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Tracey Crouch MP visits London Boat Show and presents Superyacht UK Young Designer accolade

19 Jan 2017

British Marine, the membership organisation for the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry, welcomed Tracey Crouch MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage to the London Boat Show yesterday (Thursday 12 January).

Full steam ahead for Anglo-French agreement to boost marine tourism

19 Jan 2017

General News

An agreement has been made between the UK’s South West and Northern French marine businesses in a bid to boost tourism amid the uncertainties surrounding Brexit.

UK marine industry talent celebrated at 2017 British Marine Trades Association Awards

19 Jan 2017

The British Marine Trades Association presented their annual awards, showcasing the best of the UK marine industry, at a sell-out gala dinner on
Tuesday 10 January 2017. The prestigious Lifetime Achievement award was given to Gary Sutcliffe of Lee Sanitation, the leading supplier of marine sanitation equipment and marina pump out systems. Gary, who played an active part in British Marine, retired in 2016 having been Operations Director at Lee Sanitation for over 17 years.

Another successful SYUK Technical Seminar at the London Boat Show 2017

19 Jan 2017

Superyacht UK (SYUK) once again hosted their annual Technical Seminar on 12 January 2017 at the London Boat show. It is now well established in the superyacht calendar, attracting delegates from all over the world. This year’s event received over 120 attendees from all different areas of the industry. The Seminar is well known for updating the industry on the latest technical issues affecting the sector and this year was no different with speakers from Class, Flag, training, industry and the key note speaker Katy Ware, Director of Safety & Standards for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MC) and the UK’s permanent representative to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

ICOMIA launches new RCD Technical File Generator

19 Jan 2017

ICOMIA has partnered with leading CE-marking consultancy, CEproof, to produce the ICOMIA Technical File Generator – a unique software package that simplifies the entire process of creating and managing compliance documentation required by the Recreational Craft Directive.

New Technical Report 115

19 Jan 2017

The new Technical Report is out, issue number 115. Containing information on the new and now only applicable Recreational Craft Directive 2013/53/EU, an up-to-date list of Harmonised Standards, news from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, health and safety advice and much more.


The Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) 2013/53/EU

19 Jan 2017

The new Recreational Craft Directive (RCD), has now become the only RCD applicable. Prior to this, both Directives were available to boatbuilders, engine and component manufacturers, but since 18 January all of these groups will have to conform to the new RCD 2013/53/EU where in scope.

The London Boat Show 2017


16 Jan 2017

The 2017 London Boat Show drew to a close yesterday amongst a backdrop of world launches, celebrities and strong sales being reported. Offering something for those both new to boating as well as more experienced mariners, the event provided a unique insight into the most sought-after products and upcoming trends for the year ahead.

The world's best marinas for 2017 are announced at the Marina of the Year Awards

14 Jan 2017

Yesterday (Thursday 12 January 2017) The Yacht Harbour Association (THYA), a group association within membership organisation British Marine, announced the winners of its prestigious Marina of the Year Awards, with proud sponsors GJW. Now in its fourth year, the Awards, sponsored by GJW, recognise the best of over 160 Gold Anchor accredited marinas from round the world. The winning marinas are voted for by their berth holders in the UK Coastal, UK Inland, International and Superyacht categories.


The next generation of yacht designers are once again affirmed by Superyacht UK

13 Jan 2017

Christopher Karam, a student from Staffordshire University, scooped the top prize yesterday (Thursday 12 January 2017) in the Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition 2017, in partnership with Southampton Solent University. Held at the London Boat Show, the presentation was made by Tracey Crouch MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage.



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