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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 is for Boat Lovers! Please mark your calendars for the VMTA Annual Conference, which will be held this year at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) located at 1208 Greate Rd. Gloucester Pt, VA 23062. Date: December 11, 2018 Time: Actual time and details on the agenda including featured speakers coming soon!  

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 …

Virginia has long been a haven for boat lovers – power and sail, alike – and this week, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Virginia Marine Trades Association received $2,500 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program grant fund to entice boaters from all over to enjoy Virginia’s waters and coastal towns. In total …

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