The Lake Erie Marine Trades Association was formed in 1957 by a handful of boat dealers that sought to organize a large indoor boat show for the Cleveland market. It now includes approximately 100 members that are provided with legislative advocacy, educational support, and efforts to improve boating in Ohio.
LEMTA staff members organize five boat shows each year in Cleveland (I-X Center & North Coast Harbor), Akron, Sandusky and Port Clinton.
LEMTA also operates Boating Associations of Ohio (BAO), which serves the marine industry throughout the state with legislative advocacy, educational support and marketing/promotional campaigns to grow boating. In 2017, the 132nd Ohio General Assembly designated June as “Ohio Goes Boating Month”, to highlight Ohio’s thriving boating industry and bring attention to the many boating opportunities the state’s lakes and beaches offer. For more information, visit www.ohiogoesboating.com.
The association welcomes boat dealers, marina operators, watercraft manufacturers, clubs, financial entities, and other water-based organizations. For information about joining, contact us at:
1269 Bassett Road
Westlake, OH 44145
Phone: (440) 899-5009
Fax: (440) 899-5009