For Maritime Professionals

The Nautical Institute is a thriving membership organisation, open to all those with a professional interest in the control of sea-going ships and other maritime matters.

Benefits of membership

  • Formal acknowledgement of your professional status, including being able to display your Nautical Institute membership on your CV, business card, email signature, website etc
  • Network with colleagues, prospective employers and customers at local Institute branch events and seminars – and receive a CPD certificate demonstrating your commitment to ongoing learning
  • Protection against the very real threat of criminalisation through legal fees insurance cover for all Nautical Institute members
  • Monthly complementary copy of Seawaysour highly respected maritime journal (delivered to you as a printed magazine but also readable online in the password-protected Members’ Area of our website)
  • Listen to and view presentations given at key Nautical Institute events through NI Radio
  • An independently validated CPD record you can show to a present or future employeras evidence of your continuing professional development, using our ‘CPD Online’ facility
  • Heavily discounted entry to a variety of leading maritime conferences and events around the world
  • Online technical forums, helping you to access the collective wisdom of your Institute colleagues
  • A representative voice at IMO, IALA and other forums on key policy issues
  • New Associate Fellow (AFNI) grade – for those in command or in senior management
  • 30% discount on our specialist maritime books and self-study schemes
  • Jobs Board, online membership upgrade facility and regular e-newsletter


When developing your maritime career it is great to be able to meet people who can help you with your next job move. Whether it’s promotion at sea or seeking new openings ashore, The Nautical Institute has someone who can help you identify the right opportunities.

With a worldwide membership of over 7,000 we have the networks to support your professional development. Invest in yourself, upgrade your future – join the professionals – join The Nautical Institute.