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.


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.
PredictWind - Leading provider of highly accurate global weather data. Weather download and passage routing Apps; Satellite communication devices and plans, like Iridium GO, at great rates; vessel and fleet tracking services. Discount, 20%, PredictWInd forecast subscriptions.




  Blue Heron Battery - Lithium Batteries 

The Boat Galley  has been making boat life better since 2010 with in-depth courses, handy references, detailed articles, books, and quick-tip podcasts. 25% discount on courses.

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.

Jack Martin & Associates - Premier Brokers of Boat and Marine Insurance. Excellent combination of boat insurance pricing and coverage.

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

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.


We're proud to continue supporting this organization and it's members as we have over the last several years. We've teamed up with the SDSA to bring members educational content to help you get the most out of your time on the water. Check out this collection of our favorite articles and videos fit for cruisers.

Members of the SDSA receive the following benefits from Quantum Sails. In order to qualify for these discounts and services, a member must initiate the process by sending an email to ([email protected]) with a copy of their current Member Profile.

  • Free sail inspections
  • Special member discount at corporate US lofts
  • Assistance with rapid repair in Hampton and Annapolis, as well as other locations in the US and Caribbean where possible.

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.



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

       Charter Rode provides owners, captains, and crew with the ability to log their daily sailing adventures online using blockchain technology.  SDSA members can sign up and receive your personal Identity Verification at no cost, including your first 25 Logbook entries. ($75 value)
       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.



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.  



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.

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.



Become an SDSA Member and gain access to the discounted products and/or services offered by our Contributing Sponsors below.  JOIN TODAY

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.


Offering discounts on products and services to our members

A & F Sails and Canvas,  Aqua Maps, CitiMarine, ClampTite, DAN Boater & DAN Travel Insurance, Duration Health, Enterprise Rent a Car,  Explorer Charts, GWU Maritime Medical Associates, Hydro-Shield, Kinetic Sailing, Mantus Anchor, Maritime  Medical Guides, Medjet, My Medic, US Sailing Safety At Sea, Spinlock, Port Jefferson Yacht Club, Vessel Vanguard, Winslow Raft