„namesakes for our ships“

Human beings could neveract against nature, they had to cooperate with nature. Carl von Carlowitz recognized this more than 300 years ago.

Born in 1645 as Hans Carl von Carlowitz, Carl got a humanistic education. The aristocratic „von Carlowitz“ family cultivated forest for generations areas in the „Erzgebirge“,in the hills around Rabenstein Castle . His father was Georg Carl von Carlowitz, the Elector of Saxony’s chief forest master. After studying law and political science in Jena, Carl von Carlowitz devoted to scientific and mining studies. During his travels through Europe in the 17th century he learned how valuable and scarce wood was as a raw material. Carl von Carlowitz was responsible, among other things, for the supply of wood to the saxony mining and smelting industry in the Erzgebirge, initially as deputy and from 1711 as chief mining governor.

Excessive mining and a steadily growing population led to an energy crisis in the region. Without regulated management and reforestation of the forests, wood became scarce. Carl von Carlowitz recognized this. His important work „Sylvicultura oeconomica“ is regarded as the original version of sustainable forestry. In 1713, one year before his death, he demanded that only as much wood be harvested as can be grow back again through reforestation. This work is regarded as the cornerstone of German forestry and is the foundation of the principle of sustainable use of raw materials.

Therefore „Carl von Carlowitz“ , the founder of sustainability , is the ideal namesakes for our climate-neutral sailing catamarans . 24 boats sail with his message around the world, reaching all populated continents of the earth. More than 300 years ago, Carls‘ idea builds bridges between cultures and connects people. The ships and crews act as a mission for climate-neutral and sustainable travelling. At a high, luxurious level, promotes tolerance and humanity and a natural orientation towards the „sustainable behavior“.