Environment / Initiatives

Arial view of marina

Our business is directly linked to the health of our oceans. We are continuously improving our business to follow environmental best practices. The responsibility to keep the Harbor clean falls on all of us. We have already completed many of our goals to reduce the amount of single-use plastic products and divert what remains into the appropriate recycling facilities. We're diversifying our energy mix to include more renewable sources, like wind and solar. We choose eco-friendly products for hull cleaning and ice removal.

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Charting a Better Future

At Boston Yacht Haven, we recognize that the work is never done and we continue to research and implement new environmentally sound practices on our own, and through partnerships, to ensure the health and longevity of Boston’s Waterfront.

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We have already dramatically reduced our single-use plastics and are constantly looking for innovative ways to eliminate even more.

Accomplished Goals

Goal

Divert 1200 coffee pods from the landfill each month (that’s 14,400 fewer pods every year!)

How

We now use compostable pods exclusively in all of our suites and across the Inn

Goal

Eliminate the use of 3,300 plastic cups per month (that’s 39,600 fewer cups each year!)

How

We switched to 100% compostable cups made from corn husks

Goals on Deck for this Summer

Goal

Halt the disposal of 1500 single-use toiletry bottles each month (that’s 18,000 fewer bottles per year!)

How

We are replacing single-use toiletry bottles with large refillable alternatives

Goal

Eliminate the use of 960 single-use water bottles each month (that’s 11,520 fewer bottles every year!)

How

We are installing water stations across the property so guests can conveniently fill their own water bottles. Don’t have a refillable bottle? Don’t worry: We’ll give you a free one!

Future Initiatives

Goal

Provide complimentary electric vehicle charging for our clients

How

We’re installing two Electric Vehicle Charging Stations; one at Boston Yacht Haven and one at Charlestown Marina, in Spring 2021.

Goal

Begin diversifying our energy supply by tapping into renewable options

How

Plans to install solar panels and wind turbines at our Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina

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Everything Accepted Recycling Service

Our long-standing Everything Accepted Recycling Service transforms today’s trash into tomorrow’s treasures. Recycling from all over the marina is collected at our convenient drop off locations, and sorted by hand after pickup. This includes:

  • Recycling collected is sorted by hand after pickup. This includes:
  • Glass
  • Aluminum
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic