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We've Moved!

The Marine Trades Association of NJ has moved to a new office. Please update your records with our new address:
413 Euclid Avenue
Brielle, NJ 08730

Marine Trades Association of New Jersey Foundation Announces 2019 Scholarships and Educational Awards

The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of their 2019 scholarships and educational awards. Since 2006, the MTA/NJ Education Foundation has awarded over $25,000 to deserving students and has provided over $10,000 towards marine education and training for members.

Marine Trades Association of New Jersey Inducts Jack Henriques of Henriques Yachts into Hall of Fame

The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) is pleased to announce the induction of the late Jack Henriques into their Hall of Fame. The award was presented at the MTA/NJ Annual Dinner & Elections at Doolan's Shore Club, Spring Lake, and was accepted by the family of Mr. Henriques on his behalf.

Marine Trades Association of New Jersey Elects its 2019-2020 Officers and Directors and Presents Sponsor Awards

On April 4th, 2019, the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) held its Annual Dinner & Elections at Doolan's Shore Club in Spring Lake and elected its 2019-2020 Officers & Directors. Ed McCarthy of McCarthy's Marine Sales will assume the role of President of the Association. Greg Wright of John B. Wright Insurance in Manasquan will serve as First Vice President, and George Fuller of George Fuller's Marine & Machine in Bayville was elected Second Vice President. Ed Harrison, III of Baywood Marina in Brick remains the Treasurer and Raymond Bogan of Sinn, Fitzsimmons, Cantoli, Bogan, West & Steuerman in Point Pleasant Beach continues as Secretary. Jim Cerruti of Fair Haven Yacht Works in Fair Haven remains on the board as Immediate Past President.

MTA/NJ 2019 Conference & Expo
B4: Better Business, Better Boating

The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey 2019 Conference & Expo will be held on Thursday, March 14th at the Mainland at Holiday Inn in Manahawkin. The conference opens with breakfast and registration beginning at 8:00 am, presentations throughout the day ending with a networking cocktail hour from 5:30pm- 6:30pm.

Be Seen. Be Heard. Be a Sponsor! Sponsorship Opportunities Available for the New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo

Gain exposure for your business by sponsoring the New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo! This event is the region's most affordable and convenient boat show. By becoming a sponsor, you will be building brand recognition among thousands of local boaters. Take a look at our various sponsorship opportunities enclosed.

Attend the MTA/NJ Annual Christmas Party

Celebrate the Joy of the Season at the MTA/NJ's Annual Christmas Party on December 13, 2018 at The Sterling Ballroom at DoubleTree in Tinton Falls. Please join your fellow MTA/NJ Members, friends and family for a festive night of great company, good food, gifts for everyone at our largest attended Association event!

Golf Outing Highlights

The MTA/NJ's 22nd Annual Invitational Golf Outing took place on October 9th at Sea Oaks Country Club in Little Egg Harbor, NJ. The proceeds from the outing benefit the MTA/NJ Education Foundation. The MTA/NJ greatly appreciates everyone's support and participation at this year's event. Thank you to the Sponsors! Congratulations to the first place team from Bay Agency Insurance: Brian DeSousa, Dane Gahr, Mike Rosell & Ryan Malleck.

NJ Paid Leave Act

As you may know, New Jersey's new Paid Sick Leave Act goes into effect on 10/29/18. Under the Act, employees accrue 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to a cap of 40 hours per benefit year.

Dredging of the Metedeconk River/Kettle Creek Complex Begins

New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the start of navigation dredging in the Metedeconk River/Kettle Creek Complex, located in Ocean County. The dredging work is part of a $16 million project to continue returning State channels in Barnegat Bay to a state of good repair. This project includes dredging shoals in the following channels to their authorized depth: Upper Metedeconk River Channel (6ft.), Green Cove Channel (5ft), Beaver Damn Creek North and South (5ft.), Bay Head Channel, Winter Yacht Basin, Kettle Creek-Sailors Quay (5 ft.) and Kettle Creek (5ft.) with one foot of allowable over-dredge, respectively. These channels were severely impacted, creating shoals and limiting navigation, by Superstorm Sandy. This project will create renewed safe navigation, and maintain these Barnegat Bay Channels in a state of good repair. The project is anticipated to last through December 31, 2019.

Attention: Marina Owners with an Underground Storage Tank

The U.S. EPA recently established rules that set a minimum training requirement for designated Class A, Class B, and Class C operators to ensure that those who own and operate regulated underground storage tanks understand how to operate and maintain their UST systems properly. The federal regulations require that all regulated UST facilities must have a trained Class A, B, and C operator in place now. The deadline was October 13, 2018.

President Signs America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018

President Donald Trump has signed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 – which includes the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 into law. WRDA includes several of the recreational boating industry’s top water infrastructure priorities.

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