In the News: Boating Decarbonization Research, Technologies

New global industry research outlining the multiple propulsion technology pathways propelling the boating industry toward decarbonization has the focus of recent national consumer and boating media coverage during the winter boat show season.

Recent media coverage included:

This first-of-its-kind, independent and peer-reviewed research was fielded by leading global engineering consulting firm Ricardo plc and resulted in the most comprehensive lifecycle assessment ever conducted on recreational vessel usage and emissions reduction. While recreational boats account for less than 0.1% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the research revealed there is no one-size-fits-all solution and a portfolio of propulsion technologies are needed to further decarbonize, from sustainable marine fuels to hydrogen to electric and hybrid.

The winter boat show season has provided a backdrop for further expanding education outreach to industry stakeholders and consumer media, including presentations and briefings at the Dusseldorf, Toronto and Miami shows.

Next week, NMMA will host a briefing event on Feb. 14 at the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show, on the foundation-setting findings from ICOMIA’s Pathways to Propulsion Decarbonisation report and the new global campaign, Propelling Our Future, on the technologies best positioned to continue to propel the recreational boating industry toward decarbonization. To learn more about the event, contact NMMA’s Kelly Kaylor at [email protected].