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lesley robinsonDisrupted times offer great opportunity, provided you are prepared and bold enough to drive the agenda. This is why we have embraced an ambitious and exciting vision – a thriving industry delivering amazing on water experiences for everyone. It summarises our realistic ambition for British Marine’s members out to 2025 and beyond.

To drive that vision into reality, British Marine has created its first National Agenda. It is an achievable and measurable plan that has been carefully crafted by our executive team in close collaboration
with elected member representatives.

We promise that:

  • The National Agenda is an assertive plan that is being implemented now and against which we will regularly measure, report and update.
  • British Marine’s deep skills and resources will be directed towards areas of most impact for members.
  • Members will be placed front and centre of all British Marine activities with service that is personalised to needs, easily accessible and always available.
  • Quality will pervade everything we do, to provide the best membership experiences and influence the raising of standards across the whole industry.

Summarising, our Mission is to deliver outstanding services, representation and products to promote the sustainable success of our members.

This National Agenda is a clear declaration of British Marine’s determination to play a significant and measurable role in supporting you, our members. I commend it to you as our pole star for a bright
future and look forward to your input and engagement in coming months.

Lesley Robinson

CEO, British Marine

Download our full National Agenda here



Southampton International Boat Show postponed until 2021

09 Jul 2020

Following the COVID-19 guidelines regarding large scale gatherings, British Marine released last Friday that the 52nd edition of the Southampton International Boat Show will be postponed until September 2021.


Chancellor sets out VAT cut for tourism sector and plan for UK jobs

09 Jul 2020

Yesterday, the Chancellor of the Exchequer provided an update on the measures HM Treasury would take to support businesses following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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British Marine welcomes new Commercial Director James Moscicki

08 Jul 2020

Following an extensive search to replace Dean Smith, who left to become Chief Commercial Officer at D Marin, the Board members of British Marine are very pleased to let you know that a successor has been appointed.

Tom Nighy

Obituary: Tom Nighy

08 Jul 2020

After a long career on and by the water, Tom Nighy, who previously worked as Technical Manager at British Marine sadly passed away on 30 June.

The MCA releases its approach to a phased return to survey and certification activity following COVID-19

New guidance released from the MCA on survey and certification as COVID-19 restrictions are eased

08 Jul 2020

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) put in place a pragmatic framework for the certification of UK registered vessels to enable their continued operation, set out in MIN 612(M+F) as amended.

BBC Radio Solent Features British Marine’s Summer on the Water campaign

BBC Radio Solent Features British Marines Summer on the Water campaign

08 Jul 2020

Did you catch British Marine's CEO, Lesley Robinson talking about the 'Summer on the Water' campaign on BBC Radio Solent last week?

Environmental facilities map and register

Work underway on new environmental facilities map and register

08 Jul 2020

The Green Blue is an environmental awareness programme created by the Royal Yachting Association and British Marine.

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New insurance provider joins British Marine

08 Jul 2020

Stoneways Marine is an insurance provider in the marine industry, stepping into the market with a wealth of experience.

Tourism Grant

New £5,000 grant announced for tourism businesses

08 Jul 2020

New funding has been announced to help small tourism businesses reopen following the easing of restrictions across the UK.

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Pendennis launches local volunteer programme for apprentices during COVID-19

06 Jul 2020

Pendennis the world-class and award-winning superyacht shipyard based in Falmouth, continues to support during the pandemic.