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WHY SHOULD YOU BECOME A MEMBER?

A strong industry association benefits our members individually and collectively. It helps our industry be heard; it helps us hear our industry.

Membership benefits include services we offer to members and services we do on behalf of members.

BASE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

$600/year CAD + HST

  • Company profile page on NSBA website with link to your website

  • Profile in printed NSBA Annual Directory (for companies who join by May 15); Members: 1/2 page with one photo; Associate Members: 1/3 page with logo 

  • Eligible for election to NSBA Board

  • Discounts on NSBA conferences, workshops, seminars, and other events 

  • Free technical advice from the NSBA

  • Help with recruitment and training

  • Promotion at home and abroad of products and services offered by the industry, especially member companies

  • Networking opportunities with other companies in the boatbuilding and marine service sector 

  • Access to Members Only resources online 

  • Member discounts at Enterprise Car Rental, Mark’s Work Wearhouse, Park N’ Fly Halifax Airport, Tru by Hilton Yarmouth, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Truro and Super8 Amherst

  • Special rates from TD Merchant Services

Featured Members

A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd.
Wedgeport Boats Ltd.

Featured Suppliers

Osborne Propellors
ZF Marine

ADD-ON PACKAGES

$500/YEAR CAD + HST:

Option 1

Revolving banner ad  or photo on NSBA homepage for the duration of the membership year with a link to your company profile.

Option 2

$500/YEAR CAD + HST:

“Featured Boatbuilders” - Your company logo on most pages of the NSBA website with a link to your company profile (rotates based on how many choose this option). 

Option 3

$500/YEAR CAD + HST:

Full page in the annual directory with up to four photos (available for both Members and Associate Members).

In addition to the member-specific benefits above, the NSBA’s work supports the industry as a whole through:

Developing / coordinating / delivering industry-relevant training

Helping eligible, qualified tradespeople get certified as Boat Builders and Marine Service Technicians.

Coordinating the Boat Builder and Marine Service Technician apprenticeship programs in partnership with the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency.

Encouraging youth and other job seekers to pursue careers in the industry.

Representing the industry at all government levels.

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WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Companies based in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, or Prince Edward Island that build, repair, refit, restore or service boats are eligible to join the NSBA as Members.

Companies that offer materials, equipment and/or services to boatbuilding companies in North America are eligible to join the NSBA as Associate Members.

All members agree to abide by the Code of Ethics.

  • Can companies join at any time?
    Our membership year runs April 1 to March 31. Eligible companies can join any time. Companies who join by May 15 will be included in our annual printed directory.
  • Are membership costs pro-rated based on when companies join during the year?
    No, membership costs are not pro-rated.
  • What methods of payment do you accept?
    We accept cheques, Visa, Mastercard, and e-transfers.

BECOME A MEMBER IN 4 EASY STEPS

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Choose your membership option(s)

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CONTACT

Please contact us with any membership questions you might have

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