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AHOY BC (British Columbia Ocean Boating Tourism Association)

AHOY BC markets BC’s coast as a world’s-best boating destination and provides travel planning tools for boaters on ahoybc.com. 


Boating BC

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BCYBA's corporate members are required to be a member of the Boating BC association, which acts as the voice for the recreational marine industry in BC. With their mandate being to promote recreational boating in BC. and promoting a positive atmosphere, they work in cooperation with industry groups as well as all levels of government to provide a strong and consistent voice for the boating community. 


National Association of Marine Surveyors


The National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMSGlobal), established in 1962, is a professional organization that certifies marine surveyors and provides continuing education opportunities.

NAMSGlobal’s membership is international and its Certified Marine Surveyor members carry the NAMS-CMS designation after their names.


Society of Accredited Marine SurveyorsSams

The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors® (SAMS)® was established during the 1980's by a small group of surveying professionals wishing to advance their craft. SAMS® membership roster includes over 1,000 surveyors in the US and 20 other countries around the world.


Transport Canada Office of Boating Safety

This website features resources and information about boating safety, pleasure craft licences, and boating safety courses.


National Yacht Broker Certification Program: Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB)

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The BCYBA strongly encourages all eligible members to obtain the CPYB designation to strengthen their dedication to their chosen profession, and to promote professionalism between brokers and the boating public. To apply for the program, please visit the CPYB website. 


Discover Boating

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The Discover Boating website is an incredibly useful resource for those who own or wish to purchase a boat. It includes information on safety, buying and selling, boat shows, a beginner's guide to boating and much, much more. 


Canadian Coast Guard

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Boat Safety Tips for Your Kids

Going on a fishing trip by boat can be a fascinating experience for kids but without proper safety precautions on a boat, children can suffer serious injury. How can one have fun with the kids and still ensure that an accident like the two mentioned above doesn’t occur? You can read the entire article here: https://hknb.com/12-boat-safety-tips-that-might-just-save-your-childs-life/

May 2 - 5, 2024