End of life challenges


Currently few feedback methods exist from actual operational profiles back to design, making the design of e.g. hulls and individual solutions difficult to optimize

BOMA data fed back to the producer to improve next generations of boats and thus safety and sustainability. Maintainability, reliability and lifecycle assessment enabled design by real-life operational profiles. • End of life handling very difficult on composite-materials hulls, information on usage, composition are needed in order to improve sustainability through recycling, remanufacturing and disposal. Today this is illustrated by the huge problem of owners frequently scuttling their leisure boats at sea after useful life.

BOMA data and information gathering from production and usage (with upgrades etc) is available and renders end of life manageable. This enables more efficient handling and creates new business models. Data and information can also be used during the long life of the vessel as subsystems reach their end of life. Due to the difficulties expected within this phase, to focus more the project as suggested in the negotiation mandate, this will become a third level aim. It will be examined during the business analysis (WP1) and will be taken into account for the requirements, but it will be implemented only after all the other parts of the projects will be successfully implemented. As proposed in the Negotiation Mandate, the project partners defined priority levels for the different objectives of the project (stated in the previous chapter). BOMA will therefore focus mainly toward the Production and Use phases; the Design and the End of life will be a secondary aim of the project. The Design will be mainly managed through a sector specific instantiation of the Holonix “i-LiKe” design module. The LCC and LCA evaluation modules will be a third level aim of the project.