Technical and Manufacturing

Chiselling a new boatAs the membership organisation for the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry, we know how important it is to get the details right, first time.

That’s why our Technical team is on hand to support you. We can help you ensure that your business is being run in a safe and compliant manner. Our Technical team is on hand to answer any questions our members may have.

Headline issues

British Marine's Technical team is always busy dealing with the latest developments within the marine industry.

Current headline issues include:



Be aware - Health & Safety are paying close attention to the marine sector

25 May 2017

British Marine has a close relationship with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) ensuring your concerns are heard. Do you have any issues you would like addressing? If so, read on.


Guidance for vessels undergoing trials - pleasure vessels while they are in the possession of a broker, ship repairer or other such person for the purpose of their business

25 May 2017

Find out how you can get further clarification on the regulations which are applicable to vessels subjected to seagoing equipment and systems trials, demonstrations and positioning voyages within the existing legislative system.

Passenger Boat Association

PLA request information from Lower Thames PBA members

18 May 2017

Following a recent Port of London Authority (PLA) consultation on the changes to Bye Law 49 and a workshop on sewage discharge prevention, the PLA has requested information from Lower Thames passenger vessel operators. Read how you can get involved. The deadline is 29 May 2017.


MCA releases a consultation on amendments to safety rules and standards for seagoing passenger vessels not engaged on international voyages

18 May 2017

This consultation relates to the UK’s implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/844 amending Directive 2009/45/EC “on Safety Rules and Standards for Passenger Ships”. British Marine is asking for your views on the amended standards and whether they will have any impact on your business, positive or negative. The deadline is 22 June 2017.

Broom boat

Draft International Standard - comments sought

10 May 2017

Find out how British Marine members can have their say on a draft International Standard which specifies the requirements for determining the maximum propulsion power rating using manoeuvring speed for engine-driven craft with length of the hull (LH) between 8m and 24m. The deadline for comments is 1 June 2017.

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Red Ensign Group requests information for the new REG Large Yacht Code

10 May 2017

Read how British Marine members provide their feedback on several areas of the new code, including chart table designs, documenting fire prevention treatments and man riding cranes and lifting appliances.

Sunseeker motorboat

British Marine Technical team and members attend the Red Ensign Groups (REG) rewrite of the LY3 and PYC code

03 May 2017

Read how British Marine’s Technical team and many of our members have been out in force, representing the voice of the UK industry at the recent working groups. Find out what was discussed and how you still have an opportunity to have your say.

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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.

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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.

Passenger boat by the Tower of London

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.

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