The Association of Marina Industries has opened registration for its West Palm Beach, Fla., Marina 101 course and Marina & Boatyard Study tour. This year’s course takes place on the afternoon of October 27 and the study tour will be the following two days. The course and tour can be taken separately.
Marina 101 is four-hour marina introduction course geared toward individuals interested in getting into the industry.
The boatyard study tour is a mobile classroom that takes participants on tours of Florida marinas and yards ahead of the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. It will visit nine facilities in the West Palm Beach area and at the end of each day, attendees will take part in roundtable discussions.
Facilities included on this year’s tour are: Safe Harbor New Port Cove; Suntex Marina at Riviera Beach; Sunset Bay Marina & Anchorage; Rybovich; Hinckley; Sailfish Point and Safe Harbor North Palm Beach.
“These two full days of marina tours provide participants with a hands-on approach to learning and professional development,” Merritt Alves, AMI training coordinator, said in a statement. “The SWOT analyses at the end of each day brings together information seen and heard throughout the day. Participants not only learn from the tours but also from each other during these discussions.”
Registration fees for the Marina 101 Course are $250 for AMI members and $299 for non-members. There is a $100 fee for the tour. The Marine & Boatyard Study Tour includes two nights at the Embassy Suite in West Palm Beach, meals, transportation and the analysis at the conclusion of each day.