With a turnover of £19 billion pa, the UK has the largest marine sector in Europe.
The Solent region generates over 10% of the UK marine sector's GDP. The marine and maritime sector accounts for 20.5 per cent of the Solent's economic output and provides 60,000 jobs locally, supporting over 3,000 businesses. By 2025 the sectors are expected to grow by five per cent.
Marine sector businesses in the Solent area include AB, Carnival, Raymarine and DP World, supported by some of the UK's best research and development facilities.
British Marine Federation The British Marine Federation (BMF) is the trade association for the leisure, super yacht and small commercial marine industry.
Marine South East Marine South East is a business-led consortium developed to address the needs of the marine sector in the South East region.