The Cluster helps members to work together to improve business and grow Scotland’s share in a multi-billion pound global maritime market. Maritime organisations across diverse fields delivering against a shared vision and interacting via a network of expertise through:

  • Communication (bring together disparate groups in an arena to discuss and interact).
  • Concentration on the long term (think forward).
  • Coordination (through networks and partnerships).
  • Consensus (attainment of a common vision).
  • Commitment to deliver a shared vision of growing Scotland’s maritime economy.

Members include ship builders, ship management companies, naval architects and designers, maritime engineers, offshore energy providers and universities and other education and training institutions.

Through membership funding, the Cluster provides a platform for the various constituent elements of the maritime sector and the related supply chain in Scotland to emerge from their respective silos.


  • Cluster members have identified five key strategic areas as their focus – commercial shipping, naval/military contracts, maritime business support services, maritime legislation and education and training.
  • First member of staff (FY19).
  • Workshops.
  • Develop Scottish sector value proposition and related marketing material.
  • Support related initiatives.
  • Transport Scotland maritime strategy.
  • Maritime UK economic analysis – benefits to international trade.
  • Fife Council – CLIPPER – Maritime context for EU Industrial Policy, EU Investment.
  • SCDI initiative – Blue Economy.
  • HIE MAXiMAR Marine Economy workgroups.
  • Become self-sustaining and consolidate membership.



The current annual subscription for a Member of the Cluster is £2000 + VAT.

Please find the application form below, full details on how to submit your application for membership are given within the form itself.


The current annual subscription for Associate membership of the Cluster is £450 + VAT.

Associate membership is open to businesses which have been trading for less than two years or have less than 5 employees, until the subscription renewal following that ceasing to be the case. Associate members have no voting rights at meetings of the Cluster.