FAQ about Membership:

A: BoatUS is an acronym for Boat Owners Association of The United Sates. BoatUS is a Membership association, with over half a million Members, that has been providing savings, service and representation for recreational boat owners nationwide since 1966. BoatUS is the nation's most powerful advocate for advancing the interests of boaters and the single source to meet all boaters needs.
A: Over 25 benefits and services including: Representation on Capitol Hill, the highest value of rewards points for shopping at West Marine, On-the-water towing services ($50 included with basic Membership), Trailering Roadside Assistance ($50 included with basic Membership), Marina Discounts (fuel, transient slips, repairs), BoatUS Magazine (6 issues included), Marine Insurance, Boat Financing, and much more.
A: Yes! Discounts at over 1000 boating and fishing businesses nationwide on products and services including fuel, transient slips, and/or repairs. Discounts while shopping for boating equipment: Earn 4% back or $10 for every $250 spent at West Marine. Discounts on travel: Car rentals (Hertz, Avis, Budget) Hotel stays (Wyndham, Ramada, Days Inn, Howard Johnson) and Star Clippers Cruises. Other discounts: savings on your Sprint cell phone bill, SPOT discounts, GEICO and more! View a complete listing of discounts, here.
A: Visit this page to retrieve your Member number.
A: To join, call the Membership Department (800-395-2628), fill out the join application by clicking here, or send in $24 (plus additional towing service if desired) to 880 S. Pickett St. Alexandria VA 22304.
A: To renew, call the Membership Department (800-395-2628), fill out the renewal application by clicking here, or send your renewal bill to 880 S. Pickett St. Alexandria, VA 22304.
A: Yes, you can sign-up and authorize your credit card to be charged each year for automatic renewal when you renew your Membership online at BoatUS.com/renew. If you need to update your ARCC payment info or make changes to your Membership Dues, Towing Services (if applicable), and Foundation donation after signing up just call 800-395-2628 M-F 8-7 EST.
A: An eMember, is a BoatUS Member who chooses to receive all BoatUS correspondence (BoatUS Magazine, renewals, etc.) through their email, instead of through postal mail. You will still receive a yearly Membership card and welcome/renewal kit in the mail. You can sign up to be a BoatUS eMember by clicking here.
A: Visit the towing upgrade page or call the Membership Department at 800-395-2628. Remember, Membership and towing expire concurrently. Please see the Towing FAQ's for more information.
A: Visit the towing upgrade page or call the Membership Department at 800-395-2628. Remember, Membership and towing expire concurrently. Please see the TRAILER ASSIST FAQ's for more information.
A: A new set of cards will arrive in 10-15 business days after you join, renew, or upgrade your BoatUS Membership.
A: Sign in to My.BoatUS.com and click on the Membership Info tab at the top.
You can also display your Membership card online by visiting the free smart phone boating app at www.BoatUS.com/app
A: All BoatUS Members must first register for My.BoatUS.com, before attempting to log in for the first time. For further assistance in creating a My.BoatUS.com account, please visit the help page.
A: A BoatUS Membership is an annual Membership, not seasonal! i.e. If you join in March, your Membership is valid until the last day of the following March.
A: No, your Membership and towing services follow you on any boat you own, borrow, or charter. If you own more than one boat, you do not need to register each boat with your Membership. They are automatically covered up to your towing service level.
A: Yes, you can add the name of an immediate family member residing in the same household. A Membership card will be sent in both names to the primary Member.
A: No, BoatUS Memberships are only issued in the boat owner's name, not a boat's name or a business name.
A: West Marine tracks, prints and issues all West Advantage Gold Rewards Certificates. Please Call 1-800-BOATING and choose option 3 to speak with the West Marine Customer Service team.
A: Call the Membership Department at 800-395-2628 Monday - Friday, 8am - 7pm, EST, or send us an email at Membership@BoatUS.com.