AMI to Hold Marina Training Courses in West Palm Beach in October

The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) is holding two events in West Palm Beach, Florida, this fall.

The Marina 101 course will be held October 27. This four-hour marina industry introduction course is geared toward individuals with little or no marina experience, looking to get into the industry by way of an advancement opportunity, career shift, or an interest in purchasing or developing a marina. The course includes nine individual presentations that will give insight of the various aspects in the operations of a marina. Presentations include day-to-day and seasonal operations, maintenance, emergency preparedness, long-term planning, financial reports, and the various roles of a marina manager. To register visit

The Marina 101 course dovetails into the Marina & Boatyard Study Tour allowing attendees to take what they learned in the classroom and see it in action touring facilities.

The two-day Marina & Boatyard Study Tour, held October 28 to 29, is a mobile training course that takes participants on exclusive tours of marinas to provide an in-depth look at the operations of different types of facilities in the West Palm Beach area. At the end of each day, attendees participate in a facilitated round-table discussion and SWOT (strength, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis of each marina. Registration includes two nights stay at host hotel, breakfast and lunch each day, along with transportation to all facilities. To register visit