"Our policies have been, since the first shovel touched ground, to protect the environment by proactive movements to that end," says Marlow. "Before we began construction at the oceanfront property we bought, we removed 24 inches of topsoil, so that we could then cover the entire premises with crushed granite and pea gravel to act as a filter for all water on site, from washwater to rainfall. The perimeter of the property is surrounded by a hand-cut granite wall, extending six feet below grade to provide an impermeable wall should the unthinkable ever happen-a chemical or oil spill on site." The water reserved by this system is used to water vegetable gardens and fruit orchards that help to feed the 600-plus workers there. In addition, the company has begun a plantation to grow trees, including teak and mahogany, to mitigate its use of hardwoods in yacht production.