Charteris Bay Yacht Club are proud to be a Yachting NZ Clean Club (1 star). We are currently working towards the top tier (3 stars) of the program and have a number of initatives underway. We welcome input from club members and the community to help achieve our ongoing sustainabilty responsibilities.

CBYC Sustainability lead is Adam Hadfield. Email:

Sustainabilty Statement

At our yacht club, we are committed to promoting sustainability and minimizing our impact on the environment. We recognize that our operations and activities have an impact on the natural world, and we are dedicated to taking responsible and proactive measures to reduce this impact.To achieve our sustainability goals, we have implemented several initiatives, including:

  1. Waste reduction and recycling: We have implemented a comprehensive recycling program to reduce waste and encourage members to properly dispose of their Waste. We also use reusable cups, plates and utensils to reduce the amount of single-use plastic.
  2. Energy conservation: We are taking steps to reduce our energy consumption by using energy-efficient lighting and appliances and implementing practices to reduce our energy usage.
  3. Water conservation: We promote responsible water use by installing low-flow fixtures, maintaining efficient irrigation systems, and educating our members on the importance of water conservation.
  4. Environmental education: We provide educational opportunities to our members and local community to increase awareness and knowledge of environmental issues, including marine conservation, climate change, and sustainable practices.
  5. Green boating practices: We encourage our members to practice responsible boating by reducing their speed, avoiding sensitive habitats, and properly disposing of their waste.

We believe that sustainability is an ongoing process, and we are committed to continually improving our practices and reducing our impact on the environment. By working together, we can create a more sustainable future for our yacht club and for future generations.

To find out more about the YNZ clean club initative check out: