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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


Ex-Marine Surveyor appointed New Maritime Minister

20 Feb 2020

General News

As part of the Cabinet reshuffle, the Prime Minister has appointed Kelly Tolhurst MP, a marine surveyor by trade, as the new Maritime Minister. Kelly is also the MP for Rochester and Strood.

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Are you interested in shaping the future of the marine industry? Take part in British Marine’s Technology and Innovation Roadmap

20 Feb 2020

General News

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

In 2020 boat operators can engage with the future

20 Feb 2020

Member news

British Marine members are invited to attend NEXT GEN Shock Mitigation Solutions Workshop run by British Marine member, Shock Mitigation, on 31 March 2020 at the Grand Harbour, Southampton.

Ancasta ranked as one of the fastest growing private exporters

20 Feb 2020

Member news

British Marine member, Ancasta, has been ranked in the 11th annual Sunday Times HBSC International Track 200 league table of Britain’s fastest growing private exporters.


Two British Marine members to sit on Canal and River Trust Council

20 Feb 2020

British Marine extends its congratulations to two members on their election to the Canal and River Trust’s (CRT) Council as boating business representatives.

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Sign up: Women in Maritime Taskforce meeting

20 Feb 2020

General News

British Marine members are invited to take part in the next Women in Maritime Taskforce meeting will be held at 30 Park Street, London, SE1 9EQ on 30 March 2020, from 1pm to 4pm with drinks and networking afterwards.

Have you been affected by the recent flooding?

20 Feb 2020

News coverage over the last few days has shown how widespread the flooding triggered by two major storm events has been on Welsh, Yorkshire and Midlands River systems. Rivers such as the Wye, Avon, Ouse, Trent, Kennet, Severn and parts of the Thames are reporting extremely high levels and some of their catchments are saturated.

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Last chance to have your say on the consultation on the proposed changes to the existing published Code for the Design, Construction and Operation of Hire Boats

20 Feb 2020

The consultation on the proposed changes to the existing published Code for the Design, Construction and Operation of Hire Boats (the Hire Boat Code) is nearly over, companies who will be affected by its application only have three weeks to read, assess and respond to the consultation.


ICOMIA release two reports from the IMO subcommittee meetings NCSR and SDC

20 Feb 2020

ICOMIA has released two International Maritime Organisation (IMO) reports from subcommittee meetings on Navigation, Communication and Search and Rescue (NCSR), held from 15 - 24 January 2020 and Ship Design, and Construction (SDC), held from 3 - 7 February 2020.


Engineering and Manufacturing Apprenticeship Training Route Review

13 Feb 2020

General News

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) is hosting a series of consultation events as part of the Engineering and Manufacturing Route Review.