Category Archives: British Marine

British Marine enjoys successful time at Seawork International 2018

By | July 6, 2018

British Marine and its group association, Commercial Marine, enjoyed an excellent three days at Seawork International 2018, sponsoring the Innovation Showcase, launching its latest report on the Small Commercial Marine Market in the UK and meeting with a host of member companies, exhibitors and visitors to Europe’s largest commercial workboat event. On the Tuesday, British… Read More »

British Marine research shows positive growth for UK small commercial marine sector

By | July 5, 2018

British Marine, the membership organisation leading the UK’s marine industry, has on Wednesday 4 July launched the findings of the next stage of its ‘first of its kind’ research on the current state of the UK small commercial marine market in 2018. Launched at Seawork International, Europe’s largest commercial workboat event, the report is, in… Read More »

Book your place at Southampton Boat Show 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner

By | June 15, 2018

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Southampton Boat Show, British Marine is hosting a Gala Dinner to celebrate 50 years of this iconic event and to congratulate the winners of the British Marine Awards 2018. And you could be there to enjoy it all. The extravaganza will be held at the stunning Harbour Hotel… Read More » Southampton Boat Show to be the most eco-friendly yet

By | June 11, 2018

British Marine, organiser of Southampton Boat Show 2018, has announced a long-term commitment to marine conservation to mark World Oceans Day (8 June 2018). Celebrating its 50th Show this year, British Marine is taking steps to minimise the environmental impact of the event and raise awareness of the plight of the world’s oceans among… Read More »

A tribute to David Hough

By | June 4, 2018

ALAN HARPER DAVID HOUGH David’s family announced his passing on May 23. He joined the staff and team of the then Ship and Boat Builders National Federation during the late nineteen sixties and was given the opportunity to head the boating industries export department. Seizing his opportunity, he took advantage of the government’s drive to… Read More »

Possible mandatory trailer registration in the UK

By | May 29, 2018

British Marine’s attention has been brought to a piece of legislation passing through Parliament at present which could introduce trailer registration and MOT requirements into UK law, subject to the outcome of the UK’s Brexit negotiations. The piece of draft legislation in question is the Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [HL] 2017-19. The Government’s… Read More »

East Anglian boat shows could benefit from London cancellation

By | May 29, 2018

The East Anglian boating community is hoping the demise of one of the country’s biggest boat shows could provide fair winds for local events. Organisers of the London Boat Show have confirmed the cancellation of its 2019 show at Excel London after independent research among two thirds of exhibitors showed there was “insufficient support from… Read More »

David Hough passed away on May 23

By | May 29, 2018

The indefatigable Paul Wagstaffe is putting together the sad news that David Hough passed away on May 23. One of the BMF’s best, David was always easy to talk to. Pippa Hough said her father passed away very peacefully, surrounded by his family, and went on to say a small family funeral would be held in… Read More »

Help British Marine develop new sales and promotion platforms for the industry

By | May 25, 2018

British Marine is looking for enthusiastic and knowledgeable members to join a working group to help develop a new line of promotion/sales platforms which will benefit its membership and the wider industry. With the unfortunate cancellation of the London Boat Show 2019, British Marine wants to explore alternative options which will not only support and… Read More »

A statement from British Marine regarding Oyster Yachts Ltd

By | May 24, 2018

Recent reporting has raised a number of questions related to British Marine’s decision to approve Oyster Yachts Ltd’s new membership application, and more specifically, the outstanding debt owed to several members following the demise of Oyster Marine Ltd. In response, British Marine believes it is important to provide some additional clarity to ensure its members… Read More »