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First of its Kind Sustainable Boating Guide Unveiled

First of its Kind Sustainable Boating Guide Unveiled
21 May 2021 James Brooke

Borrow A Boat and World Sailing Trust launch guide for charterers.

Leading boat hire and yacht charter platform, Borrow A Boat, has joined forces with the World Sailing Trust to launch a Sustainable Boating Guide for Charterers. The Sustainable Boating Guide is the first of its kind and features advice on pollutants (both liquid and solid), physical damage caused by anchoring, the impact to wildlife, and carbon emissions.

The guide will be distributed worldwide to all 146 Member National Authorities of World Sailing, as well as to Borrow A Boat customers who charter any of the 35,000 boats available via the platform.

CEO & founder of Borrow A Boat, Matt Ovenden, said: “We all love spending time on the water and being close to the sea, but for so long we’ve done so without thinking about how we are treating the sea and the marine life within it.

“With new awareness and research into ocean plastics increasingly informing us of how our behaviours can impact the ocean, there is no better time to highlight the simple ways we can all do our bit, to ensure we aren’t causing harm to our oceans and marine life, while still enjoying boating.”

Chair of the World Sailing Trust and world record breaking British sailor Dee Caffari MBE added, “There is simply nothing quite like getting out on the water and enjoying the vastness of the oceans.

“The huge expanse of water available to us can make it difficult to understand how small changes can benefit the overall health of the oceans, however this guide provides helpful and informative advice we can all use.

“As mariners, our job is to safeguard the sea and the advice featured in the Sustainable Boating Guide will help charterers understand the importance of sustainable boating as well as the small, positive changes we can all make to preserve this environment for future generations.”

From simple tips on eliminating single-use plastic on board and the optimum time to apply sunscreen before entering the water, to guidance on preventing blowback – one of the most common ways in which boats can pollute the environment – the Sustainable Boating Guide provides charterers, of all experience levels, with the knowledge they need to enjoy a more sustainable boating experience.

To download the Sustainable Boating Guide visit, or download a pdf directly via

For more information on Borrow A Boat, visit
For more information on the World Sailing Trust, visit


Notes to Editors:
Borrow A Boat CEO, Matt Ovenden and Head of World Sailing Trust Victoria Low are available for interview or comment upon request.

For further press information contact, please contact:
Jo Kendall | Elsa Findlay | Olivia Hazelden-Kingdon
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About Borrow A Boat:
Launched by boating enthusiasts in 2017, Borrow A Boat is on a mission to make boating more accessible, affordable, flexible, and inclusive for all through both traditional yacht charter companies and peer-to-peer yacht charter. Peer-to-peer charter enabling boat owners to offset the high costs of boat ownership by reducing maintenance costs and marina fees, whilst offering consumers more affordable and flexible boating experiences.

With over 35,000 boat rentals and yacht charters available in 65+ countries including the UK, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, North America, and South East Asia, Borrow A Boat is the leading yacht charter platform.

Borrow A Boat facilitates boat rental from just £40 per day, sailing yachts from £1,000 per week and luxury motorboats and superyachts, under Borrow A Boat Plus, from approximately £10,000 per week.

Boats of all types are available for rental, including sailboats, motorboats, riverboats, RIBs, catamarans, gulets, superyachts and luxury yacht charters. Customers can choose a boat with or without a skipper, depending on their sailing experience.

All boats meet the stringent safety and insurance codes, standards, and regulations for yacht chartering in their respective locations.

For more information, or to make a booking, visit the website

About World Sailing Trust:
The World Sailing Trust was established by World Sailing in June 2018 to enhance access to sailing, support young sailors, and to protect the waters our sport depends on.

During the past three years the Trust has established itself as a global charity for the sailing community, supporting sailing in all its forms, and working in partnership with individuals, organisations and events around the world to create impact with international and long-lasting reach within its chosen areas of People and Planet.

The Trust’s unique connection to World Sailing, the world governing body for the sport, gives it a unique position and network through which it can influence and support the international sailing community.

For more information, visit the website