Our Members come from diverse backgrounds. They become members, and remain members, for a variety of reasons.
Some of our members join to take advantage of the superior boating education programs and classes we offer...while other members couldn't care less if they ever take another boating class.
Some of our members enjoy sharing their knowledge in the classroom as teachers or assistants. Most of our programs for the public are a team taught so you can ease your way into the classroom if that interests you.
Some of our members are very active in meetings and squadron management while others have no interest in that sort of thing.
Some members enjoy the social activities of the squadron and of the district both on and off the water. There is something going on all year long.
Some of our members perform Vessel Safety Exams or participate in the Cooperative ChartingProgram that helps the Government keep our charts up to date.
We even have folks that just join to get the discounts that USPS members enjoy. From a financial perspective, if you are an active boater, the savings outweighs the annual dues.
One thing we all have in common, is a belief in safe and responsible boating.
So take a look at the links on this page to see if membership is for you! Apply Online by clicking on the Welcome Aboard image or Apply Online button below.
Link to Port Captains
Link to USPS Member Benefits
Link to the Ensign
Our benefit package is growing rapidly. The following are structured to the USPS MEMBER, and can only be obtained by a person with a current membership card. Below is an overview of benefits.
Tax Deduction on Dues and some Travel Expenses
GPS for Mariners
Discounts on Computer Software and Hardware
USPS Boat Insurance Program
Airline and Car Rental Discounts
Reduced Membership Dues with Boat US and all their Programs
Chase VISA Credit Card with Competitive Interest Rates and No Annual Fees - Call (800) 347-7887
Chase Preferred Mortgage Program for Members
USPS Port Captains
West Marine Discount
Liaison with governmental agencies - Web site
Discounts with Maptech
THE ENSIGN® Magazine
40% Discount from Soundings Magazine
Discounts with Nobeltec
Up to 12% Discount with DELL Computers
Cooperative Charting, Vessel Safety Check, and Special Programs
C-MAP Member and Squadron Discounts
McGraw Hill On-line Store - Discounted Books
Discounts with Rose Point Navigation Systems, LLC
Long Term Care Insurance by John Hancock Life Insurance
Discounts with Hamilton Marine, a Discount Marine Store
Rigid Boats - 10% discount
Moving Day Boxes - 10% discount
Highway Mariners, Discounts at "RV Park of Choice" located near GB venue