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The war on plastic in Amsterdam’s canals

The war on plastic in Amsterdam’s canals

AMSTERDAM – This city has begun a campaign to ban plastic and other junk from the more than 100 kilometers of canals and waterways..

May 5, 2014 with 1 Comment
Dutch students go for 3rd solar boat race win

Dutch students go for 3rd solar boat race win

DELFT ~ 32 Delft University of Technology students spent a year building a boat for the 2014 Dong Energy Solar Challenge. Delft University..

April 5, 2014 with 0 Comments
The greening of power boating: 30knots/hour

The greening of power boating: 30knots/hour

SNEEK ~ Vripack, the Dutch naval architecture, design and engineering company, has received a 2013 green environmental award special..

April 5, 2014 with 0 Comments
Dutch urged to copy neighbors on windfarms

Dutch urged to copy neighbors on windfarms

SCHEVENINGEN _ An alliance of recreational boaters, North Sea resort towns, charter companies and sports fishermen is raising objections to..

February 27, 2014 with 0 Comments
2014 solar boat race reports early interest

2014 solar boat race reports early interest

LEEUWARDEN _ Australia has its annual World Solar Challenge road race. The Netherlands has the same, but for boats. And registrations for..

February 18, 2014 with 0 Comments
Dutch yachtbuilding ‘fine fleur’ backs eco-yacht

Dutch yachtbuilding ‘fine fleur’ backs eco-yacht

ENKHUIZEN _ Its ambitions are not modest _ “to launch and maintain trends and activities that target zero emissions” _ and lead the..

February 17, 2014 with 0 Comments
Get this: Windmills unwelcome in Netherlands

Get this: Windmills unwelcome in Netherlands

AMSTERDAM _ Erecting 200m-tall wind mills on or off the Dutch coast may cause a 30% drop in tourism in Friesland province _ a region of..

February 17, 2014 with 0 Comments
Amsterdam canal boats? Monuments?

Amsterdam canal boats? Monuments?

AMSTERDAM _ The city of Amsterdam is considering to designate some of the hundreds of house boats lining its canals as historic monuments...

December 26, 2013 with 0 Comments
A new, biocide-free slime fighter

A new, biocide-free slime fighter

AMSTERDAM _ True to tradition, the 2013 Marine Equipment Trade Show _  a global high mass for yacht builders and their suppliers _ yielded..

November 30, 2013 with 0 Comments
Your next Kodak Moment: surfacing drones

Your next Kodak Moment: surfacing drones

DARTMOUTH, Massachusetts (USA) _ Playful, chirping dolphins escorting your boat! Always a high point! But these days, be ready for an even..

November 25, 2013 with 0 Comments
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