Below is a list of useful sites for boaters and marine professionals:
Education & Training
Chapman School of Seamanship trains students in navigation, seamanship, boat handling in both power and sail, and the nautical information needed for licensing in pursuit of a career as captain or crew.
US Powerboating - offers comprehensive on-the-water training and education courses for recreational boaters
US Sailing - the national governing body for the sport of sailing, providing various training and educational course specifically for sailing.
Discover Boating offer boating information and online courses, maintenance and equipment tips, as well as books and reviews to increase your "nautical know-how."
The U.S. Coast Guard provides information on programs and services, history, area and district information – and more.
Trip Planning & Marina Locators
Float Planning from small boats to luxury yachts, the U.S. Coast Guard provides owners of the ability to prepare a float plan which is extremely helpful to rescue personnel in emergency situations.
Marinas Directory provides an online directory of marinas throughout the United States and abroad with services for boaters and marina owners.
MarinaLife offer boaters a complete suite of travel services, including centralized online reservations services, national and international discounts, as well as travel planning for groups and individuals.