About the Museum
In 1998 the Museum was incorporated by several local boating enthusiasts.
It’s charter is to preserve, display and educate…primarily centered around our rich New Jersey boating heritage. In 1999 NJMB found a home at Johnson Brothers Boat Works in Point Pleasant and subsequently the public was invited to a preview of the Museum.
That December NJMB received its IRS letter of determination as a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation, and membership continued to grow. NJMB made it through Super storm Sandy and has re-located in Building #13 at Johnson Brothers Boat Works adding numerous new exhibits to its portfolio. With over 200 members and growing, NJMB boasts over 6000 annual visitors and is a regular destination for Boy Scout Troops, Clubs, and school groups from the Central New Jersey area.
NJMB MISSION STATEMENT
Our primary mission is to celebrate our State’s rich maritime history. We are committed to the on-going research and interpretation of our history which enables the continued conservation, education, and preservation of our boating tradition within New Jersey.
PART OF THE COASTAL HERITAGE TRAIL
In 2002 NJMB became the newest destination on the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail achieving recognition by the National Park Service for the historic value of its collection and location.
KID’S N BOATS EDUCATIONAL/INTERN PROGRAMS
Our charter focuses on enlightening today’s young generation about New Jersey’s boating history. In line with this mission, we provide various children’s programs, including basic boating safety, sailing classes for kids, and family boat building workshops. For more details, please contact us or visit our website.
Our nautical library is newly renovated and ready for use. Hundreds of volumes of books are available for your reading pleasure. Whether you are looking to build your first wooden rowboat, refinish your existing boat, read a good nautical tale of the open sea, or complete research for a project on N.J. boating, we have an extensive collection of books for all ages and interests.
Easily located topics are found in the sections of Ocean Research, Naval History, Boating Safety, Navigation, Cruising the Eastern Seaboard, Fishing (salt and fresh water), Sailing Basics, and our Sea Tales section, which holds adventure tales from all of the seven seas. The library boasts over 3000 visitors, and is a regular destination for hosted tours to Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troops, School groups (both elementary and high school), Clubs, and Organizations, and Retirement Village groups.
STOP IN AND SEE US!
There is no admission charge, we do of course graciously accept donations. Our Hosted Tour programs are available days or evenings, to clubs, groups, and organizations throughout Central N.J.