The Benefits of Membership

United States Power Squadrons is America’s Boating Club, the nation’s premiere boater safety membership. Members have access to on- and off-the-water activities, cruises and rendezvous, learning opportunities, boating mentors and hands-on boating courses.

That’s the cake; this is the frosting: We’ve partnered with exclusive organizations and businesses across the country to make our members’ experience more exciting, safer and less expensive, whether you’re on the water or off.

Scroll down for a quick review of membership benefits — and see if this is a membership that fits.

“United States Power Squadrons has made me a safer boater … the friends my wife and I have made have enriched our lives many times over.”

— Donald L. Grotjan

membership raft up
membership dock party
members cleaning up the beach, volunteering
Benefits That Go Beyond Boating:

Become a better boater, save money, make great memories!
Local Squadron MembersInternet MembersNon-Members
Learn More: become a better, safer boater
Jump Start — short, on-the-water training for new boat owners
In-depth Hands On Training✓ +✓ +✓ –
Basic boating instruction in-person and online
Spanish-language basic boating instruction in class and online
Online self-paced seminars and short instructor-led seminars✓ +✓ +
Single topic instructor-led webinars✓ +✓ +
Boating safety and boating skills resources
Advanced boater education✓ +✓ +
Boater-to-boater mentoring
Boat Operator Certification
Compass newsletter for new boaters
The Ensign magazine
Save More: enjoy discounts and select benefits
Boat insurance discounts
Travel discounts — car, hotel, vacation and assistance
Shopping discounts — boat, home, office and more
Give More – Get More: have fun, meet other boaters and make a difference in your community
Local, district and national leadership opportunities
Teaching and mentoring opportunities
Community involvement — environmental, service, safety, youth outreach and more✓ –✓ –
On-the-water fun — cruises, raft-ups and more
Meetings and social events

[+] Discounted, unlimited selection or access to benefit

[–] Limited selection or access to benefit

“My wife and I lived on our 42-foot Tayana Cutter for four years, sailing over 20,000 miles. We give our squadron all the credit for giving us all the tools to live our dream.”

— Charles and Marianne Schuler

“United States Power Squadrons is a family, and we look out for each other. Everyone should have the opportunity to be part of such a great organization.”

— Diane Dawes