International Marina Institute adds two new courses

NEWPORT, R.I. – The International Marina Institute, a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries, has added two courses – “Understanding the Marina Business” and “Risk Management” – to its marina-management school, AMI reported in a recent statement.

Scheduled for April in Newport, R.I., both classes are designed to dovetail into one another, but can also be taken independently of one another, AMI stated.

Understanding the Marina Business, from April 23 to 24, caters specifically to investors, brokers, lenders, developers, and more, to allow those who are newer to marina management gain a better knowledge of the marina industry or need a solid background in the complex and important issues facing marinas. This course is also valuable to people who don’t have the experience required for IMI’s other management-training courses, according to the association. Topics in the course include: marina trends, risk management, environmental compliance, profit centers, legal liabilities, and engineering and designs.

Risk Management, which occurs directly after “Understanding the Marina Business” from April 26 to 27, defines the different risk factors that exist in today’s marina and boatyard facilities. This program, developed by marina and boatyard operators and managers, will identify what steps can be taken to minimize risk and explore alternative insurance programs and opportunities.

There will be an optional field trip to area marinas between classes on April 25 for those who wish to participate.

For more information about IMI’s courses, visit and click on “training/programs.”

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