|CYBA Announces 'Save the Blue' Awards|
|Written by Kim Kavin|
|Monday, 24 September 2012 07:38|
CYBA International, a leading worldwide association of charter yacht brokers, is now accepting nominations for the first-ever Save the Blue Awards.
The Save the Blue Awards are designed to recognize yachts that are operating in an environmentally friendly way. The awards will be promoted at the upcoming St. Thomas, Tortola, and Antigua charter yacht shows, where CYBA will also give individual awards for the most eco-friendly sailing yacht and motoryacht at each show.
CYBA has created a list of more than 30 criteria that yachts can meet to qualify for the new Save the Blue awards. Any yacht that meets at least seven of the criteria will be named an honoree. The criteria include everything from teaching charter guests about reef etiquette to using canvas shopping bags to making drinking water online instead of buying it in plastic bottles.
Yachts that qualify will be able to use CYBA's Going Green to Save the Blue logo, and will be able to display a green ribbon during the upcoming boat shows to alert brokers and press that the yacht has qualified.
The most eco-friendly yacht awards are a proper competition, and only one sailing yacht and one motoryacht will win those awards at each of the upcoming shows. Any yacht that is registered in one of the shows, and that submits this application, will be considered for those awards.
Kudos to CYBA International for continuing its campaign to recognize eco-friendly charter yachts. This organization is leading the industry in giving consumers a way to identify "green yachts" and make informed choices when booking a vacation. It's a great concept being brought to life.
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