Our VISION is to position the Rhode Island Marine Industry as the leader in our community and our economy.


Founded in 1964, The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) represents all aspects of the recreational boating industry in Rhode Island.

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About The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association

To carry out its mission, RIMTA advocates for legislation that supports our industry, partners with businesses and educators, cultivates a skilled workforce, links members to information and programs that give them an edge in the marketplace promotes out statewide industry, and creates networking opportunities.

Our Team

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Brian Dursi Executive Director

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Jen Huber Vice President of Operations

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Ann Hof Director of Membership & Events

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  • President

    Ray LeBlanc

    Safe Harbor New England Boatworks

  • Vice President

    Ned Jones


  • Secretary

    Jay Frechette

    Starkweather & Shepley Insurance

  • Treasurer

    Paul Harden

    RI Small Business Development Center

  • Chairperson

    Matt Leduc

    Latitude Yacht Brokerage


  • Andy Tyska

    Bristol Marine

  • Ben Sorkin

    Flux Marine

  • Bill Kenyon

    IYRS School of Technology & Trades

  • Dean Hoxsie

    RI Department of Environmental Management

  • Eric Goetz

    Composite Energy Technologies

  • Holly Ashton

    Safe Harbor Marina Group

  • Joe Mariani

    Bristol Marine

  • Jon Lyons

    Ocean House Marina

  • Jonathan Mendes

    Full Keel Marine

  • John Tregenza

    The Watch Hill Boatyard

  • Michael Harrington

    Harrington Marine Services

  • Ned Jones


  • Richard Cromwell

    Maritime Solutions

  • Susan

    Sail Newport

Committee Chairs

  • Legislative

    Andy Tyska

  • Regulatory

    Ned Jones

  • Membership

    Joe Mariani

  • Education & Training

    Holly Ashton

  • Finance

    Paul Harden

  • RIMTA Futures

    Rebecca Cute