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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


 Nature Recovery Green Paper

Marine Management Organisation (MMO) provide update on the Nature Recovery Green Paper to stakeholders and other interested parties

01 Apr 2022

Last week saw the publication of the Nature Recovery Green Paper and will start the conversation on how Defra Group will change its future working model to deliver it.

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Chancellor’s Spring Statement: Changes to Fuel Duty

24 Mar 2022

General News

Following the 2022 Spring Statement earlier in the week, British Marine’s VAT specialist, PKF Francis Clark has provided the following essential update for members regarding changes in fuel duty which came into effect from 6pm on 23 March 2022.

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Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show a great success for British Marine Members

24 Mar 2022

General News

In a bid to support members who offer entry level watersports experiences and opportunities with a unique cross-selling opportunity and to reach new audiences, the show, which attracts thousands of outdoor enthusiasts, didn’t disappoint.


Member Turnover Declarations: Be Prepared

24 Mar 2022

General News

It is nearly time to redeclare your marine turnover - the online form will open for submissions on Monday 28 March.

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UK announces end to additional tariffs imposed on imports of US goods and vessels

24 Mar 2022

The announcement follows extensive engagement between British Marine and the Department for International Trade on the additional tariffs for US vessels.


The MCA has released amended guidance on the sea areas associated with the Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ships on Domestic Voyages) Regulations 2000.

24 Mar 2022

Although the UK has now left the EU, the sea areas designated are still required, to enable the continued functioning of UK maritime law which references them.


The MCA has released amended guidance for designers and operators of small passenger ships to take into account passengers with disabilities, and mobility issues.

24 Mar 2022

This Amendment to MGN 306(M) includes changes in legislation and general updating, including contact details for useful organisations.

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British Marine Scotland Workforce, Skills & Training Survey

24 Mar 2022

British Marine Scotland is keen to hear your views in relation to marine sector careers, skills and training in Scotland.

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The EU updates the list of harmonised standards to the RCD with ISO 8847:2021

24 Mar 2022

The publication of the standard in the journal means that this version of the standard is now harmonised (if followed gives automatic presumption of conformity to the relevant essential safety requirement of the recreational craft directive).

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Passenger Vessel Grandfathering process moves forward with the Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) issuing a Written Ministerial Statement (WMS)

24 Mar 2022

This WMS effectively paves the way for the next stage in the process of passing the legislation. This is subject to affirmative action so there will be debates on it in both houses after it is laid before parliament.