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 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.
Advocacy and the RIMTA Political Action Committee: RIMTA is your watchdog during the legislative session to ensure our industry is not unfairly regulated and to ensure the taxes we worked so hard to repeal are not reinstated. Please consider making a donation to the RIMTA PAC today.
If you think a small fleet of sailboats racing this January across the Indian Ocean some 11,000 miles away from Rhode Island has nothing to do with your marine business, you'd be 100 percent wrong. These boats are competing in the Volvo Ocean Race, and they are racing on a global track that will stop in Newport in May. When the fleet arrives, a worldwide audience of race fans will have their eyes trained on Rhode Island. But the event has a power that goes beyond destination marketing: it is an opportunity the marine trades can use to encourage more people to get out on the water.
The Rhode Island Sea Grant is pleased to provide you with presentations, materials, and articles that appeared in the media, and encourage you to continue engaging with us in dialogue concerning community- and business-based adaptation to sea level rise and storm impacts such as flooding and eros