The ESMTA promotes the recreational boating industry throughout New York State, encourages the safe and proper use of boats, marine accessories, and facilities through means consistent with the public interest and welfare. 

By joining ESMTA, your membership is a cooperative partnership advancing the marine trades industry in New York State.  As a member, you lend your voice to the common cause of recreational boating and enable the organization to advocate more effectively in support of the industry.

ESMTA is dedicated to preserving all of the NYS waterways and work in conjunction with all organizations and state agencies to educate the public. One of the ways we do this is to provide any new legislation and educational materials to all of our members, who will then distribute throughout their regions.  If you are a marina or a marine dependant company, we welcome your participation.










The Flanders Group and Empire State Marine Trades Associations have been partners since 1989. For more infomation on Programs for marinas and recreational boaters click on the following links:

Marshall & Sterling, one of the nations largest independent insurance agency, has become a sponsor to the ESMTA. To add to our association benefits, Marshall and Sterling has created a ESMTA Group benefit program for our association members:

VRP Insurance Agency – One of the largest commercial marine Insurance Brokerages in downstate NY is the newest recognized sponsor to the ESMTA.   Vincent R. Pesce, managing member prides his Agency on superior personalized service and has customized insurance programs to specifically suit the needs of the ESMTA members.  Vincent Pesce is also the Vice President for the Association of Marine Industries (AMI) on Long Island and serves on the NY Storm Recovery committee for the Sandy relief grant program.

Member Services Provided:

  • Commerical Marine Insurance packages for Marinas, Boat Dealers,services,repair and Hauling operations
  • Auto, Home & Boat Insurance
  • Group Health, Life & Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Care