About Us

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The Chesapeake Bay Power Boat Association is a Maryland based group of boat owners who share in their love for the Chesapeake Bay waterways. We are a Not For Profit organization with more than 3,500 website members. The CBPBA holds many activities and enjoyable events for the whole family, some of which to promote worthy causes. Our rapidly growing membership includes powerboat owners with small runabouts to large yachts. We typically have something going on just about every month of the year, but most of our activities during the Maryland boating season.

We care about the Chesapeake Bay, and we care about boating safety.  CBPBA Directors and member volunteers often work closely with the Coast Guard, Natural Resources Police, manufacturers, and boating industry reps to help collect scientific data on noise, speed, navigational obstructions and other pertinent info to help protect the bay, and boaters. We are also often asked to provide expert testimony on power boat issues at regulatory hearings and workshops.

Over 80 percent of all boats registered on the Bay are powerboats. Until 1986 when the CBPBA was founded, there was no organized group dedicated solely to representing the needs of power boaters. Join with other local power boaters interested in having fun, protecting their rights and promoting safe & responsible boating on our Bay waters.

Our Team

Lenny, Scott, Karen, Dave, Jeff, Dale, Jimmy, Steve, Bill, Mike and Jim

The CBPBA Board
The CBPBA Board of Directors


Boats Registered in Maryland


CBPBA Members


Unregistered watercraft in Maryland


Miles of Chesapeake shoreline


Upcoming Events

Shake Down Cruise

Postponed to May 15, 2016
Per Person
  • Spring boating event, Skippers Pier in Deale, MD
  • Free Vessel Safety Check available (optional)
  • Includes a buffet, door prizes and a 50/50
  • from 11AM to 3PM, food service at noon.

Blue Angels Practice Day Raft Up

May 24, 2016
  • Severn River
  • 10AM to 3PM
  • Bring the largest fenders you have, and bring extras!!
  • Channel 69 Marine VHF, hail CBPBA

Memorial Poker Run

Sunday, May 29, 2016
Captains Package
  • In memory of our fellow boaters who are no longer with us.
  • Meal package for Captain and 1st Mate
  • 1 Poker Hand
  • CBPBA Cooler
  • Two T-shirts
  • Additional hands, meals and T's available

Great Bay Swim

June 11th and June 12th
  • Need power boats, 4-stroke Jet Skis, and land based volunteers
  • Saturday: Features a Poker Run for volunteers
  • Saturday 5PM to 7PM: Mandatory Captains Meeting, and Volunteer Party
  • Sunday 10:30AM: Sweep boats on station and patrolling

Awesome Events

Great Bay Swim, Crab Feast Offshore Racing Championships, Poker Runs, Rock the River

Weekend Fun

Raftups, Fun Runs, Cruises around the Bay

Monthly Membership Meeting

First Tuesday of every month, 7:30PM


Blue Angels Show, Destination Cruises

Vacation Trips

Caribbean Cruise, Key West World Offshore Championship

Business Partners

Enjoy discounts from our BP's, and a discount on your annual BoatUS membership

So what are you waiting for

Contact Info

  • Chesapeake Bay Power Boat Association
    P.O. Box 1316, Edgewater, MD 21037
    Fax Number: 815-550-1999

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