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:



Presenters wanted: Composites UK - Composites Applications in the Marine Sector: Sector Showcase

13 Jul 2017

Do you or your company have expertise you would like to promote on composites in marine applications, technology transfer from other industries, composites recycling or regulations and standards in the marine sector? Read on to find out about this unique opportunity.


IMCI releases a multilingual Declaration of Conformity

13 Jul 2017

The International Marine Certification Institute (IMCI) has released a multilingual Declaration of Conformity (DOC) for boatbuilders. This will help boatbuilders exporting or looking to trade with countries in the EU.

Marina Workboat

Marina Workboat Guidance Note

13 Jul 2017

Do you operate marina workboats within a marina, dock or enclosed or partially enclosed premises? Read the latest guidance for your business.

Boat Distribution & Retail

Guidance from the European Maritime Safety Agency

29 Jun 2017

Read the latest expert advice on the inventory of hazardous materials onboard ships in context to the EU ship recycling regulations.

Houses of Parliament

Rights of EU citizens in the UK

27 Jun 2017

On Monday, the Government published details on its proposals for handling the rights of EU citizens in the UK once the UK has withdrawn from the EU. British Marine's External Relations team is here to provide further information on the proposal and the timeline for any agreement.  

training growth

The Gas Appliance Directive to be replaced by a New Gas Appliance Regulation

22 Jun 2017

Are you a gas appliance manufacturer or distributor? Read how the new regulation, which comes into force on 21 April 2018, includes several important updates to the existing requirements in the Gas Appliances Directive 2009 /142/EC which could impact your business.


British Marine's Technical Executive completes ISM Internal Auditors Course

15 Jun 2017

Read how the British Marine Technical team are keeping their expertise at the highest-level to ensure they are able to provide the best possible advice to members on ISM matters. This is of particular interest to Superyacht UK and Passenger Boat Association members.


A new online Manufacturers Identity Code checker

08 Jun 2017

In many cases you will be required to confirm the details of a vessel for sale or survey. This has been made easier by the introduction of the only up-to-date checking facility for UK registered MIC’s. This new online checker which will enable anyone to obtain the registered UK manufacturer’s details for the given MIC.


Be aware - Health & Safety are paying close attention to the marine sector

25 May 2017

British Marine has a close relationship with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) ensuring your concerns are heard. Do you have any issues you would like addressing? If so, read on.


Guidance for vessels undergoing trials - pleasure vessels while they are in the possession of a broker, ship repairer or other such person for the purpose of their business

25 May 2017

Find out how you can get further clarification on the regulations which are applicable to vessels subjected to seagoing equipment and systems trials, demonstrations and positioning voyages within the existing legislative system.

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