Mon, 27 Jun 2016 7:20:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating http://www.boatus.com/news/releases.asp Mon, 27 Jun 2016 06:20:12 EST Lake Tahoe on the Water Towing Company Has a New NameThu, 23 Jun 2016 08:35:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1213LAKE TAHOE, CA, June 23, 2016 – When recreational boats break down, run aground or need a little help getting back to the launch ramp or boat slip, the red response boats of Vessel Assist located on Lake Tahoe have been there to lend boaters assistance. Now the 24-hour on water towing and assistance service has new name: ]]> Local Southern CA on the Water Towing Company Has a New NameTue, 21 Jun 2016 09:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1212VENTURA, CA, June 21, 2016 – When recreational boats break down, run aground or need a little help getting back to the launch ramp or boat slip, the red response boats of Vessel Assist located in Ventura, Channel Islands, Marina del Rey, San Pedro, Long Beach, Newport Beach and Catalina Island have been there to lend boaters assistance. Now the 24-hour on water…]]> Local on the Water Towing Company Has a New NameFri, 17 Jun 2016 09:00:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1211SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 17, 2016 – When recreational boats break down, run aground or need a little help getting back to the launch ramp or boat slip, the red response boats of Vessel Assist located in Santa Cruz, San Francisco and the California Delta have been there to lend boaters assistance. Now the 24-hour on water towing and assistance service has a new…]]> Local on the Water Towing Company Has a New NameThu, 16 Jun 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1210LAKE HAVASU, Ariz. - June 16, 2016 – When recreational boats break down, run aground or need a little help getting back to the launch ramp or boat slip, the red response boats of Vessel Assist located in Lake Havasu, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, and on the river in Needles have been there to lend boaters assistance. Now the 24-hour on water towing and assistance service…]]> Waterfront Towns Have Federal Grants Money AvailableWed, 15 Jun 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1208ALEXANDRIA, VA, June 15, 2016 – Visiting boaters, whether staying over for just one night or a couple weeks, offers economic benefits and adds to the vitality of waterfront communities, marinas and boat clubs. How do towns and marinas attract them? By having overnight “transient” dockage that is protected, safe, and with needed amenities such as…]]> Round-the-Clock Boater Assistance Comes to Northern MichiganWed, 15 Jun 2016 08:30:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1209ACME, Mich. June 15, 2016 -- With their crystal blue waters and stunning scenery, Grand Traverse Bay and nearby Torch Lake are Northern Michigan boating Meccas, with many hundreds of local boats at private docks and marinas and scores of visiting boats exploring what some call one of the finest fresh water cruising areas in the world.
LONG ISLAND, NY, May 13, 2016 – It was 50 years ago that Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) got its start as the result of one man’s desire to make recreational boating better for boaters, sailors, and anglers. To celebrate this milestone, the nation’s largest recreational boat…]]> TowBoatUS Comes to Grand Haven, MichiganThu, 9 Jun 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1207GRAND HAVEN, Mich., June 9, 2016 -- Capt. Richard Lenardson, who has been coming to the aid of Lake Michigan boaters in need of a battery jump, soft ungrounding, fuel delivery or a tow back home for the last 10 years, has opened TowBoatUS Grand Haven, a 24-hour on water towing and assistance service for…]]> BoatUS MMSI Registration Service Includes BoatUS MembershipThu, 9 Jun 2016 08:30:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1206

ALEXANDRIA, VA, June 9, 2016 -- In 1991, BoatUS made it easier for recreational boaters on US waters to own a VHF radio by helping to convince Congress to eliminate the $150 annual license requirement and fee. Nine years later, BoatUS began a no-cost DSC-VHF radio Maritime Mobile Service Identity…]]> Women Dive Into the Technical at Women's Sailing ConferenceWed, 8 Jun 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1205MARBLEHEAD, Mass., June 8, 2016 – With a roster of new instructors and increasing interest in technical subjects, the 15th annual Women's Sailing Conference drew over 100 women to the Corinthian Yacht Club on Saturday, June 4. "I just bought a boat last Friday," said attendee Stephanie Muto who…]]> New TowBoatUS Port Opens in Dolton, Ill. on the Calumet RiverThu, 2 Jun 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1204DOLTON, Ill., June 2, 2016 -- Capt. Richard Lenardson has been providing prompt assistance to Lake Michigan boaters for more than a decade as the owner of TowBoatUS Chicago and six additional towing ports dotting the shores of Lake Michigan. This spring, he expanded his 24-hour on water towing and assistance service to the Illinois River System with the opening of The Father's Day Gift for the Boating or Fishing Dad: Reliable, 24-Hour Assistance on the Water and RoadTue, 31 May 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1203ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 31, 2016 – If you’ve got a dad who boats or fishes, never let him be stuck out on the lake with a busted motor or dead battery, or make him leave his broken down boat trailer on the side of the road to search for help. For this Father’s Day, get him a BoatUS Unlimited Freshwater Towing Membership…]]> At Launch of Boating Season,Thu, 26 May 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1202WASHINGTON, DC, May 26, 2016 — As the Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer boating season, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) and National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)…]]> TowBoatUS Comes to Drummond Island, MIWed, 25 May 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1199DRUMMOND ISLAND, Mich., May 25, 2016 -- Captain Dennis Bailey, the owner of TowBoatUS Drummond Island, a 24-hour on water towing service for recreational vessels, has been helping boaters since he was a child. His parents, Glen and Gert Bailey, opened Drummond Island Yacht Haven in the 1940s, and Denny…]]> Capt. Noah Santos Takes the Helm at TowBoatUS Bass RiverWed, 25 May 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1201YARMOUTH, Mass., May 25, 2016 – Since 2010, Capt. Noah Santos has helped Cape Cod boaters who have broken down on the water or needed a tow home. Now the Provincetown-based Santos is the new owner of his third location, TowBoatUS Bass River, a 24/7 assistance service for recreational boaters, sailors…]]> Retired Coast Guard Chief Brings TowBoatUS to PlymouthTue, 24 May 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1198PLYMOUTH, Mass., May 24, 2016 -- Captain Shawn Brule, the retired US Coast Guard chief who became the owner of TowBoatUS Cape Cod last year, is expanding his business by opening a new TowBoatUS port in Plymouth, 20 nautical miles to the northeast.

“While we covered…]]> Summer Sailstice Slated for Saturday-Sunday, June 18-19Mon, 23 May 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1195ALEXANDRIA. VA, May 23, 2016 – For the past 15 years, there’s been one weekend of the year that sailors gather to celebrate and share their passion for sailing. In 2016, the global annual celebration, “Summer Sailstice” will take place on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 uniting…]]> What's in a Boat Name?Wed, 18 May 2016 09:30:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1197ALEXANDRIA. Va., May 18, 2016 -- A boat name can reveal much about the personality of a boat owner. Are they into fishing? Reel Therapy on the boat’s transom certainly shows it. Do they have kids in school? What College Fund? says it best. Like to sing? In Harmony is a popular choice. Work in the finance industry? Liquid Assets…]]> Boating Safety Made Easy All Summer LongWed, 18 May 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1196ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 18, 2016 – With National Safe Boating Week (May 21-27) nearly upon us, many boaters will make extra effort to improve their on-water safety. But after the annual event is over, will they continue to stay vigilant? “Making boating safety easy to embrace means more boaters…]]> Red Towboat on Lake Pleasant Has a New NameTue, 17 May 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1193PHOENIX, Ariz., May 17, 2016 – For the past eight years when recreational boats have broken down on Lake Pleasant – 300 of them last year alone – the red response boat of Vessel Assist Lake Pleasant has been there to help boaters safely return to the launch ramp. Now the 24-hour on water towing and assistance service has a new name: