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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



UKSA to benefit from £600k donation from TK Foundation in maritime grant to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds

20 Apr 2022

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It will use this important grant to fund a number of beneficiary places on its Superyacht Cadetship and Sea.Change Foundation programmes for those who would not otherwise be able to participate.


Fairline announces Palma International Boat Show line up

20 Apr 2022

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Fairline has announced its line up for this year’s Palma International Boat Show, where visitors to the show will have the opportunity to view the luxury British boatbuilder’s landmark day boat the F//LINE 33 together with its award-winning Targa 45 OPEN and Targa 50 OPEN.


Do you manufacture or import plastic packaging? Check if you are liable for PPT

20 Apr 2022

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HMRC has released guidance on how to check whether your business is liable for the new Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT).
PPT has a 10-tonne registration threshold and there are two tests to check if you need to register.

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New report from the IMO’s Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) Committee

20 Apr 2022

Following the ninth session of the IMO’s Pollution Prevention and Response Sub-Committee (PPR) held from 4-8 April, ICOMIA released its summary report.

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Killer whales and the legality of using Anti Depredation Devices/ Pingers by UK registered recreational boats transiting or operating in Spanish / EU / Portuguese waters

20 Apr 2022

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Following several incidents involving British yachts and killer whales (Orcinus orca) on passage between the Straits of Gibraltar and Cape Finisterre in 2020 and 2021, a request for clarification of the legal protection of killer whales afforded by the Spanish Government was made by the RYA (Royal Yachting Association).

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Marine industry recognition and celebration returns with the Trades Association Awards Dinner

20 Apr 2022

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This extremely popular marine industry event will offer opportunities for colleagues, friends, and fellow members to come together the night before Seawork 2022.

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British Marine announces Welcome Afloat spotlight course for May

20 Apr 2022

Welcome Afloat is a highly practical customer service training course, using varied active training styles to give participants the skills and knowledge they can immediately use in the workplace.

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British Marine Professional Services Training Day

20 Apr 2022

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This year’s event will look in more detail at certain aspects of marine insurance, VAT, transaction processes, personal injury, fire investigations and marine law with experts giving delegates an insight into their fields of work.

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Sail away with Superyacht UK - Superyacht UK Spring Sailing Day sponsored by SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT AGENCY LTD

20 Apr 2022

Experienced and novice sailors alike are invited to join Superyacht UK for its inaugural Spring Sailing event sponsored by SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT for an action-packed day on the water.

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Early Bird Tickets for the Southampton International Boat Show on sale now

20 Apr 2022

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Available for two weeks only, early bird tickets cost just £20, a massive saving of 37 percent off the price of an any-one-day general admission ticket (up to two kids under 15 go free with every adult ticket).