wendy mackie CEO & Rhode Island Marine Trades Association

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) represents all aspects of the recreational boating industry in its home state.  RIMTA is dedicated to growing Rhode Island’s marine trades through advocacy, education, and promotion and positioning the Ocean State as a worldwide leader in the marine industry.

RIMTA members includes over 300 companies; boat builders, manufacturers, marinas, boatyards, service providers, retail and wholesale outfits, educational institutions and other organizations. Founded in 1964, RIMTA today is engaged in a diverse set of issues on behalf of its members; the organization’s Board of Directors represents all facets of the industry and chair committees on Boat Shows, Boating Safety, Dealers, Education & Training, Ferries & Charters, Fisheries, Legislative, Manufacturing, Marinas, Membership, and Yacht Clubs.