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The Green Blue was created by the Royal Yachting Association and British Marine, launched in 2005 at the Southampton Boat Show.

As a boating community we enjoy getting out on the water and experiencing the beautiful environment around us. We therefore play an important role in helping to protect our marine and inland waters to safeguard the wildlife and habitats with which we share our boating environment.


Our Aim:

To inspire, inform and enable the recreational boating community to make more environmentally sustainable choices to help protect and enhance our environment for people and nature.

What do we do?

  • Raise awareness of key environmental issues associated with recreational boating
  • Provide guidance and resources to support the boating community in adopting environmental best practice
  • Deliver outreach through talks, presentations, event stands, educational activities and RYA instructor training
  • Promote the use of more sustainable boating products and services
  • Develop partnerships and projects with other organisations, trusts, charities and businesses
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The Royal Yachting Association is the national governing body for all forms of recreational and competitive boating. It represents dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and powerboats, windsurfing, inland cruising and personal watercraft. The RYA represents the rights of its 110,000 personal members as well as the interests of a further 350,000 boat owners who are members of RYA affiliated clubs and class associations. In 2005 the Royal Yachting Association and British Marine initiated and launched The Green Blue as a joint project to recognise the growing importance of sustainable boating and to build on its existing environmental work. 

The British Marine logo

British Marine is the trade association for the recreational  marine industry representing the interests of boat builders, marine equipment manufacturers, marina operators, hire and charter companies and chandleries. Membership runs to over 1,500 companies throughout the UK, in both inland and coastal locations, and British Marine represents the interests of member companies to both National Government and in Europe. In 2005 British Marine and the Royal Yachting Association initiated and launched The Green Blue.

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Underwater photo of seagrass and fish

The Green Blue is funded by:

The Royal Yachting Association

Legal Disclaimer:

The Green Blue is the environment programme for the Royal Yachting Association. The Royal Yachting Association has taken all reasonable care to ensure that the information contained on this website is accurate. However, no warranty or representation is given that the information and materials contained on it are complete or free from errors or inaccuracies. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, the Royal Yachting Association accepts no liability for any loss or damages or expenses of any kind. Material on this website is protected by copyright which is owned by the Royal Yachting Association. Users may view, print and download the contents for personal use only. The contents must not be used for any commercial purposes. The material on this website or any part of it is not to be incorporated or distributed in any work or in any publication in any form without the permission of the Royal Yachting Association. To request permission please contact info@thegreenblue.org.uk

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