American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC)

American Boat and Yacht Council The role of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) is to be the essential source of technical information for the international marine industry. We will develop product safety standards, credentialing, education, training, and other tools to equip our members to be successful. Everything we do will support our members to achieve the goal of making boating safer.

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

American Bureau of Shipping The American Bureau of Shipping, a New York not-for-profit corporation, has been committed to setting standards for safety and excellence as one of the world’s leading ship classification societies. The mission of ABS is to serve the public interest as well as the needs of our members and clients by promoting the security of life and property and preserving the natural environment.

Association of Marina Industries (AMI)

Association of Marina Industries A non-profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of the marina industry. AMI was formed when the Marina Operators Association of America (MOAA) and the International Marina Institute (IMI) merged in 2005. For more information, visit

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

American National Standards Institute To enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity.

Boating Industry Risk Management Council (BIRMC)

A national marine manufacturer association committee dedicated to promoting boating safety.


BoatUS Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group that makes boating better. We fight for boater’s rights on Capitol hill, our TowBoatUS towing fleet is the largest in the nation, and the BoatUS Insurance Program gives boat owners the specialized coverage and superior service they need. We also help keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water.

BoatUS Foundation

BoatUS The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is a national leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. Funded primarily by donations from the over half-million members of Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the non-profit provides innovative educational outreach directly to boaters and anglers with the aim of reducing accidents and fatalities, increasing stewardship of America's waterways and keeping boating safe for all.

Foundation for Recreational Boating Safety and Education

The Foundations objectives were to develop a practical skills training program and conduct hands on boater training and demonstrate the value and potential benefits generated by the training activity in order to establish a business case for direct builder involvement.

International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA)

Foundation for Recreational Boating Safety and Education ICOMIA was formed in1966 to bring together in one global organization all the national boating federations and other bodies involved in the recreational marine industry, and to represent them at international level.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

International Organization for Standardization ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 162 national standard bodies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.

John Snow, Inc. Research & Training Institute (JSI)

John Snow, Inc. Research Training Institute JSI’s mission is to improve the health of underserved people and communities and to provide a place where people of passion and commitment can pursue this cause.

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA)

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is the only North American association dedicated to furthering the interests of boat and engine dealers and other marine-related retailers throughout North America. Through its MRAA Rewards Program, the MRAA offers a host of cost-saving, revenue-generating, business-improvement, and professional-development benefits, in addition to its valuable legislative work in Washington, D.C., and across North America. The MRAA is the united voice of marine retailers. For more information, visit

National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS)

National Association of Marine Surveyors Since 1962, the National Association of Marine Surveyors has served the marine survey profession by providing the maritime industry with recognition, highly qualified marine surveyors in three general surveying disciplines: Hull and Machinery, Yachts and Small Craft, and Cargo.

National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA)

National Association of State Boating Law Administrators The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators is a national nonprofit, 501©3 organization that works to develop public policy for recreational boating safety.

National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC)

The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) was established by the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971. The law requires the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Commandant of the Coast Guard by delegation, to consult with the Council in prescribing Federal regulations, and regarding other major boating safety matters.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

National Fire Protection Association Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property, and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards.

National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)

National Marine Manufacturers Association The National Marine Manufacturers Association is the nation’s leading trade association representing boat, marine, engine and accessory manufacturers. Collectively, NMMA members manufacture an estimated 80 percent of marine products used in North America. NMMA is a unifying force and powerful voice for the recreational boating industry, working to strengthen and grow boating and protect the interests of its member companies.

National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA)

National Marine Distributors Association NMDA works to promote the common business interests and improve the business conditions of wholesale distributors of marine accessories, as well as the marine industry in general.

National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA)

National Marine Representatives Association A national organization serving marine industry independent sales reps and the manufacturers who sell through reps.

National Occupational Testing Institute (NOCTI)

National Occupational Testing Institute
Building a competent workforce through creative learning solutions.

National Safe Boating Council (NSBC)

National Safe Boating Council Our mission is to be the foremost coalition to advance and promote a safer recreational boating experience through education, outreach and training.

National Water Safety Congress (NWSC)

National Water Safety Congress The mission of the National Water Safety Congress is to promote water safety education and professional development to prevent drownings and water-related incidents.

Sea Tow Foundation

Sea Tow Foundation Sea Tow Foundation was founded in 2007 by Captain Joe Frohnhoefer, the founder of Sea Tow International, to promote safe boating practices and educational initiatives that directly reduce accidents, fatalities and property damage related to recreational boating.

Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE)

Society of Automotive Engineers International SAE International is a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International’s core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International’s charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World in Motion ® and the Collegiate Design Series.

Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS)

Society of Accredited Marine Surveyor Provide an organization complementary to the marine industry, cooperate and encourage communications among members, cooperate and encourage communications between members and other marine organizations, assist other marine organizations in technical matters, provide information and training for persons interested in the profession of Marine Surveying, suggest standards for technical procedures for all members, educate the public.

Sportfish and Boating Partnership Council (SFBPC)

Sportfish and Boating Partnership Council The purpose of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (SFBPC) is to advise the Secretary of the Interior, through the Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service, on aquatic conservation endeavors that benefit recreational fishery resources and recreational boating and that encourage partnerships among industry, the public, and government.

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers The mission of the Society is to advance the art, science and practice of naval architecture, marine engineering, ocean engineering and other marine-related professions through the global exchange of knowledge and ideas relative to the marine industry, education in engineering as it relates to the marine industry, encouraging and sponsoring research and development in naval architecture, marine engineering, ocean engineering and other marine fields.

Transport Canada

Tansport Canada Transport Canada promotes efficient marine transportation and safe, secure and sustainable marine practices; oversees marine infrastructure; regulates the safe transportation ofdngerous goods by water; and helps protect the marine environment.

United States Coast Guard (USCG)

United States Coast Guard The Coast Guard is a unique branch of the military responsible for an array of maritime duties, from ensuring safe and lawful commerce to performing rescue missions in sever conditions. Nearly 42,000 men and women are actively serving in the Coast Guard to defend America’s borders and protect the maritime environment.

USCG Auxiliary (USCG Aux)

USCG Auxiliary To promote and improve Recreational Boating Safety, to provide trained crews and facilities to augment the Coast Guard and enhance safety and security of our ports, waterways, and coastal regions, to support Coast Guard operational, administrative, and logistical requirements.

United States Power Squadron (USPS)

United States Power Squadron USPS is a nonprofit, boating educational and social organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable. Our members are boaters and boating families who enjoy participating with fellow members on the water and in the classroom. USPS members have fun together, learn together, and boat together.

Water Solutions Group (WSG)

Water Solutions Group Water Solutions Group, Inc. is a 501 © (3) non-profit organization organized for educational and training purposes dedicated to conducting and providing training tools, programs and activities that maximize the safety and security of our nation and protection to our citizens; to minimize loss of life, personal injury, and property damage including emergency threats on land and/or boating safety activities on the water.

Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA)

The Water Sports Industry Association The Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA) is a trade association that promotes and protects towed water sports activities. It is the industry advocate that communicates, produces and distributes safety and educational materials for towed water sports, and works with local, state, and federal agencies in partnership with national governing bodies to ensure the use of waterways for towed water sports. (Water Sports Foundation is affiliated directly with WSIA)