We are incorporated as a New York State Not-for-Profit corporation, which is tax-exempt under IRC section 501(c)(6).
SBMCA is a proud sponsor of the National Safe Boating Council’s “Wear-It” campaign which seeks to encourage the full-time wearing of lifejackets (PFD’s) when underway. For more information about the nation-wide campaign click here.
As a minimum requirement, our members hold current and valid U.S. Merchant Marine Officer Master Licenses, issued by the United States Coast Guard. In order to obtain that license, our member Captains have completed a rigorous application process demonstrating appropriate on-the-water experience and submitting to drug testing, medical examinations, and background checks. In addition, members have passed a comprehensive examination, administered by the Coast Guard, covering Piloting, Aids to Navigation, Rules of the Road, First Aid, Weather, General Seamanship, Sailing, and Towing. Click here: SBMCA Recruiting PP for a PowerPoint presentation about our organization.