Meet the Salty Dawg Sponsors

Learn about the discounts and promotions offered ONLY to SDSA Members

Vital to the Salty Dawg Sailing Association mission is our dedication to bringing events to the offshore sailing community that are offered at the lowest possible entry fee with the greatest possible value to participants. To achieve this goal consistently, we rely heavily on the contributions of our sponsors - some of the most respected companies in the marine industry.

The generosity of our sponsors is critical to our mission as a non-profit educational organization  … to help sailors realize their long distance cruising dreams.  

Our sponsors offer financial and in-kind support to the operation of our events, promotional programs for rally participants, and discounted products and/or services to our SDSA members.

In most cases, Members can take advantage of sponsor benefits simply by showing their SDSA membership card. However, a few sponsors ask for additional information. For complete access instructions, please visit the Members Only Section of our web site. Click here.

PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSORS

David Walters Yachts - Founded in 1982 as a New England yacht design company David Walters Yachts has grown to become the premier brokerage for quality blue water sail yachts.
Marine Weather Center:  Chris Parker  - Custom Weather and Routing Information for Small Vessels in the Caribbean, Bahamas and US East Coast.

 

 

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS

  Blue Heron Battery - Lithium Batteries 

Dockwa is a digital platform designed to simplify the complexities of cruising. Dockwa makes it easy to discover and book new marinas, make and manage payments for dockage, fuel, and more, and securely store your boating information, with the ultimate goal of making boating more accessible and enjoyable.

 

GW Maritime Medical Access - When an accident or serious illness occurs at sea, expert medical help may be thousands of miles away. In operation since 1989, GW Maritime Medical Access (GWMMA) provides a vital service to render appropriate telemedical care to shipping vessels and yachts in remote locations worldwide. We provide on-call physician support, clinical case management, repatriation, training, and recommendations for medical equipment and medicine chests, all through one central 24/7 command center. GWMMA provides education and substantial discounts to our Salty Dawg  members and Rally participants.

Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau - Your source for information about Hampton VA; Guide to Hampton. Provides support for the SDSA fall rally.

Hydrovane - Self-steering windvanes, solar panels, hydrogenerators, watermakers. Special pricing on purchase of a Hydrovane self-steering windvane system.

M YachtsRigging and spars, marine systems. fiberglass and hull painting

 

Quantum Sails is proud to support Salty Dawg members with educational webinars, informative articles, personal consultations and advice, along with sales and sail service. We’re here to help you get the most out of your time on the water. Members of the SDSA receive the following benefits from Quantum Sails. 

• Free sail inspections
• 15% discount on new sails at corporate US lofts
• Assistance with sail repair at Quantum loft locations

YaZu Yachting - We build relationships and sell boats - in that order.  YaZu Yachting is a local company with a large reach; based in Deltaville, a small town with more boats than people - known as the "boating capital of the Chesapeake." Having crossed an ocean and lived aboard for seven years, we understand the cruising lifestyle and specialize in cruising boats, both foreign and US registered. ‘Personal’ is what we do best.

 

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS

Bluewater Sailing Magazine - Leading All-digital Magazine. A year's subscription to Bluewater Sailing Magazine (one time only offer)

   Bitter End Yacht Club stands as an iconic and premier watersports destination, nestled in the heart of the British Virgin Islands. Rebuilt after Hurricane Irma, BEYC boasts a state-of-the-art marina and expansive mooring field, the resort offers an unparalleled experience with thrilling watersports, relaxing beaches, lively bars, exquisite dining, provisioning, and more—all set against the stunning backdrop of the North Sound. Enjoy a complete maritime retreat where you can eat, stay, and play in, on and around the water. 
The Boat Galley has been making boat life better since 2010 with their handy boat document organizer, logbook, cookbook and other references, not to mention their detailed articles and quick-tip podcasts. SDSA Members receive a 10% discount on all products.
       Charter Rode automatically keeps your sailing resume up to date in a standardized format that’s easy to understand. Create logbook entires in less than 60 seconds and instantly share your complete sailing resume with a single link. Have the confidence that your logbook and sailing resume will never be hacked, deleted, or lost. SDSA members can get started with their first 25 logbook entries at no cost. $75 value.
        Doyle Guides produces the Eastern Caribbean's most comprehensive and up-to-date sailing guides, complete with nautical charts and navigational information, details on yacht services, restaurants, provisioning, shore-based attractions, and more. Our guides led the Caribbean sailing guide industry first with color sketch charts, then GPS waypoints, a website, and now, a free mobile app with premium and regularly updated subscription-based content. Doyle Guides is proud to offer Salty Dawg participants 25% off select app content subscriptions.
       Duration Health The Marine Med Kit from Duration Health. Prescribed online by marine medicine experts, the Duration Health Marine Med Kit delivers an array of treatments for health issues common in the marine environment, right in your vessel. It's like having a personal sea clinic on board, allowing you to address potential illnesses without having to interrupt your journey.
 Fiorentino Para-Anchor - Sea Anchors and Drogues. Discounts on para-anchors and sea drogues to SDSA Members. Discounted shipping, too.
 
International Health Insurance Solution- International health and travel insurance are important to ensure you and your family have the emergency medical coverage you need in the event of an unforeseen illness or injury when traveling abroad. With international travel medical insurance, you can have the peace of mind that you are covered from having to deal with an unexpected medical expense in case a medical emergency were to happen.
Jack Martin & Associates - Premier Brokers of Boat and Marine Insurance. Excellent combination of boat insurance pricing and coverage.
   Puerto Bahia Marina - a full service marina in Samana, Dominican Republic. A must stop if you are cruising any where near there! 15% discount on slips year round.

 

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS

AquaMarine - Maintain fresh safe drinking water on your boat with AquaTabs Marine!
  Datrex - Datrex is an American manufacturer and distributor of SAFTY MARINE PRODUCTS.   Products include Offshore Life rafts, Emergency Rations, Drinking Water, Deckbuoy® & Bridgebuoy® Liferings, Fishing Kits, and Life Jackets.  They additionally offer emergency flares and smokes and cold-water survival gear.  Datrex is also the US importer of Highfield Ribs.  SDSA Members receive their BOATSHOW discount on all products all year long.
SeaKits - Be prepared when the unexpected happens.  Sea Kits offers both the  Essential  Coastal Cruising and the Expedition Offshore  emergency damage control and  repair kits as well  as the TruPlug emergency  thru-hull and drain plug. They offer SDSA members a 15%  discount on Products.  
     
At ZOLEO, we're dedicated to revolutionizing the way people communicate and stay safe, no matter where they are in the world. As a joint venture between Beam Communications Pty. Ltd. and Roadpost Inc., we combine our expertise to offer affordable global messaging connectivity and a reliable safety system that you can always depend on - from the moment you venture beyond cellular coverage to your return.

 

MARINA SPONSORS

Bitter End Yacht Club stands as an iconic and premier watersports destination, nestled in the heart of the British Virgin Islands. Rebuilt after Hurricane Irma, BEYC boasts a state-of-the-art marina and expansive mooring field, the resort offers an unparalleled experience with thrilling watersports, relaxing beaches, lively bars, exquisite dining, provisioning, and more—all set against the stunning backdrop of the North Sound. Enjoy a complete maritime retreat where you can eat, stay, and play in, on and around the water. 

Nanny Cay Marina Resort in the beautiful BVI is modern and naturally sheltered marina with berths for 320 yachts with fuel docks, restaurants, pool, laundry, state of the art showers, and chandlery. Nanny Cay offers SDSA members a 10% discount  on dockage rates November to June and 10% in the Chandlery.

In 1991 Power Boats  Ltd. established the first yacht boatyard in Trinidad. We haul over 500 yachts every year with our maximum capacity being about 250 yachts on land in the high (hurricane) season. The owners and managers of our company are all experienced boating enthusiasts who understand the needs of both our local  community as well as our foreign yachting visitors. We give our customers the best possible service at the best possible price to store and repair their boats at our secure, customer friendly boatyard in Trinidad offering a discount for storage on land to SDSA members.

Puerto Bahia Marina - a full service marina in Samana, Dominican Republic. A must stop if you are cruising any where near there! 15% discount on slips year round.

Shelter Bay Marina - an option for Salty Dawgs who may wish to leave their boats south for the summer in a full service facility located in a hurricane free latitude.

 

MEMBER BENEFITS

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As a member of the Salty Dawgs you can see details and access information for the many discounts offered by our SDSA Sponsors. Log in to Access Member Benefits. The list is ever-growing! Thanks to our sponsors.

FRIENDS OF THE SALTY DAWG SAILING ASSOCIATION

Offering discounts on products and services to our members

A & F Sails and Canvas,  Aqua Maps, CitiMarine, ClampTite, DAN Boater & DAN Travel Insurance, Direct2Water, Enterprise Rent a Car,  Explorer Charts, Kinetic Sailing, Maritime  Medical Guides, Medjet, My Medic, US Sailing Safety At Sea, Port Jefferson Yacht Club, Vessel Vanguard, Winslow Raft