Join Our Network of Friends and Fun

Here is your chance to join 25,000 US boaters and over 70 Austin boaters in the largest, non-profit boating organization in the world.  America’s Boating Club Austin is a part of this organization, the United States Power Squadrons.

Members enjoy friendship and camaraderie on the water and off with fellow members with a variety of skill levels, but the same passion for boating.  Prospective members should be willing to give of their time and talents and have a desire to improve their boating skills through courses offered by the USPS.


Some of the Benefits

  • West Marine discounts
  • Free Educational Courses
  • The ENSIGN Magazine
  • USPS Boat Insurance
  • USPS Port Captains
  • Discounts on computer software and hardware including 10% off Dell
  • Airline and car rental discounts
  • Chase Affinity Credit Card with reduced interest charges
  • Chase Preferred Mortgage Programs
  • Tax deduction on dues and some travel expenses
  • Liaison with governmental agencies
  • Discounts with Maptech
  • Cooperative charting, vessel safety checks and special programs

Our Purpose and Goals

  • To stimulate and increase all boaters' knowledge and skills through the study of the science and art of navigation, seamanship and boat handling
  • To develop and promote instructional programs to benefit our members and the public
  • To encourage USPS members and other boaters to abide by the navigation rules and recognized boating traditions and customs
  • To encourage and promoting recreational boating, uniting people who have a common love of boating into a nationwide fraternity
  • To provide a means to foster social and fraternal relationships among boaters
  • To promote, as a civic service, boating safety through education to the recreational boating community