Decarbonisation Hub

Decarbonisation Hub

As the representative body for the UK’s marine sector, we are committed to helping British Marine members successfully navigate the transition to Net Zero by 2050. 

We hope that this Hub will help all businesses in our sector:

  • Understand the challenges
  • Analyse their businesses
  • Implement a sustaining decarbonisation strategy

Within this Hub you will find:

  • Clear explanations as to what ‘decarbonisation’ is; what is meant by the terms ‘Net Zero’ and ‘carbon neutral’; the associated laws and how they may impact your business
  • Guidance on how to approach the challenge of decarbonisation, where to start, how to calculate your outputs, how to reduce your footprint using sector specific guidance.
  • Detail on British Marine’s extensive and on-going engagement with key national and international stakeholders – Find out about the approach we are taking on your behalf, who we are talking to and what we are saying.

The future of the marine environment is in all our hands. We must take the lead today by using our resource, knowledge and ability to help create a bright and sustainable future for boating and boaters – it is in all our best interests.

Lesley Robinson CEO at British Marine

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Pathways to Propulsion - Decarbonisation for the Recreational Marine Industry

This new research outlines those propulsion technologies that will propel the industry toward decarbonisation.

Engineers and environmental experts across the industry, led by the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) with more than 100 members around the world, investigated propulsion technologies across nine common recreational watercraft under 24m in length to compare the impact of lifetime GHG emissions, financial cost, usability, range, performance and infrastructure implications, including:

  • Battery electric (electric-powered boats and watercraft)
  • Hybrid electric (internal combustion engines using liquid fuel and electric)
  • Hydrogen (internal combustion engines or fuel cell)
  • Internal combustion engines with sustainable liquid marine fuels (a sustainably produced liquid substitute for conventional fossil fuel)
  • Internal combustion engines with petrol or diesel

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This is a fast-evolving agenda and British Marine is here to help. 
So, if you have any questions or want to get more involved in our Decarbonisation Programme
please contact us at Technical(at) .