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The Landing School
ABYC American Boat & Yacht Council
The American Boat & Yacht Council, ABYC, was created in 1954 as a non-profit organization to develop safety standards for the design, construction, equipage, repair and maintenance of boats of less than 150 feet. The mission of ABYC is to improve boating safety and reduce the number of injuries and fatalities. As a consequence of the continuing success of this mission, ABYC has evolved into a viable alternative to mandatory government regulation of the marine industry. (from the site)
American Boatbuilders and Repairers Association
Our mission for our members:
•We train and educate your management and employee craftsman, promoting business professionalism in the marine service industry
•We share valuable information among our members and provide many networking opportunities.
•We promote the best interests of the boatyard industry, and cooperate widely with other groups on a strategic basis.
•We solve common business problems, frequently using the group's buying power as a lever. (from the site)
Maine Marine Trade Association
Mission: To promote growth, prosperity, and cooperation within the marine industry in Maine; to encourage and publicize educational opportunities leading to and furthering careers in the marine trades; and to encourage and assist in the development of best practices in the marine industry with a focus on the environment, and health and safety. (from the site)
Marine Industry Technical Education Council
The Marine Industry Technical Education Council (MITEC) is a 23-member council that was established as a result of the first Conference on Marine Industry Technical Training (COMITT) held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2005. (from the site)
Marine Retailers Association of America
MRAA is the nations association protecting and promoting the interests of marine retailers. MRAA is the best resource for marine retailers to keep them informed of what is happening in the marine industry and help them grow and prosper in their operations. (from the site)
National Marine Electronics Association
The NMEA Mission: The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) is the unifying force behind the entire marine electronics industry, bringing together all aspects of the industry for the betterment of all in our business. (from the site)
National Marine Manufacturing
NMMA is dedicated to creating, promoting and protecting an environment where members can achieve financial success through excellence in manufacturing, in selling, and in servicing their customers. (from the site)
Some organizations have student membership opportunities which are less expensive but still allow you membership benefits. ABYC, for example, has a student membership option.