When it comes to picking your perfect holiday we cannot think of anything better than relaxing and having fun together with family and friends on a boat. British Marine members offer all types of vacation options, from inland cruising and canal boat hire to sailing holidays, boat charter and activity centres. Our members also offer training opportunities, with courses that are suitable for those that would like to start boating, right up to people preparing for ocean adventures.
You can discover a wealth of boating activity and watersports experience ideas and information on our boating website onthewater.co.uk. Plus see the list of our members that offer boat charter and hire, boating holidays and training and education.
Why Choose a British Marine Member?
British Marine is the membership organisation for the leisure marine, superyacht and small commercial vessel industry.
When you buy from a British Marine member you do so with the knowledge that the firm you are dealing with is compelled to adhere to the British Marine Code of Practice as a condition of membership.
In some sectors our members also have additional requirements placed upon them to conduct business in safe manner appropriate to their specialist field. For example, British Marine member boat sales businesses must operate client accounts when handling transactions.
Find a British Marine Member
With over 1600 British Marine members selling everything from marina berths to deck equipment, holidays and kayaks to superyachts, there is sure to be a business that adheres to our Code of Practice to assist you.
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Your Beginner's Guide to Boating
Find businesses selling new and secondhand boats in your area, training centres, holiday boat hire and charter, boating events and more by searching for a member on our website geared to find all you need to get afloat – onthewater.co.uk. It’s a great British Marine initiative designed to help you get the most out of your boating and watersports experiences – you'll finds lots of top advice on there too, plus updates on all the latest boating events.
Our Boat Shows
British Marine owns the London Boat Show which is held indoors at ExCeL every January and the Southampton Boat Show, in September. They both rate within the top 10 boat shows globally, so you can safely assume them to be don't-miss events for your calendar.
Keep an eye on our show websites for further information, including full exhibitor lists and details of features and offers.