BMF pays tribute to Peters Opal founder

The British Marine Federation have announced that Brian Peters (pictured), the chairman and founder of stricken dealership Peters Opal, is to step down as president of the BMF.

It was announced initially that he would retain his position.

Peters Opal went into administration last week .

The BMF Management Board will now consider the situation and make proposals regarding Brian’s successor to the BMF National Council.

Rob Stevens, BMF Chief Executive, said: “We are sorry that Brian has decided to step down as BMF President but of course we understand and support his decision. Brian has been a great servant to the marine industry, particularly during his time as Chairman of National Boat Shows helping to plan and run the London and Southampton Boat Shows. We wish Brian well for the future.”