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2017 Nov Dec Marina World

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Marina World HEAD OFFICE MAILING ADDRESS & SUBSCRIPTION ENQUIRIES Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd, School Farm, School Road, Terrington St. John, Cambridgeshire PE14 7SJ, UK Editor Carol Fulford T: +44 (0) 1945 881018 F: +44 (0) 1621 855 867 E: Deputy Editor Charlotte Niemiec T: +44 (0) 1945 881018 Advertisement/Commercial Director Julia Hallam T: +44 (0) 1621855 890 F: +44 (0) 1621 855867 E: Administration Manager Corinna Francis T: +44 (0) 1621855 890 E: Accounts Manager Magdalena Charman T: +44 (0) 1403 733678 E: Advertisement Production Nick Hing T: +44 (0) 1323 490384 E: NORTH AMERICAN OFFICE Sales Director Americas Philippe Critot PO Box 29759, Los Angeles, CA 90029-0759, USA T: +1 323 660 5459 F: +1 323 660 6030 E: FRENCH OFFICE Publisher’s Representative Catherine Métais T: +33 6 60 17 75 81 E: ITALIAN OFFICE Advertisement Representative Ediconsult Internazionale srl piazza Fontane Marose 3, 16123 Genoa, Italy T: +39 010 583 684 F: +39 010 566 578 E: CHINESE OFFICE Publisher’s Representative Simon Ding Bridge International Holding, Rm. 401, Building A, No. 55 Jinyu Road, Minhang District. 201103 Shanghai, China T: +86 21 33231328 F: +86 21 33231366 E: Marina World (ISSN 1471-5856) is published bi-monthly by Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd, School Farm, School Road, Terrington St. John, Cambridgeshire PE14 7SJ, United Kingdom. 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Upon application, permission may be freely granted to copy abstracts of articles on condition that a full reference to the source is given. Printed in the UK by Stephens & George © 2017 Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd Views expressed by individual contributors in this issue are not necessarily those of Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd. Equally, the inclusion of advertisements in this magazine does not constitute endorsement of the companies, products and services concerned by Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd. The publisher reserves the right to refuse advertising. End of use FROM THE EDITOR “The European Strategy for more Growth and Jobs in Coastal and Maritime Tourism* [published earlier this year] focuses on capturing the job and growth potential of this prosperous sector by promoting skills and innovation, strengthening sustainability, maximising available EU funding and mainstreaming EU policies affecting coastal and maritime tourism. The strategy also provides for a number of actions to be undertaken in the field of nautical tourism: qualifications of professional yacht skippers and recreational boating; safety equipment for nautical tourism; waste prevention, management and marine litter; and innovation for marina development.” The EU’s nautical tourism sector creates up to 234,000 jobs and generates €28 billion in annual revenue. Of about 48 million EU citizens who participate regularly in water sports, 36 million are boaters. Over 4,500 (mostly small) inland and coastal marinas create up to 70,000 jobs and generate an annual turnover of up to €4 billion. About six million boats are kept in European waters including 60,000 charter boats which generate an annual turnover of up to €6 billion. These figures are very impressive but another, smaller but sinister statistic lurks on the sidelines: the number of boats that exist but are no longer in use. Although the average lifespan of a yacht has increased over time due to the use of materials such as fibre reinforced plastic (FRP), between 1% and 2% of boats kept in Europe, i.e. at least 80,000 boats, reach their ‘end of use’ annually. To give us a visual picture (and I appreciate that not all of the boats in question are of the type or size to warrant a marina berth), this is equivalent to completely emptying 320 250-berth marinas every year. Where do the boats go? Worryingly, only around 2,000 out of 80,000 are dismantled. The rest are abandoned, stored away, sent to landfill or incinerated – often releasing toxic fumes. In my travels around the world I rarely meet a marina manager who hasn’t had to lift and dispose of abandoned boats (and meet the necessary expense) and I see a fair few lurking in dark corners of many a boatyard. Solutions aren’t going to appear in a heartbeat but as the topic attracts more international discussion, hopefully some progress will be made. The EU report cites the following possible remedies: alternative boat ownership and charter; helping ageing boaters maintain access to the water and thus encourage them to keep their boats for longer; reusing waste FRP without uncontrolled burning; and focusing on building new boats with fully reusable or reused material. It’s something we all need to think about. Carol Fulford Editor *Reference: Commission Staff Working Document SWD (2017) 126 on Nautical Tourism Meet the Marina World team in the Marina & Yard Pavilion at METSTRADE, Amsterdam, 14 th -16 th November – stand 05.500 - November/December 2017 5

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