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Is your business missing out on funding for apprenticeship training?

18 Dec 2019

General News

Since 2017, all businesses with an annual wage bill of £3million or more have been required to pay a 0.5% tax on their wage bill and the only way to recoup this back into a business is by spending it on apprenticeship training.

Boat on the water

Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping launch questionnaire

18 Dec 2019

General News

The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978 sets minimum qualification standards for masters, officers and watch personnel on seagoing merchant ships and large yachts.

British Marine Inland Boating Lockkeeper of the year

Sandford Lock Keeper wins prestigious British Marine Inland Boating award

17 Dec 2019

British Marine Inland Boating has awarded its acclaimed Lock Keeper of the Year Award for 2019 to Aidan Mahon, Lock Keeper at Sandford Lock on the River Thames.

Lesley Robinson CEO

Statement on the General Election results 2019

13 Dec 2019

General News

"We welcome the appointment of a majority Government, ending what was a period of uncertainty for our industry. This will bring the stability we have been calling for since the referendum. As British Marine we will hold Government’s feet to the fire to ensure the future prosperity for our members"

Ocean village

British Marine team to relocate head office by Spring 2020

12 Dec 2019

As a member-driven organisation and as part of our ongoing drive to deliver the best value for our members, the senior management team and board of directors of British Marine have reviewed extensively all aspects of our operation. This is in order to achieve our 2025 strategic plan aspirations of developing the British marine industry by driving improvements in product and service quality, marine careers, training, government representation and overall consumer participation in UK boating.

Boot meet the buyer networking

Exclusive opportunity to sponsor the Meet the Buyer Networking Reception at boot Düsseldorf

12 Dec 2019

General News

boot Düsseldorf is one of the world’s largest indoor international boat shows, a meeting point for both boating and watersports enthusiasts, with over 250,000 visitors from 90 countries and 1900 exhibitors.

Green Blue

The Green Blue offers free industry communications resources for members to utilise

12 Dec 2019

General News

Following on from the relaunch of The Green Blue website at this year’s Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat, British Marine members can now access a wealth of online resources to promote environmental awareness.


The 2019 edition of the Code of Safe Working Practice for merchant seafarers has been published

12 Dec 2019

General News

The changes to the proposed fourth amendments to Code of Safe Working Practice for Merchant Seafarers (COSWP) which ran from 26 April to 21 June 2019 have now been published.

Kelpies Opening

Share your thoughts on the future of the Lowland Canals

12 Dec 2019

British Marine member, Scottish Canals has launched a public consultation to gather views on the best way to run operations on the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals.

Bruno Santori

Outstanding professionals gain Certified Marina Manager and Certified Marina Professional accreditations

12 Dec 2019

General News

Resulting in the recent AMM courses from the past few months, the following people have been awarded the internationally recognised Certified Marina Manager (CMM) or Certified Marina Professional (CMP) accreditation by the Global Marina Institute (GMI) as recognition for their outstanding professionalism within the marina industry