The British Marine Technical team is dedicated to assisting members by supplying up to the minute advice and technical documentation 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 Directive (RCD) – negotiating for appropriate changes and assisting members through its development and its implementation;
- the introduction of the new REG Code – working with the Maritime & Coastguard Agency;
- an extension to the implementation of new engine emission targets, ensuring UK boatbuilders have the time they need to comply with these new rules – working with international partners at IMO.
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.
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.
03 Feb 2021
To mark National Apprenticeship Week, British Marine is pleased to announce that its next webinar will take place on Thursday 11 February at 11am and focus on everything a marine business needs to know about apprenticeships.
04 Dec 2020
British Marine, the organiser of the Southampton International Boat Show, confirms that the 52nd edition of the UK’s largest watersports festival will take place from 10th - 19th September 2021
16 Nov 2020
The British Marine Digital Autumn Expo 2020 drew to a close yesterday (12 November) after freshly energising the UK industry with three days of learning and networking. In a year when meeting in person has been difficult, 404 participants from across the industry and the United Kingdom came together online to collectively reflect on the past year, discuss current challenges and prepare for future opportunities.
11 Nov 2020
The second day of the British Marine Digital Autumn Expo saw 124 participants join in. It included another well-attended morning networking session and a fantastic workshop on how to secure free financial business support.
10 Nov 2020
British Marine Digital Autumn Expo kicks off in style. Day 1 of the British Marine Digital Autumn Expo drew to a close, 156 participants logged on throughout the day to take part in a packed schedule of webinars.
30 Jul 2020
British Marine members Sunseeker International and Wave International are working together to ensure Sunseeker boat owners enjoy the finest quality fresh water on board whilst protecting and sustaining the marine environment through a range of filter systems now being fitted on all its new build boats.
30 Jul 2020
The UK Government has announced £20 million of new funding to support small businesses as they recover from COVID-19.
29 Jul 2020
British Marine is now inviting your feedback on HMRC’s proposals to remove the red diesel entitlement for use in private pleasure craft.