THE VAAN ‘SAIL THE PLANET’ MISSION:
We make exciting luxury sail yachts that do not harm the planet. By pushing the boundaries of materials, technology and design, we contribute to a world where enjoying life and protecting it, go hand in hand. Because we care about saving the planet as much as we care about sailing it.
We are commited to use only the best, sustainable materials. The hull is made of recycled aluminium and for the interior the finest sustainable materials are used: lyocell as an alternative for silk, a plant-based alternative for leather made of pineapple leaves, cork decking, linen, and certified wood.
This makes the R4 not only ‘circular’, it also creates a warm, cosy atmosphere. As it turns out, the ‘fair’ material is often also the most refined.
Fitting our ‘Sail The Planet’ mission, a Vaan is all-electric, from induction cooking to electric propulsion. The large or extra large battery banks are charged from the solar panels, the hydro-generating engines, or the wind. A back-up generator can be added to the energy mix to provide extra assurance on longer journeys.
Not only is all-electric more sustainable, it also saves space and eliminates smells, noises and vibrations.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
As a company and for our customers, we continually strive to decrease the impact yachting has on the planet. Through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals framework we have identified our main focus areas: Decent Work (8), Innovation (9), Responsible Production (12), Climate Action (13), Life Below Water (14) and Life on Land (15).
LET’S SAIL THE PLANET TOGETHER
No single individual or company or country can fix the climate crisis all by themselves. We need to work together now. Therefor, please contact us if you have a product that could be used on a Vaan and is truly sustainable.
We want to use Vaan as a platform for sustainable innovation and therefor continuously look for new products, materials and methods that help us pursue our mission. Let’s move the needle, together.