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Technical Representation - British Marine

We are committed to supporting the British Marine Industry.


Technology is changing at a rapid pace and influencing all walks of life. It also offers potential solutions to future challenges. We must discover and create opportunities for members to ride a wave of innovation, so that they can break past the norm, match consumer expectations and stay ahead of new legislative demands. Building on the UK marine industry’s worldwide reputation for excellent design and technology is also vital for our exporting members.


British Marine’s comprehensive engagement with domestic and international organisations of critical importance to members has provided us with an invaluable network and a means of forecasting changes in time to plan for them.

Similarly, we have a long track record of contributing to a number of government and stakeholder working groups. We do this for the future of the industry, to inform our members so they can take best advantage of changes on the horizon.


Join British Marine.

This work really does cover the breadth of the industry. Not only do we act as the representatives of industry in a number of forums but in the last few years we have delivered successful campaigns on:

  • The revised Recreational Craft Directive – helping members through its development and its implementation
  • The introduction of the new Large Yacht Code (LY3) – working with the Maritime & Coastguard Agency
  • An extension to the implementation of new engine emission targets, ensuring UK boatbuilders have the time they need to comply with these new rules – working with international partners at IMO

But when one campaign ends, another one begins. We are working on issues which affect companies right across the industry and throughout the marine supply chain. All of this work relies on one thing - You, the member. Without your involvement and guidance, we can’t make these strong cases and get you and your industry the outcomes or recognition you need or deserve. Further details on the current campaigns we are working on are available in this section. We would welcome your involvement, so if you have any comments or if you would like to get involved, please contact a member of the Marine House team.