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Sustainable Boating for Cleaner, Healthier Inland and Coastal Waters

The Green Blue is the joint environmental programme created by the Royal Yachting Association and British Marine  to promote the sustainable use of coastal and inland waters by recreational boating.


As a boating community we have an important role in helping to protect and safeguard the waters, wildlife and habitats with which we rely on for our enjoyment, wellbeing and livelihoods.  


Our Aim:

To inspire sustainable recreational boating for cleaner, healthier waters by:


– Raising awareness of key environmental issues and sustainable boating best practice

– Providing tailored information, guidance and an array of resources

– Delivering environmental talks, webinars, educational activities and RYA instructor training

– Promoting more environmentally sustainable products and services

– Working closely government bodies and agencies

– Developing partnerships and projects with other organisations, trusts, charities, businesses



The Green Blue is supported and funded by:


The Royal Yachting Association

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. 


British Marine

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.

A word from our Patron
Mike Golding OBE

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The Team

Our Partners


The Green Blue is funded by:

The Royal Yachting Association and British Marine.

Legal Disclaimer:

The Green Blue is a joint environmental initiative by the Royal Yachting Association and British Marine. The Royal Yachting Association and British Marine have 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 and British Marine 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 and British Marine. 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 or British Marine. To request permission please contact

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