Boating Links

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Professional Boat Builder

Professional Boat Builder is a trade magazine written for owners and managers of boat production, construction, and repair companies.

Marine Surveyors

The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors® (SAMS®) was established during the 1980’s by a small group of surveying professionals wishing to advance their craft. More on this and the general philosophy of SAMS® can be found under SAMS® History and Philosophy.

Chris Craft - Identify Your Wooden Runabout

Good listing of antique Chris Craft boats with details about the models by length.

Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club

The mission of the Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club (CCABC) is to maintain the rich heritage of Chris-Craft through research, communication, and education; to encourage the use, preservation, and restoration of Chris-Craft boats; and to enhance the experience of owning a Chris-Craft.

Lyman Boat Owners Association

The Lyman Boat Owners Association (LBOA) is proud to be the original and oldest Lyman boat enthusiast organization in the U.S. and Canada.

Riva Club USA

Riva Club USA was founded in 2001 by a group of current Riva owners who were enthusiastic about the growing numbers of Riva boats in the U.S. 

Riva World

Riva-World is based in Uithoorn, Holland and specialized in show quality restoration of the legendary Riva wooden boats.

Shepherd Boats

Community for Shepherd Boat lovers, owners and enthusiasts. You'll find photos, an owners' database, historical information , price lists and more. Owned by the grandson of Howard Shepherd and the great-grandson of Lloyd Shepherd, founders of Shepherd Boats.

Thompson Dockside

For a small fee subscribe to the bi-monthly online newsletter dedicated to the preservation of Thompson Boats, and their affiliated companies.

Discover Boating

"The Discover Boating Program is a service of the recreational boating industry, spearheaded by the National Marine Manufacturers Association". The site features a comprehensive list of Boat Shows as well as many informative articles on topics ranging from Electricity 101 for Boaters to Distress Signals.

Dockside Reports

Dockside Reports is an online magazine with articles on Restoration, Marine Engines, Maintenance/Repairs, Product Reviews, and much more.

National Marine Manufacturers Association

The NMMA provides a schedule of boat shows mainly across North America but also globally.

Antique Boat Museum

"Preserving the boats, engines and artifacts, the people and skills that developed them and their influence on life along the St. Lawrence River." Located in Clayton, New York in the Thousand Islands.

UK National Maritime Museum

The largest maritime museum in the world covering every aspect of ships and seafaring, in peace and at war, from pre-history to today. The Museum promotes understanding of the history and future of Britain and the sea, the story of time, astronomy and navigation, and of the historic buildings at Greenwich.

The Center for Wooden Boats

The Center for Wooden Boats located in Seattle, WA is a maritime museum where history comes alive. Visitors are invited to see, touch and use the exhibits. Our exhibits are not in glass cases to be only looked at, they are on the water to be touched and used. Our resources include more than 100 historically significant boats and staff and volunteers with maritime and teaching skills who pass on their knowledge for new generations to treasure and enjoy.

Antique and Classic Boat Society

The Antique and Classic Boat Society, Inc. (ACBS) is the largest society in the world dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of historic, antique and classic boats.

Antique Outboard Motor Club

Very comprehensive site for enthusiasts of antique outboard motors.

The Wooden Canoe Heritage Association, Ltd.

A non-profit membership association devoted to preserving, studying, building, restoring and using wood-canvas, cedar strip and birchbark canoes, and to disseminating information about canoeing heritage in North America.

Boat U.S. Foundation

This is the Foundation for Boating Safety & Clean Water. Take an online boating safety course or order free boating safety brochures for adults and kids. Read results of tests on safety equipment to help you properly equip your boat. Recent "Foundation Findings" have focused on fire extinguishers, life jackets, personal watercraft, anchors, and visual distress signals.

Boating Safety Sidekicks

A fun site that teaches kids all about boating safety. Brought to you by the National Safe Boating Council.

Canadian Coast Guard

"The CCG will ensure the safe and environmentally responsible use of Canada's waters, support understanding and management of oceans resources, facilitate the use of our waters for shipping, recreation and fishing, and provide marine expertise in support of Canada's domestic and international interests."

National Safe Boating Council

The National Safe Boating Council is the foremost coalition for the advancement and promotion of safer boating through education. (American and Canadian)

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary - Vessel Safety Check

The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers free safety checks to boaters who wish to be sure that their boats meet all federal and state requirements. Read a comprehensive explanation of each item included in a Vessel Safety Check and determine whether your boat would meet the criteria.

U.S. Coast Guard - Office of Boating Safety

Boat Responsibly - Learn how to keep your boating experiences safe by reading various publications, regulations, safety equipment lists etc.

U.S. Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard "web site reflects a commitment to provide our global partners and American citizens with easy and timely access to accurate and essential maritime information and services."

Maine Harbors

"Individual monthly Tide Charts for 150 Harbors from Eastport, ME to Greenwich, CT "

The National Weather Service

Marine charts online brought to you by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The Weather Network - Marine Forecasts