As part of our wider commitment to create waterside environments in which both people and nature can thrive, Premier Marinas commissioned a 7m aluminium ‘Versi-Cat’ specialist clean-up vessel for Port Solent. The aim was to reduce and prevent water pollution.
This versatile vessel has the ability to sweep around the marina and collect debris floating in the pools collecting floating litter and weed. Although the Versi-Cat’s main function is retrieving plastic litter, debris and aquatic vegetation, which can be a seasonal problem for many marinas, the vessel also makes a great work boat for general maintenance. 80% of ocean plastics and marine litter originates from inland, so keeping our marinas and harbours clean is a must if we are to tackle water pollution.
Mark Phillp CMM, Port Solent’s Marina Manager said: “Premier takes its commitment to protecting the environment very seriously. This is a significant investment for Premier and one we have made following feedback from our berth holders.”
Sustainability hat trick for Premier Marinas
Premier Marinas continues to make sustainability a priority having been certified ISO 14064-1:2018 for the verification of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Premier Marinas switches to HVO
Premier Marinas has become the first UK marina group to make the switch to using HVO.