Published on: 23 November 2023
Largs Yacht Haven, Scotland's largest marina located on the Firth of Clyde, has received a Zero Carbon certification, guaranteeing 100% of their energy originating from renewable sources.
Matt Wood, Director of Energy Supply for Scottish Gas/British Gas, certified Largs Yacht Haven as a 'Zero Carbon' business. This means that 100% of electricity supplied to the site will be back by a mix of Renewable Guarantees of origin and nuclear declarations. This is guaranteed for the next two years.
Dave Hewitt, Marina Manager at Largs Yacht Haven, commented on the certification saying, "We all need to contribute to ensure our energy is sustainably sourced. By receiving this guarantee, we can not only ensure that the electricity used in our marina office comes from a renewable source, but this electricity is also supplied to all 700+ boats on our pontoons, our external lighting and boats around our boatyard."
Dave continued, "We take the stewardship of our marina very seriously, committing to providing a sustainable, responsibly-run marina. Our day-to-day operations and sustainability schemes are regularly scrutinised and examined by our external partners such as British Marine, The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) and The Green Blue. Furthermore, we partner with a wide range of initiatives such as the native oyster restoration project which continues under our pontoons, and we have also recently installed additional EV Charge Points on-site. We will continue to look for more opportunities to reduce our environmental impact and to protect, preserve and maintain our marinas for generations to come."
At the Yacht Haven’s most recent TYHA inspection, the Gold Anchor assessor noted the marina’s environmental efforts and initiatives, saying; "Largs Yacht Haven breathes respect for nature… It is green in both the literal and figurative sense. Environmental awareness is obvious throughout the marina, while the marina manager and marina team lead by example.”