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Commercial Marine members: Government to run a Making Better Licence Applications course

24 Oct 2019

Due to popular demand, the Government Export Control Organisation will run an extra Making Better Licence Applications course on 5 November 2019 in London.

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Record number of apprenticeships to be reviewed in engineering and manufacturing sector

24 Oct 2019

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has launched a wide-ranging review of technical education provision for Engineering and Manufacturing. This includes the Boatbuilding Apprenticeship under the Engineering and Manufacturing, Process and Control pathway.

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Save the date - British Marine Expo Spring 2020

17 Oct 2019

Next Spring 2020, the British Marine Expo returns to once again offer a packed two-day schedule of key industry talks and seminars set against a backdrop of learning, networking and business deals being done. It will feature popular events including the Superyacht UK Technical Seminar and British Marine Trades Association Dinner, as well as a trade showcase element.


Flotespace acquires Boata

17 Oct 2019

Member news

British Marine member, Flotespace, the boating start-up providing an online marketplace and concierge service for boat and yacht rentals, has announced its acquisition of Boata, a charter boat booking company.

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Standards Access Update

17 Oct 2019

General News

British Marine has been made aware that some online standards providers are no longer providing full access and up to date standards.


British Marine & RYA publish joint statement regarding the free movement of pleasure craft in the event of a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit

17 Oct 2019

General News

Members closely following Brexit negotiations will know that as of this morning (17 October 2019) the UK Government and the European Union have agreed a new Brexit deal. This deal will, of course, still need to be ratified by UK Parliament and the EU27.

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Brexit update: Information for Third Countries regarding the MIC assignments

17 Oct 2019

General News

The Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) requires each watercraft to be marked with an identification number (MIC) which includes the unique code of the manufacturer assigned by the national authority of the Member State.

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Enhancing the composite materials regulatory infrastructure

17 Oct 2019

General News

As part of British Marine’s focus on technology and innovation, it has taken part in a Government sponsored workshop to analyse the regulations applicable to all composites structures, including boatbuilding.


Canal & River Trust to hold elections for new members of governing Council

17 Oct 2019

General News

The Canal & River Trust (CRT) is calling on individuals to stand for election to the charity’s governing Council with nominations opening next week, open 21 October 2019 until 18 November 2019.

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British Marine Board heads north

17 Oct 2019

General News

As part of the new commitment to greater engagement with members, every alternate British Marine Board meeting will now be held in one of the different UK regions the Association represents. Last week, British Marine Scotland were delighted to host the Board meeting and meet with the team.



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