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.

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NOVEMBER 17-19, 2020

Thank you for your participation in the Kentucky and Tennessee Marina Association.  Our strength is in our numbers!  Plans are underway for this year's annual conference.
Please use the link below to make your reservations in the room block at University Plaza Holiday Inn Bowling Green or call directly for reservations at 270-745-0088.  Be sure to mention: KMA-TMA-CONF2020.






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



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.

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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   

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.



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Pay fees, annual dues, or make online donations to the Kentucky and Tennessee Marina Association.


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.

Detailed information regarding the Tennessee Lien Laws: