Whether you are looking for a place to berth or launch your boat in a picturesque setting, a trained craftsperson to help you maintain it, or any other boating product or service, there are plenty of British Marine member businesses who are perfectly placed to assist you.
Britain has a wonderful diversity of places to keep and use your boat, from bankside moorings in the countryside, to modern marinas, harbours and swinging moorings in havens, lochs and bays. There is also a very broad range of slipways and beaches for those that prefer to keep their boat on a trailer, the roof rack or even in the boot. Plus we have members that specialise in locating your boat overseas, from transport and delivery to even buying a berth in the sun.
Close by any watersports area you'll find many of our members offering the essential services and products that enable you to focus on enjoying your boating activities. All of them subscribe to the same quality ethos that adherence to our Code of Practice demands. So remember, whether choosing someone to repair your boat, or how to improve it, or where to use it – Look for the Logo.
To get a flavour of the many things on offer, head on over to our On The Water site and view our range of members in the On The Water Boating Directory.
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.