Why Join

Because MIASA proactively works on sorting out problems in the industry.

  • Stopped a luxury tax on boats
  • Working on why boats are included in the Motor Industry Ombudsman code
  • Reduced import tariffs on certain boat building items
  • Negotiated a finance scheme for building demo boats for international shows
  • Got the industry recognised as a priority sector with dti
  • Created the first accredited boat building course in the country
  • And we are working on more benefits to come


  • Fast mail updates on a regular basis via e mail
  • Monthly newsletter with all the latest developments
  • MIASA staff who provide information and guidance specific to members
  • National network with government departments and initiatives
  • Direct line of contact with SAMSA
  • Technical assistance from the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA)
  • Assistance from the International Marine Certification Institute (IMCI) for CE certification
  • Networking and events, functions and seminars
  • Assistance with getting back your Skills Development Levy
  • Help with grant applications to fund training
  • A FREE listing in an annual boating industry guide distributed all over the country
  • A FREE listing on the MIASA website and Facebook links
  • A MIASA builders plate for small craft
  • Access to international documentation, research information and stats
  • Industry media exposure
  • International networks
  • Representation on government and business forums
  • Networking
  • Help with training and skills development

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