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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


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Department for Transport commissioned Decarbonising maritime operations in North Sea offshore wind

10 Jun 2021

The report commissioned by the Department for Transport and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office sets out a possible pathway for the decarbonisation of offshore wind operations and maintenance vessels.

Roadmap for Decarbonisation of the European Recreation Marine craft sector

The Carbon Trust releases report on the Roadmap for Decarbonising recreational vessels in the UK and Europe, commissioned by the Department for Transport

10 Jun 2021

The report commissioned by the Department for Transport and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office contains research, recommendations and recreational marine craft businesses on how they can lead the world in decarbonising this sector.

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The MCA releases guidance on becoming a UK Approved Body for Marine Equipment

10 Jun 2021

Following the UK’s exit from the EU, currently there is a transition period where the UK will stop using the Marine Equipment Directive (MED) and the Shipwheel Mark.

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The Technical Level Employer Incentive Scheme

10 Jun 2021

Apprenticeships Minister Gillian Keegan has recently announced the launch of a new scheme whereby employers will be able to claim a £1,000 cash boost for every Technical Level (T Level) student they host on a high-quality industry placement.

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Southampton International Boat Show attracts new and international brands eager to enjoy UK’s resurgence in watersports

10 Jun 2021

The UK’s leading marine industry exhibition, the Southampton International Boat Show, has announced a raft of new and returning international brands signed up to attend this year’s event taking place from 10-19 September.

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[Member News] New co-ownership platform Meros launches to bring Sunseeker ownership to an emerging new market

10 Jun 2021

Meros, a new and exciting shared ownership platform that exclusively uses Sunseeker yachts, officially launched to offer yacht ownership to a new generation of boaters.

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[Member News] Fairline Yachts announces 2021 line-up for the British Motor Yacht Show

10 Jun 2021

Fairline Yachts have announced that they are set to display four of its luxurious designs at this year’s return of the British Motor Yacht Show (12 – 20 June 2021).

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[Member News] Princess Yachts announces renewed support of the Ocean Photography Awards 2021

10 Jun 2021

Following on from the success of the 2020 awards and with a shared passion for sustainability and conservation, Princess Yachts is thrilled to again be involved with this year’s awards which present a unique opportunity for all ocean photographers.

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[Member News] Cockwells launches first Hardy Motor Yacht in Cornwall

10 Jun 2021

Following the acquisition of Hardy Marine’s assets last year, the company marks its 25th anniversary with the launch of its first Hardy 42 in Cornish waters.

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A tribute to Andrew Millar

10 Jun 2021

Lesley Robinson, CEO of British Marine, said: “Andrew will be a great loss to the marine industry. I recruited him into MDL and like so many I am still in shock with this news. He had great energy and a love of life and people, and he will be missed by all. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very difficult time.”