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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

  • AMI releases 2019 Marina Rates and Infrastructure Survey

    This survey will be open until November 21, 2019 and collects information on rates for various boat dockage options. The study also collects data on the ages of infrastructure at the time of renovation or repair. Anyone who completes the survey will receive a free final report in January 2020. All of AMI's surveys are written by the marina industry for the marina industry; our goal is to answer the questions you have. If you have any questions or comments about AMI surveys, please contact Eric Kretsch at [email protected] 

    To take the survey visit here: https://marinaassociation.org/amisurveys

  • Association of Marina Industries Certification Course Schedule

    The Association of Marina Industries has opened registration for their fall and winter marina management courses. Candidates must successfully complete both the Intermediate Marina Management (IMM) Course and the Advanced Marina Mangement Course before applying for eith the Certified Marina Manager (CMM) or Certified Marina Operator (CMO) certification. For more...

  • 2020 IMBC Registration Opens

    Registration for the International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC) is now open at MarinaAssociation.org/IMBC. Entering its 18th year, the conference will be held January 14-16, 2020, at the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and is produced by the Association of Marina Industries (AMI).

  • Association of Marina Industries offers Golden Opportunity Scholarship

    AMI has partnered with Golden Marine Systems LLC to provide the Golden Opportunity Scholarship. The scholarship is intended for marina industry professionals looking to attain the highly coveted Certified Marina Manager (CMM) or Certified Marina Operator (CMO) certification and to be used toward the tuition to the Intermediate Marina Management  (IMM) or the Advanced Marina Management (AMM) courses. For more...

  • Tampa Area Marina 101 & Marina & Boatyard Study Tour

    The Association of Marina Industries has partnered with IBEX to offer our Marina 101 course on Sept. 29, followed by a one-day Marina & Boatyard Study Tour on Sept. 30, 2019, in Tampa, FL. These courses are considered "super sessions" leading into IBEX. For more...

  • ​Marina Management Training in Ontario

    The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) has partnered with Boating Ontario to bring our most popular training course, the Intermediate Marina Management Course (IMM), to Barrie, Ontario, December 1-5, 2019. For more...

  • CMAA-AMI Alliance Allows Yacht Club Waterfront Managers to Attend Marina Training to Earn CEUs and Certification

    Starting March 2019, members of the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) may earn Continuing Education Units toward their CMAA certification and Certified Marina Manager designation by attending the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) professional marina managers courses.  For more.

  • AMI Presents Board of Directors at IMBC

    The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) elected its 2019 officers and directors at its annual International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC). For more. 

  • IMI Recognizes Newly Certified Marina Managers and Operators 

    The International Marina Institute (IMI), the training arm of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), held its award ceremony for new Certified Marina Managers (CMMs) and Operators (CMOs). For more.

  • New Publication Added to AMI Library

    The Marina Policy Guidelines Manual offers marina owners and managers a guide to implementing policies that will professionalize the management of your marina. Written by Carl Wolf CMM, CMI of Robson Forensic, the Manual provides policies covering administration, marina operations, marketing, financial controls, and maintenance, as well as safety, security and environmental issues.

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