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The Marine Trades Association of NJ (MTA/NJ), established in 1972 and comprised of over 300 marine-related businesses, is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing, promoting and protecting the recreational marine industry and waterways in the State of New Jersey.

New Website Coming Soon!

We're getting a brand new website! Check back in the upcoming weeks for a brand new look and easier navigation for all of our member resources.

Hurricane Preparedness Resources

A strong and early start to the hurricane season serves as a good reminder to review your preparedness plan. Hurricane Beryl breaks the record for the earliest Cat 5 and experts are predicting an active season. Though the storms' paths are sometimes unclear, it doesn't take a direct hit to damage or sink recreational vessels, or cause havoc at boat storage facilities. Please take some time now to review your hurricane and emergency preparedness plans, and continue to keep a close eye on forecasts as the hurricane season continues. Below are some helpful websites. It is important to always be prepared.

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News Release: MTA/NJ Annual Dinner & Elections

On April 18th 2024, the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) held its Annual Dinner & Elections at The Lobster Shanty in Point Pleasant Beach and elected its 2024-2025 Officers & Directors. The Association also presented three Top Sponsor Awards and inducted two honorees into the MTA/NJ Hall of Fame.


News Release: Marine Trades Association of New Jersey Inducts William “Bill” Healey and David P. Martin into Hall of Fame

The MTA/NJ Hall of Fame was established to honor an individual, group or organization who, over the years, has proven to be outstanding in furthering MTA/NJ's objectives of promoting and protecting the recreational marine industry. The award is presented by the MTA/NJ in recognition of extraordinary achievements, dedication and perpetuating the highest ideas, trust and professionalism for the recreational boating industry.


New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo

The New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo was held on February 15-18. Over 225 boats were on display as thousands of local boaters sailed through the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison. We thank all of our exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees for a great show! The show returns February 13-16, 2025.

Marine Trades Association of New Jersey Foundation Announces 2024 Education Scholarships

The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of three scholarships to students seeking a career in the boating industry. Since 2006, the MTA/NJ Education Foundation has awarded over $35,000 to deserving students and has provided over $10,000 towards marine education and training for members.


Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo

Save the Date! The Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo returns to ShoreTown Ballpark from September 27-29, 2024. Contracts will be sent to all prior exhibitors soon. There are also many sponsorships available - something for every budget!

Keeping Boaters Boating

With lots of new boaters getting ready to hit the water this season, we will be providing our members with tips to help take care of their newest customers. This page will feature information for boating business owners, while your new boater customers will find many helpful resources on our New Boater Resources page on Go Boating NJ. Let's work together to keep these boaters coming back to the water for years to come!
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Member Benefit - Graphic Design Services

Our in-house graphic design services are available to help members create print and online advertisements, brochures and flyers, online banners and more.
Please view the guidelines and requirements and fill out the order and agreement on the Graphic Design Order Form.

Member Plaques Available to Order

Need a new MTA/NJ Member Plaque? If you would like to replace the one you have or misplaced your plaque, you can now order one at any time. With one of our beautiful plaques you can proudly display your membership at your location for all to see.
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