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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.

The 2017 CBPBA Calendar of Events

Our Team

CBPBA Board of Directors





Boats Registered in Maryland


CBPBA Members


Unregistered watercraft in Maryland


Miles of Chesapeake shoreline


Upcoming Events

Bay Swim

Volunteer Sweep Boats
  • June 10 & 11
  • We need boats and 4-stroke jet skis
  • Free volunteer party, door prizes and awards

Shakedown Cruise

  • Sunday, May 21, 2017
  • 11AM to 3PM
  • Free Vessel Safety Check
  • Buffet, music, drinks
  • Skippers Pier, Deale Maryland

Blue Angels Raft Up

Severn River
  • Practice Day: May 23rd
  • 1 Hour Show: May 24th

CBPBA Memorial Run

Annual CBPBA event to remember and recognize our fellow boaters who passed on.
  • Sunday, May 28, 2017
  • Four stops, Meals and Poker Hand
  • Event shirts and a free CBPBA giveaway item

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

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