FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Clear Yacht International Appoints New Partners and Launches the First Integrated Sustainable Yacht Design Program
Weston, CT (November 18, 2015) - Clear Yacht International is pleased to formally announce the appointment of two new partners to the firm, Ronald Beilman and Victoria Cerrone, as well as its launch of the first fully integrated sustainable yacht design and build program for the yachting industry.
Ron Beilman, previously of Burger Boat Company and Palmer Johnson, brings extensive technical consultancy, engineering/design facilitation and project management experience to the company with over 36 new superyacht builds to his credit as well as his unwavering solution-oriented approach to sustainability in the yachting industry. Victoria Cerrone, Principal of BOBOSART, brings not only her fine art and public art installation background to the company, but also her dual citizenship in the US and Italy, making her a valuable liaison between US clients and European shipyards. Ms. Cerrone’s resume also includes many years of working within the Luxury Market sector as well as her experience as a practicing attorney. All told, with Joyce Clear’s 15 years of design experience in yacht and high-end residential interiors, Clear Yacht is guided by three multi-disciplined, fully integrated seasoned professionals with over 70+ years combined experience in the fields of yachting, design/engineering, project management, technical consultancy, sustainability, fine art, investment banking and law.
A Sustainable Force in the Yachting Industry
Clear Yacht International reflects a new type of force in the yachting industry. Clear states, “We have rounded out the team and services that Clear Yacht provides, and are one of few firms in the yachting industry that offers a holistic approach to sustainably-driven design and build projects. We are the value-add for owners, shipyards, designers and architects alike, particularly as we enter into an unchartered era of environmental regulations, and appeal to the new, younger generation of yacht owners.” Beilman adds, “Yachts are complex machines that reside within a very dynamic industry. It takes a unique set of skills and experiences to prepare for yachting’s future as we have envisaged, and believe with the three of us now merged into one organization, sharing a common vision and foundation, we make a powerful, solution-oriented team.”
Clear Yacht International, an award winning interior design, technical consultancy and project management firm specializing in sustainability, is proud to announce its launch of the industry’s first categorized approach to holistic yacht design called the Clear Blue Method™. Penned by Ron Beilman, the Clear Blue Method™ was inspired by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED), and the new Well Building Standard.
“The yachting industry has always proven itself innovative. With the Clear Blue Method™, we are providing the tools necessary to innovate with purpose, and on multiple levels…The ability to control operational costs and aid crew efficiencies at its base through to the highest levels of bespoke luxury founded on sustainable and wellness models with all the clean, cutting-edge, future proof thinking & technologies in between.”
In addition to the Clear Blue Method™, the team has also launched the new Well Building Standard Certification for the yachting industry that fuses best practices in design and construction with evidence-based medical and scientific research to ensure onboard environments support human health and wellbeing. It is the first of its kind in the yachting industry. Starting immediately, the Clear Blue Method™ and Well assessments and refits will be performed by Clear Yacht, while its 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization, Ports of Cause, will certify yachts meeting the programs’ specific criteria, awarding them membership into its “Fleet Blue™” club. Ports of Cause was founded four years ago by Joyce Clear and is focused on leveraging the power and reach of the yachting industry to inspire, promote and propel sustainable innovation into the world with the ultimate goal of minimizing the impact luxury lifestyles and everyday living have on our oceans.
Ms. Cerrone adds that “Mega yachts are sheer works of art in design, construction and innovation, especially for technology. The yachting industry is uniquely positioned to attract new investment demands, industry experts, and entrepreneurs in sustainability, and I am excited to bring Clear Yacht’s fresh approach and model to the industry at large.”
Clear Yacht International is a full service design, technical consultation and project management firm with a specialty in sustainable innovation. The company reflects a depth of experience including 36 new builds, multiple refits including the award-winning Mari Cha III, high-end residential projects and accreditation in sustainability. They also have solid and strategic partnerships with established companies focused on sustainable processes, products, technology and innovation, keeping them on the forefront of the next billion-dollar industry.
Joyce Clear, Clear Yacht International