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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


Women in sailing

Women in sailing announced as hot new topic for next week’s British Marine Spring Expo

28 Jan 2020

At next week’s Expo, British Marine, alongside its new Access to Boating Association, will be hosting a revolutionary participation seminar with leading charity, The Magenta Project, and Sunsail Worldwide Sailing. It will feature the unveiling of a ground-breaking initiative to increase the participation of women in sailing.

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Lesley Robinson raises the profile of British Marine with HRH The Princess Royal

23 Jan 2020

General News

Over the past week, Lesley Robinson, CEO at British Marine, has attended a number of events on behalf of the marine industry, including the Maritime UK National Council, the RYA annual lunch and the Royal National Coastwatch Reception.

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A look at sustainability in the superyacht sector at the 11th Superyacht UK Technical Seminar – first speakers announced, have you got your ticket?

23 Jan 2020

This year’s Superyacht UK Technical Seminar will be held on the second day of British Marine Spring Expo (5 February 2020). Now in its 11th year, the event which is cemented in the superyacht calendar will look to the future of the sector and how the industry is changing with new technologies to ensure a sustainable, environmentally friendly industry which can continue to thrive.

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Take part in the future of the 24m marine sector with British Marine’s Technology and Innovation roadmap

23 Jan 2020

General News

As part of its focus on Technology and Innovation in the marine sector, British Marine will be developing a Technology and Innovation roadmap for the under 24m marine sector with the support of Innovate UK.


MMO to host essential webinars on the Marine Plans Consultation

23 Jan 2020

General News

Following the announcement last week (LINK) that the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is hosting a public consultation on Regional and National Marine Plans, the MMO is running webinars on the proposed plans to assist those stakeholders who need to engage in the Regional Marine Plans Consultation.

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How exporters can make a leap into the US market

23 Jan 2020

General News

Supported by the Department for Trade (DIT), Newable will be running two seminars scheduled to take place this month and early next month. These are designed to help UK exporters make ‘the leap’ into the US market.

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MCA releases new industry consultation on the review of MGN and methodology for offshore renewable energy installations

23 Jan 2020

General News

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has released a consultation on the revised marine guidance notes (MGN) and the revised methodology for assessing the navigational safety and emergency response of Offshore Renewable Energy Installations.

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New RSG guidelines published for 2020

23 Jan 2020

General News

The Recreational Craft Sectoral Group (RSG) was established to assist in the uniform application and interpretation of the Recreational Craft Directive by all Notified Bodies and other parties with valid interests.

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RS Sailing launch the Pulse58

23 Jan 2020

Member news

British Marine member, RS Sailing, officially launched Pulse58, the first 100% fully integrated electric production RIB at boot Düsseldorf earlier this week. Joint RS CEOs, Alex Newton Southon and Jon Partridge, spoke passionately about the vision for this project and what they had planned for the future.


See you at boot Düsseldorf

16 Jan 2020

General News

With boot Düsseldorf kicking off on Saturday, the British Marine team look forward to attending the Show and exhibiting alongside seven member companies on the British Marine Product Hub.