Who We Represent

The British Marine Federation represents a wide range of businesses in the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry.

The 1500+ membership base is diverse and represents the UK marine supply chain. Examples include major world players in superyacht sector, chandlers, leading suppliers of equipment for yachts and motorboats, boatbuilders, marine consultants, boat cleaning services, brokers, flag makers, Sail Training and operators of marinas both coastal and inland.

Big Business

The UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry total turnover is £2.905 billion (2012/13).

There are 30,635 employees in 4,200 businesses in the UK

Not just boats

In terms of revenue, a large proportion is builders and distributors of boats - big and small.

But we represent all other major marine sectors and services - equally.

Are you being served?

We are a trade Federation with strong representation of our members and their industry.

But we also support and advise consumers through -

  • Encouraging people to enjoy the sea, rivers and inland waterways
  • Increasing awareness of opportunities on the water via Boat Shows and our consumer project On The Water
  • Promoting the career opportunities in our industry
  • Providing advice and assistance via our Environment and Boating Facilities, Training and Technical teams

Who we don’t represent?

We don’t represent the sporting interests of the boating industry. We believe that’s best achieved by the sport’s governing bodies and national authorities but we work closely with them to achieve the best for our members and the consumer.

We don’t represent large commercial shipping, defence or the commercial fishing industry.

Talk To Us...

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