By MHS Posted 8th June 2016

The Superyacht Cup has teamed up with the Sailors for the Sea – Clean Regattas Programme. The main objective of this movement is to cut down on single use plastic bottles used onboard for racing.

STP Palma based Marine Hydraulic Solutions, leading provider for a complete service of maintenance, refit, repair and installation for hydraulic systems, will proudly be providing thirsty sailors with free re-usable bottles which can be rinsed, refilled and chilled again. There will be a tent on-site during the Superyacht Cup from where MHS will distribute 20 bottles to each yacht and take care of the 18 litre refill containers, deposits and returns.

Chris Geraghty, operations manager for MHS states,

‘Having been involved with the Superyacht Cup as Silver Sponsors since the MHS’ first year, we were offered this opportunity to help in an environmental way, whilst supporting the world’s 2nd largest Superyacht Regatta. We consider the Clean Regattas Program to be an exceptionally worthy cause and we all need to do our bit to clean up our oceans. We very much believe that all the sailors and superyacht owners out there will get involved and join us to help rid our oceans of plastic.

 Our workshop is based in STP Shipyard in the centre of Palma Bay. We are heavily involved with many of the yachts racing in the regatta and look forward to working with them once again this season. We have recently opened an additional 400m2 workshop just outside the shipyard to allow us to keep up with client demand. This gives us a clear advantage for clients as we are always poised and ready to act on any emergencies as they arrive during regattas.

Good luck to all entrants in the 20th Edition of SYC, please take advantage of our reusable water bottles, and remember… There’s no excuse for single use.’

MHS offers a complete service for maintenance and installation of all hydraulic systems found on board and this year’s entry list is teeming with yachts that MHS works with, for example, the 46m 2014 World Superyacht Award Winner S/Y Ganesha, or this years WSA Winner, the new 39m S/Y Atalante, designed by Hoek Design Naval Architects and built by Claasen Shipyards.