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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


Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of Exchequer success on red diesel and further COVID-19 support for businesses

Chancellor’s Budget delivers success on the continued use of red diesel and provides further COVID-19 support for businesses

04 Mar 2021

Speaking in the House of Commons yesterday, the Chancellor pledged to do “whatever it takes” to support businesses and individuals throughout the pandemic.

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British Marine reacts to Spring Budget 2021 Red letter day for the marine industry

03 Mar 2021

After months of extensive consultation and discussion with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), I am delighted that the Chancellor has today announced that the entitlement to use red diesel will be maintained for all commercial boat operators and for private pleasure craft users in Great Britain.

British Marine webinar

Register NOW for our upcoming webinar on the reopening of the marine industry in England

03 Mar 2021

British Marine members are invited to attend a webinar on Thursday 11 March at 11am dedicated to the COVID-19 roadmap and what this means for the gradual reopening of the marine industry in England.

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COVID-19: Reopening of the marine industry in England

03 Mar 2021

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 22 February outlining the roadmap of when restrictions are likely to be eased across England, British Marine met with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to clarify the guidance specific to the leisure marine industry.

MCA release an open consultation to seek industry views on the MGN 645 (M) Load Line Length policy clarification

MCA release an open consultation to seek industry views on the MGN 645 (M) Load Line Length policy clarification

03 Mar 2021

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) released an open consultation on 24 February 2021 seeking the views of industry on a Marine Guidance Notice (MGN) which clarifies the UK policy when determining load line length on vessel hullforms featuring cut-outs, removable end sections, and bathing platforms.

The Home Office

New guidance available for UK businesses recruiting internationally

03 Mar 2021

The Home Office has recently published further guidance about the freedom of movement with the EU that ended on 1 January 2021 and the new points-based immigration system.

ICOMIA publish a report from the IMO’s Human Element Training and Watchkeeping sub-committee meeting

ICOMIA publish a report from the IMO’s Human Element Training and Watchkeeping sub-committee meeting

03 Mar 2021

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) held its 7th session of the Sub-Committee on Human Element Training and Watchkeeping (HTW) virtually between 15 -19 February 2021.

Springwood Haven Boatyard & Chandlery

[Member News] First Peninsula Marine announces sale of Springwood Haven Marina, Boatyard and Chandlery

03 Mar 2021

First Peninsula Marine is pleased to announce that completion has taken place on the sale of Springwood Haven Marina in Nuneaton.

Universal Yachting sailing day experience

[Member News] Universal Yachting launch 'Pop Up' Sailing Days

03 Mar 2021

Chris and Mel Warwick, principals of family run sea school and yacht hire business, Universal Yachting, are launching two new initiatives for people to enjoy safe, healthy adventures on the South Coast.

Digital Direct Load Pins from Cyclops Marine (2)

[Member News] Digital Direct load pins from Cyclops Marine

03 Mar 2021

Load pins are designed to replace existing pins, measuring loads on standing rigging such as forestays and shrouds, giving sailors valuable data they can use to optimise performance and avoid rig overload.