Superyacht Designers Become Wood Forever Pact Partners
Published: Monday, 29 September 2014
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco met with designers from ten superyacht design firms that have signed up as Wood Forever Pact (WFP) partners – as well as two WFP members, builders VSY Yachts and Burger – at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.
Designers of superyachts concerned about deforestation have the opportunity to make a real difference to the environment by becoming part of the WFP.
The WFP is the flagship project of the "Monaco makes a commitment against deforestation initiative", led by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
(Wood Forever Partners and Members. Left to right: Dickie Bannenberg, Simon Rowell, Andrew Langton, Tony Dixon, Adam Lay, Rob Humphreys, Pascale Reymond, HSH Prince Albert II, Christiana Longarini/VSY, Jim Ruffolo/Burger, Ron Cleveringa/Burger, Miguel Queda (CQS), Mike Reeves, Antony Harrison/GL Watson & Co, Espen Øino)
(Mick Leach (left) and Mark Smith of Michael Leach Designs - photos courtesy Alberto Colman / yachtpublicity.com)
The first superyacht design studios to sign up are:
- Claydon Reeves
- Michael Leach Design
- Bannenberg + Rowell
- Redman Whiteley Dixon
- Adam Lay Studio
- Reymond Langton Design
- Humphreys Design
- Ciarmoli Queda Studio (CQS)
- Espen Oeino International
- GL Watson & Co
Committed to specifying only certified woods, these designers have pledged to introduce clients – who they are designing (or have designed) superyachts for – to WFP, raising awareness of the benefits of using woods sourced from well-managed forests.
Designers interested in becoming a Wood Forever Pact partner or wishing to get more information on the program are invited to call Nick Jeffery (+377 93 250 630) or contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org