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National Marine Electronics Association
2019 NMEA Benefits of Membership by Category

The NMEA strives to provide all members excellent benefits based on membership category.
If anyone has a member benefit suggestion to bring forth to the membership committee,
please email us at info@nmea.org

NMEA Memberships are annual and run from January to December. Dues are not prorated.


MASTER-DEALER – A marine electronics sales, service and installation business (domestic or international) that routinely provides on-board and in-shop installation & service of marine electronics and is directly involved in the marine electronics industry.  NMEA Master Dealers must have a currently certified NMEA Certified Marine Electronics Technician (CMET) on full time staff. Master Dealers must also have a storefront with showroom, and repair facility for troubleshooting marine electronics. To qualify as an NMEA Master Dealer, the company must buy direct from at least four major NMEA Manufacturer Member companies.

A Master Dealer application must be filled out and verified by NMEA staff.

Click here for the Master Dealer Application

Annual Fee:   New Member $500        Renewal $375

Specific Category benefits (included with dues)
  • Four (4) FREE trainings per year at a scheduled training event. (Must register 2 weeks in advance, otherwise the normal NMEA member rate applies.)
  • Four (4) FREE training renewals
  • Two (2) FREE NMEA conference registrations
  • Manufacturer discount coupons (Master Dealer Coupons)
  • NMEA Master Dealer listing on www.nmea.org
  • NMEA Dealer listing in Marine Electronics Journal Buyers Guide
  • Marine Electronics Journal Magazine Subscription
  • Member discounts on NMEA training, standards, and conference registration


DEALER – A marine electronics sales, service and installation business (domestic or international)that routinely provides on-board and in-shop installation & service of marine electronics and is directly involved in the marine electronics industry.  To qualify as an NMEA Dealer, the company must buy direct from at least one NMEA Manufacturer Member company.


Annual Fee:     New Member $475        Renewal $300

Specific Category benefits (included with dues)
  • Three (3) free trainings per year at a scheduled training event. (Must register 2 weeks in advance, otherwise the normal NMEA member rate applies.)
  • One (1) free conference registration
  • One (1) free CMET exam per year (as an invite to move further towards a master dealer)
  • NMEA Dealer listing on www.nmea.org
  • NMEA Dealer listing in Marine Electronics Journal Buyers Guide
  • Marine Electronics Journal Magazine Subscription
  • Member discounts on NMEA training, standards, and conference registration


TRADE -  Retailers, Distributors, Resellers, Installers, Sales Representatives, whose primary business is selling marine electronics products.

Annual Fee:     New Member $450        Renewal $250

Specific Category benefits (included with dues)
  • 50% off one single day admission to NMEA Conference
  • NMEA Trade listing on www.nmea.org
  • NMEA Trade listing in Marine Electronics Journal Buyers Guide
  • Marine Electronics Journal Subscription
  • Member discounts on NMEA training, standards, and conference registration


ASSOCIATE - An individual or student having a general interest in the marine electronics industry, but not qualifying to become a member in any other class of membership. Associate members are listed as the individual only. If an individual has a company, they must register in another membership category such as trade. Associate members do not have voting rights in association matters.

Annual Fee:   New Member $255        Renewal $175

Specific Category benefits (included with dues)
  • NMEA listing on www.nmea.org
  • NMEA listing in Marine Electronics Journal Buyers Guide
  • Marine Electronics Journal Subscription
  • Member discounts on NMEA training, standards, and conference registration


BOAT BUILDER – A boat or ship building facility (domestic or international) that builds boats or ships for recreational or commercial use.  The boat builder may also install marine electronics regularly in the course of doing business. A boat builder cannot be listed under any other membership category.

Annual Fee:     New Member $675      Renewal $550

Specific Category benefits (included with dues)
  • Eligible for five (5) FREE trainings per year at a scheduled NMEA training event. (Must register 2 weeks in advance, otherwise the normal NMEA member rate applies).
  • If a boat builder company has 10 employees or more needing installer training, NMEA will come to your facility and conduct trainings at $100 per employee, per day, providing that the boat builder covers the instructors travel costs.
  • Marine Electronics Journal Subscription
  • Member discounts on NMEA training, standards, and conference registration
  • NMEA listing on www.nmea.org
  • NMEA listing in Marine Electronics Journal Buyers Guide


MANUFACTURER – Any business (domestic or international) involved directly in the manufacture of marine electronic equipment, software, apps, or supplies, or any business (domestic or international) that uses NMEA as a vehicle to promote, directly or indirectly, sales of any product or service, tangible or intangible.  A manufacturer cannot be listed under any other membership category. Manufacturer membership levels are based on the amount of company employees.

MANUFACTURER LEVEL 1- (1-10 Employees)

Annual Fee:     New Member $825        Renewal $695

Specific Category benefits (included with dues)

  • Discounted exhibit space offered at NMEA Conference. (Only manufacturers can exhibit at NMEA Conference)
  • *NMEA Installer Training offered to employees at no charge.

MANUFACTURER LEVEL 2- (11-49 Employees)

Annual Fee:     New Member $1380      Renewal $1195

Specific Category benefits (included with dues)
  • Discounted exhibit space offered at NMEA Conference. (Only manufacturers can exhibit at NMEA Conference)
  • *NMEA Installer Training offered to employees at no charge.

MANUFACTURER LEVEL 3- (50+ Employees)

Annual Fee:     New Member $1925      Renewal $1795

Specific Category benefits (included with dues)
  • *NMEA Installer Training offered to all employees at no charge.
  • Complimentary private meeting space (1/2 day) on the day before and last day of the annual NMEA conference at the conference venue. This must be used for customer meetings, or customer training, and not manufacturer employee specific meetings. This is offered to all NMEA Manufacturer Level 3 members on a first come first serve basis, contingent on space availability. Reserving this space begins the same date and time as the opening of the NMEA conference exhibit sales.  Food and beverage is included.
  • Discounted exhibit space offered at NMEA Conference. (Only manufacturers can exhibit at NMEA Conference)
  • *Manufacturer on-site training offers are limited to the continental USA. (Outside this area, on-line training is available) Manufacturer training is offered once per calendar year, at a mutually agreeable time & location, either at a NMEA scheduled training venue or a manufacturer facility.  See NMEA training schedule at www.nmea.org

MANUFACTURER ADDITIONAL BRANDS  (must accompany a manufacturer membership)

Annual Fee:

New Member $395 for each additional brand

Renewal $195 for each additional brand.

This allows multiple brands all owned by the same parent company / manufacturer to have a NMEA Membership.

All these member benefits may change at any time as directed by the NMEA membership committee
and Board of Directors.