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New insurance requirements for personal watercraft and speed boats in Denmark

New insurance requirements for personal watercraft and speed boats in Denmark

New rules on liability insurance for some motorised pleasure boats in Danish waters also applies to foreign boats. Boaters in or visiting Denmark are advised that the country has recently introduced compulsory liability insurance for watercraft for which, under the Danish regulations, a certificate of operation is required (i.e. personal watercraft and speed boats). The […]

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New ISO standard on Bareboat Charters published

New ISO standard on Bareboat Charters published

ISO 20410 sets out the minimum service level and equipment requirements for bareboats offered for charter. Who has not ever dreamed of renting a boat and enjoying a vacation at sea? Well, of course you need time and money but now, thanks to ISO 20410 you can ensure that the experience will be worthwhile, satisfying […]

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EBA General Assembly April 2017

EBA General Assembly April 2017

The spring 2017 General Assembly of the European Boating Association was held at the Tryp Palma Bellver Hotel, Palma de Majorca on 28 and 29 April 2017. Twenty Members were represented at the meeting. The General Assembly formally approved the accounts for 2016, appointed auditors for 2017 and made adjustments to the 2017 budget. A review […]

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EBA General Assembly October 2016

EBA General Assembly October 2016

The autumn 2016 General Assembly of the European Boating Association was held at the Sparte Tourismus- und Freizeitwirtschaft, Vienna, Austria on the 21 and 22 October 2016. 18 Members were represented at the meeting. The General Assembly received a presentation from the EU Commission on its Nautical Tourism study and strategy. The presentation and subsequent […]

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New regulations on invasive non-native species come into force

New regulations on invasive non-native species come into force

On the 14th July the European Commission adopted the first EU list of invasive alien species, requiring dedicated action across the Union.   Through the publication of Implementing Regulation 2016/1141, the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation 1143/2014 will now apply to an initial list of 37 species. The aim of this new regime is to […]

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EBA General Assembly April 2016

EBA General Assembly April 2016

The spring 2016 General Assembly of the European Boating Association was held at the Tryp Belver Hotel, Palma de Majorca on 15 – 16 April 2016. 18 Members were represented at the meeting. The General Assembly approved the 2015 EBA Accounts and reviewed the 2016 budget. It received update reports from the Secretariat and Members […]

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Compulsory use of life vests in Norway

Compulsory use of life vests in Norway

Effective May 1st 2015, Norwegian authorities decided that every person on board leisure crafts with length below eight metres must wear appropriate floatation device when “outdoors”. This applies in all Norwegian waters – including lakes and rivers – but only when the vessel is underway. Unfortunately, foreign leisure craft also have to comply with this, when […]

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Skipper Card

Skipper Card

Medical and technical assistance worldwide Dense fog. Wind blowing onshore. Swell running high. Where is the harbour entrance? After this unintended gybe a crew member is put into his bunk with a severe head wound which needs stitching, but just at this moment the skipper also has other problems: the engine does not start and the […]

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Future of Yacht Recycling

Future of Yacht Recycling

EBA President, Willem Dekker, was invited to present the EBA’s position on boats which have reached the end of their serviceable life at the Yacht Recycling Conference on 16 November 2015 at METS. The Event Press Release provides a summary of the day.

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