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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


BREXIT: Register NOW for our upcoming webinar on the new import and export requirements from January 2021

19 Nov 2020

British Marine is pleased to announce the next in its series of Brexit webinars to help our members understand how they can prepare for the end of the transition period.

BREXIT: Further customs and VAT guidance published by UK Government

19 Nov 2020

British Marine is sharing the latest updates on the actions businesses and individuals need to take to be ready for the end of the transition period.

[Member News] boatpoint expands its offering along South Coast after launching an office at Haslar Marina

19 Nov 2020

boatpoint, a progressive and expanding boat sales business, recently launched by national marina group boatfolk, has further extended its partnership with Network Yacht Brokers.

New product-specific Government guidance released

19 Nov 2020

The Office for Product Safety and Standards has released a new set of guides on specific product safety and metrology regulations for businesses placing goods on the market in Great Britain from 1 January 2021.

Scotland to move 11 areas into the most restrictive Tier 4 measures

19 Nov 2020

Scotland has announced that from 20 November 2020, 11 areas will be moving into the most restrictive COVID-19 prevention measures known as tier 4.

Get involved with new safety Code of Practice for marinas and boatyards

17 Nov 2020

While current legislation for health and safety covers most safety requirements, the marine industry does have unique circumstances and operations which these do not address

British Marine member success at Maritime UK Awards

17 Nov 2020

British Marine members, Princess Yachts and marine electronics specialist Actisense, proudly scooped awards in the annual Maritime UK Awards.

The MCA adopts YDSA equivalence proposal for Small Commercial Vessels

16 Nov 2020

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has published, to all certifying authorities for small commercial vessels, the proposal from The Yacht Designers & Surveyors Association (YDSA).

Have your say on a definitive trade remedy for imports of continuous filament glass fibre products

16 Nov 2020

The Department for International Trade has announced a Call for Evidence on a definitive trade remedy measure which was imposed by the European Commission on 24 June 2020.

The MCA releases updated application forms for the replacement and revalidation of boatmasters’ licences

16 Nov 2020

On 5 November 2020, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) released two updated documents for the application of boatmasters’ licences (BML’s).