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[Member News] ProMarine Finance sees a rise in finance deals for liveaboards

17 Jun 2021

Marine finance lender, Promarine Finance has seen a near 40% year-on-year increase in the number of finance deals for liveaboard vessels from January 2021 to date.

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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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COVID-19: The UK's 'Freedom Day' is delayed by four weeks

17 Jun 2021

On Monday, Boris Johnson announced that there will be a four-week delay, until 19 July, to the final relaxing of the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.

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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.

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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 attracts new and international brands eager to enjoy UK’s resurgence in watersports

10 Jun 2021

The UK’s leading marine industry exhibition, the Southampton International Boat Show, has announced a raft of new and returning international brands signed up to attend this year’s event taking place from 10-19 September.

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[Member News] New co-ownership platform Meros launches to bring Sunseeker ownership to an emerging new market

10 Jun 2021

Meros, a new and exciting shared ownership platform that exclusively uses Sunseeker yachts, officially launched to offer yacht ownership to a new generation of boaters.

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[Member News] Fairline Yachts announces 2021 line-up for the British Motor Yacht Show

10 Jun 2021

Fairline Yachts have announced that they are set to display four of its luxurious designs at this year’s return of the British Motor Yacht Show (12 – 20 June 2021).

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[Member News] Princess Yachts announces renewed support of the Ocean Photography Awards 2021

10 Jun 2021

Following on from the success of the 2020 awards and with a shared passion for sustainability and conservation, Princess Yachts is thrilled to again be involved with this year’s awards which present a unique opportunity for all ocean photographers.

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A tribute to Andrew Millar

10 Jun 2021

Lesley Robinson, CEO of British Marine, said: “Andrew will be a great loss to the marine industry. I recruited him into MDL and like so many I am still in shock with this news. He had great energy and a love of life and people, and he will be missed by all. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very difficult time.”

Regional News

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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.