Wednesday 20th May 2015 at 8:32pm
South-west based marine electronic and electrical specialists Tecmarine has been approved to join the British Marine Federation, the marine industry’s trade body. The company will be part of the British Marine Federation’s South West group and BMF Commercial, reflecting its main area of work within commercial fishing vessels and workboats.
With staff and premises based in Brixham and Plymouth, Tecmarine works throughout the UK and increasingly in Europe with projects ranging from new build through to repair, maintenance and refit work on electronic and electrical systems, navigation and safety equipment as well as carpentry, stainless steel and aluminium fabrication.
One of the key reasons for joining the British Marine Federation, which provides an internationally recognised endorsement of a company’s quality and service standards, was due to Tecmarine’s recent appointment as distributor for Australian manufacturer TMQ. TMQ offer a full range of marine electronics products, and Tecmarine is now the only company in the South West and Wales able to supply, install and service this high quality, price-effective range of products. Tecmarine will be displaying the full range of products with TMQ at Seawork, the leading commercial international marine workboat show, which takes place in June in Southampton. Tecmarine also exhibits annually at the South coast Skippers Expo.
Tecmarine directors Terry Smith and Jenny Williams said joining the British Marine Federation would also help the company expand further through its training services, and assistance with developing skills and sharing best practices. “Our work is expanding from vessels based in South West England, through to increasing numbers of clients in Europe. This is due to the quality of the brands we represent as distributors, which as well as Australian TMQ, includes MAQ Sonar from Canada, Notus and Piscatus 3D, and the high quality work we carry out and our reputation from clients serviced over the years,” says Terry Smith.
The British Marine Federation now has over 1500 members across the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine sectors.