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On The Water 2015

The Isle of Wight branch of the British Marine Federation will be hosting its On the Water event at Cowes Yacht Haven on Friday, 29th May.

Alongside display of Island-built boats including Red Funnel’s Red Jet 3, there will be opportunities to get out onto the water on either a high-speed RIB or in one of the UKSA’s ‘Try Sail’ keelboat fleet.

On land there will be a number of displays and an opportunity to find out more about the British Marine Federation. Activity will be between 10am and 4pm and the whole event is completely free of charge.

The BMF is the trade association for the British boating industry. The Federation’s 1,500 members 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 BMF Mission Statement reads as follows:

‘We will create, develop and maintain high quality services, benefits and commercial activities to promote our industry and its products and work with our members to achieve profitable growth in home and overseas markets.’

For more information about the BMF on the Isle of Wight please visit www.bmfiw.org

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For more information please contact:

Chris Clayton, Chairman BMF IW chris@seawardboat.com

Jon Pridham, Deputy Chairman BMF IW jon@cowesyachthaven.com

Tim Addison, Secretary BMF IW tim@solent.co