ABYC was created in 1954 as a non-profit organization to develop safety standards for the design, construction, equipage, repair and maintenance of boats of less than 150 feet. The mission of ABYC is to improve boating safety and reduce the number of injuries and fatalities. As a consequence of the continuing success of this mission, ABYC has evolved into a viable alternative to mandatory government regulation of the marine industry.
(CG-5422) is dedicated to reducing loss of life, injuries, and property damage that occur on U.S. waterways by improving the knowledge, skills, and abilities of recreational boaters.
is a national nonprofit organization that works to develop public policy for recreational boating safety. NASBLA represents the recreational boating authorities of all 50 states and the U.S. territories.
(NAMSGlobal), established in 1962, is a non-profit professional organization that certifies marine surveyors and provides continuing education opportunities.
The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors has its roots in the International Maritime Technical Institute Conference held in Brunswick, Maine during the latter part of 1986. Most of the participants expressed a desire to belong to a professional society of Marine Surveyors who would have a different purpose and outlook than found in the existing professional organizations of the day.
Browse through several helpful articles that cover many common yacht and travel questions, as well as tips, tricks, and suggestions for your next vacation.
ASNT publishes and maintains standard SNT-TC-1A, which covers aspects of qualification and certification of NDT personnel.
The Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL) is the leading trade association of the container and chassis leasing industry. The IICL’s membership engages in leasing marine cargo containers and chassis to vessel operators and other organizations on a broad international basis. Members own or manage a significant portion of the global leased container and U.S. chassis fleets.
Frequently asked boating questions and an interactive map of state laws and regulations such as certification and registration requirements.