Technical and Manufacturing

Chiselling a new boatAs the membership organisation for the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry, we know how important it is to get the details right, first time.

That’s why our Technical team is on hand to support you. We can help you ensure that your business is being run in a safe and compliant manner. Our Technical team is on hand to answer any questions our members may have.

Headline issues

British Marine's Technical team is always busy dealing with the latest developments within the marine industry.

Current headline issues include:



RCD Update: Major Craft Conversion guidance

11 Oct 2017

British Marine provides important guidance on 'Major Craft Conversions' within the legislation of the new Recreational Craft Regulations 2017, for companies involved with the design, build, repair and sale of recreational craft within the EU.

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Crew safety regulations are changing

27 Sep 2017

Crew safety legislation is changing. The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) is consulting on new proposals and if your business has any involvement in the crewing, operation or management of yachts, you should read on and find out what's happening.


Keeping watch at IMO

27 Sep 2017

The International Maritime Organisation is the global law maker for the marine and maritime industry. British Marine keeps a close eye on it and its legislation for the benefit of its members and the sector. Read on for an easy to digest review.

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Help develop the standards for seacocks and bilge pumps

14 Sep 2017

British Marine is working on the development of two ISO standards, for seacocks and bilge pumps. We need your help to ensure these standards are fit for purpose, so that they better support you in meeting regulations' essential requirements.

Superyacht at london bridge

New large yacht code out for consultation

14 Sep 2017

If you are involved in the design, build and operation of superyachts, then you need to support British Marine and read and respond to the Red Ensign Group's consultation on the new Large Yacht and Passenger Yacht codes.


MCA consults on safe working practices

30 Aug 2017

British Marine needs your feedback on the Maritime & Coastguard Agency's consultation on new amendments to the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers.

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Have your say on ISO standard development

30 Aug 2017

British Marine is seeking feedback on two ISO Standards for small craft which are out for consultation. Ultimately, an effective standard will make compliance with industry regulations easier.

Dalby Ouse WFSV

New High Speed Offshore Craft Regs Take Shape

23 Aug 2017

The new High Speed Offshore Craft Code is in use and British Marine has been working hard to make it fit for purpose and beneficial to members involved in the small commercial craft sector.


British Marine supports Composites UK Marine Sector Showcase

16 Aug 2017

British Marine is supporting a Composites UK marine sector showcase, which will provide excellent opportunities to learn more about composites use across other industries and how the UK marine industry can benefit.

MAIB Vasquez incident report

Boaters are reminded about the dangers of carbon monoxide

16 Aug 2017

Following a number of high profile incidents caused by carbon monoxide, British Marine is supporting the MCA, the RYA and the BSS in ensuring boaters are aware of the dangers and what can be done to prevent another tragedy occurring.

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