Life is better on a boat

Uniting BOAT lovers to celebrate and promote coastal living and recreation across Virginia. Presented by the Virginia Marine Trades Association.

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Veterans Fishing Adventure Gives Back to our Servi...

By Don McCann, Immediate Past VMTA President As a surveyor I have had the opportunity to examine a plethora of vessels; from fiberglass sailing and go-fast boats, to steel and aluminum tugs, barges, and fishing vessels, wooden workboats and elegant wooden schooners and yachts from bygone days, and yes, a few ferrocement sailing vessels. Recently …

Virginia Marine Trades Association Annual Conferen...

Please join us for the VMTA 2018 Annual Conference Virginia Institute of Marine Science | Gloucester Point, VA 23062 Featured speakers include: • Robert Crockett to update attendees on Legislative News • Susan Zellers from Marine Trades of MD to discuss Workforce Development Programs • ABYC • Travis Vance to discuss a Marine accident case …

Water Sports Spotlight: Stand Up Paddle Boarding

By Stephanie Heinatz, Water Lover The irony hit me in the face like a wave. You know, the kind of wave that you don’t see coming when you’re making your way back to shore from swimming in the ocean and you suddenly get swallowed up in six-inch deep water. It was 6:30 a.m. My iPhone …

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