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Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat 2019 to inspire boating for everyone

17 Jun 2019

Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat, Britain’s biggest festival of boating, will return from Friday 13 September to Sunday 22 September 2019. Aligned with British Marine’s latest Futures strategy and new title sponsor, Borrow A Boat, the Show will spotlight the accessibility, flexibility and inclusivity of boating.

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Marine Resources announced as title sponsor of Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition 2019

17 Apr 2019

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Superyacht UK is delighted to announce Marine Resources as title sponsor of its annual Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition. Taking place from 25 - 26 June 2019 in its new location at The Superyacht Design Forum in London, the pre-eminent industry event of its kind, the 2019 edition of this acclaimed competition will be promoted as the Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition, sponsored by Marine Resources.

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New figures show boost in boating popularity amongst women and young people

16 Apr 2019

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New figures out today (16 April 2019) by a consortium of leading marine bodies, show participation in any watersports activity has risen by 1.1% to 17 million - an increase of 700,000 UK adults since 2017. However, overall, participation in the core 12 boating activities has decreased slightly by 0.1% to 3.9 million.

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Monty Halls headlines Marina Conference 2019 sponsored by Walcon

11 Apr 2019

British TV broadcaster and marine biologist, Monty Halls, will deliver a talk on protecting the environment and the role marinas can play in that; at this year’s Marina Conference sponsored by Walcon, which runs from 24-25 April 2019 in Bournemouth.

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Superyacht UK announces new dates and location for its established Young Designer Competition

11 Apr 2019

The annual Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition heads to an exciting new location, The Superyacht Design Forum in London’s Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Taking place between 25 & 26 June 2019, the celebrated competition returns for its fifth edition.

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British Marine signs new title sponsor for Southampton International Boat Show 2019

04 Apr 2019

British Marine is delighted to announce that it has signed a title sponsorship agreement with member Borrow A Boat for Southampton International Boat Show 2019

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Boating tourism on the rise, contributing over £6 billion to the UK economy

04 Apr 2019

New figures out today from British Marine, the leading trade association for the UK leisure marine industry, highlight how the marine sector has created close to £6bn in sales from boating related tourism* expenditure in 2018, a 65% growth since 2013. In 2018, the average boating and watersport tourist spent just over £47 a day for fun out on the water, an increase from £45.70 in 2013. Londoners and those from the South East, South West and the Midlands spent the most on boating related tourism.

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£3.17bn UK industry kicks off the season at British Marine Expo

29 Mar 2019

The inaugural British Marine Expo, in association with HPi Verification Services, drew to a close on Wednesday (27 March 2019) amongst a backdrop of learning, networking, awards and business deals being reported.

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British Marine Trades Association Awards celebrate UK's top marine talent

27 Mar 2019


Some of the UK’s best leisure marine businesses and achievers were last night (26 March 2019) celebrated at the British Marine Trades Association Awards 2019.

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Announcing winner of British Marine Leisure Boating Customer Service Award 2019

26 Mar 2019

Sailing Holidays was today (26 March 2019) crowned the winner of the British Marine Leisure Boating Customer Service Award 2019, setting the standards for the industry. Runners up, ABC Leisure Group, was also praised for its achievements at the award presentation which took place at the inaugural British Marine Expo, in association with HPi Verification Services in Southampton.