National marina study gets underway

WASHINGTON – The Association of Marina Industries and the Recreational Marine Research Center have kicked off their joint, national, marina economic impact study, AMI president James L. Frye, CMM, said earlier this week.

More than 2,800 marina operators across the country will receive emails directing them to There they will find directions on how to complete the 2005 Marina Monitoring and Tracking Survey.

Marina operators not receiving this email are greatly encouraged to visit and complete the survey as soon as possible. All marinas responding to the online survey will receive a free report of the study’s findings after the survey is completed.

“Industry participation in this initiative is critical,” said Frye. “As legislative and regulatory pressure on marinas increases at every level of government, marina operators are increasingly forced to justify their existence. Armed with the data that will flow from this study, marina operators and their advocates will be better positioned to protect and promote the marina industry.”

Partners joining AMI and the RMRC in this project include the United States Coast Guard, the National Marine Manufacturers Association, Michigan Sea Grant, and the Great Lakes Commission. Brunswick Boat Group is a sponsor of this project.

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