Press Releases

See the latest press releases from British Marine:


Young Brits look to UK’s coastline, canals and lakes to enjoy physical pursuits on a regular basis

06 Apr 2017

Understand today's boaters and their behaviours. An increasing amount of people are going boating - maximise this opportunity and download the Watersports Participation Survey now.

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British Marine Boat Shows win prestigious award

31 Mar 2017

Read how British Marine Boat Shows, organisers of the Southampton and London Boat Show, were named Best Operations Team 2017 at the prestigious Exhibition News (EN) Awards at ExCeL London.


The London Boat Show unveils changed Show for 2018

30 Mar 2017

Read how the London Boat Show 2018 will draw on its rich heritage, located in one of the world’s most iconic Capital cities, whilst firmly setting a new course to inspire and excite visitors for years to come.

2017 Budget Statement

British Marine comments on the Budget

09 Mar 2017

British Marine comments on the Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget statement and highlights some of the key stories from it.


Brexit Update - January 2017

30 Jan 2017

British Marine's Andrew Harries provides his latest update on the Brexit discussions and what British Marine is doing to support its members.

River Thames Guide App Screenshot

The essential app for the River Thames

23 Jan 2017

British Marine Thames Valley, a regional association within British Marine, is pleased to announce the next phase of its mobile App project. Working in partnership with the River Thames Guide, members will now be able to promote their businesses to more than 15,000 of the River Thames Guide App; with on-line and off-line versions for iOS, Android and Amazon, every river user can take advantage of the only app dedicated to leisure on the River Thames.


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).

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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