Member Benefits

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Join the St. Paul Squadron and you can improve your boating knowledge and skills through any of our education classes, socialize with other boat lovers, and get discounts on merchandise and services.  Did you know that many insurance companies grant boat insurance discounts to boat owners that have passed one of our public boating classes?

The membership requirements are simple:

  • Be able and willing to contribute time, energy, and skills towards the objectives of the America's Boating Club®
  • Fill out the membership application at the bottom of this page
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Pay a one-time national registration fee of $20.00 plus membership dues. (Annual dues are $110.00 for a single individual and $162.50 for a family.)

For more information, contact America's Boating Club of St. Paul Membership Chair:

More information about our national organization may be found at America's Boating Club® website.


What is America's Boating Club® all about?

America's Boating Club® is a nationwide boating organization that was founded in 1914. We learn together, boat together, and help each other and other boaters on the water and on land. Our members and their families learn boating skills, engage with boating friends, and connect with the boating community on the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers and the lakes in eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Membership Benefits:

Members have access to discounted learning opportunities, boating fun with other members, and volunteer opportunities focused on boating. We've partnered with exclusive organizations and businesses across the country to make our members' experience more exciting, safer and less expensive. For example, there are substantial discounts available for boat, health and travel insurance, reduced costs for marine services from companies like Sea Tow and DANBOATER, transactional discounts from vendors like Office Depot, and even savings on rental cars, education classes and hotel stays. For information, check out some details on our national website.

Education Requirements

Safe boating through education is at the heart of our mission. While you do not need education credentials to join, we recommend you complete the basic NASBLA boating course.  It's not complicated and can be completed online in the comfort of your own home.  For a more interactive learning expereince, check to see if we're currently offering a virtual or in-person basic boating course.



Learn, Engage and Connect

Become a member and learn why so many boaters choose to be a part of America's Boating Club.