Marine turnover looks good says BMF

The British Marine Federation – the UK’s leisure marine sector trade body – reports that boating business is on the up.

? The total turnover of the UK leisure & small commercial marine industry is almost £3 billion – an increase of around 6.5% from 2005/6

? Export revenue is in excess of £1 billion – an uplift value of over 12% from 2005/6.

? There are almost 35,700 employees across the industry in the UK, an increase of 1.9% from 2005/6

? There are around 4,300 businesses operating in the UK leisure & small commercial marine market

With growing employment figures, a strong and increasing contribution to the value of UK exports and solid expansion in turnover, the leisure marine industry continues to demonstrate its ability to innovate and succeed in the wider economic environment.