UK vessels, marine systems and equipment, skills and expertise are recognised throughout the world. The UK marine sector is diverse, providing a wide range of capabilities in key market sectors, including leisure, naval, commercial and offshore renewable energy.

Part of the strength of the UK derives from its legacy position in merchant shipbuilding; UK companies retain strong intellectual capabilities and physical infrastructure.  The expertise and facilities are now being used for new markets such as offshore renewable energy, and being adapted to new client needs.

Marine systems and equipment form a major element of the UK’s exports.  While the naval equipment sector is important, the global merchant shipping industry provides a massive potential market for commercial systems and equipment.