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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



New trade restrictions with Russia and limitations on vessel movements in UK waters

03 Mar 2022

British Marine would like to reassure members that we are doing all we can to provide the latest information and guidance following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. We are in close contact with various government departments about the trade restrictions on Russia and the guidance issued to ports earlier this week.

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Volvo Penta partners with Bournemouth and Poole College to launch new marine apprenticeship programme

03 Mar 2022

General News

Bournemouth and Poole College will be hosting an Open Day on 8 March. Explore the facilities, meet tutors, and find out more about the apprenticeships on offer.

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New showcase launched in the heart of the capital to promote the very best of luxurious yachting

03 Mar 2022

General News

British Marine is delighted to unveil London Luxury Afloat, a discerning event appealing to boat buyers, hosted in the heart of the capital at St. Katharine Docks between 21-24 April 2022.


DON’T FORGET: 12.5 percent VAT on hospitality and holiday accommodation set to end this month

03 Mar 2022

From 1 April 2022 providers of hospitality and accommodation must charge the standard rate of VAT.

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British Marine Scotland Workforce, Skills and Training Survey

03 Mar 2022

The responses will help inform our future priorities for the sector in Scotland and will be invaluable when working with colleges and training providers, Skills Development Scotland and other agencies who have a focus on skills and workforce development.

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Dont forget to complete the British Marine Annual Member Sentiment Survey

03 Mar 2022

General News

By completing the survey, you will help us understand how well we are meeting your business needs and what else we need to be doing.

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The Wild Oysters Project pledges to teach 12,000 students about the ocean

03 Mar 2022

General News

Inspiring children to protect the oceans, the education packs – created by conservationists and education specialists at Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) support the national science curriculum and encourage children to care for the marine environment and spread the word about the importance of a native oyster population in the UK.


Report from the IMO’s latest Human Element Training and Watchkeeping (HTW) is now available for British Marine members to download

03 Mar 2022

ICOMIA has now published a report following the 8th session of the HTW, which was held virtually from 7 to 11 February 2022.

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British Marine seeks Board Chair

03 Mar 2022

General News

This new role is a high-profile position within the leisure marine industry, managing and providing leadership to the organisation’s Board of 12 from across a diverse range of marine industries.

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DIT funding available to support international activity

03 Mar 2022

General News

British Marine members looking for funding support for their international activity can now take advantage of the Department for International Trade’s (DIT) new Internationalisation Fund.