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Florida-based superyacht refit and repair facility Derecktor Dania has been recognised by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Clean Boating Partnership as a Florida Clean & Resilient Boatyard.
By becoming a designated Clean & Resilient Boatyard, Derecktor Dania has pledged to maintain and improve the state’s waterways by reducing or eliminating the release of harmful substances and phasing out practices that can damage aquatic environments.
Ken Imondi, chief operating officer at Derecktor, commented, “This is a significant achievement for Derecktor Dania. As an industry leader it’s important we lead by example when it comes to environmental stewardship.
“I’m proud of our team for all the hard work involved in becoming a clean facility and implementing best management practices. This commitment to making a difference in Florida’s conservation efforts displays exemplary environmental stewardship by Derecktor Dania.”
The Florida Clean Marina Program (CMP) is a voluntary, partnership-driven initiative that encourages marina facilities to incorporate environmental best management practices (BMP) exceeding regulatory requirements. Aligning with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's strategic goals, CMP aims to create partnerships with local communities and businesses to protect natural resources and promote economic growth.
To achieve this goal, CMP assists facilities throughout the state with incorporating BMPs into their operating procedures, provides compliance assistance, supplies education on storm readiness through the Clean & Resilient Program, and aims to designate every marina, boatyard and marine retailer possible. The program also encourages the provision of services such as sewage pump-out stations, recycling, and appropriate disposal of hazardous materials to ensure a sustainable future for marine and freshwater environments.
To obtain CMP designation, facilities must follow all regulatory requirements of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, maintain environmentally responsible business practices and implement the provided BMPs. These BMPs address critical environmental issues such as sensitive habitats, waste management, stormwater control, spill prevention and emergency preparedness.
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