British Marine Expo

Event date: 26/03/2019 to 27/03/2019

The inaugural British Marine Expo is the first of its kind, bringing together some of the association’s most popular events with fantastic opportunities to learn, network and sell.

Delivering a two-day schedule of talks, seminars and networking opportunities, this flagship trade event is a must attend for Britain’s most innovative and aspiring marine professionals. Whether you’re a manufacturer, service provider or retailer, in the superyacht, leisure or small commercial sector, there is something for everyone.

Taking place on 26-27 March 2019 at the impressive St. Mary’s Stadium, the British Marine Expo will bring the whole of the marine industry together to do business at this iconic venue in the Solent region. Sponsorship information can be viewed here or downloaded here

The exciting two-day programme includes:

Day One

Supply Chain Conference

Back after a four year absence, the Supply Chain Conference will host a line-up of focussed presentations and discussions exploring how companies of all sizes can grow and exploit the array of opportunities open to them in the supply chain supporting a strong £3.12billion UK industry. It will also look to address and tackle the very real threats to the sector’s future.

Meet the Buyer

A popular annual event attracting buyers from across the world who are seeking out British craftsmanship and expertise. This networking event will deliver a global audience to the inaugural British Marine Expo. Offering UK suppliers of marine products and services the unique opportunity to meet with a wide range of buyers, including overseas boatbuilders and distributors, it is estimated that this important event generates wins of over £1.2million for participating UK businesses.

British Marine Trades Association Awards Annual Dinner

This annual gala dinner will offer British Marine members and industry friends a night of fun, recognition, laughter and networking. A key focus of the evening will be the association prestigious awards which showcase the best of the UK marine industry. The accolades include British Marine Trades Association Business of the Year, British Marine Trades Association Personality of the Year, British Marine Trades Association Chairman’s Special Award and the David Coleman Excellence in Exporting Award presented by Suzanne Blaustone. Tickets can be purchased here

BM Expo Day 1

Day Two

Superyacht UK Technical Seminar

Returning for 2019, the Superyacht UK Technical Seminar will host a range of knowledgeable and respected speakers presenting on a wide range of current legislative hot topics in the UK’s superyacht sector. Now celebrating its 9th edition, it’s firmly established within the superyacht calendar attracting a pool of pioneering and ambitious delegates from across the sector. 

BM Expo Day 2

Both days:

Marine Showcase

Stand space is fully sold out following overwhelming interest from companies looking to promote their brand at the Association's new flagship trade event. Located at the heart of the Expo, the Marine Showcase will welcome 32 companies displaying their latest and most innovative products and services to the hundreds of marine professionals who will be visiting the event across the two-days. These brands include:

Marine distributors and suppliers

  • Aquafax Ltd
  • ASAP Supplies Ltd
  • Berthon Power Ltd
  • BHG Marine Ltd
  • Celsus Group
  • Fendacentre
  • Golden Arrow Marine
  • Landau UK Ltd
  • Mactra Marine
  • Rota Marine
  • The Pontoon and Dock Company

Marine manufacturers

  • Dockmate
  • Elite Marine Solutions Ltd
  • Interform Manufacturing Ltd
  • Malvaux Marine
  • Cooney Marine
  • Maricer CPES
  • Marlec Engineering Company Ltd
  • Marlow Ropes Ltd
  • Rolec Services
  • Scanstrut Ltd
  • Solar Technology International Ltd
  • Tufcot Engineering Ltd
  • Vetus Ltd

Marine service providers

  • A-Plan Insurance
  • Datatag
  • Everard Insurance Brokers Ltd
  • Mailasail
  • Marine Resources Recruitment Ltd
  • Quick UK
  • The Knot Agency Ltd

Association meetings and events

Across the two-days a number of British Marine’s group and regional associations will bring a hive of activity to the Expo hosting some of their networking events and meetings at the venue. Those running activities for visitors and their members include British Marine Leisure Boating, British Marine Sailing, Commercial Marine, British Marine South and British Marine Engines & Equipment.

The Expo is sponsored by British Marine Trades Association and is the first of a series of annual Expos that will take place across the country with locations in the Midlands and the North being investigated for subsequent years.

Tickets for the British Marine Expo will go on sale soon. If you are interested in attending or have any queries please email


British Marine EXPO


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St. Mary's Stadium Britannia RoadSouthamptonHampshireSO14 5FP