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Get scholarship information here.




We want to take this time to say thank you for making this past KMA/TMA Annual Conference a success. The participation at this conference has proven to be beneficial through the questions asked and the information provided.  The USACE presentation slides for everyone's situational awareness are available HERE.

Thank you all for your continued cooperation.

Nashville Real Estate Division

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Free Recorded COVID-19 Webinars:

COVID-19 Impact and Action for Marinas
Speakers: Robert Smith & Travis Vance (Fisher Phillips Safety Solutions)

The Cornoavirus & Your Workplace
Speakers: Robert Smith & Travis Vance (Fisher Phillips Safety Solutions)

Presentation slides can be found here


The Cornoavirus & Your Workplace
Speakers: Robert Smith & Travis Vance (Fisher Phillips Safety Solutions)

Guidelines for Employers slides

FY 2019-20 Waterways Accessibility for Tennessee Recreation (WATR) Grant Overview

Applications Open: Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019
Applications Due by: 4 p.m. CST, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

WATR Grant Application



Thank you so much to those who participated in our Annual Conference in Bowling Green!

We have updated our Facebook page with pictures from the event.  Collaboration among our members is a testament to our organization.  Members helping members is our legacy.  In the spirit of networking and partnership, we are creating an online document archive for sharing of forms among members.  This information can be invaluable when drafting your own documents.  To share your forms, please e-mail a copy HERE

We acquired a lot of great information from our presentations.  We will try to get copies of as many presentations as possible and upload to the website very soon.  Our primary discussions were fundraising for our continued objectives with legislation affecting our industry, as well as funding the scholarship programs.  We appreciate your candid feedback and will always advocate for the continued growth and prosperity of the marina operators and industry professionals. 

Our Trade Show was the largest ever!  We certainly appreciate our vendors taking the time to get in front of the membership and helping to grow our organization.

Thank you for your participation in the Kentucky and Tennessee Marina Association.  Our strength is in our numbers!



It is imperative that marina operators are involved in shaping the future of the industry.  Please donate toward the special funds.   Every penny helps!  Funds received through this channel will be earmarked exclusively for the items indicated.

Important links related to the associations' efforts in Washington D.C.

Association Letter Template to Congress

Members Address List by Marina



Tennessee Marina Association Members:

An amendment was passed in the General Assembly (Public Chapter No. 267) this year requiring persons that rent motorized watercraft be given an orientation for the particular kind of vessel.   The renter of that watercraft must sign off on a check sheet acknowledging this orientation and the marina, livery or any other rental entity will keep this acknowledgment on file for at least 30 days.


  • Non-motorized vessel rentals
  • Tennessee residents who have successfully completed a monitored National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) exam and hold the TWRA-issued wallet certification card
  • Any out of state visitor who holds a NASBLA-approved boating safety education certification
  • Any person who holds a United States Coast Guard operator license
  • Any person born on or before January 1, 1989


NASBLA-approved certification will have this logo on the certificate:

Course approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard.


The TWRA-approved orientation videos and check sheets for acknowledgment can be found at www.rentalboatsafety.com.   

Video DVD’s and resources can also be ordered from this website.

The law is in place so this amendment is immediate.  As normal, TWRA will usually grant a year period for compliance unless it involves some sort of extenuating circumstances.




Powerboats include the following videos

  Tiller-Steered Boat

  Wheel-Steered Boat

  Pontoon / Deckboat

  Ski / Runabout


Personal Watercraft Video:


Canoes/kayaks video:


Standup Paddleboard video:




Personal Watercraft










Fishing boat – tiller steered


Fishing boat – wheel steered



File Share Initiative

Rockingham Marina Lease Agreement



KMA Membership

The Kentucky Marina Association, since its inception in 1976, has gained recognition throughout the State of Kentucky as the spokesperson for the marine industry and lake-related tourism in Kentucky.

Become a member or renew your membership here.

TMA Membership

The Tennessee Marina Association is a state association that works with sportsmen, boating and tourism organizations and with public, state and national organizations for the betterment of recreational boating. As a spokesman for the marina industry in Tennessee, TMA not only provides a strong voice for marina issues, but also provides and maintains an open line of communication between it’s membership and federal and state organizations in an effort to work together on issues of mutual interest.

Become a member or renew your membership here.