In recent years, the yachting industry has taken some big strides towards creating environmentally conscious products and practices for operating and maintaining boats.
One innovative green invention for yachts is the ThermalTreat Zero Liquid Discharge System developed by Nassef Engineering and Equipment Company in Pensacola, Florida. The ThermalTreat is a sewage treatment system for yachts that evaporates an incredible 98 percent of sewage on board. Sewage is oxidized into bacteria-free vapor with only a negligible amount of mineral ash left over. The sewage treatment device weighs less than 100 pounds and can process up to 500 gallons a day. The benefits are no liquid discharge, no odor, no chemicals and minimal additional electric load. A sustainable sewage treatment system like this is an improvement for the yachting community.
For prevention of barnacles and other growth on the bottom of boats, Eco-Clad marine coating is an epoxy-based coating system that once immersed in water, forms a biofilm similar to the slime naturally found on fish. The biofilm repels unwanted marine life attachments such as barnacles. Eco-Clad is anti-corrosive, recommended for fiberglass hulls and mimics natural systems without negative ecological effects. Eco-Clad meets the U.S. Navy’s approval for lack of toxins and is safe for waters.
Yacht captains in Fort Lauderdale will have access to these great eco-friendly products soon. Located in Fort Lauderdale, the yachting capital of the world, Atlantic Yacht and Ship is a serving the yachting community for over 50 years. For any questions on yachting, accessories, new or used motor yachts for sale, or yacht charters, don’t hesitate to contact Atlantic Yacht and Ship.