The World Lives A ‘Green’ Way of Life as One of the Most Environmentally Conscious Vessels at Sea

Recognizing the importance of being environmentally conscious and operating with an eye to reducing its carbon footprint, The World, the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth, is a Ship of many ‘green’ firsts.

  • The World was the first Ship of its size burning only clean, low Sulphur (less than 0.1% Sulphur) marine gas oil rather than heavy bunker fuel making for a much more environmentally friendly vessel. The Ship is years ahead of the latest legislation requiring running on more environmentally friendly fuel while in many ports and coastal waters.
  • The World is the first Ship to feature the Scanship wastewater cleaning system. In an effort to continuously improve and continue to exceed current and future international requirements, the Ship is undergoing a process to upgrade the system and discharge water quality.

Equally impressive beyond the ‘firsts’ are environmentally conscious features that were incorporated into the original design.

  • The World maintains a ‘Zero Discharge to Sea’ policy – no solid garbage of any kind is released to sea, even when permitted by international pollution regulations. Treated waste water is discharged but only in line with legislation governing the Ship’s speed and distance from land. Items such as crushed glass, scrap metal and ash from incinerators and hazardous waste are disposed of on land as required by law.
  • The Ship has a ‘Clean Class’ notation from the classification society DNV.

The World continues to research new technologies to reduce fuel consumption, emissions and its carbon footprint in order to remain one of the ‘greenest’ vessels sailing the high seas. Energy-saving initiatives include:

  • Maximizing different engine configurations by using main engines as shaft generators;
  • Replacing original provision refrigerator compressors with more efficient machines;
  • Installing new dishwashers with models that consume less water;
  • Replacing existing high wattage halogen and incandescent lamps with the latest and more efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lighting technology to reduce energy consumption;
  • Implementing the HVAC [heating, ventilating and air conditioning] ‘energy save mode’ allowing the main HVAC computer system to automatically control the HVAC system in Residences when not occupied;
  • Converting the treatment of water in the Marina Pool to a Silver Ionization method from the traditional chlorination process, which reduces chemical usage as well as is gentler to the skin and eyes of swimmers; and
  • Replacing all Crew shower heads and sink aerators with reduced flow models thus reducing water consumption and saving 1,000 mt fresh water annually.
  • Capturing waste heat from engine exhaust gases and engine cooling water systems that are utilized to assist in fresh water production;
  • Implementing LED technology throughout the Ship resulting in fuel savings; and
  • Replacing electrical stoves in the galleys with more energy-efficient induction ovens and exhaust hoods.

A dedicated Environmental Engineer is responsible for the prevention of environmental incidents and overall adherence to the Ship’s Environmental Management System including training of all crewmembers.

About The World

Launched in 2002, The World® is the largest privately owned, residential yacht on earth with 165 luxury Residences. A diverse group of Residents from 20 countries own the homes onboard and share interests in world cultures, history and adventure, and exploring fascinating destinations. They circumnavigate the globe every two to three years following an extraordinary itinerary that they select. In-depth expeditions and one-of-a-kind experiences are complemented by world-class amenities and impeccable service. To learn more about this unique lifestyle call 954-538-8449 or visit

Media Contacts: For additional information or to request images of The World, please contact:

Jayne Alexander, The Dovetail Agency, 0207-016-6740 or e-mail
Joanna Merredew, The Dovetail Agency, 0207-016-6740 or e-mail


August 2020