The Maine Marine Trades Association is proud of its diverse membership. It encourages companies of all kinds that are actively engaged or support the marine trade industry’s activities in Maine to apply for membership. All applications are reviewed and voted upon by the Board of Directors.
Any individual, firm, or corporation primarily engaged in the marine trades industry in the State of Maine may be eligible for regular membership in the Association. The applicant must also have a substantive connection with the boat building and/or repairing or recreational boating segments of our industry and have fundamental interests in common with those of the Association.
Individuals, firms, or corporations who, though not primarily engaged in the marine industry, nevertheless provide goods or services to support Maine’s marine businesses.
Individuals enrolled in accredited full-time educational programs leading to a certificate, diploma, or degree in boatbuilding or marine trades and whose personal goals include full-time employment in the industry.
Individuals who are retired from their occupation and are interested in boatbuilding or marine trades.
Applications & Fees
Per the MMTA By-laws, all applications must be submitted to the Association’s Board of Directors for approval and acceptance. Application forms must be completed and accompanied by check for the current year’s dues and fees.
Membership applications submitted after the first quarter of the Association’s fiscal year may be eligible for prorated dues. Please check the Membership Application Form for appropriate pro-rata information.
- A strong, well-respected voice in Augusta and Washington, DC. MMTA works frequently with national partners on federal legislation, funding, and advocacy. In Maine we advocate for our members on issues such as workforce development, labor laws, taxation, and business regulations. MMTA also advocates on behalf of boaters regarding safety and water access laws.
- Peer to peer networking and education at the MMTA annual meeting.
- Relevant and timely industry-specific training such as hosting local ABYC certifications, Waterfront First Aid & CPR, marine equipment safety classes, and environmental topics.
- Opportunities to get regulatory questions answered through MMTA –we can ask questions anonymously “for a friend”.
- Cost-savings on training and events.
- Statewide and national representation in collaboration with overlapping sectors such as working waterfront and outdoor recreation.