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Association of Marina Industries

AMI, or the Association of Marina Industries, is a non-profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of the marina industry.

For its US members specifically, AMI offers direct access to innovative and cost-saving business solutions, educational services, regularly updated news and publications, and research results. AMI is the independent voice for the marina industry at the national level on all related legislative and regulatory issues.

IMI, or the International Marina Institute, is a subsidiary of AMI and is the global leader in training and certification for marina professionals. Under the auspices of AMI, IMI coordinates the only internationally recognized certification program for marina managers, offering a wide range of training and networking opportunities. IMI provides this training exclusively in the US, and by authorized franchise partners outside of the U.S.

Latest News

  • IMBC Opening Speaker Addresses Packed Room

    The International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC) opened on January 31, 2018, with a keynote presentation about change, coincidentally on the eve of the Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse, known for ushering in change.  Dr. Janet Lapp provided guidance to a packed room of industry leaders on ways to "Lead through Transformation" and confront change with confidence and courage.

  • AMI affiliate Virginia Marine Trades Association (VMTA) launches new "Virginia is for Boat Lovers" website

    VMTA's out-going President Don McCann announced at the associations annual conference the launch of "Virginia is for Boat Lovers", a new website that will bring boaters to VA and serve as the associations new website. Check out "VA is for Boat Lovers" here!

  • IMBC announces Hurricane Recovery Forum 

    The 2-hour session, scheduled for Friday, February 2nd, 2017 2 - 4 PM at the Ernest N. Memorial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA, will focus on successful post storm safety and recovery. For more information on the forum click HERE.

  • IMI announces Intermediate Marina Manager course in Austin, TX

    The International Marina Institute will host an Intermediate Marina Manager course February 18 - 22, 2018 in Austin, Texas. This course focuses on marina operations, policies, and procedures and is the first step to becoming a Certified Marina Manager or Operator. For more information see HERE.

  • AMI joins the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable 

    The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) is proud to announce our membership to the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR). AMI joins America’s outdoor recreation leaders to promote the growth of the outdoor recreation economy, through policy and legislative reform.