SILENT-YACHTS is an official partner and corporate supporter of HELMEPA, the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association. The strengths and competences of this Greek NGO, which cooperates with the UN, revolve around Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea.
HELMEPA´s goal is to nurture an environmental consciousness in shipping – “from shipowner to seafarer”. Additionally, the organization supports environmental awareness and sustainability initiatives such as educational programs for the youth and public awareness campaigns.
The first cooperation between HELMEPA and our founders Michael & Heike dates back to the Solarwave project 10 years ago, when they supported the educational “HELMEPA Junior Program” with the help of the Solarwave 46. Their solar powered catamaran was used as a practical example, not only to educate and motivate the generations about climate change, but also to expand their minds on potential solutions by using renewable energy sources.
Today, the cycle of spreading awareness and educating the youth in order to protect the marine environment continues.