Member Loyalty Scheme

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Welcome to the British Marine Member Loyalty Scheme, an exclusive reward programme designed to thank members for their continued support and to welcome new faces to our community. This innovative scheme rewards our members for introducing new businesses to British Marine, enriching our diverse and vibrant community.

  • Get nominated: Existing members introduce new members to British Marine and when the prospective member submits their application form, they list the existing member as their referrer.
  • Earn BM Credits: Upon the successful membership application and payment by the new member, existing members earn BM Credits that can be redeemed on a range of British Marine services.
  • Redeem rewards: BM Credits can be used towards membership renewals, specialist training courses, or even exhibitor fees at the Southampton International Boat Show.

BM Credits are earned based on the new member's chosen subscription package. The more comprehensive the package, the more BM Credits you earn (not applicable to new Access membership) and there is no limit on the value of BM Credits that a member can accumulate through being nominated by prospective members.

New Member Package

BM Credit Value awarded to Member


















BM Credits can be redeemed towards the cost of:

  • Membership renewal fees
  • British Marine training courses including:
    • Specialist marine courses such as Recreational Craft Regulation (RCR) Awareness, Hire Boat Code; Social Media Overview and The Law relating to Brokerage and Boat Retailers.
    • A whole host of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses, from HR and business administration to IT and leadership, 
  • Exhibitor stand fees at the prestigious Southampton International Boat Show


Please note: 

  • BM Credits are non-transferable and are exclusively for the use of the member who earned them and cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • Credits are awarded following the new member's successful application and payment.
  • BM Credits must be redeemed within 24 months from the date of award.
  • To ensure fairness and transparency, certain criteria must be met, such as exclusivity of nomination, a clear absence of business affiliations that could affect eligibility, and nominations are valid for prospective members who have not been members in the past 3 years.

For detailed eligibility criteria, rewards, and terms of the scheme, please refer to our full Terms & Conditions below.

Ready to grow our community and earn rewards? 

  • Spread the word about British Marine membership
  • Share join information with prospective new members 
  • Get listed as the new member referrer and start earning your BM credits.

For any questions or further information about the British Marine Member Loyalty Scheme, please contact us at membership(at) We're here to help!

Join the scheme today and be a part of our mission to foster growth and excellence within the marine industry. Your support not only strengthens our community but also opens up new avenues of opportunity.

These terms and conditions (the "Terms") govern the British Marine Member Reward Scheme (the "Scheme") which is applicable to members of British Marine who introduce non-members to the organisation. By participating in the Scheme, Members and New Members (as defined below) agree to comply with these Terms.

1. Interpretation:

1.1. The following definitions and rules of interpretation apply to these Terms.

Application Form” the online application form used by Prospective Members to apply to become a Member.

BM Credits” the British Marine credits which can be credited to a Member’s British Marine account and redeemed against future purchases from British Marine.

Member” a member of British Marine Federation holding a current valid membership.

New Member” a Prospective Member who becomes a Member. 

Nomination” the listing of a Member by a Prospective Member under the ‘referral’ field in the Application Form, and the terms “Nominate”, “Nominated” or “Nominates” shall be construed accordingly.   

Prospective Member” a legal person who is applying to become a Member. 

2. Eligibility: 

2.1. The Scheme is exclusively for Members.  

2.2. In order to be eligible for the BM Credits a Member must be Nominated by a Prospective Member in the Prospective Member’s Application Form as the Member who introduced or referred that Prospective Member to British Marine.

2.3. A Member who is part of a group of businesses, or who has a shared directorship or is under any common ownership as a Prospective Member is not eligible to receive any BM Credits which may otherwise result from a Nomination by such a connected Prospective Member.

2.4. No more than 1 Member can be Nominated in an Application Form.  It is the responsibility and at the discretion of the Prospective Member to Nominate a single Member who will receive the BM Credits.  

2.5. A Nomination shall only be valid if the Prospective Member has not previously been a Member at any time in the 3 years preceding the Nomination.  Any nominations made by a Prospective Member who has previously been a Member in the preceding 3 years shall be ineligible under the Scheme. 

2.6. If a Prospective Member becomes a New Member on or after 1 January of any year, the Member who has been Nominated must wait until the New Member renews their membership for the following full membership year (from 1 July) before being able to claim their BM Credits.  The amount of BM Credits that the Nominated Member receives will be based on which New Member Package the New Member subscribes to (as set out in the table below) for the first year of the New Member’s membership period.

2.7. For the avoidance of doubt, Nominated Members shall receive no BM Credits where the New Member’s membership package is the ‘Access’ New Member Package. 

3. Rewards: 

 3.1. The value of the BM Credits which the Nominated Member is eligible to receive is based on the membership package which the New Member subscribes to:

New Member Package

BM Credit Value payable to Member












3.2. BM Credits may only be redeemed by Members towards the cost of the following:

                i. membership subscriptions of at least 1 year in length;

              ii. enrolling on the following training courses administered by British Marine (and any other courses agreed by British Marine in writing that BM Credits can be redeemed against), in each case subject to availability: 

a. the Recreational Craft Regulation Awareness training course;

b. the Hire Boat Code training course;

c. the Social Media training course; and

d. the Law Brokerage training course; and

             iii. Southampton International Boat Show exhibitor stand fees.

3.3. There is no limit on the value of BM Credits that a Member can accumulate through being Nominated by Prospective Members, and those Prospective Members becoming New Member in the manner described above.

4. Lapse: 

4.1. Any BM Credits in a Member’s British Marine account shall automatically lapse upon the termination or expiry of the Member’s British Marine membership (for any reason). 

5. Claiming BM Credits: 

5.1. BM Credits shall be credited to account of the Nominated Member upon the following taking place: 

                i. acceptance by British Marine of the Prospective Member’s application; and

              ii. payment by the New Member of their membership subscription fee (or any relevant instalment thereof); and 

             iii. expiry of the New Member’s 14-day cooling-off period, if the New Member elects to pay its membership fee by direct debit instalments 

5.2. Members may at any time request confirmation of a balance of their BM Credits by contacting membership(at)  

5.3. BM Credits may only be redeemed against certain products and services supplied by British Marine, details of which are set out in paragraph 3.2 above. On receipt by the Member of their full invoice for such an eligible product or service, the Member must notify the relevant British Marine department within the payment period stated on the invoice that they intend to redeem their BM Credits, in full or in part, against their invoice. Members who fail to follow this process may not be entitled to redeem the BM Credits. 

5.4. BM Credits must be used and redeemed in accordance with these Terms within 24 months from the date of being awarded.  Any credits not used will be automatically lapse after that date and shall no longer be valid.

6. Non-transferable: 

BM Credits are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash or any other form of credit.

7. Changes to Scheme: 

7.1. British Marine reserves the right to modify or terminate the Scheme at any time without notice. 

7.2. British Marine may amend these Terms, and such amendments will be effective upon posting on the official British Marine website.

8. Compliance with Laws: 

Members must comply with all applicable laws and regulations in connection with their participation in the Scheme, including but not limited to the Bribery Act 2010.

9. Disqualification: 

9.1. British Marine reserves the right to disqualify any Member from the Scheme if they are found to be in violation of these Terms or engage in fraudulent activities.  

9.2. Disqualification results in the loss of any awarded BM Credits.

10. Limitation of Liability

Notwithstanding any other provisions in these Terms, so far as is permitted by law, British Marine’s liability under or in connection with these Terms shall not exceed the value of the BM Credits awarded to the Member to which the liability relates.

11. Assignment

11.1. Members and New Members shall not assign or deal in any other manner with any or all of their rights and obligations under these Terms without British Marine’s prior written consent.

11.2. British Marine may at any time assign or deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights and obligations under these Terms. 

12. Entire Agreement

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between British Marine and the Members and/or New Members and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to their subject matter.

13. Waiver

A waiver of any right or remedy is only effective if given in writing. A delay or failure to exercise any right or remedy shall not waive that or any other right or remedy.

14. Severance

If any section of these Terms is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If that modification is not possible, the relevant section shall be deemed deleted. Any modification to or deletion of a section shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of these Terms.

15. Third Party Rights

No one other than a party to these Terms shall have any right to enforce any of the Terms.

16. Governing Law:  

16.1. These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, and any disputes arising out of or in connection with the Scheme shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

16.2. By participating in the Scheme, Members and New Members acknowledge that they have read, understood, and agreed to abide by these Terms.

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