British Marine's primary function is to tackle cross-industry issues on behalf of its membership and the wider industry, bringing a collective position to government and regulators.
This work involves creating policy and proposals, working with members, civil servants and other industry bodies, to develop and deliver regulation that supports and benefits the industry. But sometimes it also requires us to make a noise – to ensure that government and industry regulators sit up and take notice of our industry and its needs. By effectively highlighting the industry's role in generating investment, creating jobs, growing tourism and export revenues for the UK economy, we can ensure that our members achieve the support they need and deserve.
In recent times alone we've worked on the new Recreational Craft Directive (RCD), the Large Yacht Code (LY3), the creation of the Canal & River Trust and the realistic implementation of emissions targets, to name just four of many key issues that have been at the forefront of our attention.
You can view some of our current areas of focus in the navigation section to the right of this page. Members can log into this area to obtain more information on British Marine's industry campaigns.