Welcome to the new and improved NMTA.net!

We’re very excited to announce the launch of a completely revamped nmta.net. It’s mobile friendly with improved navigation designed to be the port of call to connect members, welcome new members, and feature NMTA’s year-round work for recreational boating and fishing businesses. It allows members to easily find the information they are looking for, whether […]

Health Trust Enrollment Available Year-Round to Members New to the Trust

NMTA’s Health Trust offers over 30 high quality, highly competitive medical plans and a selection of dental options from which employers can choose, including Premera Blue Cross, Kaiser Permanente, and Delta Dental.While members currently enrolled in the NMTA Health Trust need to make any changes to their plan by year end, any member currently not enrolled […]

Looking for Staff? We Can Help.

Do you have open positions you are looking to fill? Consider listing them on NMTA’s Career Center and signing up for a table at the Career Fair at the Seattle Boat Show on Monday, February 5, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. The Career Fair is open to all show exhibitors AND NMTA members and is free to participate. It […]

Drive Boat Show Traffic with Uncorked & Sails & Ales Tickets

Did you know we have special exhibitor pricing for the Seattle Boat Show Uncorked (sponsored by Basta Boatlifts) and Sails & Ales (sponsored by S3 Maritime), our Friday night special promotions? This is a valuable tool you can use to reach out to and reward your customers and drive traffic to your booth. Each package […]

Meet Mike Burns, Smokercraft

Mike has been with Smoker Craft, Inc for 25 years and is currently director of sales. Smoker Craft is the 3rd largest boat manufacturer in the US and the largest family owned and operated manufacturer. They manufacture Smoker Craft, Starcraft and Starweld Aluminum brands, Sylvan, Sun Chaser and Starcraft brands of pontoon boats, and Starcraft […]

Meet Bill Youngsman, Owner, Twin Bridges Marina

Founded in 2001 and located in Mt. Vernon, Twin Bridges Marina was the first full service indoor heated dry storage marina in Washington state. It has room for 250 customer boats in dry storage plus eight large yachts in boat houses.  Bill served on the Board from 2004 – 2013 and was Chairman from 2009 […]

Save the Date: Legislative Day in Olympia, January 25

NMTA is again partnering with the Recreational Boating Association of Washington (RBAW) for Legislative Day in Olympia. Please mark your calendar and join us on January 25, 2024 to highlight our legislative interests and raise awareness of our multi-billion dollar contribution to Washington State’s economy. Hearing directly from businesses and constituents can have a huge […]

Boost Your Investment at the Seattle Boat Show with Digital Advertising

Did you know NMTA offers digital advertising and retargeting packages? These highly effective campaigns can help you reach visitors to the Seattle Boat Show and SeattleBoatShow.com, generating more booth traffic and increasing sales leads and brand awareness. This is your chance to stand out from the competition. Packages range from $1,000 to $8,000 and are […]

October New Boat Registrations Return to Pre-Covid Sales Volume

October new and brokerage vessel registration data was added to the University of Washington Sea Grant Recreational Boat Sales Dashboard last week. The Department of Licensing registration data shows 216 new vessel registrations by dealers in October compared to 336 in October 2022 for a 35.7% decrease. The value of these new boat registrations decreased 6.1% compared […]