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The British Marine Technical team is dedicated to assisting members by supplying up to the minute advice and technical documentation and by representing our members on a number of key technical committees to ensure their best interests are safeguarded. Whether unearthing the details of an ISO standard, or signposting sources of business support, we are on hand to help.

As a member you can contact us for assistance covering anything from general health and safety to in-depth technical standards. Our work really does cover the breadth of the industry. In recent times we have delivered successful campaign programs on several key areas of the industry, including:

  • the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) – negotiating for appropriate changes and assisting members through its development and its implementation;
  • the introduction of the new REG Code – working with the Maritime & Coastguard Agency;
  • an extension to the implementation of new engine emission targets, ensuring UK boatbuilders have the time they need to comply with these new rules – working with international partners at IMO.

But when one campaign ends, another one begins. We are working on issues that affect companies throughout the marine supply chain, right now. We invite British Marine members to get individually involved in our work, to ensure our industry's subject matter experts have a voice and assist us in shaping the technical standards of the future. 

Please remember, we need your involvement and guidance to make strong cases and obtain the outcomes or recognition that your company and the wiser marine industry deserves.

 

British Marine members come together to help protect and sustain marine environments

30 Jul 2020

British Marine members Sunseeker International and Wave International are working together to ensure Sunseeker boat owners enjoy the finest quality fresh water on board whilst protecting and sustaining the marine environment through a range of filter systems now being fitted on all its new build boats.

UK Government announces more grants for small businesses to support COVID-19 recovery

30 Jul 2020

The UK Government has announced £20 million of new funding to support small businesses as they recover from COVID-19.

Have Your Say - Complete the British Marine survey on proposed changes to red diesel entitlement

29 Jul 2020

British Marine is now inviting your feedback on HMRC’s proposals to remove the red diesel entitlement for use in private pleasure craft.

British Marine publishes Economic Impact Calculators for its members

British Marine publishes Economic Impact Calculators for its members

29 Jul 2020

British Marine’s Public Affairs, Policy & Research team have published a range of easy-to-use economic impact calculators for British Marine members to download and use to quantify their business’s economic output.

Maritime UK launches Diversity in Maritime BAME Network

29 Jul 2020

British Marine is pleased to share the news that Maritime UK, the umbrella body for the £46bn maritime sector, has today (Thursday 30 July) launched a BAME in Maritime Network as part of the Diversity in Maritime programme.

Changes to the Domestic Solid Fuels Standards set out by UK Government

28 Jul 2020

The UK Government has published a draft Statutory Instrument which is designed, once implemented, to restrict the sale of some types of solid fuels which are used for domestic purposes. The purpose is to improve air quality and prevent the release of harmful air pollutants.

Essential HSE Updates – COVID Stakeholder Bulletin & Brexit Transition Ending

27 Jul 2020

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has posted some key information on COVID workplace and transport safety and Brexit following the end of the transition period.

British Marine COVID-19 issue cover

Read the latest British Marine magazine - COVID-19 Special

30 Jun 2020

This latest issue shares the stories of how British Marine members have reacted and adapted to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Updated advice for beach managers during COVID-19

23 Jun 2020

The National Water Safety Forum (NWSF) has produced updated guidance for coastal beach managers and landowners, including private organisations, during COVID-19.

Tourism set for summer return in every UK region

22 Jun 2020

Tourism across the UK is now set for a summer return

Publications

Technical Report 126

Members price: Free

ICOMIA Small Craft Standards Bulletin 14

Members price: Free

ICOMIA LOGOS Quarterly Report Oct 2020

Members price: Free