Browse by author
Lookup NU author(s): Melanie Landamore,
Dr Peter Wright,
Professor Richard Birmingham,
Professor Martin Downie
Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.
To ensure that boating can become both environmentally sustainable and economically viable the principles of sustainable engineering must be closely observed. This paper investigates sustainable technologies and methodologies potentially available for transfer into the inland craft market, and the applicable timescales and environmental and economic implications of such. In the case study area the charter boat market is well established and important to the local economy and environmental considerations are of importance to the area in general. Experience was drawn from all fields of sustainable engineering and design, but particularly from the larger marine and automobile markets, feeder markets for many technological advances in small craft. An initial review of the international state of the art and elicitation of local stakeholder knowledge was validated by a summary analysis of the ecological, economic and social implications of the considered technologies. Further detailed analysis of selected technologies was undertaken in the form of environmental life cycle, life cycle costing, and cost-benefit analyses. © 2006: Royal Institution of Naval Architects.
Author(s): Landamore MJ, Wright PNH, Birmingham RW, Downie MJ
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part B: International Journal of Small Craft Technology
Print publication date: 01/01/2006
ISSN (print): 1740-0694
ISSN (electronic): 1740-2719
Publisher: Royal Institution of Naval Architects