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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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Social Media Content - Online LIVE Workshop

04 Aug 2022

Arm yourself with all the necessary tools to take your social media game to the next level - getting your brand name in the spotlight and publishing your attendance to shows, events and all the surrounding opportunities. This course is a brilliant way to engage your staff and team members to ensure they are up to date with the latest ‘tricks of the trade’.

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Still time to take part in the Boating Tourism in Scotland Survey 2022

04 Aug 2022

The Boating Tourism in Scotland survey is undertaken every six years and provides vital evidence on how the sailing and leisure boating tourism sector is performing in Scotland.

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First Peninsula Marine announces sale of Bryher Boatyard

04 Aug 2022

General News

Bryher Boatyard on the Isles of Scilly is an established business, dealing in boatyard services and vessel maintenance, boat and watersports equipment hire (known as Isles of Scilly Boat Hire), as well as offering a chandlery and gift shop.


Fairline unveils new imagery of its Squadron 58

04 Aug 2022

General News

Exemplifying the latest in Fairline’s cutting-edge design, this new yacht boasts several innovative features and is due to hit the water next summer with its official world launch at the 2023 Cannes Yachting Festival.

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Department for Transport opens a consultation on the future of marine propulsion and the route to net zero emissions

04 Aug 2022

General News

The evidence received during this consultation will be used in the development of decarbonisation targets for the domestic maritime sector. It will also help to shape any future long-term interventions that the government plans to make in this area.

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British Marine releases latest Boating and Boat Ownership survey results

04 Aug 2022

General News

Sponsored by Navigators & General, the survey focuses on a number of key areas including watersports participation trends, attitudes to and resources used for training; the characteristics of different methods of participation, from hire and charter to private boat ownership; and boat purchasing and ownership trends, including the profiles of current and prospective owners.


The Office for Product Safety and Standards has issued a product recall on 11 models of life jacket sold via Amazon

21 Jul 2022

The products have been recalled from end users and the listings removed by the online marketplace (Amazon). OPSS also recommends owners stop using these products immediately and contact the distributor you purchased from to request redress.

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ICOMIA publishes a report from the IMO’s latest Navigation, Communication and Search and Rescue (NCSR) sub-committee meeting

21 Jul 2022

The IMO held its 8th session of the Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communication and Search and Rescue (NCSR) virtually between 21-30 June 2022. An ICOMIA representative attends and has now released a report highlighting the key points that affect our members, in particular in the superyacht industry.

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MCA releases guidance and clarifications on Load Line Length policy and the use of hull form cut-outs, extensions and steps through MGN 645

21 Jul 2022

General News

MGN 645 clarifies UK interpretations for determining Load Line Length on vessel hull forms which feature cut-outs, removable end sections and stepped or recessed decks.

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IMO’s latest Marine Environmental Protection Committee report now available for British Marine members to download

21 Jul 2022

ICOMIA has now published a report following the 78th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held virtually from the 6-10 June 2022.