National Boating Federation

Our Members

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.

Regular Member

A Regular Member is a non-profit national, state, or regional association of recreational boaters other than a yacht or boat club.

ASSOCIATED YACHT CLUBS OF TOLEDO (AYC) Delegate:
ED PAYNE
CHESAPEAKE BAY YACHT CLUBS ASSOCIATION (CBYCA) Delegate:
EARL M. WAESCHE
CHICAGO YACHTING ASSOCIATION (CYA) Delegate:
FRED W. POPPE, JR.
COAST GUARD AUXILIARY ASSOCIATION INC (CGAA) Delegate:
EVERETTE L. TUCKER, JR.
DELAWARE RIVER YACHTSMEN'S LEAGUE (DRYL) Delegate:
PAUL JUSINO
FLORIDA COUNCIL OF YACHT CLUBS (FCYC) Delegate:
AUDREY RICE
GREAT LAKES CRUISING CLUB (GLCC) Delegate:
JOSEPH R. MESENBURG
INTER-LAKE YACHTING ASSOCIATION (ILYA) Delegate:
ED PAYNE
INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF THE BLUE GAVEL (IOBG) Delegate:
MARLENE BARRINGTON
INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF THE BLUE GAVEL (District 1)
Delegate:
DAVID J. KUTZ
LAKE MICHIGAN YACHTING ASSOCIATION (LMYA) Delegate:
THOMAS M. DOGAN
MASSACHUSETTS BOATING AND YACHT CLUBS ASSOCIATION (MA & YCA) Delegate:
PETER GILSON
PACIFIC INTER-CLUB YACHT ASSOCIATION (PICYA) Delegate:
MARGOT J. BROWN
POTOMAC RIVER YACHT CLUBS ASSOCIATION (PRYCA) Delegate:
STEVE PREDA
RECREATIONAL BOATING ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON (RBAW) Delegate:
DAVID J. KUTZ
SEA SCOUTS, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA Delegate:
KEITH CHRISTOPHER
UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRONS (USPS) Delegate:
ROBERT P. DAVID
UNITED STATES SAILING ASSOCIATION (USSA) Delegate:
JAMES P. MULDOON
UPPER MONONGAHELA RIVER ASSOCIATION (UMRA) Delegate:
DONALD C. STRIMBECK

 

Associate Member

An Associate Member is a water-oriented organization, federal or state agency, or persons with an interest in water recreation which do not qualify for regular membership.

AMERICAN SAILING ASSOCIATION
AMERICAN WATERCRAFT ASSOCIATION
ASSOCIATION OF MARINE INDUSTRIES
ATA ASSOCIATES
CANADIAN POWER & SAIL SQUADRONS
CAPE CODE MARINE TRADES ASSOCIATION
EUROPEAN BOATING ASSOCIATION
FRESH AIR EDUCATORS/BOATEREXAM
INTERNATIONAL LORAN ASSOCIATION
INTERNATIONAL WATER SAFETY FOUNDATION
KAWASAKI MOTORS CORPORATION USA
MARINE INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH FLORIDA
MARINE RETAILERS OF AMERICA
MARINER'S MUSEUM LIBRARY
MASSACHUSETTS MARINE TRADES ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE BOATING LAW ADMINISTRATORS  (NASBLA)
NATIONAL CLUB ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL MARINE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
NORTHERN ASSOCIATION OF BOATING ADMINISTRATORS
PRESTIGE FLAG & BANNER CO INC
SEA TOW SERVICES INTERNATIONAL, INC
SOUTHERN STATES BOATING LAW ADMINISTRATORS ASSOCIATION
TRI-RIVER MARINE TRADES ASSOCIATION, INC
US COAST GUARD AUXILIARY D8CR
WEST MARINE PRODUCTS
WESTERN STATES BOATING ADMINISTRATORS ASSOCIATION

Club Member

A Club/Sustaining Member is any one boat or yacht club, or other local group of recreational boating individuals which does not qualify as a Regular Member.

AQUIA HARBOUR YACHT CLUB, Stafford, VA
BAHIA CORINTHIAN YACHT CLUB, Corona Del Mar, CA
BALTIMORE YACHT CLUB, Baltimore, MD
BIRD KEY YACHT CLUB, Saracota, FL
BRADENTON YACHT CLUB, Palmetto, FL
CABRILLO BEACH YACHT CLUB, San Pedro, CA
CAPITAL YACHT CLUB, Washington, DC
CARLOUEL YACHT CLUB, Clearwater Beach, FL
CHANNEL ISLANDS YACHT CLUB, Oxnard, CA
CLEARWATER YACHT CLUB, Clearwater, FL
CLOVER ISLAND YACHT CLUB, Kennewick, WA
COLUMBIA RIVER YACHT CLUB, Portland, OR
CORINTHIAN YACHT CLUB, Ridge, MD
CORTEZ RACING ASSOCIATION, San Diego, CA
DAVIS ISLAND YACHT CLUB, Tampa, FL
DELAWARE RIVER RATS YACHT CLUB, Philadelphia,PA
DES MOINES YACHT CLUB, Des Moines, WA
DISCOVERY BAY YACHT CLUB, Discovery Bay, CA
DRIFTWOOD YACHT CLUB, Oakley, CA
ENCINAL YACHT CLUB, Alameda, CA
FIFTH STREET YACHT CLUB, Racine, WI
FOREST CITY YACHT CLUB, Cleveland, OH
FOX ISLAND YACHT CLUB, Fox Island, WA
GREEN BAY BOATING CLUB, Green Bay, WI
HARBOR LITE YACHT CLUB, Racine, WI
KENT ISLAND YACHT CLUB, Chester, MD
KINGSTON COVE YACHT CLUB, Kingston, WA
MATHEWS YACHT CLUB, Mathews, VA
McKINLEY MARINA BOAT OWNERS ASSOCIATION, Milwaukee, WI
MILWAUKEE BOAT CLUB, Milwaukee, WI
MILWAUKEE YACHT CLUB, Milwaukee, WI
MONTERREY BAY SAIL & POWER SQUADRON, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA
NAPLES YACHT CLUB, Naples, FL
NAVY YACHT CLUB CHANNEL ISLANDS, Port Hueneme, CA
NEENAH BOAT & DOCK CLUB, Neenah, WI
OYSTER POINT YACHT CLUB, South San Francisco, CA
PAGE-LAKE POWELL YACHT CLUB, Page, AZ
PASS-A-GRILLE YACHT CLUB, St. Petersburg Beach, FL
PENINSULA YACHT CLUB, Redwood City, CA
PICKWICK BOATERS ASSOCIATION, Pickwick Dam,TN
PITTSBURG YACHT CLUB, Pittsburg, CA
PORT ORCHARD YACHT CLUB, Port Orchard, WA
SARASOTA YACHT CLUB, Sarasota, FL
SAVIN HILL YACHT CLUB, Dorchester, MA
SEQUOIA YACHT CLUB, Redwood City, CA
SHELTON YACHT CLUB, Shelton, WA
SINCLAIR INLET YACHT CLUB, Port Orchard, WA
SOLANO YACHT CLUB, Suisan City, CA
SOUTH MILWAUKEE YACHT CLUB, South Milwaukee,WI
SOUTH SHORE YACHT CLUB, Milwaukee, WI
SPOKANE YACHT CLUB, Spokane, WA
ST. FRANCIS YACHT CLUB, San Francisco, CA
THE DALLES YACHT CLUB, The Dalles, OR
THE MOORINGS CLUB, Vero Beach, FL
TREASURE ISLAND TENNIS & YACHT CLUB, Treasure Island, FL
VENTURA YACHT CLUB, Ventura, CA
VIKING YACHT CLUB, Federal Way, WA
VIRGINIA YACHT CLUB, Heathsville, VA
WILLAMETTE SAILING CLUB, Portland, OR

 

Affiliations & Representations

NBF is affiliated and represented on international, national and state boating organizations.

ANGLING & BOATING ALLIANCE (ABA)
CANADIAN POWER & SAIL SQUADRONS
COASTWATCH
EUROPEAN BOATING ASSOCIATION (EBA)
INTERNATIONAL MARITIME RESCUE FEDERATION
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE BOATING LAW ADMINISTRATORS  (NASBLA)
NATIONAL RECREATIONAL BOATING SAFETY COALITION (NRBSC)
NATIONAL BOATING SAFETY ADVISORY COUNCIL (BSAC)
NATIONAL SAFE BOATING COUNCIL
NAVIGATION SAFETY ADVISORY COUNCIL
PUGET SOUND HARBOR SAFETY AND SECURITY COMMITTEE
RECREATIONAL BOATERS OF CALIFORNIA
SAN FRANCISCO BAY HARBOR SAFETY COMMITTEE
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA YACHTING ASSOCIATION
TAMPA BAY SAFETY AND SECURITY COMMITTEE
WASHINGTON BOATING ALLIANCE (WBA)
WASHINGTON STATE BOATING SAFETY COUNCIL