5 June 2018: For Giles & Becky, the crew of SY Spirit of Phantom this day means mainly the start of their busy summer chartering season. They probably didn’t spent a minute thinking about the fact that today is World Environment day, they simply didn’t have time for it, putting all their energy in preparing the boat for departure today from Palma de Mallorca to their chartering destination.
However, Spirit of Phantom made a big step today re caring about the environment. During their winter chartering season in the Caribbean the crew decided not willing to have another season producing so much plastic waste due to their guests, owners and theirselves drinking plastic bottled water on board. Besides the annoying quantity of plastic waste that they left on the sometimes tiny Caribbean islands where recycling is not possible, they considered this habit of drinking plastic bottled water as a waste of time, space, money and energy (provisioning, storing, cooling of the bottles and finally disposal of the plastic waste). While being in the Caribbean they got in touch with Water without waste to follow its Action plan to come to a sustainable drinking water solution before the summer season would start. Requirements, technical details, measurements and options were exchanged via email and shortly after their arrival, equipment (filtration/purification, cooling, carbonizing & multifunctional tap) as well as 100 sustainable reusable branded and personalized bottles were ready to be installed and delivered.
Wishing Spirit of Phantom and its crew, owners and guests enjoyable sailing with tasty, fresh and safe water without waste, may many yachts follow in your wake!