About National Boat Shows
& British Marine Federation
National Boat Shows' (NBS) portfolio contains two
world-class boat Shows:
NBS is a subsidiary of the British Marine Federation (BMF), the
trade association for the UK boating industry.
Run by the industry, for the industry, the profits from both
Shows are reinvested back into the UK leisure marine industry
through the services and representation provided by the BMF.
The BMF has over 1400 members, which account for a substantial
amount of the industry's turnover and employ around 30,000 people.
They 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.
The Federation offers a range of services to help members
build their businesses.
These services include advice and financial support on exporting;
information on technical, legal, commercial, statistical and
environmental matters; training courses and grants plus careers and
jobs. Additionally, central government is actively lobbied to
ensure that new legislation benefits all interested parties in the
The BMF is also committed to ensuring growth in participation in
boating, through its On The Water initative, and its
two boat Shows are provide an ideal opportunity to Showcase
The British Marine Federation are accredited with
the ICOMIA (The International Council of Marine Industry
Associations) Code of Excellence and are members of the
International Federation of Boat Show Organisers (IFBSO)