Tag Archives: NMTA

Seattle Boat Show goes digital for 2021

Ongoing COVID restrictions are preventing the Seattle Boat Show from being held in person in January 2021, but are not preventing the Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) from producing a major boating event in January. The show will go on—but in a digital format.  The digital show, Seattle Boat Show Connected, will take place Thursday, Jan. 28 through Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 with an ...

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Northwest Marine Trade Association launches safe boating website

The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) has launched a new website — Open For Boating — to help Northwest boaters find the latest information about boating and fishing during COVID-19 restrictions. Governor Inslee announced a partial reopening of outdoor recreation on May 5, 2020, but there are many restrictions and guidelines boaters need to be aware of. Open For Boating is aimed ...

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NMTA Grow Boating Program provides opportunity to 21 boating programs

The Northwest Marine Trade Association’s (NMTA) Grow Boating Grant Program announced it has given $27,083 in funding or loan opportunities to 21 boating programs in the Pacific Northwest. Over the past 16 years the program has invested more than $2 million in funding to non-profit groups or organizations that help boost the number of boaters and watercraft users and encourages ...

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Northwest Marine Trade Association announces new show in Anacortes, Wash.

The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) and the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce announced they will co-produce the new Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show at the Port of Anacortes’ Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes, Wash. May 17-20, 2018. The show will have in-water display space for new and brokerage boats, a shoreside tent for accessory displays, shoreside space for trailerable boats ...

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NMTA appoints three new members to board of trustees

The Northwest Marine Trade Association has announced the appointment of three open positions on its board of trustees. New to the board are Sterling Hines-Elzinga of Sterling Marine Services, Gregg Reynolds of Global Marine Insurance, and Wendell Stroud of Marine Floats. Hines-Elzinga founded Sterling Marine Services in 2009, a commercial diving company in Seattle offering a suite of diving services ...

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Northwest Marine Trade Association announces third annual career fair

The Northwest Marine Trade Association is organizing a career fair from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 at the Seattle Boat Show featuring more than 30 local marine-related businesses with about 400 full-time positions, plus many seasonal ones. Attendees at the Career Fair will be given free admittance to the boat show for further networking opportunities. The ...

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Northwest Marine Trade Association announces Grow Boating grants for 2017

The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) announceda grant program for non-profits seeking assistance in promoting boating in the region. The grants are being awarded through the NMTA’s Grow Boating program whose mission is to increase the number of boaters and encourage current boaters to boat more often. Since 2003, NMTA has spent more than $1.5 M to promote boating in ...

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Seattle Boat Show reports increased attendance

SEATTLE — The 69th annual Seattle Boat Show wrapped up on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 with an increase in attendance of 1.4 percent over 2015. The nine-day event attracted visitors from 37 states, three Canadian provinces, one Canadian territory and from as far away as Australia, Great Britain and China. Attendance was 52,427 compared to 51,684 last year. “We were ...

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Northwest Marine Trade Association Career Fair grew in 2016

SEATTLE –The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) held its second annual Career Fair at the Seattle Boat Show on Monday, Feb. 1, with twice as many exhibitors signed up to participate, looking to fill 250 openings, and three times the number of job-seekers attended as compared to last year. New boat sales in Washington state were up 23.7 percent in ...

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Associations promote marine careers through creative avenues

If there is one common problem everyone in the boating industry faces, it is a shortage of qualified marine technicians. As baby boomers are phasing into retirement, there are not enough applicants to take the open positions. To address this issue, marine trades organizations are finding creative ways to attract professionals and highlight the benefits of an industry career. We ...

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