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Sponsoring Associations

Alaska Charter Association
Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association
Cape Cod Charter Boat Association
Charterboat Association of Puget Sound
Chicago Sportfishing Association
Chincoteague Island Charterboat Association
Connecticut Charter Party Boat Association

Eastern Lake Erie Charterboat Association
Florida Guides Association, Inc.
Golden Gate Fishermen’s Association
Greater Point Pleasant Charter Boat Association
Homer Charter Association
Ilwaco Charter Association
Indiana's North Coast Charter Association
Juneau Charter Boat Operators Association
Lake of the Ozarks Captains Association
Lake Ontario Charterboat Association
Maine Association of Charter Captains
Marco Island Charter Captains Association
Maryland Charterboat Association
Michigan City Charterboat Association
Mississippi Charter Boat Captains Association
Muskegon Charter Boat Association
Northeast Charterboat Captains Association
Northern Neck Charter Captains
North Point Charter Boat Association
Oregon Coast Charter Association
Panama City Boatmen Association
Petersburg Charterboat Association
Prince William Sound Charter Boat Association
United Boatmen of New Jersey
Virginia Charter Boat Association
Washington State Guides Association
Westport Charter Association

Membership Eligibility

Membership Renewal Dates

NACO membership renews 1 year from the time you join.

Membership Eligibility

NACO offers two categories of membership:

Regular Member

Requires a U.S. Coast Guard License to carry passengers for hire. Regular members are entitled to all of NACO's benefits, receive voting privileges and have the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors.

Associate Member

Individuals, Crewmembers and Nationwide Sponsors who provide goods and services to the charter industry. Associate members are entitled to all of NACO's benefits, but do not receive voting privileges and cannot serve on the Board of Directors.

NACO Code of Ethics

For a regular member to maintain his/her NACO membership in good standing, it is required that they comply with the following operating practices and professional standards as adopted by the Association.

  1. To operate a safe vessel which complies with all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations for a vessel of her size and purpose.
  2. To maintain the proper levels of insurance for the vessel and crew to ensure appropriate protection for the vessel, crew and passengers. It shall be made known to crew- members what they are and are not covered for regarding medical, liability and accident coverage.
  3. To abide by the International and Inland Rules of the Road while underway and at anchor, giving first priority to the safety of passengers and crew.
  4. To be in full compliance with the random drug testing program, thereby ensuring the competency of crew and Master
  5. To operate in the highest ethical standards when operating and/or interacting with other passenger carrying vessels and companies.
  6. To promote and support the objectives of NACO, her Officers and Board of Directors as they apply to developing a strong and healthy organization.

Should a member be found in non-compliance with the above standards, he/she may be removed from membership for cause in accordance with NACO's By-Laws.