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Inland Boating

British Marine supports inland members with brand new video

27 Apr 2017

The video has been designed to support and benefit the many of you who operate in the inland sector and the wealth of inland events taking place throughout the forthcoming boating season. To make sure the video achieves its full potential and is watched by hundreds of your potential future customers, we need as many of you as possible to help us promote and share the video across your social media, website and email campaigns. Find out how.

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New Technical Report 116

27 Apr 2017

The new Technical Report is out, issue number 16. 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.

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MSN 1869 (M) safety management code for domestic passenger ships

20 Apr 2017

Find out which practices companies will need to implement in their safety management of domestic passenger ships.


New sea time requirements added for Certification for Deck Officers on commercial and private yachts

20 Apr 2017

Read how all seagoing service must be approved by either Nautilus or the PYA from 24 May 2017.


Wanted: Boat photos for the Southampton Boat Show 2017

20 Apr 2017

General News

Do you have enticing photos of power or sail boats and are exhibiting at the Southampton Boat Show 2017? Read how your photo could become the focal point of the Show's marketing and advertising campaign.

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ICOMIA 2016 Quarterly Economic Statistics Report (Quarters 1-4) now available

20 Apr 2017

The latest report from ICOMIA, the 2016 Quarterly Economic Statistics Report (Quarters 1-4), is now available to download from the British Marine website, free of charge to members.


Minister John Hayes' blog following the maritime trade mission to China

20 Apr 2017

Read about the success of the recent trade mission to China and how the Minister of State at the Department for Transport, the Rt Hon John Hayes CBE MP, wants to utilise Britain’s maritime heritage to boost exports.

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The law has changed – part 5 of our guide: watercraft design categories

12 Apr 2017

General News

The design category geographical names “Ocean”, “Offshore”, “Inshore” and “Sheltered Waters” have been found to be misleading. As a result, read how definitions of the watercraft design categories have been revised.


Apprenticeship levy employers? Be aware of the new features available with the apprenticeship service

12 Apr 2017

Read about a number of new features which will help members affected by the apprenticeship levy get set up and ready for when funds are visible in their accounts from May. To access these new features, you need to have first set up your account. If they haven’t already, find out how here.

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Consultation on new qualifications for tidal inland waterways

12 Apr 2017

A new set of qualifications for tidal inland waterways, which offers more steps towards BML Tier 1 Level 2 certification and a higher qualification beyond that, has been developed. It will not be introduced unless operators want it. Therefore, British Marine wants to hear your views. Find out how you can take part in the consultation today.



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