About Our Program

The Stay Local Boat MA transient referral program is operated by Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) [boatma.com]. The program was established to encourage seasonal boaters to travel to various destination marinas along the beautiful coastline of Massachusetts and in return receive a discount on dockage for doing so. Boating means business for Massachusetts, as boaters travel around the coastline; they are spending money shopping, dining, lodging and more. For every $1 spent on dockage it equates to nearly $4 for the local community.

If you are a seasonal guest at one of the participating marinas you are eligible for a dockage discount at any of the other participating marinas. The program is also designed to encourage group travel by offering a larger discount based on the total amount of boats traveling.

Founded in 1964 the MMTA is a non-profit trade association representing and supporting the recreational boating industry in Massachusetts. The economic impact of boating in Massachusetts is $4.4 Billion Dollars with over 1,000 businesses and 20,000 employees. Please visit us at boatma.com for information on our association, including member listings, program information and the Massachusetts tide charts.


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Participating Marinas

Boston Harbor Shipyard
Burr Bros
Consitution Marina
Glover Wharf
Hingman Shipyard
Kingsman Yacht
Newbury Port
The Marina
Parkers Boatyard
Onset Bay
Brewers Plymouth Marine
SHM Hawthorne Cove
SHM Vineyard Haven

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