14 cleaners- developed onboard one of the most prestigious yachts in the world.
In the world. We are pleased to say that we cover the complete yacht cleaning needs.
Cleaning products for yachts and superyachts
Sustainability with performance
Taking care of our oceans is our responsibility.
Many ships of all sizes are making better choices.
The Ecoworks Marine range is driving the sustainable revolution in our industry, providing products that are biodegradable, comply with IMO MARPOL and are plant based, which really work.
In fact, we have heard that they work more effectively than some of our chemical competitors. Friendly for the oceans and healthier for the crew that uses the products.
Our two biochemistry doctors create very intelligent mixtures of bacteria and enzymes to clean specific areas and address difficult problems. Our products eat dirt in a natural way of cleaning instead of burning it from the surface.
How it started | a family affair
Ecoworks Marine is a small family business, based in the U.K., run by Scott and his sons Angus and Fraser.
Over fifteen years ago Scott was introduced to two doctors of biochemistry who were, and still are at the forefront of naturally sourced technology. Together they set about fixing problems in commercial cleaning in a more natural way. Ecoworks first started serving land-based markets – and what many don’t know, they still do. In fact, they even supply councils in the U.K. with cleaning products.
In 2015, Angus joined the business. After spending just shy of a decade in the marine industry, it hadn’t gone unnoticed how many toxic cleaning chemicals were being used and how little alternatives there still were in the marine industry. With a love for the ocean and the environment Angus saw an opportunity to change this and the brand pivoted to serve the marine community.
What makes ecoworks products sustainable?
It is no longer necessary to use hazardous products that can be detrimental to the aquatic environment in order to keep boats looking good.
We often get asked if the products are as effective as their toxic competitors, and we can proudly and confidently say they are. But don’t take our word for it. Read the reviews here.
Gone are the days when ‘green’ meant poor cleaning standards. Our products are used successfully on yachts, boatyards and marinas around the world.
Here’s why they’re sustainable:
All Ecoworks Marine products are manufactured to comply with EU (EC) REACH regulation and produced under ISO 14001:2015 standards offering full traceability.
All Ecoworks Marine products are compliant and surpass the MARPOL Annex 5 1.7.5 criteria and are declared not harmful to the marine or river environment.
Most of the “biodegradable” products are only primary, which is 20% in 28 days with no limit on when the remaining substance will disintegrate.
Ecoworks Marine named sustainability partner for SUPER52 SERIES.
We love supporting global sustainable yacht events and we are really happy that we have been asked to be the Official Suppliers of the 52 SUPER SERIES.
The 52 SUPER SERIES is the world’s leading Grand Prix monohull yacht racing circuit established and 2019 marks the eighth season of the 52 SUPER SERIES. With twelve teams formed by 20 nations, they signed up for this year’s events and will be the best so far. There were nine new ships this year and with the next America’s Cup also competing as monohulls, there is even more interest in the techniques and performance of these AC teams. The first event is in Menorca, Spain and begins on May 21. until day 25, so if you are in Menorca, go to the Mahón yacht club, meet the teams and Ecoworks Marine. Or you can watch it live in the 52 SUPER SERIES application.
And the full calendar of events at; http://www.52superseries.com.
I see you there!
52 Super Series
We are incredibly excited to announce, we are the Official Suppliers for the 52 Super Series, the worlds leading monohull grand prix yacht racing circuit. 2018 is set to be the biggest and best yet!Heres the full details: http://bit.ly/2qTeSDMPosted by Ecoworks Marine on Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Ecoworks Marine Supply Volvo Ocean Race Yacht, ‘Turn The Tide On Plastic’.
We are proud to have provided the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 team and Dee Caffari skipper with “Turn The Tide On Plastic” with our “Preserve The Living Seas” range of sustainable and marine benign cleaning products for the boat and the equipment.
The race has visited thirteen cities of the world since the beginning in Alicante, Spain, passing through Cape Town to Hong Kong and Cardiff, and finally to The Hague, Holland. An epic race of 44,000 miles, so hard, so arduous and so close, that there were still three possible winners of the entire event in the last leg. Congratulations to Dongfeng, a truly epic achievement to be the overall winners and congratulations to “Turn The Tide On Plastic”, an incredible achievement for Dee Caffari and his team. They were the youngest, most inexperienced and completely 50/50 mixed gender team. They were the youngest, most inexperienced and completely 50/50 mixed gender team. This exhausting race tested all team members, every second of the way. Bringing Turn The Tide On Plastic home safely, having been with the package for the full eight months, is a true testament to Dee Caffari’s leadership and skills. Well done Dee, a fantastic job!
For each part of the race, 100% performance, attention to detail and sustainability in preparation is everything and that is why they chose Ecoworks Marine.
Catch up with the race and see where they are now: https://www.volvooceanrace.com
People often ask us how we can be “green” but use plastic bottles? The truth is that the plastic problem is not simple. We think that we answer these questions in this blog in a few short points.
Plastic has its use, but there are many different types of plastic. First, we do not use virgin plastic, but recycled plastic. We also consciously choose the use of transparent plastic bottles, since they are recycled more easily. The type of plastic we use is: HDPE2. More effectively than some of our chemical competitors.
Why not glass? Why not glass? In many cases, glass can be a fantastic replacement for plastic, although it is not dangerous in these types of products. The production of glass bottles is much more intense from an environmental point of view than the bottles we use. Glass creates more than 6 times the global heat gases than plastic. In addition, the weight of the product is much greater, which leaves a greater environmental footprint during transport. Breaking is also a negative problem. In addition, working on boats, glass is not complicated a good option!
Why not biodegradable plastics? When some biodegradable plastics break down in landfills, they produce methane gas. This is a very powerful greenhouse gas that adds to the problem of global warming. Biodegradable plastics are made with 5% corn starch or vegetable oil, and cannot be recycled because the starch or oil additive compromises the quality of recycled plastics. If a biodegradable or bioplastic plastic ends up in a landfill, it will never decompose. In landfills, waste is essentially mummified, in total absence of light and oxygen.
Most of the cleaning products you buy in the market are not concentrated. Many of our products are 10 X concentrates. This means 10 bottles less than an alternative that does not require dilution.
This is the objective. And that will become an option one day, when we can implement it logistically (we are a small family business, so the more you support us, the faster we will make this happen). Meanwhile, we sell in large containers, which many ships use on board to refill.
So, as you know, reduce, reuse recycling. And, ultimately, we have to work towards a circular economy. But more about that next time. Also, I haven’t even mentioned the ecological benefits of real products, but if you’ve got here, we’ll save it for another day! Thanks for taking the time to read this. And share if you think it could be useful for someone else.