HELPING MAKE A DIFFERENCE
THE BOATING INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL NEW YORK is a group that is dedicated to the ways and means of enjoying boating in Central New York. We help both the Federal Government and the State Government spread information about rules and regulations of the day that concern boating or use of the great resources here in New York State, Lake Ontario, the Historic Erie Canal system or the St. Lawrence Seaway. We look to promote the resources within our membership and protect the waterways that we love. If it’s about boating, it’s about us.
The purpose of this website is to help you get in touch with the resources available through our members. Our membership represents a majority of boat related businesses in Central New York. Within our membership lies every type of boating resource you could imagine. From new boat sales to boat restoration, from canvas tops to repowering services, our members can help make your boating experience in Central New York and the Finger Lakes a pleasurable experience. Use the search feature on our members page to locate dealers for specific products.
MEMBERSHIP IS POWER
WHY WE EXIST
Strength in Numbers. While our organization is specifically located in Central New York, we belong to the Empire State Marine Trades Association, which is statewide. Our group monitors legislation that affects our trade in New York State. The more members we have, the better our chances of providing the legislature accurate information when they are putting laws together. It’s in everybody’s interest if you own a marine related industry to belong.
AUTOMATIC MEMBERSHIP IN THE STATE ASSOCIATION.
News from the State Organization (ESMTA) is transmitted to member organizations like ours.
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY AND LISTINGS
The membership directory and location map increases the visibility of our businesses.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
Our regularly scheduled meetings allow our members to network within, and provides us with a better knowledge of what services are among us as resources, and a better understanding of issues that affect all of us.
MARINE INFORMATION AND MEMBER SERVICES.
Our organization holds regular meetings and is stated by elected officials from within our membership. We employ a treasurer and a secretary, who are also members of our association.
BUSINESS AND EMPLOYEE REFERRALS
Many of our members do business with each other, and this provides a solid network that ultimately improves the boating experience for everyone involved.
The New Boat show is held annually during the week of February 14 at the New York State Fairgrounds. We are the largest Boat Show in Upstate New York, encompassing three huge buildings! Virtually every boat type is represented in the pleasure boating world, and any observant soul attending will be able to learn something new! There are buses that transport you from building to building, and parking or accessbility is never a problem. We also present an annual show in the fall for those that are looking for a bargain or pre-enjoyed vessel.
Members are encouraged to show their membership on stationary and/or business cards. It shows that while you may be a small business, you are partners with the largest marine trade organization in New York.
Through boat shows, and advertising, this website, and any other functions the CNYBIA performs, attention is drawn to your business through your participation in this group.
COST SAVINGS TO MEMBERS
The cost of doing business is always on the rise, and our group has plans with Insurance companies to help keep those costs down.
Industry statistics are available through the statewide organization. Knowledge is power, and working together with the statewide organization helps protect the industry from economic abuse.
CAMARADERIE & FRIENDSHIPS
Our organization has almost removed completely from our area the “cutthroat” relationships that plague some industries. When you get to know people, you realize that we are all just trying to survive, and make an honest living. Friendships in this group count, because the resources are there when the chips are down, and we pull for each other. Our organization has a party every year to help foster good times within our group, and it’s more fun than the regular meetings.
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