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Sustainable Sailing Vacations
One of the best parts of a sailing vacation with Nauti Adventures, but often overlooked, is the sustainability of this type of vacation. The marina we are harbored in, the boat you enjoy while sailing with us, using wind for propulsion and sun to collect energy, everything is environmentally friendly and sustainable on our charters.
You can feel good about taking your next vacation aboard Nauti Adventures!
Port Superior Marina
We are proud to be harbored in an earth cautious marina like Port Superior Marina. They are a certified member of the Wisconsin Clean Marina program, which promotes clean and safe waterways for Wisconsin’s marine industry. A certified “Clean Marina” has been verified and meets federal and state pollution and safety laws and has adopted best management practices that make Wisconsin’s waterways cleaner and safer for boaters to enjoy.
Our catamaran sailboat features many earth friendly features that make it a perfect platform for a sustainable vacation. The main feature being 650 sq ft of sail area used for propulsion. We won't get into the physics of it, but basically sails act like giant vertical wings, driving the wind around them, creating lift, or in a sailboat's case, forward propulsion. Free Gas!
The next feature that we are proud of is the 200 watts of solar power we added, after market. Solar panels harnesses the sun's energy and then converts it to electricity, which is then stored in large house batteries. This energy is used to power things like lights, fans and navigational equipment.
Another feature you wouldn't think is earth friendly is our diesel engines. Yes, they aren't as efficient and earth friendly as wind or electric propulsion (hopefully coming soon), but they are super efficient engines, burning only a cup an hour worth of fuel. Last season we used a total of 48 gallons of diesel the entire season! Diesel is easier and cleaner to produce than gasoline as well.
These are just some of the sustainable features on our sailboats. Check out the boat tour video to see them in action! Feel good about booking a sailing vacation with Nauti Adventures.
Pack only what you need. Extra stuff means more weight in the car and on the boat, leading to more energy usage and waste.
Often guests will travel from the same area, yet take several vehicles. Carpooling will definitely help reduce fuel consumption and waste
Plan out your meals and snacks. Most groups bring way to much consumable goods, which leads to waste. Plan ahead with your group to help reduce waste.
While aboard you can help conserve resources too. Turn off lights, don't use fans, use less water, open the fridge less. Use jug water we provide, rather than bottled.
Here are more ways you can help make your vacation sustainable and more earth friendly!
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