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The British Marine Technical team is dedicated to assisting members by supplying up to the minute advice and technical documentation and by representing our members on a number of key technical committees to ensure their best interests are safeguarded. Whether unearthing the details of an ISO standard, or signposting sources of business support, we are on hand to help.

As a member you can contact us for assistance covering anything from general health and safety to in-depth technical standards. Our work really does cover the breadth of the industry. In recent times we have delivered successful campaign programs on several key areas of the industry, including:

  • the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) – negotiating for appropriate changes and assisting members through its development and its implementation;
  • the introduction of the new REG Code – working with the Maritime & Coastguard Agency;
  • an extension to the implementation of new engine emission targets, ensuring UK boatbuilders have the time they need to comply with these new rules – working with international partners at IMO.

But when one campaign ends, another one begins. We are working on issues that affect companies throughout the marine supply chain, right now. We invite British Marine members to get individually involved in our work, to ensure our industry's subject matter experts have a voice and assist us in shaping the technical standards of the future. 

Please remember, we need your involvement and guidance to make strong cases and obtain the outcomes or recognition that your company and the wiser marine industry deserves.


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Read the latest British Marine magazine - COVID-19 Special

30 Jun 2020

This latest issue shares the stories of how British Marine members have reacted and adapted to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Updated advice for beach managers during COVID-19

23 Jun 2020

The National Water Safety Forum (NWSF) has produced updated guidance for coastal beach managers and landowners, including private organisations, during COVID-19.

Tourism set for summer return in every UK region

22 Jun 2020

Tourism across the UK is now set for a summer return


22 Jun 2020

The UK public look set to take to the water as a safe way to enjoy the ease of lockdown

Eco-friendly cleaning product offer

22 Jun 2020

British Marine member, The Green Blue is teaming up with Ecoworks Marine to support clubs, centres and marine businesses to get back to business safely and sustainably.

New standard added to BSI’s Standards Development Portal

New standard added to BSIs Standards Development Portal

08 Jun 2020

BS EN 15609 "LPG equipment and accessories - LPG propulsion systems for boats, yachts and other watercraft - Installation requirements" has been added to BSI’s Standards Development Portal.

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The MCA updates MIN 612 with further guidance on surveys and certification during Covid-19

22 Apr 2020

The Maritime and Coastguard agency (MCA) has updated and re-released MIN 612 Covid-19 - MCA approach to survey and certification of UK vessels.


The MCA releases its DPSSG newsletter with updates for domestic passenger fleet operators

15 Apr 2020

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has released the fourth edition of the Domestic Passenger Ship Steering Group (DPSSG) newsletter, produced by the Ship Standards Branch for the MCA.


The Export Control Joint Unit of the DIT issues two Notices to Exporters

15 Apr 2020

The Export Control Joint Unit of the DIT issues two Notices to Exporters concerning the impact of Covid-19.

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New MCA guidance for seafarers and shipowners released

15 Apr 2020

New MCA guidance for seafarers and shipowners released.


COVID19 Guidance for TYHA British Marine Members

Members price: Free
Non-members price: Free

Technical Report 125

Members price: Free

Guidance on tender opportunities and tender document writing

Members price: Free