The Vermont Boat and Marine Association was founded in 1991. It was formed as a safeguard to protect boaters' rights in the wake of the Public Trust Doctrine. The Association has evolved to become the state’s marine trade group. We count among our members; marinas, boat dealers, yacht clubs, boating associations, as well as boat repair facilities, chandleries, marine canvas shops, boat rental and charter companies, and marine surveyors, in short, everyone who makes their living in the marine trades. Our membership includes many businesses, in state and out, who act as wholesale suppliers to the marine trades.