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Association of Marina Industries

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.

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

Latest News​

Virtual AMI Conference & Expo Presents Future of Boat Design Panel
The Virtual Association of Marina Industries Conference & Expo nears the end of the major portion of its education presentation with boat design panel. Read more

Hall of Fame Speaker and Human Behavior Specialist to Speak at the AMI Conference & ExpoThe Virtual Association of Marina Industries Conference & Expo opens with three pre-conference workshops. Read more

Virtual AMI Conference & Expo Opens with Events Focusing on Electrical Code Update Review, Marina Operations and BIG Grant Application Guidance

The Virtual Association of Marina Industries Conference & Expo opens with three pre-conference workshops. Read more

AMI Training Institute opens first-ever virtual training class

This week marks the start of the Association of Marina Industries' first-ever virtual training course with 25 in attendance. Read more

Business prep for COVID-19 
As guidelines and mandates regarding COVID-19 are rapidly changing, the Association of Marina Industries looks to be a resource for your business. Below are some sources of information for you to stay up-to-date with the changing situation. Not only is it important to put in place the proper protocols and protections to reduce the risk to your employees’ and customers’ health and safety, but it’s prudent to put in place plans that help you recover. See more here

Representative Rob Wittman of Virginia speaks at AMI congressional briefing
The briefing opened with Representative Rob Wittman (District 1, Virginia), a strong supporter of the marine trades, working waterfronts, and Chesapeake Bay restoration speaking about the importance of recognizing the impact of climate change on maritime businesses in the years to come. Congressman Wittman’s office sponsored the event. For more. 

CMMs and CMOs Honored at IMBC

The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) Training Institute held its awards ceremony for new Certified Marina Managers (CMMs) and Certified Marina Operators (CMOs) Wednesday, January 15, at the AMI annual International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.This year the institute welcomes eight new Certified Marina Managers (CMMs) and six new Certified Marina Operators (CMOs) to this elite group of marina management professionals. There are currently 427 CMMs and 47 CMOs worldwide. For more....

AMI Presents Board of Directors at IMBC
The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) elected its 2020 officers and directors at its annual International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC) held January 14-16, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, FL.Chris Petty of Suntex Waterfront Management was appointed chair; John Swick, CMM, of Safe Harbor Marinas was appointed vice chair; Rick Chapman, CMM, of Port of Sunnyside Club, Inc. was appointed treasurer; and Kevin Thompson of Bellingham Marine was appointed secretary. For more...

AMI rebrands all divisions to fall under one name and logo
AMI announced a new branding strategy that consolidates its different divisions such as the International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC) and the International Marina Institute (IMI), under one master brand. Effective immediately, IMBC will be known as the AMI Conference & Expo while IMI will be referred to as AMI Training Institute. This is to clarify the look and name of its divisions, link them overtly with the association, and present a   unified logo, tagline and style. For more...

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