Pathways to Propulsion Decarbonisation for the Recreational Marine Industry
New research outlines propulsion technologies to propel the industry toward decarbonisation. While recreational boats account for less than 0.1%1 of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the recreational marine industry has come together to find solutions to further reduce its environmental impact. Engineers and environmental experts across the industry, led by the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) with more than 100 members around the world, investigated propulsi ...
Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill – British Marine Scotland’s response
Recently introduced to Parliament by the Scottish Government, this Bill would allow local authorities to apply a visitor levy through an additional charge on visitors when paying for overnight accommodation. Where applicable, accommodation providers would be liable for calculating, charging, and returning levies raised.
What is particularly concerning is this Bill lists “boat moorings or berthings” alongside hotels, camp sites, and B&Bs etc as a type of “accommodation” where the providers would become liable. This means that, unless Parliament amends the Bill and deletes “boat moorings or berthings” from the text, marinas and other mooring providers will be forced to administer the levy. This is why British Marine is calling for the removal of “boat moorings or berthings” from the text of the Bill.
British Marine members can read our detailed response to the Parliamentary Committee here.
Hire Boat Code (HBC)
The Hire Boat Code of Practice has been produced jointly by the Association of Inland Navigation Authorities, and British Marine with support from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, it supersedes the earlier versions of the code. The Code of Practice sets down the basic principles of safe operation of all types of craft hired to members of the public and makes clear the responsibilities of each of the parties involved. The Code of Practice is for licensing and/or navigation authorities and anyo ...
Industry Best Practice (IBP) for Waterside Water Facilities
Industry Best Practice (IBP) for the marine industry, both inland and coastal, on the safe operation of water facilities in marinas, boatyards, sailing centres, canals and other inland waterways.The guidance has been created by both water suppliers and experts from the marine industry with the aim of having safe and practical operations in both the commercial and recreational sectors. As well as providing guidance on the minimum level of backflow protection required in-line with effective contro ...