Skip to main content

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


Boatlife Live Sponsor

Boatlife lands headline sponsor SBS Trailers

19 May 2022

General News

SBS Trailers is the perfect fit for the event with a huge focus of the show being on the sub 50ft market and trailerable boats.

LLA 2022

Save the date London Luxury Afloat 2023 Ticket information coming soon

16 May 2022

Following the huge success of the inaugural London Luxury Afloat boat show, organisers British Marine are delighted to announce it will be back, bigger and better in 2023.


MAIB Investigation into the Broads Diamond Emblem 1 Hire Boat fatality

09 May 2022

Following the release of the MAIB’s report yesterday (05 May 2022) investigating the incident onboard the hire boat motor cruiser, ‘Diamond Emblem 1’, on the Broads in August 2020, which tragically resulted in a fatal overboard accident, a number of recommendations have been made to stakeholders to minimise the risk of a tragedy of this nature happening again.

hse logo

Keep up to date with the latest updates from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

05 May 2022

General News

Check out the latest advice and guidance updates from the HSE on the safe use of ladders and step ladders and reducing the risks of electrical injury at work, plus the latest safety alert regarding ear loop respirators.

DFT logo

Merchant Shipping (High Speed Craft) Regulations 2022

05 May 2022

General News

The draft Regulations revoke and replace the Merchant Shipping (High Speed Craft) Regulations 2004 (SI 2004/302) and the instruments that amend them and implement the most up to date requirements of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (‘the Convention’), relating to safety measures for high speed craft.


MCA publishes Safety Bulletin reiterating MAIB recommendations from interim report on the fatal ‘Seadogz’ RIB accident

05 May 2022

General News

Contained in the interim report are important recommendations for all UK Operators of small commercial high speed craft such as Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs), sports boats and other vessels engaged in carrying passengers on trips and charters to implement immediately.


MCA releases amended guidance on recognised distress signals and advertised alternatives to pyrotechnic flares

05 May 2022

General News

The MCA has released Marine Information Note (MIN) 542 (M+F) Amendment 2 - Life saving appliances – recognised distress signals and advertised alternatives to pyrotechnic flares.

2022 South Coast Boat Show set to be the biggest one yet

05 May 2022

General News

There’s just one week to go before the show takes place at MDL’s flagship Ocean Village Marina, 6-8 May, but there’s still time for those wishing to attend to book their free tickets via the South Coast Boat Show page.


Help stop the spread of non-native species

05 May 2022

General News

We talk to James Brushwood, Environment and Health & Safety Executive at British Marine to find out more about Invasive Species Week and how marinas, clubs and marine organisations can play their part in the weeklong awareness raising programme.

British Marine Ambassador

Thank you for your redeclaration

05 May 2022

General News

With the annual redeclaration period now over the British Marine membership team would like to extend their thanks to all those members who completed their redeclaration form ahead of the 2022/23 membership year.