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About the Association


 Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association (SWFMIA) is made of a broad range of member businesses with an interest in recreational boating. New Boat & Motor Dealers, Boat Manufacturers, Yacht Brokers, Marina and Service Yards, Marine Service providers of all kinds, Marine Electronics sales and service, Metal Fabricators, Boat Lift Manufacturers and dealers, and many other related businesses. The association plays an active role in the local community and has, for more than forty years, worked to protect the rights both of the boating consumer and member businesses.

SWFMIA owns three annual boat shows, including the Fort Myers Boat Show held each November in beautiful downtown Fort Myers. It has grown to become one of the major shows in Florida with new and brokerage boats in-water and a huge showing of boats and accessories in the Harborside Event Center and outdoors along the Caloosahatchee River. In addition, the Association holds the Bonita Springs Boat Show at the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track in March and the Charlotte County Boat Show at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds in January. 

Economic Impact of Recreational Boating in SWFL Covering Charlotte, Lee and Collier Counties
Economic Impact of Recreational Boating in SWFL Covering Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties


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Grow Boating

Grow Boating promotes the boating lifestyle and works to improve the boating experience.

Marine Industries Association of Florida

MIAF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and enhance the waterways, promote boating safety and preserve access to waterways.

National Marine Manufacturers Association

NMMA advocates for and promotes the strength of marine manufacturing, the sales and service networks of its members, and the boating lifestyle.

Discover Boating

Discover Boating is a public awareness effort managed by NMMA, focused on increasing participation and creating interest in recreational boating.

Go Boating Florida

Go Boating Florida is your one-stop resource for everything boating related, managed by SWFMIA.

Boaters Information Guide

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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