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Broads Authority vote in British Marine Quality Accredited Boatyard Scheme as mandatory licensing

19 May 2022

Following the release of the MAIB’s report last week investigating the tragic fatality onboard hire boat ‘Diamond Emblem 1’ on the Broads in August 2020, recommendations were made to make the British Marine/ VisitEngland Quality Accredited Boatyard (QAB) Scheme a requirement of the Broads Authority’s Hire Boat and Hire Operators licensing provisions.


MCA provisionally appointing conformity assessment bodies (CABs) to ensure current MED equipment is re-certified to UKCA mark by January 2023 deadline

19 May 2022

Following a meeting in March where industry informed the MCA there was not enough capacity to re certify all the necessary equipment to allow market continuity for the GB marketplace, the MCA held another meeting on the 4 May and made the following announcement.

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IMO holds it’s 105th Session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)

19 May 2022

This meeting was held remotely and the several topics of interest to the superyacht, leisure and small commercial vessel sectors were discussed


The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has updated various statutory guidance documents including for the recreational craft regulations 2017

19 May 2022

OPSS have updated several of the guidance documents with further information and clarifications on what actions businesses must take if non-compliance with the regulations is found.

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Don’t forget to apply for government grants to install electric vehicle charging points

19 May 2022

Last month, the government announced a new Workplace Charging Scheme; a voucher-based programme that provides accommodation businesses with support towards the upfront costs of electric vehicle charging points.

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Luxury boatbuilder Fairline on recruitment drive for engineering apprentices

19 May 2022

New recruits will join the Fairline team and contribute to the manufacture of high quality, luxury motoryachts, with the potential to form a long-lasting career with the Fairline family.

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Women in Maritime Day: Why the tides are turning for women opting for a career on the sea by Emily Caruso, UKSA yachting instructor

19 May 2022

General News

For this week's Women in Maritime Day (18 May), one of its yachting instructors, Emily Caruso, shared why the tides are turning for women choosing a career on the water.

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Boat Buyer’s Guide launched by Promarine Finance

19 May 2022

General News

The Boat Buyer’s Guide assists potential buyers from the very early stages of researching boats to buy, through to making a purchase and enjoying life as a boat owner. Offering six chapters which ensure they have all the information they need.


Join British Marine at the Crick Boat Show 2022

19 May 2022

Following the ‘Virtual Crick’ of 2021, the team at British Marine is looking forward to heading to the show, which takes place over the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend (2-5 June) at Crick Marina, to talk to businesses and inland boating enthusiasts alike, about all things inland.

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Save the date – London Luxury Afloat 2023

19 May 2022

Following the huge success of the inaugural London Luxury Afloat boat show, organiser British Marine is delighted to announce it will be back, bigger and better in 2023.