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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


LGA confirms marinas, hire and passenger boats should be eligible for COVID19 business grants.

02 Apr 2020

British Marine has been working closely with Tourism Alliance to ensure that its members in the marine sector can qualify for the business grants announced by the Government.

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Preparing for Brexit webinar

01 Apr 2020

Preparing for Brexit webinar - available to watch now


Inquiry into the impact of Coronavirus on UK businesses and workers

01 Apr 2020

Last month the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee launched an inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on UK businesses and workers.


ICOMIA releases its latest quarterly reports

01 Apr 2020

The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has released its latest quarterly report on EU regulations affecting the marine industry at a global level.

Calling marine sector volunteers for the Maritime Skills Commission

31 Mar 2020

Maritime UK and the Department for Transport are working together to set up a Maritime Skills Commission (MSC), chaired by Professor Graham Baldwin, Vice Chancellor of the University of Central Lancashire.


ICOMIA releases Small Craft Standards Bulletin

27 Mar 2020

The new ICOMIA Small Craft Standards Bulletin has been released.

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European Union issues notice to stakeholders regarding the withdrawal of the UK and EU product rules

27 Mar 2020

The European Union has released a new notice to stakeholders detailing the changes that will occur to all industrial products (this includes recreational craft, PPE, engine emissions and component parts) placed on the EU market at the end of the transition period.

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Urgent support requested for waterway businesses following Covid-19 impact

26 Mar 2020

British Marine, alongside the Canal and River Trust and the Broads Authority, has this week sent a joint letter to the Secretary of State, DEFRA, requesting urgent support for waterway businesses.

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New MCA update for ship registration services amid COVID-19 pandemic

26 Mar 2020

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has published a UK Ship Register (UKSR) update in light of the COVID-19 outbreak

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MCA issues update on COVID-19 impact and safety measures for Vessel Traffic Services

26 Mar 2020

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has published a Marine Information Note (MIN) detailing the impact of COVID-19 on Vessel Traffic Services (VTS).