The American Boating Association promoting boat safety, affordability and a clean environment for everyone who loves boating.



Sailing Europe
"Sailing Europe Group offers you attractive sailing holidays in Croatia, Greece, Italy, Spain and beyond. Experience the true beauty of the Mediterranean"
Seven Seas Cruising Association
For as long as mankind has memory, we have been entranced by the sea. The need to know what lies beyond the next wave and over the far horizon is pervasive.  Ask any group about their fantasies and someone will tell you of a vision of tropical blue skies, balmy breezes, ever-gentle waves and sailing to exotic ports. Those who are living the dream, as well as those who are planning for the day that they can release the ties to the workaday world and sail off to seek paradise, and those who only dream of such adventure, all join together in an organization called the Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA). 
Coastal Boating is an online community resource for the boater who enjoys all there is about boating and goes out for the joy of it. It's for the day sailor who snatches a lovely afternoon, for the cruiser who drops anchor in a secluded cove, for the racer who loves to get the adrenaline going, and for the coastal resident who'd like to learn more about it. It's for all those people who are out there and want to find out what's happening, want to always learn something new, and want to join a community of individuals who share their passion for the sea, and the power and majesty of the wind. 
Welcome to Marinalife, your cruising concierge and the leading source for marina information for the U.S., Canada, Bahamas, Caribbean, and Central America. Marinalife is the first and only company to bring together the boating community to offer marina information and provide a unique centralized online booking system. This easy to use tool can be accessed through or through a toll-free concierge line: 1-800-RENT-A-SLIP
Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association was organized in May 1990 to promote the professional development and business opportunities for its members, and the promotion of safety in the marine environment. Today CAPCA still provides these services along with employment guidance programs and license renewal classes to all USCG licensed captains.
Sea Sources
The first with online study for the Maritime Industry. Multiple choice quizzes with illustrations for home study and United States Coast Guard license exam preparation assistance.
Vane Brothers
Maritime services from life raft sales to bunkering in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Norfolk, and New York.
Port of Baltimore Directory
The Port of Baltimore Directory Online Guide including listings for shipping and recieving, cargo handling, transportaion services, and other resources for ...
Maryland Sailing School
Sailing School and yacht charters on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. One of the finest Maryland sailing schools & Chesapeake Bay yacht charter companies ...
Marine Education Services
Professional Marine Education Services, US Coast Guard Approved, IMO Compliant, and Preperation Courses for all Levels of Maritime Licenses and Documents.
Merchant Marine Training Services and Nautilus Education Systems have been dedicated to improving Safety of Life at Sea through Consulting, Training and Publishing of textbooks and software since 1985. I will be continuing this endeavor by providing a platform for my colleagues from around the world and I to publish and share our works to meet the above goal.
Downtown Sailing Center
"The Downtown Sailing Center provides quality education and life enriching programs that promote self-esteem and teamwork through the joy of sailing.  The Downtown Sailing Center is committed to promoting an environment of inclusiveness and accessibility, especially to youth, persons with disabilities, and those with limited opportunity."
Dundalk Sail and Power Squadron
Dundalk Sail and Power Squadron, located near Baltimore, Maryland, is a unit of the United States Power Squadrons®, a nonprofit all-volunteer national boating fraternity dedicated to promoting safe boating by educating the public and providing advanced education to our members.
Federal source for science about the Earth, its natural and living resources, natural hazards, and the environment.
United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office is the power behind the Admiralty brand of global navigational products and services.
Admiralty Digital Catalogue
The Admiralty Digital Catalogue provides a comprehensive and up to date reference in graphical and textual form of the range of Admiralty products and services, including Standard Navigational Charts and Publications, and the AVCS, ARCS and Admiralty ECDIS Services.
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), in the Department of Defense, partners with NOAA to provide critical nautical information to the general public. The mission of NGA's Maritime Safety Information Division is to collect and analyze maritime safety information in support of a nautical database maintenance environment to produce, promulgate, and provide worldwide access to standard nautical, digital and customer tailored hydrographic and bathymetric safety of navigation data. NGA's most important publication is the US Notice to Mariners.
NOAA's 1,000-plus U.S. coastal and Great Lakes nautical charts are viewable here on-line. Each chart is up-to-date with the most recent Notices to Mariners corrections. Use these on-line charts as a ready reference or planning tool. Use NOAA's printed or digital charts to navigate with on your voyage.
CHS's exceptional nautical charts and navigational products help ensure the safe navigation of Canada's waterways. Our charts are the 'road maps' that guide mariners safely from port to port. With increasing commercial shipping, fishing activity, recreational boating, and the development of ocean resources, the role of CHS is more vital than ever.
OceanGrafix NOAA
Sail safer with OceanGrafix NOAA & NGA nautical charts, up to date charts printed on demand.
Nobeltec Navigation Home - Marine navigation software, navigation data , radars and more.
IT solutions for the marine industry
Developer and supplier of a wide range of IT solutions for the marine industry. Marine navigation systems, training simulators, vessel traffic service ...
Maptech Navigation
Publishes digitized USGS maps in software and paper formats, including topographic, hiking, national park, and professional maps, as well as marine and ...
Navigation Software
For over 20 years professional mariners have put their trust in the CAPN. The one and only marine navigation software - Why? CAPN listens and delivers what real working Captains want. No fancy fluff, just a real-life practical marine navigation tool for workboat, merchant and government professionals including the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.

The popular choice for sail boaters & power boaters. The CAPN is used by the United States Power Squadron in their navigation courses.

Thomas Gunn
 Thomas Gunn Navigation Services Ltd is the world's market leading International Admiralty Chart Agent. Our company specialises in the supply of navigational products and associated services to the shipping industry on a worldwide basis.
Sail Solomons
At Sail Solomons, we are dedicated to providing you an exceptional sailing experience. We offer top-quality sailing instruction and luxury yacht charters on the Chesapeake Bay, Caribbean, and Mediterranean. Our experienced Captains are available for instruction, charters, deliveries and marine consulting.
 FPM Holding GmbH
The FPM Holding GmbH is a successful supplier for measuring instruments. For generations of sailors the sextant was the most important navigational device using for determination of position and allowing a safe navigation on the sea. The high accuracy of the Freiberger sextants, the precision and undistorted globe of the starfinder as well as the artifical horizon whereby you can replace the natural horizon at poor sight, are trademarks of the FPM Holding GmbH which stand for quality and reliability.
 British Virgin Islands Charter Yachts
Boat BVI provides top line crewed sailing and power vessels in the British Virgin Islands and the Caribbean.



What to Know Before your Maiden Voyage

You just bought a boat. The open water beckons, and long days of sun, surf, and exploration are on the horizon. But don’t haul up anchor just yet — there are a few important things to know before setting sail for the first time. For a rapid rundown of boating laws where you live, take a look at our state-by-state maps. We’ve also included more detail on common regulations and answers to frequently asked boating questions.




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