NW Marina & Boatyard Conference Inspires & Informs

Last week at our annual Marina & Boatyard Conference, more than 60 members turned out for two days packed full of valuable presentations and thought-provoking discussions about the latest issues and trends affecting boatyards and marinas. If you were unable to attend the conference or would like to review the presentations again at your leisure, they […]

Meet Alan Bohling, CEO, Seattle Boat Company/Tobler Marina

Seattle Boat Co. is a full-service marine dealer with five locations in the greater Seattle area, offering boat sales and service, storage, SkyLaunch marina service, fuel docks and FunShare boat club. Last month, they acquired Tobler Marina, the oldest certified dealer and one of the largest boat dealerships serving northern Idaho and Spokane.Alan served on […]

City of Seattle – Office of Economic Development Survey

The City of Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) is conducting an analysis of maritime, manufacturing and transportation and warehousing industries in Seattle and is asking constituents to participate in their survey as it will help inform OED policy towards maritime and manufacturing economic development activities. The survey asks basic questions about businesses, employees, location and customers, decisions […]

Clean Vessel Act Grant Program Accepting Annual Reimbursement Requests

The Washington State Parks Clean Vessel Act Grant Program is accepting annual reimbursement requests for the Operation & Maintenance (O&M) of pump-outs, dump stations, pump-out boats, and floating restrooms. These reimbursements are for expenses incurred between October 1, 2022- September 30, 2023.  Reimbursement packages must include a complete and signed Reimbursement Request Form & Annual […]

Applications Close October 31 for Grow Boating Grants

For 2024 we are offering ten $1,000 grants to entities that help support our mission of growing boating in the Northwest, but the deadline to apply — October 31 — is fast approaching. Please help us spread the word and forward the application link to any organizations you think might be interested.Since 2003, NMTA’s Grow Boating program has […]

Reminder: October 19 Puget Sound Sportfishing Special Meeting

NMTA President/CEO George Harris with family friend and her first ever Chinook salmon (hatchery). NMTA strongly supports investment in salmon hatcheries and selective fishing (non-retention of unmarked wild Chinook and coho). NMTA seeks reopening of recently closed Puget Sound winter Chinook sport fishing seasons consistent with NMFS conservation objectives and minimizing emergency in-season management. Please […]

Congratulations to Our Golf Tournament Winners

First place: Jordan Glidden & Dennis Halpin (Elliott Bay Marina) Second Place: Tyler Anderson, Ryan Kelly, Don Gross and Robert Kellom (Tacoma Boat, Defiance Boats and Twin Bridges Marina) Third Place: Troy Buck, Brian Smith, Dan Gietzen, Trevor Campbell (Roche Harbor Marina and Seattle Boat Co.)