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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




Download the 2021 update on the National Agenda Here


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Collaboration between leading leisure marine associations continues with clarification on post-Brexit certification requirement

06 May 2021

The leading European, British, and international leisure marine associations continue to provide clarity on the new post-Brexit trade relationships. The key questions were raised, and clarification received.

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Government apprenticeship scheme improved and extended

06 May 2021

Employers taking on apprentices between 1 April and 30 September 2021 will be entitled to a bonus of £3,000 per apprentice, regardless of age.


New reports by ICOMIA and IMEC features upcoming environmental legislation and trends

06 May 2021

This report contains the latest quarterly report on EU regulations affecting the marine industry at a global level such as; analysis of recent policy developments, political debates, decisions and positions of relevant stakeholders.

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The Maritime and Coast Guard Agency releases guidance for small commercial vessels

06 May 2021

The guidance contains the arrangements in place for inspection for compliance with the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006 for small commercial vessels.

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British Marine and the Association of Inland Navigation Authorities introduce a revised Hire Boat Code

06 May 2021

The Hire Boat Code outlines the standards for boats let for hire on inland waterways and carrying 12 people or less, ensuring the continued safe operation of hire boats for all.

Superyacht UK stand at Monaco Yacht Show 2021

Join Superyacht UK at the Monaco Yacht Show 2021

06 May 2021

Superyacht UK (SYUK) hopes to reconnect members, network with international industry contacts and discuss business with fellow sector representatives at one of the world’s leading Superyacht events.

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New developments for the Marine Industry Training Centre at Argyll College

06 May 2021

Argyll College is delighted to have their Marine Industry Training Centre (MITC) identified as one of the major projects which may be funded through the Argyll Growth Deal.

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HSE inspections: Controlling the risks from welding

06 May 2021

UK businesses will be visited by Health and Safety Executive inspectors to ensure they are aware of all risks and have adequate control measures to protect the health of employees.

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[Member News] Promarine Finance hits a new Q1 record

06 May 2021

Marine finance lender, Promarine Finance has seen a 71% increase in the number of finance deals in Q1 2021 vs 2020. Stuart Austin, Director of Promarine Finance, comments: “Our Q1 performance this year has been our strongest to-date."

Sunseeker partners with Bournemouth air festival

[Member News] Sunseeker partners with Bournemouth Air Festival

06 May 2021

On Saturday, 4th September, Sunseeker owners are invited to join an official ‘Parade’ in front of thousands of Air Festival spectators and become part of an extraordinary event.