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Why become a member of the Empire State Marine Trades Association? 

The ESMTA seeks to provide valuable services for its members to help them advance their business and advance the industry. The following organizations and services are endorsed by the ESMTA.

The ESMTA works throughout the year

We work passionately to educate public officials about the important role of recreational boating to the State's economy and tourism industry.

ESMTA's government relations efforts include active lobbying by theSheridan & Associates NYS Governmental Solutions118 Lancaster Street, Albany NY 12210 to monitor potential legislation affecting the industry and advocate, under the direction of the Board, for favorable legislation and regulations.

Advocacy is paramount

In addition to ongoing advocacy activities throughout the year, the Association holds an Annual Advocacy Day in early spring. The event provides opportunity for ESMTA members to discuss the organization's legislative priorities for the year and meet with state lawmakers at the annual legislative dinner. Membership in ESMTA provides unparalleled opportunity to network with industry peers from around the State. Through general membership meetings and communication vehicles such as the periodic newsletter and membership mailings, members have access to colleagues who are experiencing similar challenges and can offer valuable business and industry insight.

Our team is always looking towards the future

We work throughout the year to establish meaningful connections with leaders and authorities in the marine industry. For marine business owners, this means we are invested in growing your brand by providing the resources you need to stay current and in tune with your customers and the boating landscape across the state. 

This year we have launched initiatives with several government agencies to provide research and funding for projects like dredging, invasive species management and business resources like workman's comp and health care for employees. 

exceptional allies

The Association works closely with The Flanders Group to promote our industry's workers' compensation safety group. This group program provides unmatched service and savings for over 425 marinas and dealers. The Flanders Group also offers a property and casualty program to provide customers with a complete solution for their commercial insurance needs.

As a business owner, a strong network is essential.

We work hard to bring marine businesses to an elevated standard, strengthening their ties to government officials and providing them the resources they need to thrive in New York State. As a member of the ESMTA, your business becomes represented and strengthened by a team of industry professionals that are dedicated to your success. Your membership offers you the opportunity to network with other business owners and boaters across New York State and beyond, conveniently and efficiently.