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Essential Boating Resources
General Boating Information:
Boating Magazine: An authority in the boating industry, Boating Magazine provides valuable information on all aspects of boating from reviews and features on boats to walking you through purchasing, owning, maintaining and enjoying your boat.
Boating World: Boating World is the definitive family boating lifestyle magazine. Boating World embodies the passion of its readers, active boaters who enjoy family boating, fishing, cruising, waterskiing and anything related to passing time on a boat. Consult Boating World to identify your perfect boat and then let SkiSafe take care of your insurance needs.
Boat Identification Guide: Fantastic resource provided by the U.S. Coast Guard to identify the manufacturer of any boat. Simply provide the first three letters of the boat's Hull Identification Number and you'll discover exactly who made your boat.
National Weather Service: The National Weather Service provides weather and climate forecasts for the United States and its lakes and ocean areas. Whether you prefer boating offshore or on inland lakes, consult the National Weather Service to ensure ideal conditions for your time on the water.
Boating Safety Information:
U.S. Coast Guard: The official site of the U.S. Coast Guard's Boating Safety Division, which promotes boat safety by improving the knowledge, skills, and abilities of recreational boaters.
U.S. Power Squadrons: The United States Power Squadrons is a non-profit organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects.
Vessel Safety Inspection: Vessel safety inspection guide and safe boating tips provided by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
BoatSafe: Provides tips and guides for safe boating as well as information about boat safety courses across the country.
Boat Sales and Values:
: Offers new and used boats for sale with searchable listings that include photos as well as marine parts and equipment.
: The premier source for boat tests and reviews on new boats, yachts, and engines. Includes over 3000 videos of boat factory tours, parts, comparisons and demonstrations.
: Pricing guide for new and used boats and marine watercrafts. Values on outboard motors and trailers.
: The official site of NADA guides, an authority on values for new and used boats and boat motors and trailers.
National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS)
: The National Association of Marine Surveyors is a non-profit professional organization that certifies marine surveyors and provides continuing education opportunities. Members survey new and used vessels to assess their condition and value.
Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS)
: The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors is an organization of professional marine surveyors dedicated to promote the standards associated with surveyig vessels to determine their condition and value.
Marine Damage Consultants: Experienced marine surveyor serving the Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas markets.
Captain John McDonough: Captain McDonough serves the Northeast out of New Hampshire and can perform pre-purchase surveys, appraisals and damage surveys. He also consults on boat repairs and safety inspections.
Marine Forensic Technicians: Surveyor with over 20 years experience providing hull, mechanical and systems services to boats of all sizes. Based out of Maryland and servicing the local region.
Eve Marine Surveyors: Experienced surveyor providing condition and valuation surveys for over 35 years out of Savannah, GA and capable traveling throughout the South.
MYS Marine Consultants: Provides pre-purchase surveys and damage inspections across Northwest Florida and the Eastern Gulf.
BMP Marine Surveyors: Premier marine surveyor serving the New York and New Jersey metropolitan areas.
Other Boating Links:
: The internet's most comprehensive resource for Coast Guard documentation, state level boat registration, and vessel title research. A complete gathering of services, forms, information, and guidelines for everything from ski-boats to mega-yachts.
The Marine Web
: Your online boating resource offering access to over 80,000 boats for sale, an on-site search engine, boat loans, marine insurance, marinas and boat yards, boating supplies, professional marine services and much more.