About Newport Maritime Alliance

Formed to preserve, protect and promote Newport’s working waterfront and maritime heritage, the Newport Maritime Alliance is uniquely positioned to not only take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead, but also to confront the challenges.

Since being recast from the Maritime Preservation Alliance, the NMA has been working to raise awareness for a myriad of issues affecting the city and its working waterfront.

Those efforts include working to repeal the state sales tax on charter and tour boats, developing strategies for attracting visiting boaters to Newport Harbor and increase the season’s weekday business, and issue advocacy through public forums.