About Us

The Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM), founded in 1972, is comprised of nearly 400 marine related businesses. We are a non-profit trade organization dedicated to promoting the recreational marine industry and the preservation of the waterways on which our businesses rely.

The MTAM Board is a diverse group representing all aspects of the industry as well as all geographic areas of the State. The members of the Board work hard to understand the issues impacting the marine industry in Maryland, taking a fair and balanced approach in our positions.



The strength of MTAM is our membership, which represents a diverse group of recreational boating industry professionals. MTAM membership offers you unparalleled access to industry information, networking prospects, marketing opportunities, and much more!

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MTAM has partnered with the most influential and relevant associations in Maryland to ensure our organization and members are aligned with the state’s marine industry leaders. Browse through our directory to find everything from marinas to boatyards, magazine publications to charters.

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Events Spotlight

MTAM endorses and promotes Maryland Boat Shows.

As a member of MTAM you will receive discounts to the Bay Bridge Boat Show and to the Progressive Baltimore Boat Show. These discounts can amount to more than your annual membership.

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    Developing the Workforce of Maryland's Marine Industry

    The vast number of jobs that make up this industry – from painting the bottoms of boats to selling million-dollar yachts to managing the largest marinas to the artistry of boat carpentry – there is something for every personality and ability.

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    Looking for a career in Maryland's marine trade industry?

    Training a workforce for the recreational boating industry in Maryland takes the participation and support of employers, high schools and guidance departments, post-secondary and continuing education training centers, and even the recreational boater.

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