not have the facilities to handle your recycled waste.

CAPTAIN OF THE MONTH

Capt. Andrea Aliverti is at the helm of the 47-foot sailing catamaran Nemo, which he describes as a white boat that is green inside.

“We are trying to provide the same level of service and comfort that charter guests expect, but in a way that is good for the earth,” he says.

Nemo makes its own filtered water, uses only eco-friendly cleaning products, produces energy through solar panels and wind generators, and even offers charter clients biodegradable shampoo and soap.

GREEN IS GOOD

The eco-friendly concept is fast becoming a serious sales tool for crewed yacht charter, aboard everything from Virgin Islands catamarans to world-exploring megayachts.

By Kim Kavin

Capt. Andrea Aliverti is about to commit blasphemy. After all, when you’re born in the shadow of Vatican City and raised in Italy, uttering a single bad word about Pellegrino is nearly akin to mocking the pope.

But Aliverti can’t help himself. His beliefs about fizzy water have become so ingrained that they border on personal religion.

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