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Fellow members of the marine industry and boating and yachting community offer a wide variety of services to watercraft owners. See below for a number of helpful resources:
Associations & Organizations (click to expand)
Discover Boating The site is intended to help current boat owners and those interested in becoming boaters to get the information they need to enjoy the pastime. It includes tips on buying the boat that best fits your lifestyle, a directory to find the dealer closest to you, information on where people can boat, instruction on boating safety, and a glossary of the different types of boats.
Great Lakes Cruising Club Cruising the Great Lakes. Boating, sailing, yachting, harbors, marinas, anchorages, weather, events, tips, club information.,
Grow Boating Grow Boating is a cooperative effort by the recreational boating industry leaders to increase participation and ultimately improve sales for any business with a financial interest in the recreation marine industry. Global Marine is proud to be a participant in this campaign.
Inland Seas Education Association The Inland Seas Education Association is dedicated to protecting the Great Lakes through education. ISEA offers a wide variety of shipboard and shore-side education programs focused on freshwater science and stewardship.
Insurance Information Institute The I.I.I. is recognized by the media, governments, regulatory organizations, universities and the public as a primary source for understanding insurance.
Lake Erie Marine Trades Association (LEMTA) LEMTA is a trade association of more than 100 recreational boat dealers, marina operators and pleasure boat service companies located across northern Ohio.
Maritime Heritage Alliance The Maritime Heritage Alliance is a non-profit, volunteer organization recognized for its success in the construction and restoration of wooden vessels and its efforts to promote and preserve the history of wooden boats in the Great Lakes.
Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) MBIA is a non-profit trade association dedicated to the promotion, protection and advancement of the recreational boating industry in Michigan. The MBIA currently represents nearly 400 marine businesses in Michigan.
Michigan Water Ski Association The Michigan Water Ski Association is an USA Water Ski affiliated organization that is dedicated to promoting, supporting, and educating all organized disciplines in the sport of water skiing in the State of Michigan.
National Association of State Boating Law Administration Represents the boating authorities of all 50 states and the US territories.
National Marine Bankers Association (NMBA) Promotes marine lending by educating current and prospective lenders in marine financing procedures, and by seeking new marine lenders.
National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) NMMA is dedicated to creating, promoting and protecting an environment where members can achieve financial success through excellence in manufacturing, in selling, and in servicing their customers.
Personal Watercraft Industry Association (PWIA) The PWIA is the trade association representing personal watercraft manufacturers and users.
Sail America A sailing industry association promoting the health and growth of sailing, including sail-only boat shows, education, industry information through the Sail America News and an outreach program.
Silverton Owners Club Club for Owners of Silverton boats, and those who are shopping for a Silverton boat. Join 1200 Boats that range from 25ft to 48ft. 1970 to 2005.
Traverse Area Community Sailing (TACS) A local non-profit organization, the Traverse Area Community Sailing’s mission is to provide sailing opportunities for the Grand Traverse Region.
United States Hydrofoil Association (USHA) The United States Hydrofoil Association (USHA) is the sport’s governing body for hydrofoil skiers and events. USHA is a sport division of USA Water Ski, the governing body for organized water skiing within the United States. If you’re not Hydrofoiling, you’re missing the boat!
USA Water Ski The National Governing Body for organized water skiing in the United States. You are being taken to the Web’s most comprehensive water skiing site.
U.S. Coast Guard The USCoast Guard site provides maritime safety, law enforcement, recreational boating safety, and environmental protection information and more for all boaters.
U.S. Power Squadrons The world’s largest non-profit boating organization, stressing community service, continuing education, and social activities among members.
Marine Resources (click to expand)
BoatTest.com Boat reviews and tests on over 750 major powerboats with speed, fuel burn, captains evaluation, comparisons, criticisms, features and benefits for new and used boats.
boatXchange Buy or sell a boat, boat loans, boat classifieds.
Diesel Fuel Doctor Algae-x Fuel Conditioning, Cleans Fuel Injection Systems, Filters & Tanks. Reduces Emission Control Equipment Maintenance and more.
InsureMyTrip.com The Internet’s travel insurance comparison site. They offer over 30 different plans from 11 different companies – no other web site has such product depth or comparison features. Get a quote!
Lakeland Boating The face of boating in the Great Lakes. Used boats, message boards, links and more.
MarinePlanner.com MarinePlanner.com provides mariners the best planning tools and data available on the internet. View nautical charts online, query Coast Guard and DoD navigation databases, plot routes based on light lists and cities, print tripticks and store log information all online.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Boating in Michigan Find information from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources on boating laws, boat safety, boating access sites, and more.
NetBoater.com A site devoted to boating. Boating Discussions, Classifieds, Boating News , Blogs, Directory , Product Reviews , Boating Jobs , And Much More!
NOAA/SARSAT NOAA/Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking is an integral part of worldwide search and rescue to locate those in distress almost anywhere in the world at anytime and in most conditions.
PowerBoat Guide & TrailerBoat Guide A comprehensive boat buyer’s guide with pictures, floorplans and brief reviews for over 1700 current and out-of-production models from 27′ to 85′ in length, and more.
SafeCOProducts Westerbeke has designed a generator that cuts emissions by 99%, and has dedicated this web site to relay the dangers of Carbon Monoxide.
UsedBoats.com Search through online ads for used boats ranging from sailboats to fishing vessels.
Yacht World A mega resource with thousands of boats for sale, boating yellow pages with 20,000 businesses listed, charters, resource materials, discussion groups and more.
Preferred Program Manufacturers (click to expand)
Safety (click to expand)
BoatSafe.com Boating Courses, Boating Tips, Boating Safety, Boating Contests
National Safe Boating Council A recognized leader in the promotion of recreational boating safety and education with a membership of over 200 US and Canadian organizations.
United States Coast Guard Obtain information about the USCG, learn about new Coast Guard tools, maritime safety and more…
Surveyors (click to expand)
AAC Marine Surveyors Offering consulting, teach boat handling and navigation, new purchase, new Construction Surveys and Management. Available local, Florida, nationwide, worldwide.
Association of Certified Marine Surveyors An organization dedicated to furthering and enhancing the marine surveying trade through communication, cooperation between individuals, and the offering of the latest technical education and support.
Laskey’s Florida Marine and Yacht Surveyors We provide expert marine surveys of all types throughout the Tampa Bay to Ft. Meyers area. NAMS Certified and SAMS Accredited. Boat US Referral listed.
Marine Support On Line Experienced, Accredited and Certified Marine Surveyors serving boaters throughout Ontario Canada.
National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS) An international group of marine surveying professionals dedicated to the highest ethical and technical standards.
Snider Marine Surveyors SAMS, ABYC accredited. Available for pre-purchase, re-insurance and damage surveys. Snider Marine Surveyors covers all of South Florida, The Florida Keys and The Bahamas. Our survey rates include 100 mile driving radius of Pompano Beach.
Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) SAMS® is intended to be an organization of Professional Marine Surveyors who have come together to promote the good image and general well being of their chosen profession.
Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME) The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers is an internationally recognized nonprofit, technical, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers.
Travel (click to expand)
Traverse City (MI) Convention & Visitors Bureau This web site has everything you’ll need to plan a great Traverse City vacation.
Traverse City Chamber of Commerce Get information about the Traverse City, MI area.