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Boatbookings.com Runs "Zero Carbon Footprint" Charter Promo

Boatbookings.com offsets 25 Tons of CO2 in Promotion

Boatbookings Magazine

Boatbookings.com, a world leader in yacht charter holidays and business events, recently completed a successful, a first-of-its-kind promotion where it purchased carbon credits for each of its charters booked from 15 December to 31 December. The goal was for all of these boats to charter with a zero carbon footprint. Through this program, the company offset 25 tons of CO2, and, just as importantly, charterers could enjoy themselves on their yachts knowing that they were not contributing to global warming.

Through the program, the CO2 emissions of each charter were estimated and credits were purchased through Boatbokings.com's partner, JP Morgan Climate Care. These credits pay for UN approved projects that reduce carbon emissions worldwide such as installing wind farms, reforesting the rain forests, and reducing outdoor waste burning.

Boatbookings.com is strongly committed to helping educate people and implement programs that reduce carbon emissions and help in the fight against climate change. Previously, the company launched a Carbon Offset Calculator, and also automatically calculates the carbon footprint of most of its charter motor yachts. The company also charters a number of hybrid sailing yachts, that have essentially a zero carbon footprint because while sailing their spinning propellers recharge the batteries for the electric motors.

Click here for further information about yacht-related carbon emissions and low carbon footprint chartering.

About Boatbookings.com

Boatbookings.com is the world's largest online boat chartering service offering more than 5,000 yachts worldwide. We work with the top international yacht charter operators to provide the largest and most diverse selection of boats anywhere. These include sailing boats, motor boats, day cruisers, catamarans, super and luxury yachts, and specialized boats for racing, entertaining and business functions. Boatbookings.com provides fast, efficient service, and guarantees the lowest price on its boats so that customers can be assured they're getting the best deal possible. Our unique tracking and feedback systems provide customers with both security and reliable information from other clients. Boatbookings.com prides itself on its ability to take the stress out of boating holidays, whether for a one day charter or a week-long tour of the Caribbean or Mediterranean.

Boatbookings.com has offices in London, Cannes, Athens, Ft Lauderdale, Singapore and Mauritius in order to be able to provide boats and charter services in all major yacht charter locations, worldwide.

More Stories By Tom Virden

Tom Virden is the founder and Managing Director of Boatbookings.com, a leading online yacht charter agency that offers over 5000 yachts worldwide.