The MV Origin made her debut on February 28, 2016, in the Galapagos Islands. Custom designed for fuel efficiency, the yacht was constructed using the latest technology and a lighter-weight steel, without compromising rigidity or safety. Built for maximum stability and speed to provide a smooth voyage, it has an innovative curved bow to cut through waves and an underwater bulbous keel to reduce friction. This creates less drag and further improves fuel efficiency by 30 percent while maintaining a cruising speed of 12 knots, allowing the Origin to reduce navigation time between islands and anchor earlier at each destination, giving passengers more time to explore on shore.
The Origin was also designed to conserve water and minimize water pollution through the installation of dual-flush ecological marine toilets and an onboard treatment plant that filters 10,000 liters per day instead of disposing of grey water into the ocean.
Ecoventura's decision to invest in these state-of-the-art environmental measures reflects the company's ongoing commitment to sustainable cruising and environmental conservation. "Our guests want to be part of the solution when it comes to protecting and preserving fragile destinations such as the Galapagos," says Ecoventura President Santiago Dunn. "They don't want to contribute to an area's demise through uncontrolled and irresponsible tourism."