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BMF Leisure Boating

British Marine Leisure Boating EGM and Networking Event

18 Aug 2016

All British Marine members are welcome to join British Marine Leisure Boating at its forthcoming EGM & Networking Event on Monday 19 September 2016 from 5:20-7pm. The event will be taking place in the British Marine Members Lounge at the Southampton Boat Show 2016.

British Marine News for your sector

Mike Golding OBE named President of the Little Ship Club

23 Mar 2017

Member news

Read how Mike Golding OBE, one of the world’s most successful offshore sailors, has been named President of British Marine member, the Little Ship Club.

Mylor Yacht Harbour consults on million pound marina project

22 Mar 2017

Member news

Read how British Marine member, Mylor Yacht Harbour, has begun widespread consultation into a project which could see more than £1 million invested in an extension to its existing marina.

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Are you ready for the Apprenticeship Levy?

22 Mar 2017

The Apprenticeship Levy is being introduced on 6 April 2017 and will be paid by any UK employer that has an annual pay bill in excess of £3 million. There are certain actions that levy liable employers need to undertake. Are you ready? Read on to find out.

Invasive Species Week 2017

22 Mar 2017

From 27 March 27 – 2 April 2017, marine organisations across Britain will be joining forces for Invasive Species Week, to raise awareness of invasive non-native species (INNS) and inspire people to take action to prevent their spread. Find out how you can get involved.


The law has changed. Are you operating legally?

16 Mar 2017

Find out how 50% of you operate your business based on the requirements of the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) 2013/53/EU; the new version of which came in to force in January. It is vital you know what it contains to ensure you operate within the legal framework. Over the next few weeks we will explain some of the changes within the Directive and how this may start to affect members within different parts of the marine sectors. Today's guidance concentrates on changes regarding the responsibilities on Distributors and Importers.


Exclusive member discount from Maritime Training Academy

16 Mar 2017

Member news

Read how British Marine member, Maritime Training Academy, is offering fellow members a 20% discount on their portfolio of distance learning courses.

Boating tourism

Hire boat licensing changes

16 Mar 2017

Read about the new requirements which will come into force for hire boat operators from 1 April 2017.

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Promote your events as part of English Tourism Week

15 Mar 2017

Read how you can have your events featured on the VisitEngland website as past of its campaign to raise the profile of tourism and increase awareness amongst consumers about events and activities on their doorstep.


Latest IMO report

14 Mar 2017

Read what happened at the 4th session of the Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR).

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ICOMIA Half Year Trends Report (July-December 2016)

13 Mar 2017

Read how ICOMIA’s latest Half Year Trends Report (July-December 2016) is now available to download for British Marine members.

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