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British excellence shines at DAME Design Awards 2019

20 Nov 2019

Winners of the prestigious DAME Design Awards 2019 were announced yesterday (19 November 2019) with British designed and manufactured products receiving a third of the accolades presented. At the leading global design competition for new marine equipment and accessories, creativity from UK companies beat off stiff competition with revolutionary design and ingenuity.

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UK products account for a third of DAME Design Award 2019 nominations

29 Oct 2019

Nominations for the prestigious DAME Design Award 2019 have been announced with UK products making up a third (19) of the 59 selected entries, showing that British innovation and engineering continues to be at the forefront of the global industry.

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British superyacht industry celebrates 7th year of consecutive growth

25 Sep 2019

New figures released, by British Marine association Superyacht UK at the annual Monaco Yacht Show, show that Britain’s superyacht industry recorded its seventh year of consecutive growth in 2018/2019. The industry generated revenues rising to £660 million, representing an increase of 7.1% on last year.

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Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat 2019 hailed one of the best ever

23 Sep 2019

Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat 2019 drew to a close yesterday (Sunday 22 September) with organisers, exhibitors, sponsors and visitors all hailing the Show as one of the best ever.

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Winners of the prestigious British Marine Awards announced

21 Sep 2019

Yesterday (19 September 2019), nine outstanding marine companies were recognised for excellence within the industry picking up a prestigious British Marine Award 2019.

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Marinas win top prize at The Yacht Harbour Associations Towergate Marina of the Year Awards

19 Sep 2019

Yesterday (Wednesday 18 September 2019), The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) announced the winners of its prestigious Towergate Inland Marina of the Year.


Apprentices celebrate success at British Marine Apprenticeship Graduation

17 Sep 2019

Today, Tuesday (17 September 2019): 60 apprentices celebrated in style as British Marine, the trade association for the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry, honoured them at its annual Apprenticeship Graduation at Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat, earlier today.

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Ben Fogle and his Labrador Storm attends Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat

16 Sep 2019

Broadcaster, writer and adventurer, Ben Fogle, and his Labrador, Storm, are to attend the most environmentally and dog-friendly Southampton International Boat Show yet. This is the first time in the Show’s history that dogs are actively invited to the Show.

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UK boatbuilding sector enjoys rising exports amid challenging conditions for the industry

16 Sep 2019

New figures released today at Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat, from leading trade association, British Marine, highlight that Britain’s boatbuilding revenue increased by 21.3% in 2018, totalling £777m in turnover. The British boating market is now worth £1.4bn annually to the UK economy with unit output growing 2.9% to 9,477 units.

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James Cracknell to open 2019's Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat

12 Sep 2019

British rowing champion, double Olympic gold medallist and new star of Strictly Come Dancing, James Cracknell OBE, will co-headline Britain’s biggest festival of boating this year.