We’re transforming the Apollonia into our region’s largest carbon-neutral merchant vessel. Transporting cargo with the power of the wind and used vegetable oil in her Detroit Diesel, the Apollonia will be both sustainable and punctual. The Apollonia is not a living-history project. Instead, we are part of a contemporary sail-freight movement, honoring the history and traditions of the craft, while responding to modern challenges.
Through our work on the river, we will develop a business model for sail freight that is transparent, sustainable, and reproducible. Our charter focuses on accountability to the river, the communities along its banks, and our shareholders. We will demonstrate a model to expand river commerce and create jobs that are non-polluting. This model will allow us to maintain our vessel and pay our crew a living wage, while improving quality of life and river health in the process.