Marinas and AMI

The Association of Marina Industries is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to serving the needs of the marina industry. The AMI was formed when the Marina Operators Association of America and the International Marina Institute merged in 2005.

Marine awards roundup

The AMI, Florida Brokers Association, Marine Fabricators Association and the International Game Fish Association recently handed out honors. The Association of Marina Industries recently presented its Bob Giesler Award to Richard Dunn, former president of the Marina Recreation Association and owner of RiverPoint Landing Marina and Resort in Stockton, Calif. AMI’s highest award, named for…more

IMI seeks conference presentations

The International Marina Institute issued a call for presentations for its Drystack Conference, which is set for Oct. 24-26 in Fort Lauderdale. IMI’s biannual event combines educational programs, exhibits and networking opportunities for marina professionals. “We are asking for proposals for seminars on new developments in the dry-storage industry and the latest technologies that support…more

Record-setting IMBC wraps up today

The largest-ever International Marina & Boatyard Conference wraps up today in Tampa, Fla., setting attendance records and setting a positive tone as the industry heads into 2010. “Most of the feedback I’ve gotten is good,” says Jim Frye, chairman and president of the Association of Marina Industries, which produces the conference. “They’re having good conversations…more

More turmoil ahead, but also opportunity: IMBC speaker

Times are tough and will likely get tougher, but they also present great opportunities for marina owners, operators and investors, the chairman of a luxury marina developer said today at the eighth annual International Marina & Boatyard Conference in Tampa, Fla. “We need to use this time to get better at what we do while…more

IMI to hold economic conference

The International Marina Institute, a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries, added a new one-day conference on the economy to its marina training program. “The New Now: How to Thrive in Today’s Economy,” will take place July 27 in New England. A specific site has not yet been determined. “We are focusing our programming…more

AMI supports life-jacket safety campaign

The “Wear It” campaign, a program from the National Safe Boating Council to increase life jacket wear, is being endorsed by the Association of Marina Industries. The program is part of a national strategic plan to reduce recreational boating deaths and injuries, and a grant was given by the Coast Guard to the NSBC to…more

IMI to hold marina manager course in Fort Lauderdale

The International Marina Institute, a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries, will be holding an Advanced Marina Manager program Dec. 6-11 in Fort Lauderdale. “This past year, we awarded the Certified Marina Manager designation to 18 candidates, and 260 people participated in our programs overall — the most we’ve ever had,” said Jim Frye,…more

Marina manager given first IMI certification

The International Marina Institute, a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries, awarded its first Certified Marina Operator designation. Responding to demands within the marina industry, IMI started the CMO program for managers who might not be eligible to apply for the Certified Marina Management designation because of the size of their facility or their…more

Marina manager program set for November

The International Marina Institute is offering its Intermediate Marina Manager program from Nov. 15-19 in Fort Lauderdale. IMI provides this course as a stepping-stone to its Advanced Marina Management course, scheduled for the first week of December in Fort Lauderdale, or the Marina Operator Course, scheduled for September 2010. Both of these courses are prerequisites…more

IMI releases events catalog

The International Marina Institute released its latest 18-month training and events catalog. The 2009-2010 catalog features dates and descriptions for IMI’s newly launched Marina Operator Course and required credentials for the new Certified Marina Operator designation. Also included are the Intermediate Marina Management and Advanced Marina Management programs, as well as upcoming IMI events such…more

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