National Boating Federation


Founded in 1966, the National Boating Federation (NBF) is the largest non-profit, nationwide alliance of recreational boating organizations. The Federation is composed of boating and yacht clubs and their associations representing over 2,000,000 of America's recreational boaters.

NBF promotes safe boating through education, acts as a legislative watchdog and advocates for favorable boating legislation, regulations and best management practices.

The membership represents no commercial interests and sells no products. The Officers and Directors are all volunteers with strong backgrounds in all aspects of recreational boating.

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Membership Information

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Who We Are
Issues & Standing Positions
About the NBF Working Together on Recreational Boating Issues Membership Categories
Our Governing Body Current Issues Affecting Recreational Boating Associate Members
Subscribe to our E-Lert System Our Position Statement on Ethanol in Marine Gasoline Membership Application

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