Technical and Manufacturing

Chiselling a new boatAs the membership organisation for the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry, we know how important it is to get the details right, first time.

That’s why our Technical team is on hand to support you. We can help you ensure that your business is being run in a safe and compliant manner. Our Technical team is on hand to answer any questions our members may have.

Headline issues

British Marine's Technical team is always busy dealing with the latest developments within the marine industry.

Current headline issues include:


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Cross-sector opportunities for British Marine members

23 Nov 2017

British Marine members have got two great opportunities to network with the composites and motorsport industries. Find out how and where.

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Latest ISO standard open for comment

23 Nov 2017

The latest ISO standard for scantlings determination of multihulls is open for industry comment. Find out more about this standard and how to submit your comments.


SYUK Technical Seminar 2018 - now taking bookings

10 Nov 2017

The SYUK Technical Seminar returns to the London Boat Show in 2018. Find out more and details on how to book your tickets to this must-attend event.

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EU investigating a new small passenger ship code

08 Nov 2017

The EU is consulting on a new Code for small passenger ships. While this proposed Code is unlikely to impact on UK businesses given the UK's impending departure from the EU, it would welcome input from UK operators.

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MCA issues important clarification on safety rules for domestic passenger ships

01 Nov 2017

An important message for all operators of domestic passenger ships. The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) have released an update to Merchant Shipping Notice (MSN) 1869 - (M) Safety Management Code For Domestic Passenger Ships.

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Marine accidents - know your reporting requirements

18 Oct 2017

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published updated guidance on the legal obligation to notify them of marine casualties and marine incidents. British Marine has provided the key requirements and who falls within scope, along with links to the full document, to enable members to know their responsibilities.


RCD Update: Major Craft Conversion guidance

11 Oct 2017

British Marine provides important guidance on 'Major Craft Conversions' within the legislation of the new Recreational Craft Regulations 2017, for companies involved with the design, build, repair and sale of recreational craft within the EU.

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Crew safety regulations are changing

27 Sep 2017

Crew safety legislation is changing. The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) is consulting on new proposals and if your business has any involvement in the crewing, operation or management of yachts, you should read on and find out what's happening.


Keeping watch at IMO

27 Sep 2017

The International Maritime Organisation is the global law maker for the marine and maritime industry. British Marine keeps a close eye on it and its legislation for the benefit of its members and the sector. Read on for an easy to digest review.

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Help develop the standards for seacocks and bilge pumps

14 Sep 2017

British Marine is working on the development of two ISO standards, for seacocks and bilge pumps. We need your help to ensure these standards are fit for purpose, so that they better support you in meeting regulations' essential requirements.


ICOMIA Environment Guide - November 2017

Members price: Free

British Marine CO detection on boats presentation

Members price: Free

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