Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association
We work together to ensure that time and again Antigua maintains its reputation as the sailing destination of choice to the discerning yachtsman.
One of the roles of the ABMA is promotion of Antigua and Barbuda as a premier yachting destination and premier vacation destination.
~Recommendation of improvements to facilities and customs and immigration procedures.
~Liaison with various government ministries in providing information and feedback to assist in future policies, particularly the Ministry of Tourism.
~Work closely with the O.E.C.S. and E.C.L.A.C. in its efforts to develop the yachting industry across the region.
~Communication across the Caribbean Yachting Industry and instrumental in setting up of Caribbean Marine Association (C.M.A)
~Collective marketing, advertising and promotions through the Antigua and Barbuda Marine Guide, the ABMA Marine Directory and other publications.
~Participation in International Trade Shows and Consumer Boat Shows where feasible and provision of marketing materials.
~Promotion of the Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association Website and active on-line links in and out of the site to raise awareness of the industry and the country.
~Work with the National Parks Association, the Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting, Sailing Week, Antigua Yacht Club and the Ministry of Tourism and other organisations as required on events, marketing and strategic issues.
~Collates an annual calendar which is sent to relevant organisations and available online to ensure people are aware of all event dates and assist people who are interested in new events in advising on timing of the event to minimise any calendar clashes.
~To create awareness of the critical importance of the yachting industry and the tourist industry generally to the livelihoods and well being of all areas of the community.
~To raise awareness of environmental issues and their effect on the community and country.
~Engender support for key charitable events or situations in the community.
The Antigua & Barbuda Marine Association is dedicated to the responsible protection, enhancement and improvement of the marine industry and environment in Antigua & Barbuda.
Our membership numbers over 80 businesses based in Antigua and Barbuda.