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Global Marina

GMI promote the US Marina and Boatyard Tour

24 Mar 2017

GMI and The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) partner, The Marina Industries Association (MIA) has announced its second international study tour to one of the greatest boating capitals of the world, Florida, USA. Find out how you can join the tour and visit 17 of the most innovative and diverse marinas in Florida.


Find out how your Local Enterprise Partnerships could help you

23 Mar 2017

General News

Read how opportunities for funding, filling skills shortages, diversifying your workforce and boosting productivity are amongst the many things your Local Enterprise Partnerships could assist with.

training growth

Are you ready for the Apprenticeship Levy?

22 Mar 2017

The Apprenticeship Levy is being introduced on 6 April 2017 and will be paid by any UK employer that has an annual pay bill in excess of £3 million. There are certain actions that levy liable employers need to undertake. Are you ready? Read on to find out.

Invasive Species Week

Invasive Species Week 2017

22 Mar 2017

From 27 March 27 – 2 April 2017, marine organisations across Britain will be joining forces for Invasive Species Week, to raise awareness of invasive non-native species (INNS) and inspire people to take action to prevent their spread. Find out how you can get involved.

Boat Distribution & Retail

The law has changed - part 2 of our Guide

22 Mar 2017

Last week we looked at how the new Recreational Craft Directive had changed the obligations of Distributors and Importers who sell recreational craft in the UK and Europe. This week, read how the new directive is also affecting boat owners and consequentially the sale and modification of second hand boats.


The law has changed. Are you operating legally?

16 Mar 2017

Find out how 50% of you operate your business based on the requirements of the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) 2013/53/EU; the new version of which came in to force in January. It is vital you know what it contains to ensure you operate within the legal framework. Over the next few weeks we will explain some of the changes within the Directive and how this may start to affect members within different parts of the marine sectors. Today's guidance concentrates on changes regarding the responsibilities on Distributors and Importers.

Boating tourism

Hire boat licensing changes

16 Mar 2017

Read about the new requirements which will come into force for hire boat operators from 1 April 2017.

english tourism week

Promote your events as part of English Tourism Week

15 Mar 2017

Read how you can have your events featured on the VisitEngland website as past of its campaign to raise the profile of tourism and increase awareness amongst consumers about events and activities on their doorstep.


Latest IMO report

14 Mar 2017

Read what happened at the 4th session of the Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR).

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ICOMIA Half Year Trends Report (July-December 2016)

13 Mar 2017

Read how ICOMIA’s latest Half Year Trends Report (July-December 2016) is now available to download for British Marine members.



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