Great satisfaction is derived from being an owner of a GREEN technologically advanced MJM yacht, spending half the time and dollars of your friends at the fuel dock and thus doing your part in preserving the environment for future generations.
The MJMs are truly eco-yachts, the most environmentally oriented yachts made. If the marine industry and all boaters made the same contribution that MJM and its owners make in building and operating their vessels, the ecological impact would be huge. There are boats, the same size as the 40z, which can consume in half a day what the average automobile uses in a year.
Boating has a significant ecological impact, mostly related to fuel use;. We are all connected globally through nature's ecological cycles, particularly the hydrological (water) cycle...evaporation of oceans and lakes into the atmosphere then falls back in the form of rain. When hydrocarbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels enter this "water" cycle, they have a harmful effect on the planet's ecology and human health. Acid rain and greenhouse gases are examples. By owning an MJM, you can halve the fuel consumption of your boating activities and markedly reduce the carbon impact from your boating activities in two significant ways:
REDUCE USE OF FOSSIL FUELS, which contain:
- Hydrocarbons: These come from two sources. Partially burned fossil fuel results in molecules such as toxic benzene, which may cause cancer and other health problems, as well as form ground-level ozone, e.g. smog. Fuel evaporation when refueling also releases hydrocarbons. These hydrocarbons end up in the water, in bottom sediment or as surface film, or are released into the atmosphere. They contain compounds that are linked to asthma, cancer, and genetic mutations.
- Microscopic airborne particulates: These come from diesel engines and can damage the respiratory system.
- Nitrogen Oxides: These are formed by high pressure/temperature engines, and form ozone and acid rain.
- Carbon Monoxide: This poisonous gas results from incomplete conbustion.
- Carbon Dioxide (CO2): The increase of these emissions contribute to the potential for global warming.
USE INCREASED AMOUNTS OF BIO-DIESEL
Unlike fossil fuels, biodiesel is a low-emissions, safer-to-handle, non-hazardous 95% biodegradable fuel produced from renewable sources such as canola and soya bean. Chemically, it is defined as the mono alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids. Most biodiesel is sold as a blend, where the fuel is between 5% and 20% biodiesel, and the balance is from conventional diesel. B100 biodiesel is now available almost anywhere.