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lesley robinsonDisrupted times offer great opportunity, provided you are prepared and bold enough to drive the agenda. This is why we have embraced an ambitious and exciting vision – a thriving industry delivering amazing on water experiences for everyone. It summarises our realistic ambition for British Marine’s members out to 2025 and beyond.

To drive that vision into reality, British Marine has created its first National Agenda. It is an achievable and measurable plan that has been carefully crafted by our executive team in close collaboration
with elected member representatives.

We promise that:

  • The National Agenda is an assertive plan that is being implemented now and against which we will regularly measure, report and update.
  • British Marine’s deep skills and resources will be directed towards areas of most impact for members.
  • Members will be placed front and centre of all British Marine activities with service that is personalised to needs, easily accessible and always available.
  • Quality will pervade everything we do, to provide the best membership experiences and influence the raising of standards across the whole industry.

Summarising, our Mission is to deliver outstanding services, representation and products to promote the sustainable success of our members.

This National Agenda is a clear declaration of British Marine’s determination to play a significant and measurable role in supporting you, our members. I commend it to you as our pole star for a bright
future and look forward to your input and engagement in coming months.

Lesley Robinson

CEO, British Marine

Download our full National Agenda here




Download the 2021 update on the National Agenda Here


Design Director, Henry Ward with After-Sales Director, Tristan Rowe on Cockwells' 9m Modular Tender at MYS21 - Photo Credit Cockwells - 17 January 2022

Cockwells celebrates strong forward order book for bespoke craft with raft of new career opportunities

20 Jan 2022

General News

At the 2021 Southampton International Boat Show, Cockwells Modern & Classic Boatbuilding marked 25 years of building beautiful bespoke craft. The Mylor-based company experienced such unprecedented demand that it is now offering a raft of new career opportunities to support its continuing expansion.

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IMO releases its 2021 summary report on key items which will have or will likely have an impact on leisure boating and yachting industries

20 Jan 2022

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has released its summary of pending IMO legislation affecting the leisure boating and large yacht industries as of December 2021.


The Office for Product Safety and Standards releases updates to the guidance on timber and FLEGT licences

20 Jan 2022

The European Timber Regulations (EUTR) and Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) no longer apply in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales).

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Series of UKCA mark webinars will be run by BEIS to help businesses understand the new requirements

20 Jan 2022

The reason for running the series of webinars is to help businesses understand the new requirements that are needed for the UKCA mark, as the UK now has its own robust regulatory framework for goods.

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Maritime and Coastguard Agency releases guidance on Safety Bulletin 24 - Non-SOLAS lifejacket servicing requirements

20 Jan 2022

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has published guidance on safety bulletin 24 – Non-SOLAS lifejacket servicing requirements. The MCA published this guidance on 11 January 2022.

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BEIS releases five guidance documents on the UKCA mark for the Goods Regulatory Regime in preparation for 1 January 2023

20 Jan 2022

These guidance documents have been created to make sure businesses make the necessary changes before the UK’s new product certification system comes into place.


Maritime UK Awards 2022 to be held in Glasgow on 10 March

20 Jan 2022

From a judging panel of internationally recognised maritime leaders to an awards evening at the Glasgow Science Centre, the Maritime UK Awards are a unique and impactful way to showcase your business, and collectively, to celebrate a thriving sector.

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Health and Safety Executive eBulletin on Personal Protective Equipment at work (Amendment) Regulations

20 Jan 2022

The regulations and accompanying impact assessment extend employers and employees duties in respect of personal protective equipment to workers.


British Marine update: Discovery Shipyard liquidation

20 Jan 2022

General News

Following on from the sad news that Discovery Shipyard, a well-respected British boatbuilder and member of British Marine went into voluntary liquidation late last year, British Marine has approached Interpath Advisory, appointed liquidators, to offer support during this time.

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Second Edition of the RCD Application Guide relating to Recreational Craft and Personal Watercraft for EU product placement has now been published

20 Jan 2022

The second edition of the RCD Application Guide of Directive 2013/53/EU on the harmonisation of the law of the Member States relating to Recreational Craft and Personal Watercraft, has now been published.