Industry going from strength to strength

The British Marine Federation is celebrating signing up its 1,600th member.

Freetrack Marine Ltd joined the Federation last week to achieve the figure – and BMF bosses say it marks an expanding and optimistic future for the trade body.

Federation members are drawn from both the seagoing and inland sectors of the marine industry covering the leisure boat, hire fleet, commercial workboat and superyacht categories and supporting services.

Rob Stevens, Chief Executive of the British Marine Federation, said: “Hitting the landmark figure of 1,600 members demonstrates the robustness of the industry and the growth potential of the sector. The BMF will continue to promote an industry, which employs over 35,000 people and added £2.8 billion to the UK economy last year. By continually expanding, the BMF can continue to make sure the voice of the marine industry is heard at the highest levels, to champion the issues of importance to our members.”

Nicholas Messenger, Managing Director of Freetrack Marine Ltd. said: “It’s great for us to join the British Marine Federation and become their 1,600th member. By joining the federation small and medium sized firms like ours can make sure their voice is heard. I hope my company can now make a positive contribution toward promoting boating and the industry that makes it possible – especially surrounding security. I look forward to working closely with the BMF in the future.”