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UK: Finding a solution for the disposal of old and abandoned boats

By Sue Richards last modified Jan 28, 2019 02:54 PM
End of life boats abandoned on swinging moorings and in waterways are a growing problem in the UK.

Published: 2019-01-28 00:00:00
Topics: Equipment
Countries: United Kingdom

UK: Finding a solution for the disposal of old and abandoned boats

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The European Boating Association (EBA) - which includes the RYA - have established a working party to tackle this issue of how best to dispose of old boats, in particular GRP and composite boats, that have reached the end of their life or are simply abandoned and falling into disrepair in sheltered waterways around the country.

The scheme will investigate a number of issues including financial assistance for owners who wish to dispose of their boats and how new boat builders could address dismantling and material that can be recycled further down the line.

Read more on this story at www.yachtingmonthly.com.

Other interesting reading on this subject:

Sailors for the Sea: The Bitter End of Boat Disposal - How the European wind industry are testing fibreglass as alternative "kiln fuel".

Soundings: Submerged Boats from Hurricane Florence were Raised, Cleaned, then Sunk Again

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