Mar 27, 2018

AMI Survey

The Association of Marina Industries just released the 2017 Marina Trends Survey Report. 

Coordinated with Marina Dock Age Magazine, the report is based on an online survey that was distributed to marinas throughout the country in the fall of 2017.

The survey was completed by over two hundred and thirty marinas. Portions of the final report were revealed at the AMI member meeting at IMBC and in the December issue of Marina Dock Age. Check out the March Advocate for discussion of year over year trends.

The trends identified in this report include overall facility information, revenues and expenses, occupancy rates and many comparisons with 2016 figures.

To purchase the Marina Trends Survey Report click here. The cost is $25 for AMI members and $45 for non-members. Anyone who participated in the survey will receive a free copy upon request.


If you completed the 2017 Marina Trends Survey please contact Eric Kretsch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your FREE copy.

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