British Marine statement: What the Marine Industry should know as England starts a second lockdown

As England starts a 4 week lockdown, British Marine has been seeking clarity from the UK Government on how the new restrictions will impact our members and the leisure marine sector. During a meeting with DEFRA officials on Monday 2 November, British Marine was informed that no sector specific guidance would be produced and instead,…

900,000 UK boaters set to be hit by post-brexit travel rules, RYA survey finds

A new survey by the Royal Yachting Association has revealed the staggering number of UK boaters who are set to have their freedom to travel in the Schengen Area restricted after the Brexit transition period. RYA calls on Government to seek reciprocal visa arrangements in EU negotiations. Almost 900,000 UK boaters are due to be…

UK boat owners left stranded in Europe due to Government inaction

UK boaters face a choice between being hit with potentially thousands of pounds in extra costs or their boat being stranded in the EU after the end of the Brexit transition period unless the Government acts quickly, the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and British Marine are warning today. Following discussions with HM Revenue and Customs…

Phase 1 of Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour redevelopment project completed in time for mid-summer

Walcon Marine has completed the first of two phases that will see the Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour on the iconic Beaulieu River undergo a redevelopment programme. This is being achieved by a complete rebuild of the marina and the adding of increased capacity via extensions to all six piers and creating increased walk ashore berthing.…

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Budget 2020 – Chancellor announces consultation to remove red diesel entitlement

In yesterday’s Spring Budget announcement, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has shared plans to review the current use of red diesel. The government is set to consult with red diesel users to determine whether continued access to the fuel is justifiable. The consultation will be conducted with a view to remove the entitlement to red diesel use,…

The Shakespeare® Marine team receive their Innovation Award at the Maritime UK Awards 2019.

Shakespeare Marine wins Innovation Award at the Maritime UK Awards 2019

World leader in marine antenna design, Shakespeare Marine, is delighted to announce its success at last night’s inaugural Maritime UK Awards (19 September 2019), scooping the Innovation Award for its highly acclaimed GALAXY-INFL8.  The Maritime UK Awards were launched this year to celebrate the thriving marine industry, with any financial surplus generated going back into…

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