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  • Amateur Yacht Research Society
    A UK registered Educational Charity dedicated to finding out how to make yachting better. Membership is open to anyone interested in the improvement of yachts and equipment through research and development. Our members run from sober sided professional yacht designers and builders to bearded eccentrics full of ideas that they cannot make work. From our members have come the modern sailing multihulls, self-steering gear, sailboards, a flock of successful sailing hydrofoils, the World Speed Sailing Record system, etc etc. Now people are taking off with kiteboats and autogyro-sails, and the first amphibious bicycle!
    http://www.ayrs.org/
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  • American Boat & Yacht Council Inc.
    The American Boat & Yacht Council, ABYC, was created in 1954 as a non-profit organization to develop safety standards for the design, construction, equipage, repair and maintenance of boats. The American Boat & Yacht Council, ABYC, was created in 1954 as a non-profit organization to develop safety standards for the design, construction, equipage, repair and maintenance of boats. Annapolis, Maryland
    http://www.abycinc.org/
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  • American Boating Association Online
    Working to promote boating safety, affordability, growth and a clean environment. If you have a love of the water and boats, the American Boating Association website has a lot to offer you. Members and non-members alike find tremendous value at the ABA website. Whether you are currently a member or a visitor exploring the site for the first time, you'll benefit from exceptional offers, including affordable boat insurance, boat financing and more.
    http://www.americanboating.org/
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  • American Power Boat Association
    The American Power Boat Association (APBA) is a governing body for power boat racing in the United States. With nearly 7,000 members throughout the world, APBA sanctions over 200 events each year.
    http://www.apba.org/
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  • American Sail Training Association
    The American Sail Training Association is a nonprofit organization focused on youth education, leadership development and the preservation of the maritime heritage of North America. In addition to organizing the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE Series, ASTA manages scholarship programs to make sail training experiences more affordable for young people, grant programs to assist crew of ASTA member vessels with the costs of professional development courses and licensing requirements and publishes SAIL TALL SHIPS! A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure at Sea.
    http://www.sailtraining.org/
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  • American Sailing Association
    American Sailing Association is the leading authority on sailing instruction & sailing schools in the United States. Learn to sail through our network of certified sailing schools with certified sailing instructors. Through our sailing classes, ASA will help you learn sailing, safely & with confidence. Over 300 professional sailing schools around the world use the ASA system. Los Angeles, California
    http://www.asa.com/
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  • American Yacht Charter Association
    We are a select group of North American charter brokers who are proven specialists in the business of worldwide yacht chartering. The American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA) is committed to maintaining professionalism, integrity, communications and standardization in the business of the yacht charter industry. AYCA charter brokers and charter managers are already well established with longtime experience. By combining each member's sound international background, AYCA offers the strength, support and knowledge that benefit all clients dealing with an experienced AYCA charter professional.
    http://www.ayca.net/
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  • Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
    We are the professional association that serves as the collective voice of North America's state, provincial and territorial fish and wildlife agencies. The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies represents North America’s fish and wildlife agencies to advance sound, science-based management and conservation of fish and wildlife and their habitats in the public interest. Washington, DC
    http://www.fishwildlife.org/
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  • Atlantic Challenge International
    We are an international experiential education organization operating in many nations. Atlantic Challenge International programs practice, share, and encourage the rise of the skills of the sea including boat building, sailing, rowing, and seamanship. Its activities bring youth together with the intent of fostering cultural and global understanding.
    http://atlanticchallenge.org/
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  • Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association
    The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association proudly represents the interests of commercial and recreational users of the waterway. AIWA is the only organization dedicated to ensuring the future of the AIWW and, as such, we have earned the reputation of being “The Voice of the Waterway.”Our members hail from 39 states and Canada and include both commercial and recreational users. Beaufort, South Carolina
    http://www.atlintracoastal.org/
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  • Atlantic Marine Trades Association
    The Official Voice of the Recreational Boating Industry in Atlantic Canada. Here you will find information about marinas and destinations in our region, details about the annual Halifax International Boat Show, a Directory of our members and the marine services they offer and how to Discover Boating if you have not already done so. Our mission is to promote the sport of recreational boating and support its members in their endeavours. AMTA members include manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, dealers and brokers of yachts, boats, engines and accessories, as well as marina operators, recreational marine service providers and other boating-related organizations.
    http://www.boatinginatlanticcanada.com/
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  • Boating Writers International
    BWI is a non-profit professional organization consisting of writers, broadcasters, editors, photographers, public relations specialists and others in the communications profession associated with the boating industry. Members include active marine journalists across the U.S., in Canada and Europe, supporting marine manufacturers and service entities, and associates in communication roles.
    http://www.bwi.org/
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  • boatus.com
    Boat Owners Association of the United States. BoatUS provides services such as boat insurance, towing, boat and RV loans, consumer protection, and boat lettering to recreational boaters nationwide. The site contains tons of useful information for boaters. Alexandria, Virginia
    http://www.boatus.com/
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  • C-PORT, The National Association for the Marine Assistance Industry
    C-PORT (Conference of Professional Operators for Response Towing) was founded in 1986 to meet the needs of the nascent Marine Assistance Industry. C-PORT is committed to representing this industry with all federal, state and local organizations while encouraging its growth and development through education. C-PORT is dedicated to establishing standards for professionalism and good business practices throughout its membership, including promulgating a code of ethics and set of minimum standards for marine assistance vessels and equipment. Lighthouse Point, Florida
    http://www.cport.us/
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  • Classic Yacht Association
    The Classic Yacht Association is dedicated to the promotion, preservation, restoration and maintenance of fine, old, power-driven pleasure craft. The CYA has become a major influence in the growing awareness and appreciation of the classic motoryacht. The Association is very active with a yearly agenda of yachting and social activities that focus on the unique craftsmanship and designs of the classic era.
    http://www.classicyacht.org/
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  • College Sailing
    ICYRA - The Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association is the governing authority for sailing competition at colleges and universities throughout the United States and in some parts of Canada. College sailing began on an informal, club basis in the 1890′s, and organized racing started in 1928. It has grown to include more than 230 active colleges, and racing now occurs on every weekend during fall and spring seasons and on many weekends during the winter. It is a truly coeducational sport, and it has proved itself the best incubator for the development of racing skills. Former college sailors have always numbered significantly among Olympic medalists and America’s Cup competitors.
    http://www.collegesailing.org/
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  • Cousteau Society
    Founded in 1973 by Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the Society has more than 50,000 members worldwide. Under the leadership of President Francine Cousteau, the Society continues the unique explorations and observations of ecosystems throughout the world that have helped millions of people understand and appreciate the fragility of life on our Water Planet. Half a century of protecting water systems has expanded to embrace a wide variety of programs to encourage communities to achieve sustainable harmony with Nature as the Cousteau Label program. Headquartered in Hampton, Virginia, membership-supported, not-for-profit environmental education organization, the Society is dedicated to the protection and improvement of the quality of life for present and future generations.
    http://www.cousteau.org/
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  • Cruising Club of America Home Page
    The Cruising Club of America was launched in the winter of 1921-22 by a handful of experienced offshore sailors interested in cruising and the development of the cruising type of yacht. We are an international organization of over 1,200 sailors who have voyaged the oceans for adventure and recreation. Our members have broad sailing experience, exemplified by superior seamanship and demonstrated through significant command. Equally important to the mission of the club are the members’ geniality of spirit and willingness to share knowledge and friendship through cruises, social events, publications, and posts on this website.
    https://www.cruisingclub.org/
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  • Electric Boat Association of the Americas
    An organization of individuals with an interest in electric-powered boating. The Electric Boat Association of America was formed in 1992 to gather those dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of clean, quiet electric boating. Beaufort, North Carolina
    http://www.electricboats.org/
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  • Federal Maritime Commission
    The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is the independent federal agency responsible for regulating the U.S. international ocean transportation system for the benefit of U.S. exporters, importers, and the U.S. consumer. Washington, D.C.
    http://www.fmc.gov/
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  • Great Lakes Boating Federation
    The Great Lakes Boating Federation is dedicated to serving recreational boaters on the Great Lakes and the inland waterways east of the Mississippi. These needs range from voicing freshwater boaters' concerns in Washington to providing member discounts at boating related businesses. Unlike some national organizations, we believe that, to be truly effective, a boating organization must be willing to advance boater’s interests on a local, state, and regional level. The Federation is committed to defend boaters against any harsh and undue regulations affecting their ease and pleasure of boating. There are 4.3 million registered boaters on the Great Lakes, and the GLBF stands to give them a strong, unified voice. Chicago, Illinois
    http://greatlakesboatingfederation.com/
    (Added: Sun Mar 09 2014) - Report this link as bad!
  • Grow Boating Initiative
    An industry-wide integrated approach to improve the boating experience. The Discover Boating Program is designed to help introduce people to the boating lifestyle and to help them find the boat that is right for them. There are many consumer resources available through the Discover Boating Program, which is an important element of the Grow Boating Initiative.
    http://www.growboating.org/
    (Added: Sat Mar 18 2006) - Report this link as bad!
  • Heroes on the Water
    Based in Texas, and operated as our flagship program, Heroes on the Water serves all military personnel who have been wounded, injured or disabled while serving on active duty, in the reserves or national guard. The primary goal of the program is to assist these injured service members with their physical and mental recovery by introducing them to the therapeutic qualities of fishing from kayaks. The program allows the participants a chance to decompress from the stresses associated with combat and the physical rigors of rehabilitation. Participants enjoy these benefits while on guided fishing trips held at various locations around the country.
    http://www.heroesonthewater.org/
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  • Historic Naval Ships Association
    The Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA) links the public with historic ships from around the world. These ships are storytellers and the deeds of those who served aboard them provide inspiration to present and future generations. The Association is a non-profit organization whose membership is comprised of naval ship museums and memorials around the world as well as individuals, businesses and organizations that promote our mission. We support the ships in our Fleet by being a networking and information hub linking our members to advance the preservation and promotion of all ships we represent. We promote visiting the world’s historic naval ships and advocate for the need to save these important vessels for future generations so that they may continue to proudly serve their countries in honor of those who served and continue to serve at sea.
    http://www.hnsa.org/
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  • IMO - International Maritime Organization
    The International Maritime Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations which is responsible for measures to improve the safety and security of international shipping and to prevent marine pollution from ships. It is also involved in legal matters, including liability and compensation issues and the facilitation of international maritime traffic. Based in London, England
    http://www.imo.org/
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  • International Order of the Blue Gavel
    The Association of Past Commodores. The mission of the International Order of the Blue Gavel is to recognize Past Commodores of the international yachting community and unite them in order to promote the highest ideals of yachting and preserve its customs and traditions through social, educational and humanitarian programs. Based in San Diego, California
    http://www.iobg.org/
    (Added: Thu Dec 15 2011) - Report this link as bad!
  • International Power Boat Association
    The purpose of the International Power Boat Association (IPBA) is to promote the safe piloting of pleasure boats and to sponsor and sanction predicted log racing contests to improve the piloting and seamanship abilities of contestants. Although we call our sport Predicted Log Racing, it is actually a navigational contest where the contestant "predicts" how long in hours, minutes, and seconds it will take him or her to get from point to point on the race course. IPBA sanctions contests in the Pacific Northwest, including Washington and British Columbia, Canada.
    http://www.ipbalogracing.org/
    (Added: Fri Dec 06 2013) - Report this link as bad!
  • International Sea Cadet Association
    The International Sea Cadet Association, referred to as the ISCA, is a voluntary association of independent Sea Cadet Corps or corresponding organizations, committed to common concepts and goals, that wish to share ideas and information, and, to the best of their ability engage in cadet exchanges and to provide mutual support in order to promote the benefits of sea cadet training world-wide. A Sea Cadet Corps or corresponding organization is a voluntary, non-political and non-militant youth organization, with membership unrestricted by race, sex, philosophical or religious convictions, which offers practical and theoretical training in nautical and maritime subjects within the context based on naval traditions.
    http://www.iscaworld.com/
    (Added: Sat Feb 12 2005) - Report this link as bad!
  • International Shipmasters Association
    The International Shipmasters Association is a voluntary organization of dues-paying licensed professional mariners and others associated with the vessel industry. Our association's roots extend to 1883. Our mission: To be the respected voice of licensed professional mariners in matters related to navigation and safety on waters of the Great lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway System. In this process, we work with, and provide input to, regulatory agencies, legislative bodies, industry associations and other working groups on matters affecting navigational safety.
    http://www.shipmaster.org/
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  • Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA)
    The Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA) governs secondary school sailing in the United States, in both independent and public high schools. Sailor eligibility starts at the ninth grade; there are no age limits. As in college sailing, there are seven district associations which schedule events, as well as a system of national championships. While ISSA had its origins in the preparatory schools of the Northeast in 1930, it is now a nationwide organization with active districts in Northeast (NESSA), Mid-Atlantic (MASSA), South Atlantic (SAISA), Southeast (SEISA), Midwest (MISSA), Pacific Coast (PCISA), and Northwest (NWISA).
    http://www.hssailing.org/
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  • IRCSSA - International Radio Controlled Surface Sailing Association
    IRCSSA, the International Radio Controlled Surface Sailing Association, was founded by radio control surface sailors to include both land and ice yachts because of the common sailing principles of the two vessels and the differences between them and other forms of sailing. Its mission is to promote the sport and encourage the exchange of ideas with cooperation and friendly competition worldwide.
    http://www.ircssa.org/
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  • MARAD - Maritime Administration
    The Maritime Administration is the agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation dealing with waterborne transportation. Its programs promote the use of waterborne transportation and its seamless integration with other segments of the transportation system, and the viability of the U.S. merchant marine. The Maritime Administration works in many areas involving ships and shipping, shipbuilding, port operations, vessel operations, national security, environment, and safety.
    http://www.marad.dot.gov/
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  • Metal Boat Society
    The Metal Boat Society is a non-profit educational society, incorporated under the laws of Washington State, USA. Its purpose is to provide, through its magazine, the Metal Boat Quarterly, and this website, an opportunity for metal boat enthusiasts to obtain information that will assist them with their boats, whether in the planning, building, fitting, re-fitting, repair or maintenance stage.
    http://metalboatsociety.wildapricot.org/
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  • Mission to Seafarers
    Caring For Seafarers Around The World. Piracy, shipwreck, abandonment and separation from loved ones are just a few of the problems merchant seafarers face. Around the world, The Mission to Seafarers provides help and support to the 1.3 million men and women who face danger every day to keep our global economy afloat. We work in 250 ports caring for seafarers of all ranks, nationalities and beliefs. Through our global network of chaplains, staff and volunteers we offer practical, emotional and spiritual support to seafarers through ship visits, drop-in centres and a range of welfare and emergency support services. College Hill, London, England
    http://www.missiontoseafarers.org/
    (Added: Tue Dec 11 2012) - Report this link as bad!
  • MYBA - The worldwide yachting association
    MYBA is a trade association founded in 1984 by a group of prominent yacht brokers with the aim of promoting standards of professionalism and ethics in the yachting industry worldwide. The Worldwide Yachting Association is an internationally renowned professional organisation, founded in 1984, whose Members are involved at all levels within the Superyacht Industry. Members of MYBA are widely represented in all fields of brokerage, charter, technical management and construction of large yachts. Saint-Laurent-du-Var, France
    http://www.myba-association.com/
    (Added: Mon Feb 02 2015) - Report this link as bad!
  • NACA - North American Cruiser Association
    North American Cruiser Association - Predicted Log Website - predicted log contests (also known as cruiser navigation contests). A Predicted Log Regatta is a fun way to practice navigation and satisfy your competitive nature in a friendly environment while enjoying time on the water in your boat. This is not a test of speed - it's a test of navigational accuracy. It doesn't take a special boat or high priced electronics. All you have to do is predict the time your boat will take to get from point to point on a designated course. Local organizations across the country not only hold contests on a regular basis, they also hold classes to help you sharpen your skills.
    http://www.predictedlog.org/
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  • NAMSGlobal
    The National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMSGlobal), established in 1962, is a professional organization that certifies marine surveyors and provides continuing education opportunities. NAMSGlobal's membership is international and its Certified Marine Surveyor members carry the NAMS-CMS designation after their names. From pleasure boats & yachts to commercial ships, NAMSGlobal marine surveyor members survey new and used vessels to determine their condition and value. NAMSGlobal surveyor members also survey cargo, machinery, docks, wharfs, marinas, and handling equipment related to the marine industry. Additionally, NAMSGlobal marine surveyor members investigate marine claims and act as expert trial witnesses. Wherever there's an active pleasure or commercial marine community, you'll find a NAMSGlobal marine surveyor member ready to assist you. Chesapeake, Virginia
    http://namsglobal.org/
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  • NASBLA
    National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. The association represents the boating authorities of all 50 states and the U.S. territories. We are an association dedicated to reducing boating accidents, saving lives and helping to make safe and enjoyable boating a reality on our nation's waterways. Lexington, Kentucky
    http://www.nasbla.org/
    (Added: Tue Nov 18 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS)
    The National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMSGlobal), established in 1962, is a professional organization that certifies marine surveyors and provides continuing education opportunities. NAMSGlobal’s membership is international and its Certified Marine Surveyor members carry the NAMS-CMS designation after their names. From pleasure boats & yachts to commercial ships, NAMSGlobal marine surveyor members survey new and used vessels to determine their condition and value. NAMSGlobal surveyor members also survey cargo, machinery, docks, wharfs, marinas, and handling equipment related to the marine industry. Chesapeake, Virginia
    http://www.namsurveyors.org/
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  • National Biodiesel Board
    The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is the national trade association representing the biodiesel industry in the United States. Biodiesel is a domestic, renewable fuel for diesel engines derived from natural oils like soybean oil, and which meets the specifications of ASTM D 6751.
    http://www.biodiesel.org/
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  • National Boating Federation
    Founded in 1966, the National Boating Federation (NBF) is the largest non-profit, nationwide alliance of recreational boating organizations. The Federation is composed of boating and yacht clubs and their associations representing over 2,000,000 of America's recreational boaters. NBF promotes safe boating through education, acts as a legislative watchdog and advocates for favorable boating legislation, regulations and best management practices. Annapolis, Maryland
    http://www.n-b-f.org/
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  • National Marine Manufacturers Association
    The National Marine Manufacturing Association (NMMA) is recreational boating's largest industry trade association. NMMA is dedicated to advocating for and promoting the strength of marine manufacturing, the sales and service networks of its members, and the boating lifestyle. Based in Chicago, Illinois
    http://www.nmma.org/
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  • National Ocean Service
    The nation's ocean and coastal agency: Supporting coastal communities, promoting a robust economy, and protecting coastal and marine ecosystems. Our mission is to provide science-based solutions through collaborative partnerships to address evolving economic, environmental, and social pressures on our oceans and coasts.
    http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/
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  • National Powerboat Association
    The National Powerboat Association is a company dedicated to the advancement of powerboating in America through event promotions and productions as a purveyor of powerboats, powerboat equipment, videos, and sportswear.
    http://www.nationalpowerboat.com/
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  • National Recreation and Park Association
    National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recreation and conservation. Our work draws national focus to the far-reaching impact of successes generated at the local level. Leveraging their role in conservation, health and wellness, and social equity to improve their communities NRPA's members of park and recreation professionals and citizen advocates are more than 47,000 strong and represent public spaces in urban communities, rural settings and everything in between.
    http://www.nrpa.org/
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