Yachtsmen will continue to enjoy cheap red diesel.....for now

Marine industry leaders have welcomed the Government’s pledge to renew the derogation for private pleasure craft to use red diesel. 

The four key bodies involved in the campaign to retain red diesel for boaters are the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), the British Marine Federation (BMF), the Inland Waterways Association and the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers.

Neil Northmore, Government Relations Adviser at the RYA said: “We are conscious that this battle is not over yet.  The next step is to persuade the European Commission to accept the UK’s application to renew the derogation and that is a significant challenge.  We will continue to work together with the UK Government to put forward the strongest possible case to win the argument in Europe.”