The latest in European news from European Boating Industry

For over 18 months now European Boating Industry has been involved in Boat DIGEST, the EU-funded initiative on boat dismantling.

The initiative aims to tackle the problem of abandoned boats and promote responsible disposing of the end-of-life craft among professionals and boaters.

The outcomes of the project, gathering nine partners from Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, UK and Turkey, were presented at the progress meeting last month in Naples.

With six months left until the end of Boat DIGEST in September, a lot of objectives have been met, like coming up with recommendations for owners or delivering a report on innovative products and recycling methods, tools, biodegradables materials.

After identifying key issues relevant to recreational craft owners and analysing training needs for dismantlers in the past months, the project partners will shortly propose tutoring and awareness contents for these two target groups.

Guidelines for marinas, associations, schools, repair and refit companies will also be published.

The core action now is the work on developing an e-learning and e-assessment platform that will be used as the online tool, eg, to get training on dismantling.

The pilot of the online programme for owners is expected to run from May-June 2015, while the one for dismantlers from June-July 2015. Both will be available in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Turkish.

The pilot will be free and anybody interested in participating can join. You can follow the latest news on

The closing meeting of Boat DIGEST and the final conference presenting its results will be held in Brussels in September 2015.

You can contact us via

Latest Press Releases

Luxury boat builder Fairline Yachts announces recruitment drive following boat show success

Luxury British boatbuilder, Fairline Yachts, announces it is recruiting over 100 boat builders in a ... Read more

Helly Hansen & American Magic to Take on the America’s Cup

SUMNER, WA. (October 25, 2018) — Helly Hansen, the Norway-based global leader in sailing, today anno... Read more

See the US debut of Fairline’s Targa 43 OPEN at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

British luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, is hosting the US debut of its new Targa 4... Read more

Shakespeare Marine to Launch the World’s First Inflatable Emergency VHF Antenna at METSTRADE 2018

Shakespeare® Marine, world leader in marine antenna design, announces it is launching the, the world... Read more

Fairline Yachts to strengthen management team

Since its launch just over two years ago, Fairline Yachts has been winning awards for its new models... Read more

OverBoard launch new colourful limited-edition collection

Leaders in waterproof bags and cases, OverBoard, prove that functionality doesn’t have to be boring ... Read more

View all