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Announcing winner of British Marine Leisure Boating Customer Service Award 2019

26 Mar 2019

Sailing Holidays was today (26 March 2019) crowned the winner of the British Marine Leisure Boating Customer Service Award 2019, setting the standards for the industry. Runners up, ABC Leisure Group, was also praised for its achievements at the award presentation which took place at the inaugural British Marine Expo, in association with HPi Verification Services in Southampton.

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Nominations open for British Marine Leisure Boating Customer Service Award 2019

31 Jan 2019

The award is open to nominations for British Marine members and is designed to highlight excellence in customer service amongst members. The winner will be announced at the networking event taking place at British Marine Expo.

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Government launches consultation reviewing Marine Licensing Requirements

08 Nov 2018

DEFRA has launched a consultation on proposed changes to marine licensing exemptions in the marine areas where the Secretary of State is the appropriate licensing authority, as administered by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO).

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Remembering Harry Arnold MBE

08 Nov 2018

British Marine are saddened to report the death of Inland Waterway journalist, author, photographer and campaigner Harry Arnold MBE

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New Package Travel Regulations - know your legal responsibilities

05 Jul 2018

British Marine issues a reminder to its membership about the new Package Travel Regulations that came into effect on 1 July 2018. Find out more about these important changes and what you need to check to remain compliant.

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Marine companies honoured at British Marine Trades Association Awards dinner

11 Jan 2018

The British Marine Trades Association Awards Dinner took place on Wednesday 10 January. Find out which companies collected one of the prestigious awards on offer on the night.

Inland boating to make an impressive return to London Boat Show 2018

06 Dec 2017

Inland boating is set to make an impressive return to the London Boat Show 2018 and British Marine provides more information on these exciting plans.

Canal & River Trust

CRT launches online mooring policy review

10 Nov 2017

The Canal & River Trust is reviewing its online moorings policy and this may have an impact on British Marine member businesses. Find out more about the plans and how members can get involved with British Marine's work on this review.

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Join the trailblazer group for composite level 2 apprenticeship standard

04 Apr 2019

Express your interest in the cross industry trailblazer group to start developing a level 2 composite laminator engineering apprenticeship standard.

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Act now: Carbon monoxide alarms to become mandatory from April

28 Mar 2019

From 1 April 2019 at least one carbon monoxide (CO) alarm became a requirement on nearly all private and non-private boats in scope of the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) Requirements. BSS Certifications will not be issued to boats without alarms.

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British Marine responds to CRT's revised Online Mooring Policy

21 Mar 2019

General News

Nearly 15 months after the draft Online Mooring Policy consultation closed, the Canal & River Trust has published its long awaited Online Mooring Consultation Report and revised Online Mooring Policy.

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British boating sector celebrates 7th year of consecutive growth despite Brexit uncertainty

14 Mar 2019

New figures out today from British Marine, the trade association leading the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry, highlight a 1.7% growth in industry revenue, marking seven years of consecutive progress.

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ICOMIA releases its report from the IMO's 6th session of the Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment

14 Mar 2019

General News

The report covers the IMO’s 6th session of the Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment held between Monday 4 to Friday 8 March 2019. The items in the report are particularly relevant to the leisure and superyacht industries.

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British Marine reports on Government's Spring Statement

14 Mar 2019

In the shadow of the ongoing Brexit pantomime, Philip Hammond rose to deliver his Spring Statement on Wednesday and reply to the forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility.

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Brexit latest VAT Paid Status on Recreational Craft in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit

07 Mar 2019

General News

HMRC provide guidance on the VAT Paid Status of leisure craft in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

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ADPR team to tackle monumental Jurassic walking challenge

28 Feb 2019

Member news

Marine and outdoor communications agency, ADPR, announces it is taking on one of the UK’s toughest walks, the Jurassic Coast Challenge, in aid of MIND – the mental health charity.

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TYHA awards world’s best marinas for 2018/19

28 Feb 2019

The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) announced the winners of its prestigious Marina of the Year Awards.

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Remembering Paul Heys

28 Feb 2019

General News

Paul Heys, co-founder and Managing Director of Key Yachting, has sadly passed away.