About The BMF
The British Marine Federation (BMF) is the trade association for
the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry.
It supports around 1,500 member companies, providing
members with networking events, a common voice in government, plus
a number of benefits, services and discounts...
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Latest BMF News
Applications open for NBS Board and Management Board Elections 2014
Members are invited to apply for the joint National Boat Shows Board and Management Board by 29 April 2014, with elections taking place at the forthcoming Council meeting on 20 May 2014.
BMF Members Confirm Events To Coincide With National Watersports Month
Following the launch of National Watersports Month at the London Boat Show in January, British Marine Federation (BMF) members have been confirming the dates of their On The Water events to coincide with the national campaign.
Member opportunity to join the BMF at the world's leading maritime industry fair
This year BMF Commercial Marine, in partnership with the Hampshire Country Council and The Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute (SMMI), will be hosting a showcase stand at the world’s leading Maritime industry fair, SMM Hamburg from the 9-12 September 2014 and members are invited to get involved.
Key note speaker announced for BMF Marinas Conference
BMF is delighted to announce that Henry Stewart, Chief Executive of Happy Ltd will be the key note speaker at this year’s Marinas Conference in Bristol.
BMF holds another successful Intermediate Marina Managers Course – have you taken advantage of this opportunity yet?
The British Marine Federation (BMF) in conjunction with GMI (Global Marina Institute) and The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) presented the Intermediate Marina Managers (IMM) course in Bristol, UK from 25-28 February 2014.
Member News: New UK Legislation Opens The Way For Small Hovercraft Operations
Hovercraft have always confused nautical authorities.
Marcomms Update from the BMF Details New Campaign to Promote Members
Whether you are a British Marine Federation (BMF) Member or thinking about joining the BMF, the Marcomms team update is a useful way of finding out what work is being carried out that can benefit your business.
British Marine Federation Highlights UK Marine Industry Excellence at the Miami Boat Show
This year the British Marine Federation (BMF) exhibited at the Miami Boat Show, 13 – 17 February.
BMF Boatbuilders Meeting
BMF Boatbuilders is the association that brings together the former Leisure Boat Builders Association and British Small Boatbuilders Association. This upcoming meeting covers important RCD revision information and support from the BMF Technical team.
Do you produce or handle business waste?
The British Marine Federation would like to highlight the news that there is now an opportunity to manage your business waste care records online.
Government announces introduction of new Fuel marker
The Government has announced the introduction of a new product to mark rebated fuels. The new marker will be produced by the chemical company Dow, and will be mandated for use in off-road diesel, known as red diesel in the UK, and kerosene, primarily used for heating oil.
Free workshops for SMEs about Government support for R&D and Innovation
The Department for Business (BIS) and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are running free innovation workshops to ensure small and medium sized high-tech companies have all the information they need regarding investments in R&D and innovation.
Statistics and Market Research
The BMF is a leading organisation for essential information on
the marine industry and its markets. From annual Key Performance
Indicators to twice yearly trend reports the BMF has all the
insight needed on the leisure, superyacht and small commercial
Through our show organising arm,
National Boat Shows, we produce a series of major boating
events across the country that promote our industry and our
All money made from these shows is, in turn, reinvested back
into the industry through the many activities and
services that we provide.