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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.

Funding Opportunity: NJBIG Program

Notices for the NJBIG Program have been released for Fiscal Year 2024. Read our Member Alert for more details on the program and how to apply.


Marine Trades Association of New Jersey Foundation Announces 2023 Scholarships and Educational Awards

The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of their 2023 scholarships and educational awards. Since 2006, the MTA/NJ Education Foundation has awarded over $30,000 to deserving students and has provided over $10,000 towards marine education and training for members.


The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey Elects its 2023-2024 Officers and Directors and Presents Sponsor Awards

On April 20th, 2023, 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 2023-2024 Officers & Directors. The Association also presented three Top Sponsor Awards.


Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo

Save the Date! The Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo returns to ShoreTown Ballpark from September 22-24, 2023. Interested exhibitors should send an email to [email protected] to request a contract. There are also many sponsorships available - something for every budget!


New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo

The New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo was held on February 16-19. Over 200 boats were on display as thousands of local boaters sailed through the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison. After a few years of pandemic-related issues including a cancelled show and inventory challenges, it was wonderful to see the floor packed with boats and people. Many boats were sold and happy new boaters made. We thank all of our exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees for a great show! The show returns February 15th-18th, 2024.

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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