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Marine Resources launches marine salary survey 2022

23 Jun 2022

Specialist recruitment consultancy, Marine Resources, is looking to re-assess the post-pandemic marine industry landscape, creating a centralised resource where businesses and employees can benchmark salaries within the marine industry.

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Online CPD Courses available… On demand, any time for just £20 each!

23 Jun 2022

Since the cost of living has risen considerably, we have chosen to keep our training courses affordable. Our online learning solution is available for members and non members to refresh their existing knowledge base or learn a new skill entirely!

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British Marine publishes its latest annual industry statistics showing the impact of COVID-19 on boating and watersports in the UK

23 Jun 2022

British Marine has published the latest edition of its annual economic report, Key Performance Indicators for the Leisure, Superyacht & Small Commercial Marine Industry (2020-21), evaluating the size, performance and health of the industry following the COVID-19 pandemic and its extraordinary effect on boating and watersports in the UK.

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Have your say: Complete this consultation on changes to business rates valuations

23 Jun 2022

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has launched a consultation on transitional arrangements to help businesses adjust to their new business rates following the next round revaluations which will take place in April 2023.

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Visit British Marine at Seawork2022

09 Jun 2022

Join British Marine at Seawork2022, the leading European commercial marine exhibition, for information and advice on everything from membership opportunities, support and representation to career opportunities in the commercial sector and technical advice.

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MCA works to improve support for people to get UK approval for marine equipment ahead of January deadline

09 Jun 2022

Following a recent British Marine article regarding industry meetings with the MCA which looks at issues surrounding UKCA marking marine equipment - the MCA has officially announced its plans

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MCA provisionally appointing conformity assessment bodies (CABs) to ensure current MED equipment is re-certified to UKCA mark by January 2023 deadline

19 May 2022

Following a meeting in March where industry informed the MCA there was not enough capacity to re certify all the necessary equipment to allow market continuity for the GB marketplace, the MCA held another meeting on the 4 May and made the following announcement.

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IMO holds it’s 105th Session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)

19 May 2022

This meeting was held remotely and the several topics of interest to the superyacht, leisure and small commercial vessel sectors were discussed

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The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has updated various statutory guidance documents including for the recreational craft regulations 2017

19 May 2022

OPSS have updated several of the guidance documents with further information and clarifications on what actions businesses must take if non-compliance with the regulations is found.

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Save the date London Luxury Afloat 2023 Ticket information coming soon

16 May 2022

Following the huge success of the inaugural London Luxury Afloat boat show, organisers British Marine are delighted to announce it will be back, bigger and better in 2023.

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Save the date London Luxury Afloat 2023 Ticket information coming soon

16 May 2022

Following the huge success of the inaugural London Luxury Afloat boat show, organisers British Marine are delighted to announce it will be back, bigger and better in 2023.

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MAIB Investigation into the Broads Diamond Emblem 1 Hire Boat fatality

09 May 2022

Following the release of the MAIB’s report yesterday (05 May 2022) investigating the incident onboard the hire boat motor cruiser, ‘Diamond Emblem 1’, on the Broads in August 2020, which tragically resulted in a fatal overboard accident, a number of recommendations have been made to stakeholders to minimise the risk of a tragedy of this nature happening again.

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LLA A MINI MONACO IN THE HEART OF THE CAPITAL Full show line up

19 Apr 2022

We are just days away from the first ever London Luxury Afloat showcase when some of the most luxurious sail, power and superyachts will be descending upon the iconic St. Katharine Docks, London (21-24 April).

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There is still time to get your London Luxury Afloat Tickets

14 Apr 2022

With just one week to go until the first ever London Luxury Afloat showcase, tickets are still available offering discerning boat buyers a unique opportunity to view some of the very best in high end, luxury sailing, motor and superyachts in the heart of the capital.

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Bringing the very best of luxury yachting to the heart of the capital

17 Mar 2022

British Marine, the team behind the hugely popular Southampton International Boat Show, is delighted to unveil London Luxury Afloat a brand-new showcase event aimed at the discerning boat buyer featuring more than 30 well-appointed sailing, motor and super yachts from leading brands including Oyster, Sunseeker, Fairline, Pearl Yachts and Azimut.

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Inaugural British Marine National Conference heralded a great success

17 Mar 2022


The inaugural British Marine National Conference concluded yesterday (16 March) following a jampacked two days full of inspirational speakers, networking opportunities and celebrations.

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Winners of the British Marine and Boating Business Awards 2022 revealed

17 Mar 2022


As part of the inaugural British Marine Conference, marine businesses and professionals from across the UK were celebrated at the British Marine & Boating Business Awards.

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Ed Balls confirmed as headline economist at the British Marine National Conference

18 Jan 2022

British Marine are delighted to announce that the former Shadow Chancellor, academic, author and broadcaster Ed Balls will be presenting an essential keynote speech, forecasting the future economic landscape for the marine industry.

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Return of Scottish Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism Cross Party Group

10 Nov 2021

Last month saw the return of the Scottish Parliment Cross Party Group on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism. The group had to be re-registered following the Scottish Parliament election earlier this year and we are delighted to report that the Cross Party Group on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism will again continue. Stuart McMillan MSP will continue as Convenor with a new vice-convenor Elena Whitham MSP (for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley).

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Selling CE marked products into the EU? New rules come into force on 16 July

12 Jul 2021

British Marine wants to ensure that all UK exporters to the EU are aware that the EU Regulation on Market Surveillance and Compliance of Products (2019/1020) will apply from 16 July 2021.