The Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc. (MIAPBC) is a not-for-profit organization created to promote and protect the sound growth of the marine industry in Palm Beach County for the benefit and education of its members, the community, and the environment.


Business and Boater Memberships Available

With all of the discounts and opportunities, membership pays for itself!

  • Network with other marine industry businesses.

  • Have access to workshops and roundtables on important issues.

  • Increase the collective voice of the organization.

  • Support the well-being of the waterfront.

  • Protect the marine industry's interests at the local and state levels.

  • Receive opportunities that can lead to the growth of your business.

  • Business to business, and business to consumer discounts located in the back of the Boaters' Directory.

  • Free business listing in Boater’s Directory and on

  • Discounted advertising and sponsorship opportunities

  • Member news features in monthly CrossCurrents newsletter and on social media

  • Association hosted insurance and retirement plans

  • Complimentary event tickets

Signature Events

Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade,

next up December 5, 2020


Palm Beach Paddlefest,

next up February 6, 2021


Palm Beach

International Boat Show

Industry Impact

We provide essential leadership to marine sector businesses by combining the vital market segment and giving a voice that speaks louder than individual entities. A study completed by Thomas J. Murray & Associates, Inc. for the Marine Industries Association of South Florida shows the marine industry has a $2.1 billion annual economic impact in Palm Beach County.



Ongoing support of the Palm Beach International Boat Show allows the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County to give back to the community each year by funding local marine-related events and nonprofits making a difference to protect and promote the marine industry in Palm Beach County and beyond. Due to the increasing success of the Boat Show, the MIAPBC is proud to increase its community support funding to local charitable and service organizations by 50 percent in 2018. Last year, the MIAPBC was proud to support 40 organizations with donations totaling more than $250,000. 


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  • Palm Beach County's Marine Industry has an annual economic impact of $2.1 Billion and annually supports an estimated 21,135 jobs.

  • As the marine industry grows and prospers, so do the number of career opportunities. According to a recent study completed by Thomas J. Murray & Associates, Inc. for the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, the number of marine industry jobs in Palm Beach County has increased 16% between 2014 and 2018.

  • If this growth continues, there will be over 700 new marine related jobs each year in Palm Beach County alone.