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Environment for British Marine Businesses

The future of the recreational boating industry relies on the quality of the natural environment to retain and encourage people to take part in all water based recreational activities.

British Marine can help your business understand and comply with environmental legislation that may affect your operations.  From complying with oil storage regulations to trade discharge consenting, we're here to support you!

British Marine also represents the industry on a number of Government & Sectoral Stakeholder groups that have a specific interest in the marine environment.  It's our role to protect and promote the industry in these forum.

If you have a specific issue that you need our help and influence on, do not hesitate to contact us.

All marine businesses are required to follow environmental legislation and its requirements. In addition to this it is now a key part of regional and national plans for the Industry.
The information on this site is designed to give members the ability to comply and guidance on how best to achieve this. From super yacht builders to marinas and offices……….


The Green Blue is a joint environmental program between the British Marine and Royal Yachting Association since 2005. Helping boat users, boating businesses, clubs and training centres to reduce their impact on inland and coastal waters, wildlife and habitats.

The Green Blue also has a number of additional resources which are available to British Marine Members, to find out more please click here: The Green Blue

This information will be expanded to include other specific areas, in addition there will be a H&S section which will mirror the environmental subjects.

James Brushwood – Environmental H&S Executive

[email protected]