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EU releases new “Blue Guide” for product safety regulation

07 Jul 2022

The latest revision of The Blue Guide, dealing with the implementation of EU product rules, has been published by the Commission. The Guide covers most EU legislation (i.e. Recreational Craft, Machinery, Marine Equipment, and many others)

Marine Salary Survey

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!


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.

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

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.


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


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.


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.

LLA 2022

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.


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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