Ballots Due June 7 for Board of Trustees

Board elections are underway to select three new Board members who will serve from July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2027. Ballots were emailed on May 6, and voting will close on Friday, June 7 at 5:00 p.m.  If you didn’t receive your ballot or have questions, please contact Katie Groseclose –  The candidates are:   Elizabeth […]

Register NOW for Annual Meeting: Bring Your Whole Team + Free Parking!

Thank You to Annual Meeting Presenting Sponsor, Capital Benefits Did you know that the NMTA offers the only association health plan in the state of Washington exclusively serving the marine industry? By leveraging our buying power, we are able to offer competitive premiums that create big savings for your company and your employees. The HealthTrust is […]

Help Spread the Word About #MindTheZone This Summer

The upcoming Memorial Day weekend marks the annual installation of the five seaplane advisory buoys on Lake Union that will remain in place until Labor Day. When the yellow lights on the buoys flash, a seaplane is about to take off or land, and all lake users are asked to move 200 feet east or […]

Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show Wraps Up with High Praise from Exhibitors

The Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show featuring Trawlerfest wrapped up last Saturday and was smooth sailing for our 92 exhibitors, 251 boats and staff. The show sold tickets in 30 states for a total of 3,494 showgoers over 3-days compared to 3,537 showgoers in 2023. If you weren’t able to attend the show, check out […]

ICYMI: NMMA President Addresses State of the Industry

More information about the state of the industry can be found in this video presentation by Frank Hugelmeyer, president and CEO of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). Hugelmeyer shared NMMA’s take on the current state of the recreational boating industry, including a look at consumer behaviors and demand in 2023, how that’s shaping headwinds and opportunities […]

2024 Q1 Boat Sales Data

We received March boat sales data from UW Sea Grant and the Department of Licensing last week. Boat registration by brokers posted strong February and March sales with Q1 brokerage registrations totaling $46.6M compared to $42.4M in 2023 for a 9.9% increase.  Brokerage registrations in units totaled 522 for Q1 compared to 486 in 2023 for […]

Renew Your Membership Today

Thank you for your invaluable support over this past year! With your help, the Association can maintain its strength in membership which allows us to continue to be the driving force for expanded boating in the Pacific Northwest! Please contact or call 206-634-0911 if you have any questions about NMTA’s work or need a […]

NMTA Spring Membership Promo On Now

NMTA’s Spring Membership Promotion is ON NOW! New members who join NMTA in April or May can purchase buy one get one free magazine ads from any of the 7 participating magazines.* These publications do an excellent job at reaching a few hundred thousand boaters each month with print and online editions. Act now! Email […]

NMTA President/CEO George Harris Featured in The Boat Geeks Podcast

Want to take a deep dive into all things NMTA and  learn more about our work? It’s all in the latest  episode of The Boat Geeks, a podcast about northwest boating. In a wide-ranging conversation with hosts Darren O’Brien and Daeron Katz, NMTA president and CEO George Harris talks about his boating history, NMTA history, […]

Save the Date: Annual Marina and Boatyard Conference and Golf Tournament

  NMTA’s Northwest Marina and Boatyard Conference will be held this year at the Kitsap Conference Center in Bremerton, October 10 and 11. Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss it! It will focus on overcoming challenges and building for success along the shoreline.  Registration will open in early summer.At the same time, mark […]