ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council) is a not-for-profit member organization that develops and updates safety standards
for boat building and repair.
Boater 101 utilizes an e-Learning website, upbeat television series and a student manual to give participants a comprehensive
boating safety program that they will use throughout their lives.
BoatSafe and BoatSafeKids offer boating information and online courses, maintenance and equipment tips, and books and
reviews to increase your "nautical know-how."
BUCValu provides statistically authenticated current market values for boats and motors with adjustment scales for area,
condition and equipment.
Chapman School of Seamanship trains students from around the world in areas such as navigation, seamanship, boat handling
in both power and sail, and the nautical information needed for licensing in pursuit of a career as captain or crew.
IAMI (International Association of Marine Investigators provides information regarding marine crime, vessel accident prevention/investigation, environmental protection, marine drug smuggling, cargo crime and boating safety issues.
NAMS (National Association of Marine Surveyors) is a non-profit organization that certifies marine surveyors and provides
continuing education opportunities.
NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators) provides information regarding approved boater
education and training courses.
NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) is an international non-profit authority that advocates consensus codes and
standards, research, training and education to reduce fire and other hazards.
NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association) is dedicated to assisting more than 1,400 member companies achieve
financial success in manufacturing, selling and servicing recreational boating products.
NOAA (The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) provides a wide variety of information for boaters including
on-line tide and tidal current tables, marine weather, severe weather watches and warnings, and coastal water temperatures.
Nautical charts and any volume of Coast Pilot can also be ordered online.
MarinaLife offer boaters a complete suite of travel services, including the only centralized online reservations service.
Their membership program also provides national and international discounts, as well as travel planning for groups and individuals.
SAMS (Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors) is an international society dedicated to the advancement of the profession
of marine surveying.
The U.S. Coast Guard provides information on programs and services, history, area and district information – and more.
The Office of Boating Safety offers information geared to recreational boaters.
The Weather Channel lets you find updated local forecasts by zip code or region, and has a special beach and boating section.