Industry Links
Featuring upcoming boat shows, dates, locations and links to show web sites.

Discover Boating
A premiere online source of boating information, Discover Boating is dedicated to helping new and potential boaters explore the wealth of benefits that boating has to offer.

Grow Boating
This industry-wide initiative is designed to formulate and execute initiatives that promote the boating lifestyle and improve the boating experience that will ultimately increase participation in boating and lead to increases in sales of marine products and services.

National Marine Manufacturers Association
The NMMA is dedicated to creating, promoting and protecting an environment where members can achieve financial success through excellence in manufacturing, in selling and in serving their customers.


Marine Trade Partners


Boating Trades Association of Metropolitan Houston
The Boating Trades Association of Metropolitan Houston, established in 1950, is a non-profit organization of 125 marine-related business dedicated to raising the standards of service within our industry, creating a more informed and enthusiastic boating pubic and protecting the industry by making our united voice heard in the legislature.  We currently own and produce two boat shows a year, the Houston International Boat, Sport and Travel Show and the Houston Summer Boat Show. 

Connecticut Marine Trades Association
The Connecticut Marine Trades Association (CMTA) is instrumental to the well-being of the industry by promoting the interests of recreational boating, improving industry conditions, monitoring legislative and regulatory issues, and advancing the education of those in the industry in Connecticut.

Lake Erie Marine Trades Association
The Lake Erie Marine Trades Association is made up of more than 80 boat dealers, marinas, accessory vendors and other related organizations along the north coast of Ohio. Since 1957, its members and staff have worked to promote boating in the state and produced hundreds of events. LEMTA-sponsored boat shows include the Mid-America Boat & Fishing Show, Catawba Island Boat Show, Michigan City In-Water Boat Show and North American In-Water Boat Show.

Marine Trade Association of New Jersey
The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ), established in 1972 and comprised of over 300 marine related businesses, is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to promoting and protecting the recreational marine industry and waterways in NJ.

Michigan Boating Industries Association
The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to promoting, protecting and advancing recreational boating in Michigan. The MBIA has 400 members and produces three Michigan boat shows: Detroit Boat Show, Spring Boating Expo and Boating & Outdoor Festival.

Northwest Maine Trade Association
Founded in 1947, NMTA is the country’s oldest regional marine association. Its mission is to promote the growth of recreational boating and the businesses of its members. NMTA produces the Seattle Boat Show and operates a regional Grow Boating program.

Sail America
Established in 1990, Sail America is the trade association for the US sailing industry. With a mission to promote the health and growth of sailing, Sail America plays a vital role for all companies that provide sailing-related products and services.

Southern California Marine Association
Since 1956 the Southern California Marine Association has been the voice of the boating industry for this region.  Made up of over 500 members, we are advocates for boating in all forms throughout the South West. From the lakes and rivers that offer wonderful boating experiences to the Pacific Ocean, boating is a part of the Southern California lifestyle.

Southwest Florida Marine Industry
The Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association is comprised of a broad range of businesses with an interest in recreational boating. The Association plays an active role in the local community and has, for more than 40 years worked to protect the rights of the boating public and its member businesses.