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.
The UK leisure, superyacht and small
commercial marine industry total turnover is £2.855
There are around 31,000 employees in c. 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
- 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
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
We don’t represent large commercial shipping,
defence or the commercial fishing industry.