Association News

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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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Inland waterways working time regulations come into force

21 Dec 2017

British Marine updates members involved in passenger boat and hotel boat operations on inland waterways on the new working time regulations, which will come into force in January 2018.

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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.

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Asian hornet: UK sightings in 2018

25 Oct 2018

The Asian Hornet is posing a serious threat to honey bees and pollinating insects. Boat users are encouraged to report sightings, especially those who take their vessels aboard.

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Important update on the future use of red diesel in private pleasure craft

19 Oct 2018

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British Marine has been made aware that Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) lost its defence with the European Union Court of Justice of Case 503/17 – against the use of marked fuel (red diesel) for the purposes of propelling private pleasure craft.

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British excellence dominates DAME Award finalists

18 Oct 2018

More than a quarter of products nominated are designed and manufactured by British Marine members.

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Lord Iliffe presents MDL Marinas 2018 Sail Training Awards

18 Oct 2018

Member news

Mia Brackley and Elizabeth Bland are the proud recipients of MDL Marinas 2018 Sail Training Awards presented at Southampton Boat Show.

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British Marine Electrical Electronic Association Conference 2018

18 Oct 2018

The British Marine Electrical & Electronic Association held yet another successful conference at the Novotel Hotel in Southampton on the 10th October.

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New Regulations for Non-Road Mobile Machinery

18 Oct 2018

After detailed consultations with the industry, the Statutory Instrument relating to Non Road Mobile Machinery Regulation (emissions) 2018 has come into force.

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The Passenger Boat Association is Seeking Sponsorship for Annual PBA Conference

18 Oct 2018

Four opportunities for suppliers to the Passenger Boat Industry and a sponsorship opportunity for the drinks reception and networking event.

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British Marine Magazine Issue 22 - Autumn 2018

18 Oct 2018

General News

Changing times - British Marine's new CEO Lesley Robinson on what attracted her to the role and her emerging agenda, 60 days after joining. IPV code; Marine Resources; Dean & Reddyhoffand Triskel Marine; plus lots more.


Department for Education looking for T Level feedback

11 Oct 2018

The DfE are looking for feedback on the Industry Placement part of the Engineering and Manufacturing T Level.

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British Marine release Technical Report 121

11 Oct 2018

The Technical Report 121 contains updates on domestic, EU and International legislation, Compliance and Standards, MCA notices, HSE updates and funding opportunities.