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BENEFITS OF AN ASSOCIATION OF MARINA INDUSTRIES MEMBERSHIP

BENEFITS OF AN ASSOCIATION OF MARINA INDUSTRIES MEMBERSHIP

  • The Association of Marina Industries, an offspring from the merger of the Marina Operators Association (MOAA) and the International Marina Institute (IMI) in 2005, focuses primarily on advocacy, industry updating, as well as training and certification for the marina industry.

    Created in 1992 by a group of owners and managers in the marina industry, the MOAA’s primary purpose was one of legislative and regulatory advocacy for the industry. The IMI was founded in in the mid-80’s to promote education, training and certification of marina managers and operators. Seeing the numerous benefits of consolidation, the two organizations merged and now serve a diverse group of 800 members.

    The AMI is renowned for:

    Their certifications are recognized worldwide. The AMI is publicly  most recognized for the annual industry trade show, International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC).

    Membership benefits include special schooling opportunities, online classes and training through the International Marina Institute. The 2017 International Marina Institute catalog is available here and is geared towards the marina professional. Their Certified Marina Manager and Certified Marina Operator certifications are the industry standard.