Why Join

Reap the rewards of this extraordinary resource. Your MTAM membership offers you unparalleled access to industry information, networking prospects, marketing opportunities and much more!

State Lobbying

Representation on marine trades issues before the Maryland legislature, as well as with State and Federal agencies. The MTAM staff and the Association’s lobbyist John Stierhoff introduce and monitor legislative activities. Government officials are kept apprised of the marine industry’s position on various issues prior to the development of laws and regulations. Your membership in MTAM adds to our legislative clout – the size of our membership has direct impact on our legislative representation. Click here for a 10 year history of our Legislative Activities.

Boat Shows

Our members receive discounts on show spaces at the Bay Bridge Boat Show and the Baltimore Boat Show. Often the amount saved is more than the cost of membership.

Strategic Partners and Affinity Programs

Hanover Insurance is offering a 5% credit for all MTAM Members on Marina Operators Legal Liability and General Liability packages sold through any MTAM Member insurance carriers that represent the Hanover line.  Contact your insurance carrier today to take advantage of this offer.

APPI Energy  program to reduces electricity and natural gas costs for members. Consider a fixed-price solution that captures today's price for one to five years. Contact 800-520-6685 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to take advantage of your MTAM member benefit program.

UPS Freight Shipping offers specialized pricing on palletized freight with UPS. Call 866-443-9303 x4080 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The MTAM Website

The MTAM website is designed to guide customers to your business based on your name of on the services you provide. With links back to your own site, and to a map, www.mtam.org is guaranteed to increase your business.

The Guide to Marine Services

Your firm receives a free category listing in the Annual Guide to Marine Services. Thousands of these books are printed each September and is distributed through Boat Shows, Trade Shows, Maryland Tourism locations and through our member marinas. Be sure to update us on your changing services and amenities so that we can include them in the guide.  Please download the services update form here and fax to us at 410-626-1940.

MTAM Fall Business Improvement Conference

The Conference is a seminar that features something for everyone. Understand the impact of our industry on the State, learn about what we can do to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay, learn how the latest national marine industry trend can impact your business. The seminar offers a session that is usable immediately – past topics have included marketing, constructing a contract and dealing with a disgruntled customer. Plus motivation, networking, product demonstrations and good food!

MTAM Winter Legislative Event

Designed for discussion and exchange, this event is meant to engage the member and your elected official in an open discussion on current issues that impact the marine trades. This event is held in February each year.


Just for Fun, the event is all about networking with your friends in the marine industry. This event is held in June each year.

MTAM Holiday Party and Election of Officers

Our annual meeting combines with an evening of fun and networking. This event is held each December.


As a member of MTAM you will not only enjoy communication with other marine business owners but also with legislators, environmental groups, law enforcement, and other state and federal agencies.

New Business and Referrals

There are endless opportunities for new business and referrals from other MTAM members and from the MTAM offices that field calls from boaters and other members who are seeking what you have to offer.

Other MTAM Benefits

Co-Sponsorship of the Annual Boating Industry Economic Impact Study that demonstates the value of the industry to the State of Maryland.

Co-Sponsorship of the Maryland Clean Marina Initiative, promoting voluntary environmental measures instead of compulsory government regulation for marinas throughout the State.

Contact Information

Marine Trades Association of Maryland, Inc.

P.O. Box 3148
Port Annapolis Marina
Annapolis, Maryland 21403

Phone: 410-269-0741 | Fax: 410-626-1940