End of life boats: towards the establishment of a dismantling sector?

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Today in Saint-Martin, where boating is an important activity, there is no processing channel for end-of-life boats (BHU). The dismantling of a boat is highly regulated. Companies must have an authorization to do so, in the same way as those who manage end-of-life vehicles. 

In 2009, the federation of nautical industries wanted to organize a voluntary sector for the dismantling of pleasure boats in APER, an association for eco-responsible pleasure boating, which ten years later became an eco-organization approved by the Ministry of Ecological Transition. and solidarity.

APER organizes the end of life of pleasure or sports boats. In other words, it finances the dismantling of BHUs by remunerating the specialized and approved treatment centers that it has selected after a call for tenders.

APER relies on a network of 26 centres. In two years, it has been able to finance the dismantling of 3 boats, including 116 in Martinique, the only overseas territory where the association is present. It plans to approve new treatment centers in Guadeloupe, Guyana, Reunion but also in Saint-Martin. Locally, it is in discussion with Verde SXM. 

Overseas, the conditions for setting up are difficult because of the costs. Companies with the capacity to dismantle boats are few in number and must bear costs two to four times higher than their counterparts in mainland France, due to a lower volume. 

(more details on soualigapost.com) 

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