Useful Links

United States Coast Guard

United States Coast Guard - Office of Boating Safety
United States Coast Guard - Online Vessel Safety Check
United States Coast Guard
 - Virtual Vessel Safety Check
United States Coast Guard
 - Vessel Safety Check Form (PDF)
United States Coast Guard - Backyard Boatbuilder's Handbook
United States Coast Guard - Manufacturers Identification Code (MIC)
United States Coast Guard - Notices of Recalls & Safety Defects
United States Coast Guard - Safety Circulars
United States Coast Guard - 
U.S. National Vessel Documentation Center

AERA - The Engine Builders Association
CMMC - Company of Master Mariners of Canada
CNEMP - Chambre Nationale des Experts Maritimes Plaisance
FEMAS - Federation of European Maritime Associations of Surveyors and Consultants
IIMS - The International Institute of Marine Surveyors
NASBLA - National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, Lexington, Kentucky
SCMS - The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors
SMA - The Society of Maritime Arbitrators, New York, New York
YBAA - The Yacht Brokers Association of America
YBDSA - Yacht Brokers, Designers and Surveyors Association  What Time Is It Around The World Right Now?

Boat Information

Digital Boat Brochures - Have an old brochure Emailed
Don Robertson's Marine Marketplace - Links to Every Boat & Engine Builder on the Planet. Well.... almost.
Engine Serial Number Locations & Model Year Data
Engine Serial Number (MerCruiser) & Model Year Data
Jibs - Database of Sailboat Specifications - Engine Manuals, Engine Serial Number Information and Parts
PowerBoat Guide
United States Coast Guard -
Manufacturers Identification Code (MIC) Database

Boat Values

ABOS - Marine Blue Book
BUCValu - Used Boat Price Guides
Computer Boat Values - Canadian Boat Values
Computer Boat Value Book On-Line - Canadian Boat Values
NADA Guides - On-Line


Convert by Josh Madison - A comprehensive measurement conversion program
Currency Converter
Marine Converters and Calculators - Convert Just About Anything to Anything
Welcome to - The ultimate resource for unit conversion
Metric conversion charts and calculators for metric conversions
The Calculator Site
Good Calcutators

Classification / Certification Organizations

ABS - American Bureau of Shipping - USA
ClassNK - Japan
DNV - Det Norske Veritas - Norway
IMCI - International Marine Certification Institute
IS - International Register of Shipping - UK
MCA - Maritime & Coast Guard Agency - UK
National Cargo Bureau, Inc. - New York, NY, USA

Continuing Education

Abaris Training Resources - Inspection & Repair of Advanced Composite Structures
American Society of Appraisers
Chapman School of Seamanship - Chapman Boat Donation Program

Maritime College - State University of New York
National Cargo Bureau - Cargo & Ship Safety Training
Sailing Knowledge - UK
Sea School - Serving Mariners Since 1977
WoodenBoat School - Brooklin, Maine

Dictionary/Thesaurus/Encyclopedia - Oxford Dictionaries
- Practical Shipping Vocabulary
Merriam-Webster Online
Online Nautical Dictionaries
Spanish For Cruisers
- Boat Repairs & Maintenance Phrase Book
TechDictionary - Thousands of Technology Terms
TheFreeDictionary - by Farlex
- The Free Encyclopedia That Anyone Can Edit.

Industrial Supply On-Line

ABATIX - Supplier of Environmental Clean-up Products
McMaster-Carr Supply Company - Careful! You could spend hours here!
MSC Industrial Supply Company - Over Half a Million Items

Industry Associations

AMSEA - Alaska Marine Safety Education Association
ABYC - American Boat and Yacht Council - Annually Updated Standards
ABBRA - American Boat Builders & Repairers Association
AIMAQ - Association des inspecteurs maritime du québec

ASA - American Society of Appraisers
ASNE - American Society of Naval Engineers
AFRIN - Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation - UK
BOAT/US - Technical Information Exchange
IAMI - International Association of Marine Investigators
ICGB - International Cargo Gear Bureau
IRCA - International Register of Certificated Auditors - United Kingdom
ISMA - International Ship Masters' Association
MAIIF - Marine Accident Investigators' International Forum
MIAS - Marine Insurance Association of Seattle
NAMS - The National Association of Marine Surveyors
NFPA - National Fire Protection Association
NMMA Canada - Canadian Marine Manufacturers Association - Toronto, Ontario
NMMA USA - National Marine Manufacturers Association - USA
NPGA - National Propane Gas Association
N.P.F.V.O.A. - North Pacific Fishing Vessel Owners' Association
RYA - Royal Yachting Association - UK
SNAME - Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers

Insurance Links

American Institute of Marine Underwriters
Concept Special Risks, Ltd., Inc.
Container Handbook
- German Insurance Association
Glossary of Ocean Cargo Insurance Terms
Grundy Insurance for Classic
Legacy Underwriters - Marine Insurance
Lloyds of London
Maritime Program Group
- National Boat Owners Association Marine Insurance
National Insurance Crime Bureau
Skisafe Boat Insurance
Transport Information Service
- German Insurance Association



Manitou Boats - Pontoon Boats

Miscellaneous - Source for Boating Safety Labels
Dockwise Yacht Transport - Floating Drydock Service for Yachts - Animated Flags For Your Web Site
Google Earth - Satellite Pictures of Your Back Yard
Grossetti License Consulting - Mark Grossetti, A Premiere Maritime License Consultant
Marine Liens Limited - Look up or Publish Lien Information - Live Map of Ship Movements
Marinfloc - Bilge Water Treatment Systems - Sweden
OutSec - Transcription Service - All U.S. Government Product Recalls
Yacht Clubs With Web Sites - World Wide


Nautical Charts

American Nautical Services - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Australian Hydrographic Service - Wollongong New South Wales
Bellingham Chart Printers - Discount Charts - Bellingham. Washington
Bluewater Books & Charts - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fugawi Marine - Worldwide Charts - Toronto, Ontario
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Hydrographic Service
Imray Nautical Charts - St Ives, Cambridgeshire, UK
Map Town - Calgary Alberta
Marine Chart Services - Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, UK
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - On-Line Chart Viewer
R. H. John Chart Agency - Houston & Galveston, Texas
Todd Chart Agency - County Down, Northern Ireland, UK

Oil & Fuel Analysis

SAMS® Members
Labriport Labs - Floyd J. Friloux, SAMS® Affiliate - Kenner, Louisiana
Bently Tribology Services
 - Minden, Nevada
Design Maintenance Systems - North Vancouver, British Columbia
Engineered Lubricants - Maryland Heights, Missouri
Herguth Laboratories - Vallejo, California
Insight Services - Cleveland, Ohio
Intertek Testing and Inspection Services - Worldwide
The Oil Analysis Lab - Spokane, Washington
Oil Check Laboratory Services - Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK
Panair Laboratory - Petroleum Product Testing, Miami, Florida
Polaris Laboratories - Indianapolis, Indiana - Houston, Texas - Salt Lake City, Utah
WearCheck - Mississauga, Ontario & Cary, North Carolina


All About Houseboats
Boat For Sale (Canada)
Boating Industry
Boat & Harbors
Bone Yard Boats
- Saving Old Boats Since 1996
Canadian Yachting
Claims Magazine
Classic Yacht Magazine
Good Old Boat
Insurance Journal
Marine Electronics Reviews
Pacific Maritime Magazine
Practical Sailor
Proceedings- USCG Journal
Professional BoatBuilder
Scuttlebutt Magazine
Showboats International
The Waterways Journal
Yachting & Boating World
Yachtbuilder International

Repair & Parts Resources

Best Fabrications - Aluminum & Stainless Steel Marine Parts
Competition Composites, Inc. -  Rudder specialists
D&R Marine - Replacement Parts For Sailboats
DeAngelo Marine Exhaust - Manufacturer - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
R.W. Fernstrum & Company - Keel Cooling Systems
Ideal Tridon - One of the Largest Manufacturers of Hose Clamps
Island Marine Instrument Company - Compass Repairs & Adjustment
Jamestown Distributors - Boatbuilding and Woodworking Supplies
Kano Laboratories - Clean Up & Lubricating Products
Klacko Spars - Metal Fabricating, Oakville, Ontario
Planus - Marine Toilet Systems
Rub - Design, fabrication and Installation
Sea-Way Marine - New Old Stock Parts - Outboards - Inboards - Drives
Titan Marine - Titanium Hose Clamps
Valvworx, Inc. - Valves, Gauges & Regulators
Wilson Distribution - Plastic Pontoons

Boat Junk Yards - Used Parts

Great Lakes Skipper - Racine, Wisconsin
Kendor Marine
- Franklin, Wisconsin
Good Old Boat
 - Marine Consignment - Wickford, Rhode Island and Mystic, Connecticut
Sea Way Marine
- Seattle, Washington

Corrosion Protection - Marine Corrosion Control Products
- Cathodic Protection Systems
Corrosion Protection Technologies
- eCorr/2000

Engines & Drives - Engine Info & Parts Pricing
Engines - Rebuilt Marine Engines & Parts pricing
Marine Parts Express
- Drive Train Parts, Edgecomb, Maine
Marine Parts Warehouse
- Sterndrive and Outboard Parts
Moyer Marine- Parts and Services For Universal Atomic 4 Engines
Shaw Diesels, Ltd. - Your Diesel Engine Specialists
Walter Machine
- V-Drives, Couplings, Keel Coolers, Etc.

Propellers Shafts and Struts

Henry H. Smith & Company - 100 years of Manufacture & Repair
Michigan Wheel
- Prop Size Analysis
Morel Industries - Struts & Other Castings
Spartan Marine Hardware - Struts & Other Bronze Castings
Western Branch Metals
- Propeller Shafts, Everything You Will Ever Need To Know

 Rudders, Tillers, Keels, Masts and Rigging

Dwyer Aluminum Mast Company - North Branford, Connecticut
Foss Foam Products
- Replacement Rudders, Williston, Florida
Mars Metals
- Lead Keels
Pleasant Bay Boat & Spar Company
- Wooden Spars
Rig-Rite, Inc.
- Spars, Rigging, and Hardware for Sailboats, Warwick, Rhode Island
Rudder Craft, Inc.
 - Replacement Rudders & Tillers, Boise, Idaho
Selden Mast
- Aluminum & Carbon Spars For Sailboats
- Masts & Rigging For Sailboats - France
- Masts & Rigging For Sailboats - Sidney, British Columbia

Windshields and Glass

Aluminum 2000 - Marine Doors and Windows
American Marine Products
- Windshields and Windows
Desman Corporation - Windshields and Bent Glass
New Century Products - Boat Windshields
Ocean Dynamics USA - Windshields & Glass For Any Boat
Taylor Made Systems - Windshields & More For Any Boat


SAMS® Members
Force 5 Survey Report Software -
by Stevens & Stevens

Fiberglass Repair Estimator
Password Minder - By Joe LeBlanc - Keep Track of Passwords (Encrypted)
Open Office - Free Office Suite, Compatible With All Other Major Office Suites
Software Registration Manager - By Joe LeBlanc - Keep Track of Licence and Registration Numbers (Encrypted)
Wordweb - Free Dictionary / Thesaurus Program
Zeon DocuCom PDF - Convert any document to PDF

Structural Testing Laboratories

SAMS® Members
Aliya Analytical Failure Analysis and More - Grand Rapids, Michigan
British Institute of Non-destructive Testing - UK
Pacific Testing Laboratories - Valencia, California,
Plastics Technology Laboratories - Plastics Testing
Structural Composites - Composite Testing Lab Melbourne Florida
University of Maine Composites Laboratory

Technical Information

ABYCAnnually Updated Standards
Blisters & Laminate Hydrolysis
- Zahniser's Yachting Center - All You Need To Know About Marine Diesel Engines
Cuprotect - Non-Toxic Hull Protection System
Gurit - A Wealth Of Information About Advanced Composite Materials
Interplastic Corporation - Product Literature: Technical Papers
Marine Lightning Protection - Ewen M. Thomson
Nuplex Composites - A Wealth Of Information About Advanced Composite Materials
OPD Information - (Overfilling Prevention Device for Propane Bottles)
Master Painters Institute - Everything about paint.
Sandmeyer Steel Company - Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Stainless Steel
SAE International -Society of Automotive Engineers - Standards & Guidelines
Stainless Steel Information Center - Specialty Steel Information Center
Yacht Statistics

Tools and Instruments

Arizona Instrument LLC - Moisture Analyzers & Toxic Gas Analyzers
Barcol Impressor - Hardness Tester
Electrophysics Canada - Moisture Meters
Flir Infrared Camera - by Flir Systems
General Electric Moisture Meters
The Hammer Source
- 500 Kinds of Hammers
Phase II - Thickness Gauges
Grainger - Professional & Testing Equipment 
Protimeter - Moisture Meters and Hygrometers
Strut Pro - Cutless Bearing Replacement Tool
Tool Experts - Boca Raton, Florida
Tramex Ltd - Moisture Meters
UE Systems - Ultrasonic Detection Technology
Western Instruments - Thickness Gauges

Vessel Registration, Regulations & Safety Resources

Tall Ships America - American Sail Training Association
Australian List Of Registered Ships
Australian Shipping Registration Office
CPS - Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons
IMCI - International Marine Certification Institute - European Union Regulations
Radio Licensing - UK
Lloyd's Register of Shipping
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
- U.S. Department of Labor - Canadian Safe Boating Council
Transport Canada - Marine Safety & Regulations
Transport Canada - Ship Registration Site (Documented Vessels)
TWIC - Transportation Worker Identification Credential - US Transportation Security Administration
United Kingdom Ship Registration - Operated by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
United States Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD)
USPS - United States Power Squadrons
United States Electronic Code of Federal Regulations - Seachable CFR's

Vessel Research & Design

Kasten Marine Design - Port Townsend, Washington
Royal Institution of Naval Architects - United Kingdom

Weather Related Sites

Commonwealth of Australia - Bureau of Meteorology
Compu-Weather - Forensic Meteorology (Past Weather Conditions)
Environment Canada - Canadian Weather Including Historical Data
Meteorology - UK.
NOAA - National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (USA)
Vaisala - Lightning Event Analysis.
The Weather Underground - Free Weather Info

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