Apprentice Mentoring Workshop
British Marine with support of the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) are offering two workshops (one full day followed by a one half day) for those people who have an active role in mentoring apprentices.
BM Leisure Boating Skippered Charter Agreement TEMPLATE
This British Marine Leisure Boating template agreement for skippered charters is free for Members of the association to use. The document is a template only and you are advised to take independent legal advice to ensure it is suitable for your purposes, prior to use. This template was updated in October 2012.
BM9 Agreement for the sale of a new boat by a dealer
This British Marine English law template contract is free for Members to use. The document is a template only and you are advised to take independent legal advice to ensure it is suitable for your purposes, prior to use. This template was updated in April 2018.
BM9a notes to BM9
These are explanatory notes only and, although important, do not form part of the agreement itself.
A practical and stimulating two-day course which provides the skills needed for installation and maintenance of electrics on boats, leading to an industry recognised qualification.
Boat Safety Scheme
The Boat Safety Scheme, or BSS, is a public safety initiative owned by the Canal & River Trust and the Environment Agency. Its purpose is to help minimise the risk of boat fires, explosions, or pollution harming visitors to the inland waterways, the waterways' workforce and any other users.
Boat Show Benefits for Members
Along with the boat show discount available to British Marine members, we have additional benefits for members to take advantage of at the shows;
Boat Show Discounts
British Marine members are entitled to receive discount off their stand space at our Shows
British Marine Industry Trends Survey - June 2018
British Marine conducts a survey bi-annually to measure current business performance and trends in the marine industry over the last six months and future expectations. The latest version of this report for the period November 2017 - June 2018 is now available to download.
British Marine mediation scheme for members
Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and can be a time and cost efficient process for resolving disputes. British Marine has set up a mediation scheme to enable the easy resolution of disputes within the marine industry.
British Marine Roadshows - book your place now
UPDATED Book your place at one of the British Marine Roadshow events, sponsored by SMG, taking place in March, April and May. Date and location announced for Bristol Roadshow. Receive a reminder on British Marine services, get some great advice on GDPR and network with your fellow members. Click here for more information.
British Marine Technical Report No 119 published
British Marine's latest Technical Report (TR119) is out, providing important updates on the Recreational Craft Regulations, harmonised standards and EU Ship Recycling Regulations. It is an essential read for British Marine members. Find out more and how to download your copy.
Each Association under British Marine is run by a Committee made up of individual members.
Corporate Foreign Currency Exchange
If your business is regularly working with foreign currency then you could make a significant saving through this service, provided in partnership with Foenix Partners.
An important service British Marine provides is Crisis Management support, there is standard documentation and templates available to help with Crisis Management advance planning too.
Discounts and Savings
British Marine offer members a number of discounts and savings. Find out what discounts and savings are available.
British Marine’s Environment & Boating Facilities service offers the best environment and planning advice to the trade.
A guide to export for growth from British Marine in association with UKTI
Frequently Asked Questions of the British Marine Legal Services team
Floating Leisure Articles
Legislation applicable to Floating Leisure Articles - towing articles, climbing articles, small tenders below 2.5m
Health and Safety
Health & Safety is a vital aspect of running a modern business, British Marine offers Health & Safety guidance.
ICOMIA and the IMO
British Marine is a member of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), which holds a consultative seat at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). ICOMIA has a representative who attends IMO meetings on our behalf and reports on issues which will potentially affect the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industries.
ICOMIA Environment Guide 2017
The ICOMIA Environment Guide features clear and concise outlines of the latest environmental legislation affecting the EU, US, Asia and Australia plus international organisations such as IMO.
The Guide explains – in simple terms – what the legislation is; why it has been imposed; when it will take effect; who it may affect and how it may affect them – making it an invaluable tool for businesses, associations and organisations operating in the global recreational marine industry.
The Guide is FREE to British Marine members.
Intermediate Marina Manager Course
This four-day course is designed to provide marina personnel in a leadership position with fast-track training in the critical issues in marinas.
International Standards Development - British Marine
ISO publishes standards on a vast range of subjects, including small craft (under 24m by ISO/TC188) and large yachts (over 24m by ISO/TC8/SC12). British Marine represents the marine industry at each of these standards committees and the many working groups that fall under the control of the principal committees.
Key Performance Indicators - England Regions Infographics
These industry infographics combine findings from across British Marine's industry economic, social and consumer market research to demonstrate the size, value and economic impact of the leisure marine economy in the UK's various English regions (based on former Regional Development Agency geographies).
These infographics cover the South West, South East, Greater London, East of England, West Midlands , East Midlands, North West, Yorkshire and the North East. They provide topline statistics on the number of marine enterprises, their turnover, gross valued added contribution, taxation, full-time equivalent employment, average employee earnings, as well as boat ownership and participation.
Key Performance Indicators - Marine Industry Sector Infographics
These industry infographics combine findings from across British Marine's industry economic, social and consumer market research to demonstrate the size, value and economic impact of the leisure marine economy across the industry's varied sectors.
These infographics cover: Boat Manufacturing; Engines & Equipment Manufacturing; Boat Wholesale & Retail; Engines & Equipment Wholesale & Retail; Marinas & Moorings; Boat Repair & Servicing; Hire, Holidays & Training; and Consumer & Business Services. They provide topline statistics on the number of marine enterprises, their turnover, gross valued added contribution, taxation, full-time equivalent employment, average employee earnings and international trade (where applicable).
Key Performance Indicators - UK National and Devolved Regions Infographics
These industry infographics combine findings from across British Marine's industry economic, social and consumer market research to demonstrate the size, value and economic impact of the leisure marine economy in the UK's constituent countries and devolved administrations.
These infographics cover England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and provide topline statistics on the number of marine enterprises, their turnover, gross valued added contribution, taxation, full-time equivalent employment, average employee earnings, as well as boat ownership and participation.
Key Performance Indicators and Industry Trends Research
British Marine’s Key Performance Indicators for the Leisure, Superyacht & Small Commercial Marine Industry report is a biennial report that uses aggregated data shared by our members, combined with internal knowledge of non-members involved in the marine industry, to provide a robust economic audit of the industry.
The British Marine Knowledge centre comprises of useful articles and information to help its members in the Marine industry concerning Technical Issues, Legal and Finance, Environmental and Facilities Issues, Training, Statistics and Market Research, International Development, Marketing, External Relations and Business Support.
Latest Technical News
Latest Technical News from the British Marine Technical Team as a benefit to their members. British Marine members are able to comment on current industry consultations. British Marine members come from around 4,200 businesses in today's UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine markets.
Legal Services and VAT
British Marine do all they can to support their Members with a range of Business Support Benefits and Services, these are delivered by our Commercial Partners and by working with other Members who offer relevant services.
Manufacturers Identity Code - MIC
One of the requirements of the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) is that every CE-marked boat has a unique identity number that can be used to identify the country of origin, the builder and year of build of the boat.
Marina Operative Course
The Marina Operative Course is a modular programme, specifically designed with the requirements of a modern marina in mind. It will enable your staff members to train in all areas of the business whilst on-the-job.
British Marine provide a range of training services and personal development for the marina sector
Marine Electronics Installer
The Marine Electronics Installer Program (MEI), established in 2004, is to encourage a high level of professional expertise in entry-level and mid-level technicians and to lead them to further develop their skills.
Mediation is a process for resolving disputes. In mediation, parties are helped by an independent third party, the mediator, to reach an agreement with which they are happy and resolve their dispute. A good mediator is a skilled, experienced and imaginative problem solver who will be very much involved in the process of reaching a solution.
There are a number of British Marine member law firms, financial and commercial advisors that can help you. British Marine is the membership organisation for the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry.
New Technical Report published
British Marine has published its latest Technical Report for members, which includes updates on the Recreational Craft Directive, EU and IMO engine emissions and a range of new harmonised standards. Find out more and download your copy here.
Offers of the Month
Through the Mercedes-Benz Affinity scheme, British Marine members can enjoy all the benefits of the latest models for less than you expected.
Participation in boating activities hits highest levels since 2002
British Marine and a consortium of partners publish the latest watersports participation results and it shows more people are going boating. Understand today's boaters and their behaviours - maximise this opportunity and download the Watersports Participation Survey now.
British Marine has developed personal development accreditations to benchmark individuals within the industry to meet rigorous industry standards promoting professionalism and standardisation.
Recreational Craft Directive
The Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) is a trade-enabling European New Approach Directive which sets minimum requirements of a boat which guarantee its suitability for sale and use within the European Union.
Representation - Supporting the Industry
Find out how British Marine supports the UK marine industry. British Marine members are able to comment on current industry consultations. British Marine members come from around 4,200 businesses in today's UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine markets. The turnover of those markets is worth £2.855 billion. Register to find out the latest news from the leisure marine industry.
Sign up for one of British Marine's GDPR courses
The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into effect on 25 May 2018. Book your place today on one of British Marine's helpful GDPR workshops for a helpful overview of what this new legislation means to your business.
Superyacht UK Annual Report 2018
Superyacht UK has carried out its twelfth annual survey for 2017/18 to determine year-on-year trends in the UK superyacht sector. Superyacht UK, a dedicated association of British Marine, represents over 250 members and 70% of the total UK industry, operating in the design, build, supply chain and service provision of yachts over 24 metres in length.
British Marine providing industry guidance with the Technical Report, including manufacturing and environment updates.
As the membership organisation for the leisure, superyacht and small commercial Marine Industry, British Marine knows how important it is to get the details right, first time.
As the membership organisation for the leisure, superyacht and small commercial Marine Industry, British Marine knows how important it is to get the details right, first time.
The Green Blue
This is British Marine’s flagship environmental outreach programme, developed with our partners the RYA. British Marine members can take advantage of Loads of free support. Take a look!
The Law Relating to Brokerage and Boat Retailers
Brokers and boat retailers typically have responsibility for ensuring that the legal framework surrounding the sale and purchase of small craft is fit for purpose and for conducting the transaction successfully within this framework.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency enforces the rules to which vessels in UK territorial waters and under UK registration must adhere. These rules are legislated through the Merchant Shipping Regulations, which apply to all vessels under the UK flag and vessels in UK waters or operating from UK ports.
The Small Commercial Marine Market in the UK 2018
British Marine's latest report on the UK's small commercial marine market, providing data on a range of core areas including: the market's size and structure, long-term business outlook, key barriers and opportunities.
The UK Marine Labour Market
The leisure marine industry has experienced challenging times following the wake of the global financial crisis and the subsequent recessions and slow and patchy recovery of the UK economy.
British Marine training is passionate about the development and progression of the UK marine industry. From career prospects to recruitment and training courses, we are here to assist and advise.
UK Boat Production Report 2018
This boat production report provides key economic indicators for the UK‘s leisure boat manufacturing sector and is published to enhance knowledge of the sector and provide an aid to business planning for marine businesses.
Value Added Tax
British Marine offer their members a free tax advice service through our dedicated British Marine VAT specialist at PKF Francis Clark.
Vessel Trials and Delivery Guidance
Guidance for vessels undergoing trialsor delivery - pleasure vessels while they are in the possession of a broker, ship repairer or other such person for the purpose of their business.
VisitEngland Passenger Boat Quality Scheme
The VisitEngland Passenger Boat Quality Award Scheme is voluntary and consists of a comprehensive but fair assessment of all the customer facing aspects of your business. A successful application will entitle you to display the VE Rosette branding on your marketing material and your vessel(s).
Watersports Participation Survey 2017 - Full Report
This annual report commissioned by British Marine, Royal Yachting Association (RYA), Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), British Canoeing (BC) and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) details participation and ownership for 12 boating activities in 2017 and reports trends over fourteen years.
This report also includes return of wider water-based leisure activities. The full report provides more detailed trends since 2002 and results to a wider set of questions. This includes trends in demographics, frequency and home / abroad participation and location of residence, and also presents coastal/inland and seasonal activity, household boat ownership, charter/hire, and more.
Watersports Participation Survey 2017 - summary
This is a summary of the annual report commissioned by British Marine, Royal Yachting Association (RYA), Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), British Canoeing (BC) and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS). It details participation and ownership for 12 boating activities in 2017 and reports trends over fifteen years.
The full report provides more detailed trends since 2002 and results to a wider set of questions. This includes trends in demographics, frequency and home / abroad participation and location of residence, and also presents coastal/inland and seasonal activity, household boat ownership, charter/hire, and more.
Welcome Afloat is a highly practical customer service training course, using varied active training styles to give participants the skills and knowledge they can immediately use in the workplace. Developed by Welcome to Excellence specifically for the Leisure Marine sector
Working with Members - British Marine
British Marine specialises in supporting individual member marine businesses with local councils, regulators, navigation authorities and regulators.
Working with other organisations
British Marine is a member of several important business groups, that each bring together organisations from right across the UK to create a stronger voice to engage Government, regulators and Parliament for support and change. Our memberships include the Confederation of British Industries (CBI), Maritime UK, the Tourism Alliance and the Seabed User Development Group (SUDG).