See the latest news and press releases from British Marine and from around the industry:

On The Water

New channel for British Marine members to promote offers

03 May 2017

Are you a British Marine member looking to promote your offers and discounts to a wider audience? Find out about British Marine Shop - a new opportunity to promote your business to over 120,000 boaters.


Do you have a BOSCH angle grinder? Read this important safety notice

03 May 2017

General News

Calling all owners of series GWS 20, GWS 22, GWS 24, PWS 20, PWS 1900 and PWS 2000 angle grinders (from the production period June through to August 2016) and of model GWS 24-230 JVX Professional with brake (from the production period February through to October 2016), these devices must no longer be used or provided to others. Find out how to check whether your angle grinder is affected and how to get your device repaired or exchanged for free.

Commercial Marine

Join British Marine at Seawork 2017

03 May 2017

British Marine will be at Seawork 2017 in Southampton. Come and meet us and find out what we are doing to support the UK workboat industry.

tech report

Release of British Marine Technical Report 116

03 May 2017

The new British Marine Technical Report has been published exclusively for members. Due to popular demand, it's back to being available in hard copy as well as online and you should have received it with the latest issue of the British Marine magazine. With updates on RCD and EU law, compliance and standards, MCA notices, HSE updates and funding opportunities, it is a must read for any of you who need to stay on top of technical, environmental and manufacturing legislation, standards and processes.

Obituary: Johnathan Howe

27 Apr 2017

General News

British Marine is saddened to hear of the passing of Johnathan Howe. Former solicitor at British Marine member, Lester Aldridge, Johnathan played an active role in many of British Marine’s committees and associations. This includes the Membership & Marketing Committee, Insurance Financial & Legal Services Committee and British Marine Wessex.

queen's awards

Four British Marine members honoured with Queen's Awards

27 Apr 2017

Read how Dura Composites, Superyacht Tenders and Toys and David Store Navigational Management were all awarded for their exporting successes, whilst second-time winner, Spinlock, was recognised for its innovation.

british marine magazine issue 17

On your doorstep, British Marine magazine Spring 2017

27 Apr 2017

General News

If you haven’t already received it, the latest issue of the British Marine magazine will be delivered to members shortly. However, the online version is now available to download and share, exclusively for members. Read how membership has propelled nine businesses to success, plus much more.


What is the new Boatbuilder Standard Diploma?

27 Apr 2017

The new City & Guilds 2473 Diploma in Boatbuilding is an apprenticeship programme designed to develop the professional standard required of people working as boatbuilders. Read about the first approved centre in the country to deliver this new qualification.

Boat Distribution & Retail

New video to promote the industry’s progressive DIY Safe Anti-fouling Initiative

27 Apr 2017

General News

Following the launch of the new joint DIY Safe Anti-Fouling Initiative earlier this year at the London Boat Show 2017, a new video has been released to broadcast the initiative's key messages. The project is being delivered by the British Coatings Federation (BCF), British Marine and the RYA.


New guidance published to help employers recruit apprentices

27 Apr 2017

New apprenticeship funding rules and management processes are being introduced for new apprenticeships starting from May 2017. Read the various invaluable guides which have been produced by the Government to help employers fully understand the new rules and processes.



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