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A Green Mechanic for Superyachts Helps Alleviate Climate Guilt

Luxury liners aren’t going away, but there’s a push within the industry to at least try and make the boats a little bit greener

Luxury yachts in the MB92 shipyard in Barcelona, Spain.

Luxury yachts in the MB92 shipyard in Barcelona, Spain.

Photographer: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg

There are some things that even billionaires in their superyachts can’t escape.

The floating mansions may provide refuge from Covid-19 lockdowns and miserable winters, but no one is immune to climate change. As sea levels rise and extreme storms become more frequent, the uber-rich face a future in which their favorite playgrounds could no longer be fit for sailing.