Docks and MarinasĀ© Course is Back!

October 12, 2022

AMI and University of Wisconsin to deliver course at 2023 AMI Conference & Expo

Warren, RI - After a five-year hiatus, the Docks and Marinas© course, sponsored by Booyah Clean, will be offered as part of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) 2023 Conference & Expo scheduled for January 30 - February 1, 2023, at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. FL. This course brings together experts from around the world and focuses on technical discussions of the issues and problems in marina design, maintenance and operations. The Docks and Marinas© course, which was offered by University of Wisconsin (UW) for over 40 years before its hiatus, was the preeminent industry event for engineers, marina managers and owners, dock manufacturers and researchers. AMI, in collaboration with University of Wisconsin, is pleased to offer this important educational opportunity once again to the industry.

The Docks and Marinas© course is designed so participants can earn 15 continuing education units (CEUs), issued by University of Wisconsin. To earn the CEUs, a participant must attend a full-day program on Monday, January 30, 2023, and attend the design and engineering breakout sessions and keynotes on Tuesday, January 31 and Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

Course faculty includes instructors from the University of Wisconsin and the University of Ohio, as well as industry leaders and veterans in marina design Just a few of the topics the course will cover include Marina Loads and Mooring; Revetments, Bulkheads, and Pile Systems for Lateral Loading and Retention; and Minding your P’s and Q’s (piers and quays) When Laying Out a Marina.

The course registration fee is $1,195 (by November 15, 2022) and $1,495 after that date. The fee includes breaks, lunches, receptions, all AMI Conference educational sessions, social events, and unlimited access to the exhibit hall. The exhibit hall hosts 150 booths where industry suppliers feature their cutting-edge products and services.

“The absence of the Docks and Marinas© course previously presented by University of Wisconsin left a gap in training for this very important segment of our industry. With the industry growing, expansion and refit happening at a record pace, and storms creating unimaginable destruction, the reinvention of the program couldn’t have come at a better time,” says AMI Chair, John Swick. “We feel the AMI Conference & Expo is the ideal place for this event as it dovetails perfectly with the design and engineering content we have been delivering for many years now.”

"The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a long history of providing engineering and technical know-how direct to practitioners in the form of short courses and training modules such as the long-running Docks and Marinas© course. We are pleased to have continued involvement and direction in this new chapter of Docks and Marinas©," said James Tinjum, UW director of geological engineering.

To register or learn more about the AMI Conference & Expo, visit, call 866-367-6622, or email

The AMI Conference & Expo—formed in 2002 as the National Marina & Boatyard Conference and later renamed the International Marina & Boatyard Conference—is the leading show for marina and boatyard owners, operators and managers as well as dockmasters, harbormasters, boat builders and repairers, and industry consultants.

AMI—The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) is a nonprofit membership organization that provides management training, education and information about research, legislation, and environmental issues affecting the marina industry.