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Low Carbon Footprint Journeys

 

Armstrong Global charters and brokers sailboats only. A sailboat with an auxiliary engine is one of the most efficient and eco-friendly means of transport available today. Do you want to know why?

  • less fuel: an average 7-days cruise on a sailboat for 6 people on a 45 foot vessel burns an average of 50 litres (13 gallons) of diesel fuel. That means just ore than a litre per person per day to move around, warm-up water and produce electricity. Can you do better than that?
  • Less electricity: we produce most of the electricity we need just running the engine while moving around while not under sail. Many vessel use wind generators and solar panels. And a 45 foot vessel in warm waters can use as little as 100 Ah per day in electricity, for lights, music, refrigeration, instrumentation, operations and water pumps.
  • Less water consumption: few lifestyles are more efficient than life aboard a sailing vessel. We wash dishes with saltwater, promote a responsible and parsimonious use of water in the toilets and the toilets use seawater.
  • Use of local food: we specifically offer local products according to our mission to promote the knowledge of the traditions of the area, including the culinary heritage. Most of the food is bought at local markets and does not travel long distances to arrive in our galleys.
  • Use of organic food: we chose organic food whenever possible, thus reducing the secondary carbon footprint.
  • We chose efficient packaging: life on a boat forces our crews to make a very eficient use of space and a very efficient way to treat garbage.
  • Low carbon footprint lifestyle: life at sea makes the best possible use of the environment, and naturally invites sailor to save energy and water, to use seawater for domestic uses and sun to produce energy, to eat food produced locally (fish) and minimize the quantity of red meat consumed, to minimize the diesel consuption and to use also the by-products (heat and electricity) of an engine more efficiently than in a car. An ocean crossing in a sailboat for 6 people can use as little as 150 litres of diesel (around 67 kgs of CO2 while 6 intercontinental flights mean 3900 kgs of CO2).

 

 
       
     
       
 
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