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Membership Types

British Marine offers five membership levels. Our core package benefit is included on all membership packages and presents exceptional value with our 'digital 1st' entry tier, 'Access', available from only £286 per year + VAT.



Our entry-level digital membership package, Access, is designed for those who haven’t been members of British Marine before and is well-suited to sole traders and SMEs. You will receive all the core benefits membership brings, including critical intelligence on a range of business-related topics, helpful online resources, invitations to our networking and other UK events, as well as a discount on exhibitor space for Southampton International Boat Show. You can also join one of our 11 regional associations and one of our 16 group associations and have your voice heard on a national level. 


Our Classic membership package is perfect for businesses that are keen to grow and are looking for a small amount of one-on-one support. Classic offers all the same benefits as our Access package but with one key advantage. With a Classic membership, our team of specialists are on hand to support you with bespoke advice relating to training, representation, health and safety and a range of technical-related topics. This level also includes membership to one regional and two group associations. 

Classic +

Designed for businesses with an international ambition, Classic + builds on the opportunities within our Classic membership with double the amount of time you can use to support your specific business challenges and opportunities through our team of specialist experts. You also receive access to our research findings, giving you a clearer picture of the trends impacting the global marine industry. Finally, with Classic + you will be invited to join one regional and three group associations, as well as our international events – providing cost-effective opportunities to expand your audience around the globe. 


With our Enterprise package, you will be able to leverage the full suite of British Marine member benefits, have comprehensive one-on-one support from our team and ensure your interests and concerns are understood at the highest levels of government. Our experienced experts are on hand to support you across your business with a number of support hours allocated to each topic, covering everything from technical and legal to manufacturing and HR. Enterprise members are also able to join one regional and four group associations without any additional cost. 

Enterprise +

Enterprise + is geared towards the largest marine-based businesses in the UK. Most applicable for those with an existing global footprint or strong international growth objectives, Enterprise + provides the highest level of one-to-one support. As an Enterprise + member, our team will work with you to support unique challenges and opportunities, with detailed assistance available for anything from the impact of new legislation to the latest technical standards. Enterprise + also offers access to the greatest number of group associations, with five included as standard in addition to the one regional. 

International Membership

British Marine offers an International Membership package. A bespoke benefits package to overseas marine businesses such as OEMs, Supply Chain (including suppliers of marina equipment) and service providers.


Benefits include access to the British Marine website as well as all British Marine publications, including Technical, Environment, Statistics and our British Marine magazine. International members will also receive exhibitor discounts at British Marine Boat shows as well as access to the British Marine Member lounge at Southampton International Boat Show to connect with UK buyers and suppliers. Other benefits include having the opportunity to attend networking or training events at member rates. 


We will also offer our international members guidance on UK domestic matters e.g.


  • UK Customs/VAT
  • Trading in the UK – Distributor guidance
  • UKCA marking/standards
  • UK regulations
  • UK Statistics


Please note, International Members will not be eligible to join associations or be able to exhibit within a UK pavilion at international events where there is another country pavilion for that country. British Marine will not be able to support our International Members with guidance on their own domestic or other international legislation or standards.


International Members will be charged a subscription based on their annual marine turnover in GBP. All International members will be required to operate within British Marine’s Code of Practice.


To talk to a representative of the Membership team about the wide range of benefits we offer and how to access them, please call us directly on 01784 223663, email or join online.  We do insist that all members adhere to the British Marine Rules and Code of Practice.