Receive Exclusive Benefits as a NSBC Member

By joining the NSBC, you’re showing your commitment to recreational boating safety. You’re joining a network of professionals in the commercial realm, the nonprofit sector, and those individuals that want to make boating a safer, and more enjoyable experience. You also receive exclusive benefits, such as discounts on our products and partnership discounts available only for NSBC members.

"My company and I personally have received great benefit through our NSBC membership. Upon entering this industry, NSBC provided me professional orientation, shared educational tools, and resources which helped me grasp an understanding of where my company fits in and how we could best serve our customers. Like any membership or relationship, the most beneficial results are an outcome of both contribution and procurement." - Nichole Kalil, Media and Public Relations Lead for ACR Electronics, Mariner Club Member.

"Forever Resorts joined the NSBC because we want to show our customers that, as much as we value fun and enjoyment on the water, we also value safety. We want to support an organization whose main goal is safety, and feel that we receive that support back from the NSBC that we're an important part of the work they do." - Bruce Rowe, Director of Marine Services, Admiral Club Organization since 2006. 


 Admiral Club ($1,000+)

Our highest tiered membership, previously named Patron, receives both tangible and intangible benefits to help promote your brand.

Admiral Club benefits:

  • One complimentary registration to the International Boating and Water Safety Summit
  • Special recognition at all NSBC-sponsored events, including the annual IBWSS Mark of Achievement Ceremony
  • Distinctive recognition space in NSBC publications and products
  • NSBC Product discounts 
  • Notice of all NSBC meetings, seminars and training programs
  • Issues of the Anchorline, NSBC’s informative boating safety newsletter
  • NSBC's monthly e-newsletter
  • NSBC lapel pin
  • Use of the National Safe Boating Council logo for approved purposes
  • Up to two sets of NSBC member shipping labels (upon request)
  • Representation among other national and international boating safety forums
  • Access to research publications (e.g. - U.S. Coast Guard, NASBLA, BSAC, ACA, etc.)
  • Discounts on exhibit space at the annual International Boating and Water Safety Summit

Admiral Club Application

                                                                               


Mariner Club ($500)

The benefits for Mariner Club, previously named Sustaining, are as follows:

  • Recognition on the NSBC's website
  • Recognition in NSBC publications
  • Unique opportunities for underwriting and sponsoring NSBC programs
  • Up to two sets of NSBC member shipping labels (upon request)
  • NSBC Product discounts
  • Notice of all NSBC meetings, seminars and training programs
  • Issues of the Anchorline, NSBC’s informative boating safety newsletter
  • NSBC's monthly e-newsletter
  • NSBC lapel pin
  • Use of the National Safe Boating Council logo for approved purposes
  • Representation among other national and international boating safety forums
  • Access to research publications (e.g. - U.S. Coast Guard, NASBLA, BSAC, ACA, etc.)
  • Discounts on exhibit space at the annual International Boating and Water Safety Summit

Mariner Club Application


Crew Club ($175)

Your NSBC membership fees provide direct support for programs to improve boating safety throughout North America and to enhance communications in recreational boating safety education. In addition to supporting these important programs, organizations receive the following benefits:

  • NSBC Product discounts 
  • Notice of all NSBC meetings, seminars and training programs
  • Issues of the Anchorline, NSBC’s informative boating safety newsletter
  • NSBC's monthly e-newsletter
  • NSBC lapel pin
  • Use of the National Safe Boating Council logo for approved purposes
  • Representation among other national and international boating safety forums
  • Access to research publications (e.g. - U.S. Coast Guard, NASBLA, BSAC, ACA, etc.)
  • Discounts on exhibit space at the annual International Boating and Water Safety Summit

Crew Club Application

This membership category is a collection of the following previous membership categories: Commercial/Trade Association, National Non-Profit or Government, and State/Regional Non-Profit or Government.


Ambassador Club ($50)

Available for individuals or local organizations interested in recreational boating safety and boating education. 

Individual Membership benefits include:

  • Issues of the Anchorline, NSBC's informative boating safety newsletter
  • NSBC's monthly e-newsletter
  • NSBC membership card
  • NSBC lapel pin 
  • Notice of all NSBC seminars and training programs
  • Invitation to attend NSBC General Membership Meetings

Ambassador Club Application

This membership category is a collection of the following previous membership categories: Local Non-Profit or Government, Individual, and Waves of Hope.


Instructor ($85)

If you have successfully completed one of the NSBC's training courses, then you must become an Instructor member for a fee of $85 to maintain your NSBC Instructor certification. In addition, you must provide evidence of teaching boating safety classroom or on the water courses and renew your Instructor membership annually.

Instructor Membership benefits:

  • Maintain a valid NSBC Instructor Certification
  • Discounts on Training Materials (student manuals, certificates)
  • Ability to issue Participation Certificates to students
  • Authority to use NSBC logo in accordance to NSBC’s Use Policy
  • Authority to use “NSBC Certified” with written contract signed by the NSBC Executive Director
  • “Anchorline” newsletter subscription
  • Email updates and NSBC e-newsletter subscription
  • NSBC Training-specific e-newsletter subscription
  • Discount on NSBC Products

Instructor Member Application

This membership category is a collection of the following previous membership categories: Boating Safety Instructor, Boating Safety Instructor Trainer, and Instructor Trainer.



*The membership structure was updated October 2019 to simplify the process of signing up and renewing for our members.

Mail-in Application:

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