exposed glass-fibre reinforced plastic (GRP)

The provisions of this section of Part 6 in the 2002 BSS Standards are mandatory for non-private boats where applicable.

On boats with hulls made of GRP, in areas of high fire risk, such as an engine room or fuel compartment, there's an increased risk of fire as a result of intense heat on the exposed GRP.

To help reduce this risk it's recommended that any exposed GRP structure on your boat is coated with suitable fire-retardant material, complying with Class 2 requirements of BS 476 Part 7. [6.4]