Welcome to RIMTA

Founded in 1964, the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association represents all aspects of the marine industry. Our membership companies and organizations are dedicated to the growth in recreational boating and the creation of jobs for our industry in an environmentally friendly, safe and responsible way. Read more about RIMTA, including our accomplishments.

RIMTA also produces the Providence Boat Show and the Rhode Island Boat Show. For more information visit our boat show websites, www.providenceboatshow.com, and www.rhodeislandboatshow.com 

RIMTA Vision: Position Rhode Island as a worldwide leader in the marine industry. 
RIMTA Mission: Growing the Rhode Island Marine Industry through advocacy, education, and promotion.

Latest News

Upcoming Events


Employer Luncheon - Meet the Grads from PAT!


Newport Yacht Club
Longwharf Newport, RI
United States
Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:00pm

Nine Pre-Apprentices are ready for hire in various entry-level to mid-level jobs in the Marine and Composites Industries. Please join us for the Pre-Apprenticeship Training (PAT) Program Luncheon on FRIDAY AUGUST 15 at Noon at Newport Yacht Club for a meet and greet with these new graduates.


RIMTA Training Graduation & Launch

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 10:00am

Three great training programs are graduating the next generation of workers for our industry on Saturday Aug 16 from 10 am - 12 pm. IYRS has graciously offered their space to hold a recognition ceremony, celebration and boat launching at their training facility in Newport.
11 Pre-Apprentices (ages 18+) will have completed a 6 week, 234-hour training program readying them for full-time employment in the marine and composites industries


Industry Partnership Breakfast


Newport Yachting Center - Sunset Terrace
Americas Cup Blvd Newport, RI
United States
Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 8:00am to 9:30am

Please join 125 of your colleagues from the marine and composites industries for breakfast at the Sunset Terrace at the Newport Boat Show on Saturday September 13 from 8:00 to 9:30 AM. The event will feature highlights around education, training and hiring as well as the presentation to this year's Anchor Award recipients.


Providence Boat Show


Rhode ISland Convention Center
1 Sabin Street Proidence, RI
United States
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:00am to Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 5:00pm

RIMTA Sets Dates for 2015 Providence Boat Show in January
Survey from 2014 Reveals High Percentage of Attendees Plan to Purchase Boats

glqxz9283 sfy39587stf02 mnesdcuix8