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SAMS® - The Society Of Accredited Marine Surveyors, Inc.®
NAMS® - The National Association of Marine Surveyors
YBDSA - Yacht Brokers, Designers and Surveyors Association
CNEMP - Chambre Nationale des Experts Maritimes Plaisance
IIMS - The International Institute of Marine Surveyors
CMMC - Company of Master Mariners of Canada
FEMAS - Federation of European Maritime Associations of Surveyors and Consultants.
SCMS - The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors
YBAA - The Yacht Brokers Association of America
SMA - The Society of Maritime Arbitrators, New York, New York
NASBLA - National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, Lexington Kentucky
AERA - The Engine Builders 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.
Everything Boatbuilding - What you need to know to go into boatbuilding
FiberGlassics® - A Wealth of Information on Classic Fiberglass Boats - Engine Manuals, Engine Serial Number Information and Parts
Engine Serial Number Locations & Model Year Data
Engine Serial Number (MerCruiser) & Model Year Data
United States Coast Guard - Manufacturers Identification Code (MIC) Database
PowerBoat Guide
SailboatData.Com - Specification on over 7000 sailboats


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
Martin Depreciation Scale in PDF format
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


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

Educational Courses, Seminars & Meetings For Marine Surveyors
Abaris Training Resources - Inspection & Repair of Advanced Composite Structures
American Society of Appraisers
Chapman School of Seamanship
Havorn Marine Survey & Shipwright School - Seattle Washington
IICL - Institute of International Container Lessors - Container Courses
Spaulding Wooden Boat Center - Sausalito, California
Maritime College - State University of New York
The Landing School - Arundel, Maine
National Cargo Bureau - Cargo & Ship Safety Training
Sailing Knowledge - UK
Sea School - Serving Mariners Since 1977
WoodenBoat School - Brooklin, Maine


Documentation and Licencing Agents

Alaska Maritime Documentation Inc - Anchorage, Alaska
Grossetti License Consulting - Mark Grossetti, A Premiere Maritime License Consultant


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


Industrial Supply On-Line

ABATIX - Supplier of Environmental Clean-up Products
Lab Safety Supply - Products & Information
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
ABBRA - American Boat Builders & Repairers Association
ASA - American Society of Appraisers
ASNE - American Society of Naval Engineers
ACBS - Antique & Classic Boat Society
AFRIN - Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation - UK
BOAT/US - Boat Owners Association of The United States
IAMI - International Association of Marine Investigators
CMTA - Connecticut Marine Trades Association
ICGB - International Cargo Gear Bureau
IICL - Institute of International Container Lessors
IRCA - International Register of Certificated Auditors - United Kingdom
ISMA - International Ship Masters' Association
MIAS - Marine Insurance Association of Seattle
NAMS® - The National Association of Marine Surveyors
NFPA - National Fire Protection Association
NMMA Canada - National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada
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
SAMS® - The Society Of Accredited Marine Surveyors, Inc.®
SNAME - Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers


Insurance Links

Admiral Marine - United Kingdom
American Institute of Marine Underwriters
Container Handbook - German Insurance Association
Glossary of Ocean Cargo Insurance Terms
Grundy Insurance for Classic Boats
Legacy Underwriters - Marine Insurance
Lloyds of London
NBOA - National Boat Owners Association Marine Insurance
National Insurance Crime Bureau
Skisafe Boat Insurance
Towergate Insurance, United Kingdom
Transport Information Service - German Insurance Association


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
Marine Liens Limited - Look up or Publish Lien Information - Live Map of Ship Movements
Marinfloc - Bilge Water Treatment Systems - Sweden
See Level Marine Heaters - Marblehead, Massachusetts
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
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

ALS Group - Worldwide
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
JG Lubricant Services - Barney Gerdts, SAMS® AFF - Plainfield, Indiana
Lubriport Labs - Floyd J. Friloux, SAMS® AFF - Kenner, Louisiana
Machinery Lubrication - The Basics of Used Oil Sampling
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
R&G Laboratories, Inc - Tampa, Florida
Trico - Pewaukee, Wisconsin



All About Houseboats
Boating Industry
Boat & Harbors
Bone Yard Boats - Saving Old Boats Since 1996
Canadian Yachting
Claims Magazine
Classic Yacht Magazine
gCaptain - Maritime and Offshore Industry News On-Line
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


Repair & Parts Resources

Best Fabrications - Aluminum & Stainless Steel Marine Parts
Chockfast - Pourable Chocking Compounds
D&R Marine - Replacement Parts For Sailboats
R.W. Fernstrum & Company - Keel Cooling Systems
Globe Composite Solutions, Ltd. - Run Dry Impellers and Composite Drive Couplers
GS Products (UK) - Suppliers of Chain, Wire Rope and Marine Fittings
Hydrex Underwater Technology - Underwater Repairs
Ideal Clamp - 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 - Marine Grade Vinyl Fabrics, St Paul Minnesota
Planus - Marine Toilet Systems
Rub - Design, fabrication and Installation
Titan Marine - Titanium Hose Clamps
Industrial Automation Components, Inc - Valves, Gauges & Regulators
Ward's Marine Electric - Electrical Parts and Service
Wilson Distribution - Plastic Pontoons

Boat Junk Yards - New & Used Parts

Corrosion Protection

Engines & Drives

Propellers Shafts and Struts

Rudders, Tillers, Keels, Masts and Rigging


Windshields and Glass



Convert - A free Conversion Utility
Fiberglass Repair Estimator
Force 5 Survey Report Software - by Stevens & Stevens
Password Minder - By Joe LeBlanc - Keep Track of Passwords (Encrypted)
NewAge Marine Survey Reporting System by Jim Ledenbach, SAMS® AMS®
OpenCPN Software for Marine Navigation
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


Structural Testing and Failure Analysis

Aliya Analytical Failure Analysis and More - Grand Rapids, Michigan
Bell Metallurgy Metallurgical Failure Analysis - San Diego, California
British Institute of Non-destructive Testing - UK
Metallurgical Associates - Grass Valley (Sacramento), California - Metal Testing
Pacific Testing Laboratories - Valencia, California,
Plastics Technology Laboratories - Plastics Testing
Structural Composites - Composite Testing Lab Melbourne Florida
University of Maine Composites Laboratory
Wadson Associates - Composite Inspection Services


Technical Information

Inspection Grading Criteria for the ABS Hull Inspection and Maintenance Program (HIMP)" - Printable booklet illustrating how to asses hard coatings - All You Need To Know About Marine Diesel Engines
Corrosion Technology Laboratory - NASA - Kennedy Space Center
Cuprotect - Non-Toxic Hull Protection System
The Engineering ToolBox - The Flash Point of Different Fuels
Gurit - A Wealth Of Information About Advanced Composite Materials
Interplastic Corporation - Product Literature: Technical Papers
Marine Lightning Protection - Ewen M. Thomson
Master Painters Institute - Everything about paint.
Mercruiser Corrosion Protection Systems - (PDF)
Northern Arizona Wind & Sun - The Ultimate Fact & FAQ File for Deep Cycle Batteries
OPD Information - (Overfilling Prevention Device for Propane Bottles)
Plastics International - Chemical Resistance Chart - compatibility of different plasticks and chemicals
Sandmeyer Steel Company - Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Stainless Steel
SAE International -Society of Automotive Engineers - Standards & Guidelines
Specialty Steel Industry of North America Information Center


Tools and Instruments

Arizona Instrument LLC - Moisture Analyzers & Toxic Gas Analyzers
Barcol Impressor - Hardness Tester
Diesel Laptops. - Diesel Engine Diagnostic Hardware and Slftwarer
Electrophysics Canada - Moisture Meters
EVIDENT - Investigation Products - Photo Evidence Scales
Flir Infrared Camera - by Flir Systems
General Electric Moisture Meters
Global Test Supply - Testing Equipment
The Hammer Source - 500 Kinds of Hammers
Kelman Freeboard Indicator
Phase II - Thickness Gauges
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
Wagner - Moisture Meters (Made in the USA)
Western Instruments - Thickness Gauges


Vessel Registration, Regulations & Safety Resources

ASTA - 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 Coast Guard - Office of Boating Safety

United States Coast Guard - Boatbuilder's Handbook
United States Coast Guard - Manufacturers Identification Code (MIC) Database
United States Coast Guard - Port State Information eXchange (PSIX) system
United States Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD)
USCG Notices of Vessel Recalls & Safety Defects
United States Electronic Code of Federal Regulations - Searchable CFR's
United States National Vessel Documentation Center
Look Up US Documented Vessels By Name or Number - Look Up US Documented Vessels By Owner's Name, Boat Name, Official Number, Builder, State, Zip Code, City or County
Maritime Documentation Center - USCG NVDC Database Vessel Documentation Search
USPS - United States Power Squadrons


Vessel Research & Design

Kasten Marine Design - Port Townsend, Washington
Royal Institution of Naval Architects - United Kingdom
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers


Weather Related Sites

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


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