Brexit vote will effect Multihull Boaters in EU.
June 29, 2016
After the results of last weeks vote to leave the EU, its seems boater will face uncertainty for a couple of cruising seasons.
Article 50 of the EU regulations lays down that the UK will continue to be subject to EU regulations for two years while the legal and financial disentanglement is unraveled.
Much of the regulation currently experienced by boaters emanates from the EU. This legislation covers red diesel, control of borders for both humans and invasive non-native species, pet passports, biocides (especially antifouling), and Marine Protected Areas; exit from the EU will have an unclear and unpredictable impact on all of these as well as other in other areas.
Much of maritime law is still in the preserve of national governments, facilitated by United Nations conventions and agreements, and is therefore unlikely to be affected.