More recently a study carried out by ICOMIA (The International Council of Marine Industry Associations) has estimated that there are more than 6 million recreational craft in Europe alone. This also revealed that historically, disposal methods have been crude, and generally involve chopping up composite structures and reducing them to fragments that can be sent to landfill, which is considered unsustainable in the long run. So again, recycling is the only realistic option for the future…
via The Future of Yacht Recycling >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News.
The project was designed by Alejandro D’Acosta and Claudia Turrent, a husband & wife architecture team, based locally in Baja, who are known for their inventive approach to reuse, which includes everything from rammed earth to reclaimed trash. At Vena Cava, the duo salvaged a handful of discarded boats from a nearby port and turned them into vaulted ceilings for the winery’s essential functions.
via Visit An Incredible Winery Built Out Of Abandoned Boats | Gizmodo Australia.
Oracle and Boeing are collaborating to recycle 7,000 pounds of carbon fiber from Oracle’s USA-71 boat. They say this is “a first-of-its-kind effort for what will likely be the largest carbon structure ever recycled,” according to Boeing’s press release.
While carbon fiber has become a popular material used for all kinds of things, bikes, cars, boats, it’s not easy to recycle. Various researchers have been working on it. Now Ellison’s boat will be part of Boeing’s research.
via Larry Ellison Is Recycling An America’s Cup Yacht For Science – Business Insider.