About MTAM

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.


MTAM is an advocacy group for the whole of Maryland’s marine industry, with a goal to assist its members while promoting growth within the industry across the state. This includes a commitment to the health and growth of marine trades in Maryland through workforce development through training programs and other opportunities.

Our Impact

Assuming the role of advocate and the voice of the recreational boating industry on regulations and Maryland laws is an essential part of the mission and purpose of the MTAM. We review more than 2,000 bills each year during the Maryland General Assembly and typically take action on more than 50 bills.

About MTAM

Board of Directors

    • President
      Eric Bradley
      – Oasis Marinas –
    • Treasurer
      Scott Tinkler
      – Port Annapolis Marina –
    • Secretary
      Marty Lostrom
      – Scandia Marine –
    • Vice President – AA
      David Williams
      – MESCO –
    • Vice President – BaltCo
      Brian Schneider
      – Tradewinds Marina –
    • Vice President – EaS
      Eliott Anderson
      – Hinckley Yacht Service –
    • Vice President – SoMD
      Will Richards
      – Spring Cove Marina –
    • Vice President – UB
      Ken Long
      – Bohemia Bay Yacht Harbor –

    • Immediate Past President

      John Stefancik
      – Chesapeake Bay Magazine –
    • Mike Bonicker
      – Tidewater Yacht Service Center –
    • Jessica Bowling
      – Baltimore Marine Center –
    • Patrick Callahan
      – Worton Creek Marina –
    • Jay Dayton
      – Avon Dixon Agency –
    • Tim Dowling
      – Coastal Properties Management –
    • George Dunigan
      – Interlux Paint –
    • Larry Elias
      – Elias Environmental Solutions, Inc. –
    • Ralph Hall
      – Georgetown Yacht Basin –
    • Jim High
      – Baltimore Boating Center –
    • Paul Jacobs
      – United States Yacht Shows –
    • David Kolb
      – Henry Murray Agency –
    • Jeff Leitch
      – Bay Shore Marine –
    • John Martino
      – Annapolis School of Seamanship –
    • Erin Minner
      – Dream Yacht Charters –
    • Mike Montgomery
      – Port Annapolis Marina –
    • John Norton
      – Annapolis Harbor Boatyard –
    • Dirk Schwenk
      – BayLaw LLC –
    • Ted Ruegg
      – Bonnier Marine Group –
    • Jane Tayman
      – Trident Funding Corp. –
    • Garry Williams
      – Osprey Composites –

Lastest News

  • The Marine Trades Industry ...

    We are pleased to report that we have been fully funded our summer internships, incumbent worker training, partner training and in addition, this year we will be expanding the skills gap study to better identify the jobs and growth trends within our industry.

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  • SB90, Maryland Tax Cap R...

    Follow this link to the report required by Senate Bill 90 of 2013 that required the establishment of a Task Force to evaluate options and make recommendations for enhancing boating and growing the boating industry.

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  • Legislation and Advocacy

    Maryland’s current vessel excise tax (VET) is 5%. Senate Bill 90 of 2013, established a maximum tax amount of $15,000 per vessel and allocated a portion of the motor fuel tax revenue to the Waterway Improvement Fund.

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