About the British Marine Federation

The British Marine Federation (BMF) is the trade association for the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry.

We represent businesses involved in:

  • Leisure boats - seagoing and inland
  • Small commercial workboats up to 24m 
  • Superyachts
  • Hire fleets

And all the equipment and services needed for those craft.

Our members come from around 4,200 businesses in today's UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine markets. The turnover of those markets is worth £2.855 billion.

Our mission statement states that we will:

We will lead and promote our industry and work with our members to achieve sustainable growth in a competitive global environment, through the provision of world-class goods and services..

So, on behalf of our members we:

  • Promote the marine industry
  • Provide showcases for its products, here and overseas  More
  • Liaise with Governments, Authorities and Agencies  More
  • Conduct research on UK and International marine markets  More
  • Provide technical, regulatory and manufacturing information and advice  More
  • Provide strategy, advice and practical assistance on environmental issues  More
  • Assist with training and recruitment  More
  • Advise and represent on legal and financial matters  More

BMF Members gain free membership to a BMF region as well as groups and associations relevant to their business. View the BMF Family Tree to see the regions, groups and associations that sit within the British Marine Federation.

The British Marine Federation is a company limited by guarantee. (Company No. 02592536) Its principal trading activity is promoting the boating industry and the organisation and promotion of exhibitions. The Federation is funded from member subscriptions and from its exhibitions.