Become A Member

Join the Minnetonka 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?

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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 accepted by the Squadron's executive committee
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have paid all applicable entry fees and dues* (An active membership's annual dues are are $248.45, plus first-year-only application fee of $50.00.)

For more information, contact America's Boating Club® Membership Chair: Russ Straate

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

*Additional fees for docking, electrical, and WiFi usage at Streater cove are optional.

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 around Lake Minnetonka.

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 Max, 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, you will need to complete some classes to earn and keep island privileges. It's not complicated and the basic NASBLA boating course can be completed online in the comfort of your own home.

Apply Here to Become a Member

Ready to become a member? Fill out our Member Application Form below and become the newest member of our family.
Estimated Completion Time: less than 15 mins

Please complete all information carefully and completely! We cannot accept incomplete forms and don't want to have to ask you to fill the application a second time!
(Let's spend more time boating and less time filling out forms!)

PO Box 453, Excelsior MN, 55331