AMI News

February 9, 2021- 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

February 3, 2021- Hall of Fame Speaker and Human Behavior Specialist to Speak at the AMI Conference & Expo
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January 26, 2021- 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

November 13, 2020- 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

February 2, 2020- 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. 

January 23, 2020- 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....

January 23, 2020- 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...

January 22, 2020- 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...

AMI releases 2019 Marina Rates and Infrastructure Surve
y

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 EKretsch@MarinaAssociation.org. Take the survey.

September 10, 2019- 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 either 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).

September 5, 2019- 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...

August 26, 2019- 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...

August 21, 2019- ​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...

March 25, 2019- 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.

January 28, 2019- 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. 

January 24, 2019- 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.