The NORTH DEVON MARINE PROJECT

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Overview

Our planet is roughly 70% covered with water, our ocean and the life within are the key to maintaining a healthy climate, we must do all we can to preserve and restore our natural world with positive action on land and at sea.Using only the renewable resources available to her with an auxiliary electric motor, she sails diesel free to combat negative impact and test emerging technologies.

Our aim is to influence the shift towards net zero. In order to meet the 1.5°C global warming target in the Paris Agreement, global carbon emissions should reach net zero around mid-century. For developed nations such as the UK, the date will need to be much earlier.

Our mission is to significantly reduce the impact we have on marine life by increasing ocean literacy.


The Boats


SV Nazca is our 1984 Contessa 34 offshore one design. Using only the renewable resources available to her with an auxiliary electric motor, she sails diesel free to combat negative impact and test emerging technologies. With a home ports in Falmouth and North Devon, she is demonstrating a new era of marine power, equipped for offshore. Nazca is self sufficient and on watch for the ocean. 
SV Muhuhu is a 1980's Oyster Mariner 35. She was converted from diesel to electric propulsion over winter 2020. She's a heavy blue water design with a large internal volume, not fast but keeps her crew safe and dry! She's an ideal platform for data collection, wildlife observation, and exploration. Her home port is Plymouth, Devon and can be seen flying the NDM flag all around the west country.