Welcome to RIMTA

Founded in 1964, the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association represents all aspects of the marine industry. Our membership companies and organizations are dedicated to the growth in recreational boating and the creation of jobs for our industry in an environmentally friendly, safe and responsible way. Read more about RIMTA, including our accomplishments.

RIMTA also produces the Providence Boat Show and the Rhode Island Boat Show. For more information visit our boat show websites, www.providenceboatshow.com, and www.rhodeislandboatshow.com 

RIMTA Vision: Position Rhode Island as a worldwide leader in the marine industry. 
RIMTA Mission: Growing the Rhode Island Marine Industry through advocacy, education, and promotion.
Advocacy and the RIMTA Political Action Committee: RIMTA is your watchdog during the legislative session to ensure our industry is not unfairly regulated and to ensure the taxes we worked so hard to repeal are not reinstated.  Please consider making a donation to the RIMTA PAC today.  
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Latest News


A Conversation with Jonathan Banks

As a marine business, how do you decide what shows to attend? How do you get max value out of that investment? And what are boat shows doing these days to draw consumers? We asked Jonathan Banks, a veteran boat-show producer who is show director of the Providence Boat Show, for his insights. Read on…

Upcoming Events


Marine Retail University

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 1:45pm

In every boating community, there are marine businesses that pull ahead of the pack and outperform the market.

Whether you want to become one of those businesses or keep your top spot, we can help. The Norman-Spencer Marine Retail University is returning to Massachusetts for the third year in a row, bringing you and your team the education and networking you need to improve your results in the year ahead.


Providence Boat Show


Rhode ISland Convention Center
1 Sabin Street Proidence, RI
United States
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:00am to Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 5:00pm

RIMTA Sets Dates for 2015 Providence Boat Show in January
Survey from 2014 Reveals High Percentage of Attendees Plan to Purchase Boats

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