The British Marine Technical team is dedicated to assisting members by supplying up to the minute advice and technical support and guidance and by representing our members on a number of key technical committees to ensure their best interests are safeguarded. Whether unearthing the details of an ISO standard, or signposting sources of business support, we are on hand to help.
As a member you can contact us for assistance covering anything from general health and safety to in-depth technical standards. Our work really does cover the breadth of the industry. In recent times we have delivered successful campaign programs on several key areas of the industry, including:
- the Recreational Craft Regulations (RCR) – ensuring the transition post Brexit was smooth.
- the creation of the IPV code for recreational craft in temporary commercial use.
- the changes to the BSS ECP checks
But when one campaign ends, another one begins. We are working on issues that affect companies throughout the marine supply chain, right now. We invite British Marine members to get individually involved in our work, to ensure our industry's subject matter experts have a voice and assist us in shaping the technical standards of the future.
Please remember, we need your involvement and guidance to make strong cases and obtain the outcomes or recognition that your company and the wiser marine industry deserves.
18 Jan 2022
British Marine are delighted to announce that the former Shadow Chancellor, academic, author and broadcaster Ed Balls will be presenting an essential keynote speech, forecasting the future economic landscape for the marine industry.
17 Dec 2021
Boat owners are being urged to prepare for new customs reporting changes that will come into force in the New Year.
01 Dec 2021
The winners of the British Yachting Awards were announced during a celebratory evening held at the Royal Thames Yacht Club on 30 November, which drew together many notable figures from the racing and cruising worlds.
15 Nov 2021
METSTRADE have implemented multiple measures, on top of the measures imposed by the Dutch government, to ensure a safe and responsible event
01 Jul 2021
With the creation of the largest man-made marina in Europe as the centrepiece of the show, Southampton International Boat Show is the ideal venue for yacht manufacturers to show their latest models, during the 10 days of the event.
21 Jun 2021
On 13 July from 14:00-16:00, British Marine and the MIA will bring our two communities together, online via the Zoom Platform, to share an update on the programme so far and also talk through the energy-efficient and technical solutions that are still required by the marine sector.
15 Jun 2021
British Marine is delighted to announce that Lesley Robinson, CEO of British Marine, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021.
07 Jun 2021
To mark World Oceans Day 2021, British Marine has launched its 2021 Sustainable Exhibiting Guide as part of its five-year charter and pledge to support long term sustainability. With one of its main aims to reduce the environmental impact of its flagship event, the Southampton International Boat Show, the guide sets out clear actions that both the organisers and exhibitors will do to minimise the impact of the show on the environment.
03 Mar 2021
After months of extensive consultation and discussion with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), I am delighted that the Chancellor has today announced that the entitlement to use red diesel will be maintained for all commercial boat operators and for private pleasure craft users in Great Britain.
03 Feb 2021
UKSA, the non-profit maritime charity, is thrilled to announce that plans for its new 136 -bed accommodation centre have now been approved with work commencing on site from the beginning of February.