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The Empire State Marine Trades Association[The Empire State Marine Trades Association] (ESMTA) is dedicated to advancing the interests of the marine trades industry in New York State. Incorporated in 1975, the Association consists of seven regional marine trades organizations that have joined together to exchange ideas and information; further cooperation and friendship between members; and develop mutually beneficial services such as public relations, legislative interests, and group insurance. The ESMTA promotes the general welfare of the marine industry throughout New York State; and advances the safe and proper use of boats, marine accessories, and facilities through means consistent with the public interest and welfare


Tim Sheridan


Sheridan & Associates

NYS Governmental Solutions

118 Lancaster Street

Albany NY 12210

Being on a boat that’s moving through the water, it’s so clear. Everything falls into place in terms of what’s important and what’s not.
— James Taylor

Some Incredible Things We've Achieved

  • Developed a communication network for marinas across New York State.
  • Improved the safety programs for new and experienced boaters and hobbyist
  • Developed resources and services for the boating industry of New York
  • Created a membership network of trusted suppliers, services and more. 
  • Modified legislature to protect water networks in New York. 
  • Transformed the way boaters understand their rights and responsibilities. 
  • Elevated the safety standards for the Northeast marine industry.