KIDS in BOATING Initiative
Issues First Round of Grants
The Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust announced its initiative
KIDS in BOATING has distributed its first round of grant awards. The KIDS in
BOATING initiative issued seven grants totaling $6,600. The grants awarded
ranged from $500 to $1,500. The KIDS in BOATING grant program is designed to
financially support non-profit youth programs in the state of Massachusetts.
The KIDS in BOATING committee felt that these seven groups shared a common
goal of getting more kids on the water in a safe and smart manner and deserved
to receive a grant to assist in achieving this goal.
Released: May 22, 2017
KIDS in BOATING Initiative Opens Grant Application
The Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust announced that its
initiative KIDS in BOATING has now opened up its grant application.
Recognizing the need to get more kids on the water and enjoying the boating
lifestyle the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association and the Massachusetts
Marine Trades Educational Trust have created the KIDS in BOATING Initiative.
The focus of this initiative is to help support nonprofit youth boating
programs already in place in Massachusetts. The goal will be to challenge
these groups to get more new kids on the water in a safe and smart manner.
Released: April 18, 2017
35th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival
August 26-27, 2017 (Sat., 11 am-5 pm; Sun., 11 am-3 pm)
Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina, 10 White St., Salem, Massachusetts
$5, children under 12 free
You don't get to see boats like this every day! See a wonderful variety of rare vintage motor yachts and sailboats. Meet skippers and crews and vote for your favorite boats. Children get to make their own wee boat, and all can board real ones. Boat rides, crafts market, artists, old-time band music, the Blessing of the Fleet and more!
Boats don't have to be in show condition; they can be works-in-progress. The spirit of the Festival is to gather together the grand old craft and all who love them.
Released: March 1, 2017
Success, Strong Sales & Quality Crowds Reported out of New England
The Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show wrapped up its nine day run with attendance at 46,461, down 8 percent from 50,706 in 2016 due to heavy snow the first four days; however the Show had record attendance on Saturday and Sunday to close out the Show.
Released: February 27, 2017
Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust holds Boat Fundraiser
The Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust is currently running a
fundraiser boat auction. The MMTET is auctioning off a 2016 Robalo R160 boat
package complete with a 70HP Yamaha outboard engine and a matching trailer.
The auction will run through the final day of the New England Boat Show
Sunday, Feb. 19 with the highest bidder winning the boat package.
Released: February 9, 2017
Randall Lyons from Massachusetts MTA selected for NOAA's Marine Sanctuary
Randall Lyons, executive director of the Massachusetts Marine Trades
Association, has been selected by NOAA to join its Stellwagen Bank National
Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (SAC) as Business Industry Alternate member.
The 3-year term is effective January 17, 2017.
Released: February 2, 2017
Randall Lyons Named Executive Director of MMTA
The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association announced the selection of Foxboro
resident Randall Lyons, CMM to the position of association executive director.
He succeeds Nathalie Grady of Framingham who recently left the association for
a new job.
Released: February 1, 2017
State Rep. Cantwell honored by Mass. Marine Trades Association
The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) recently recognized State
Rep. Jim Cantwell, D-Marshfield, as the 2016 MMTA Legislator of the Year.
Released: January 30, 2017
Trade Group Honors Former New England Show President
The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association gave longtime New England Boat
Show president Joe O'Neal, who retired last year, the Frank Farrell
Distinguished Service Award.
Released: January 24, 2017
Massachusetts Marine Group Gears Up For Future Boaters
The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association, inspired by an association leader
who has seen success with a similar initiative at the local level, recently
announced its plan to attract youths to boating.
Released: June 20, 2016
Massachusetts Marine Trades Association Launches Youth Boating Task Force
The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) announced the recent formation of a Youth Boating Task Force. It is comprised of association members keenly aware of the aging population of the majority of boaters. The focus of the task force is to create opportunities statewide for youth to access boating experiences. Not only do early boating experiences lay the groundwork for the boating lifestyle to be embraced for generations to come, they may also inspire careers in the recreational marine trades.
Released: June 14, 2016