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Help share the message to #RespectTheWater this summer and be part of the National Water Safety Forum campaign

17 Jun 2021

The National Water Safety Forum (NWSF), which British Marine is part of, is running a campaign this summer to raise awareness of being safe around the water.

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The MCA releases MGN 656: The United Kingdom list of approved ship recycling facilities

17 Jun 2021

Marine Guidance Note (MGN) 656 details the UK List of approved Ship Recycling Facilities as required by the UK ship recycling regulations and referred to in Section 6 of MGN 633 Amendment 1.

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Proposed amendments to the Merchant Shipping (STCW) Regulations 2021 released

17 Jun 2021

The Convention sets the standards of competence for seafarers internationally. In accordance with its international obligations and as a party to the Convention, the UK is required to implement the amendments into UK law.

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British Marine CEO recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

15 Jun 2021

British Marine is delighted to announce that Lesley Robinson, CEO of British Marine, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021.

Roadmap for Decarbonisation of the European Recreation Marine craft sector

The Carbon Trust releases report on the Roadmap for Decarbonising recreational vessels in the UK and Europe, commissioned by the Department for Transport

10 Jun 2021

The report commissioned by the Department for Transport and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office contains research, recommendations and recreational marine craft businesses on how they can lead the world in decarbonising this sector.

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The MCA releases guidance on becoming a UK Approved Body for Marine Equipment

10 Jun 2021

Following the UK’s exit from the EU, currently there is a transition period where the UK will stop using the Marine Equipment Directive (MED) and the Shipwheel Mark.

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The Technical Level Employer Incentive Scheme

10 Jun 2021

Apprenticeships Minister Gillian Keegan has recently announced the launch of a new scheme whereby employers will be able to claim a £1,000 cash boost for every Technical Level (T Level) student they host on a high-quality industry placement.

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Southampton International Boat Show organisers ensure positive environmental actions with its 2021 Sustainable Exhibiting Guide and Exhibitor Sustainability Award

07 Jun 2021

To mark World Oceans Day 2021, British Marine has launched its 2021 Sustainable Exhibiting Guide as part of its five-year charter and pledge to support long term sustainability. With one of its main aims to reduce the environmental impact of its flagship event, the Southampton International Boat Show, the guide sets out clear actions that both the organisers and exhibitors will do to minimise the impact of the show on the environment.

UK Gov advice on reducing carbon emissions

Calling all small businesses to lead the charge to net-zero emissions

03 Jun 2021

The Together for Our Planet ‘Business Climate Leaders’ campaign encourages small and micro businesses to commit to cutting their emissions to net-zero by 2050 or sooner through the new UK Business Climate Hub.

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Composites UK webinar: Life Cycle Assessment for Composites – a key tool for addressing sustainability issues

03 Jun 2021

This webinar will explain what Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is, why it is an increasingly important tool going forward and examples of how composite companies are benefitting from using LCA.

British Marine News for your sector

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British Marine reacts to Spring Budget 2021 Red letter day for the marine industry

03 Mar 2021

After months of extensive consultation and discussion with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), I am delighted that the Chancellor has today announced that the entitlement to use red diesel will be maintained for all commercial boat operators and for private pleasure craft users in Great Britain.

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2021 dates announced for Southampton International Boat Show

04 Dec 2020

British Marine, the organiser of the Southampton International Boat Show, confirms that the 52nd edition of the UK’s largest watersports festival will take place from 10th - 19th September 2021

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British Marine Digital Autumn Expo hailed a success

16 Nov 2020

The British Marine Digital Autumn Expo 2020 drew to a close yesterday (12 November) after freshly energising the UK industry with three days of learning and networking. In a year when meeting in person has been difficult, 404 participants from across the industry and the United Kingdom came together online to collectively reflect on the past year, discuss current challenges and prepare for future opportunities.


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Another great day at the British Marine Digital Autumn Expo! Join the last day tomorrow.

11 Nov 2020

The second day of the British Marine Digital Autumn Expo saw 124 participants join in. It included another well-attended morning networking session and a fantastic workshop on how to secure free financial business support.

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British Marine Digital Autumn Expo kicks off in style​

10 Nov 2020

British Marine Digital Autumn Expo kicks off in style​. Day 1 of the British Marine Digital Autumn Expo drew to a close, 156 participants logged on throughout the day to take part in a packed schedule of webinars.

ore guidance needed, urges RYA and British Marine, as HM Treasury announces 12-month extension on Returned Goods Relief

RYA and British Marine request further guidance on Returned Goods Relief

19 Oct 2020

RYA and British Marine jointly persevere in asking Government to increase 1 year Returned Goods Relief extension period and supply further detail for recreational boaters and leisure marine industry as end of transitional period approaches.

British Marine publishes Economic Impact Calculators for its members

British Marine publishes Economic Impact Calculators for its members

29 Jul 2020

British Marine’s Public Affairs, Policy & Research team have published a range of easy-to-use economic impact calculators for British Marine members to download and use to quantify their business’s economic output.

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HSE releases COVID-19 response survey

13 Jul 2020

The HSE has released a survey that focuses on the response and information given by the Government to the marine industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BBC Radio Solent Features British Marine’s Summer on the Water campaign

BBC Radio Solent Features British Marines Summer on the Water campaign

08 Jul 2020

Did you catch British Marine's CEO, Lesley Robinson talking about the 'Summer on the Water' campaign on BBC Radio Solent last week?

COVID 19 Survey

Take part in our COVID-19 survey

30 Jun 2020

Calling all members! British Marine is conducting research on the economic impact of COVID-19 on marine businesses – and we need your help!