British Marine Federation

Maritime industry's manufacturing, marketing, research and development alliance



   The British Marine Federation 100 years logo: 1913 - 2013




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

Around 1500 members represents the UK marine supply chain. The UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry total turnover is £2.855 billion (2011/12). This includes
world players making superyachts, 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.

There are around 31,000 employees in c. 4,200 businesses in the UK.




Jane Swan - Project Manager

Jane Swan co-ordinates The Green Blue Team to keep things running smoothly - from organising a conference, exhibiting at a boat show, commissioning a new poster, launching a new website or visiting a sailing club or marina with ideas on how to save energy or recycle more. Jane also manages relationships with funders. 

Email:  Phone: 02380 604273

Alex Watkins - Development Officer

Alex Watkins manages The Green Blue's presence at a range of events including the Southampton and London boat shows and the RYA Dinghy Show. Alex is responsible for keeping the BMF website up to date, social networking, resources, communications and marketing materials. 

Alex races on a Salona 44 in Southampton.

Email:  Phone: 02380 604227

Dan Reading - Sustainability Officer

Dan travels a lot working with various stakeholders in the marine industry and visiting marinas, sailing clubs, boat builders and even Olympic Venues. His role is to help marine facilities and organisations reduce their environmental impact as well as reducing overheads. 

Dan is into diving and enjoys under water photography.

Email:  Phone: 02380 604242






The BMF's Green Directory is an online resource for the recreational boating sector to promote, browse and locate green boating products and services. Hosted by Sailing Networks in partnership with The Green Blue, it offers a range of environmentally friendly alternative products and services for your boating needs – from cleaning and maintenance to resource efficiency.

Anyone providing green marine solutions can apply to have their product or service listed for free by contacting Sailing Networks through The Green Directory.

The listing indicates that the environmental claims of the product or service have been checked and deemed to be satisfactory.





Coastcharm Ltd 01892 770980
Crewe Marine Ltd 07717833152   
Lochin Marine International Ltd 01273 515085
Marlow Ropes Ltd 01323 444444
MTU UK Ltd 01342 335450
Nautilus Yachting Ltd 01732 867445
Neil Forshaw 01424 217058
Neilson Active Holidays Ltd 0844 879 8158
Peter Leonard Marine 01273 515987
Premier Marinas (Brighton) Ltd 01273 819919
Premier Marinas (Eastbourne) Ltd 01323 470099
Southern Shipwrights Ltd 01323 479000
Sussex Yachts Ltd 01273 605482
Sutton Marine Services 01622 872236
Topsail Insurance Ltd 01273 573727
Waterfront Sailing Academy & Events 01273 818154
Wilhams International Ltd 01424 717171




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