Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:29:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating http://www.boatus.com/news/releases.asp Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:29:37 EST TowBoatUS Captains Go to Sea in Helly HansenTue, 12 Dec 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1346ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 12, 2017 - TowBoatUS, the nation’s largest fleet of recreational towboats, announced today a new partnership with 140-year old Norwegian based sailing, skiing and workwear outfitter Helly Hansen. TowBoatUS has more…]]> BoatUS Supports 2018 Florida Lionfish Removal ProgramWed, 6 Dec 2017 10:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1345TALLAHASSEE, Fla., December 6, 2017 – A new lionfish removal incentive program in Florida that’s scheduled to start in May 2018 has support from Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) with a $5,000 donation made during a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) meeting yesterday. The goal…]]> 8 Telltale Signs That the Used Boat You're Buying Could be a Storm-Damaged LemonWed, 6 Dec 2017 09:00:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1344ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 6, 2017 -- While many of the more than 63,000 boats damaged as a result of 2017 hurricanes will be repaired and have more years of life on the water, some used boat buyers in 2018 could end up with storm-damaged lemons. The nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States ( You Asked for Less Ethanol With Your Gas; EPA Adds MoreMon, 4 Dec 2017 09:33:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1343ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 4, 2017 – This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asked the public how much ethanol it wanted to be added to the nation’s gasoline supply, and recreational boaters as well as many other owners of gasoline engines and vehicles spoke up against increasing ethanol volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). On Friday, BoatUS: Boaters Need to Weigh in on Lake Erie Wind Farm ProjectMon, 4 Dec 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1342ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 4, 2017 – A small wind farm “demonstration project” in the planning stages, to be located on Lake Erie, 8 to 10 miles northwest of Cleveland, Ohio, may be a sign of what the future holds for thousands of acres of Lake Erie waters. With more than 18,000 dues-paying members in Ohio, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) urges recreational…]]> The Perfect Gift for Every BoaterMon, 20 Nov 2017 01:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1341ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 20, 2017 – What do you get a boater for Christmas? Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), has three holiday gift ideas that are perfect for any boater, sailor or angler:

The gift of on-water towing: Give the gift of a BoatUS Unlimited Towing Membership with towing service…]]> BoatUS National Advisory Council Gathers to Look at Recreational Boating Today, TomorrowWed, 15 Nov 2017 13:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1339AUSTIN, Texas, November 15, 2017 – A panel of distinguished national boating leaders who serve as a sounding board for the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) gathered last week along with esteemed guests and BoatUS staff in Austin to discuss key issues impacting recreational boating today and tomorrow.

Topics of…]]> BoatUS / GEICO Marine Insurance Break Ground for New Headquarters BuildingWed, 15 Nov 2017 08:30:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1340ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 15, 2017 – After 40 years, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), a subsidiary of GEICO, is returning to Springfield. The nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters and 17th largest employer in Alexandria, broke ground yesterday for its new 65,000-square-foot association and corporate headquarters at 5323 Port…]]> 'Give Way' This Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28Thu, 9 Nov 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1336ANNAPOLIS, Md., November 9, 2017 – Giving Tuesday, November 28, kick-starts the season of charitable giving. Always celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, this national day of donating also offers boaters ways to give back to boating. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water asks boaters, sailors and anglers to consider a donation…]]> Harvey and Irma Damage or DestroyTue, 7 Nov 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1338ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 7, 2017 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, estimates that more than 63,000 recreational boats were damaged or destroyed as a result of both Hurricane Harvey and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5G25xvfAi8a

Have a safe Halloween-
D. Scott Croft
BoatUS Public Affairs

…]]> 'AIS Electronics for Boaters - See and Be Seen on the Water'Thu, 26 Oct 2017 08:30:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1333ANNAPOLIS, Md., October 26, 2017 – If your boating takes you through crowded harbors, across shipping lanes or on foggy seas, then you know the feeling in your stomach when you have to ask yourself, “What’s that vessel doing?” Automatic Identification System, or AIS, can give you the answer, but is this collision-avoidance technology right for you? The answer to that question…]]> BoatUS: What You Need to Know About Your DSC-VHF RadioWed, 18 Oct 2017 08:30:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1332ALEXANDRIA, Va., October 18, 2017 -- If a boater has an emergency on the water, there’s no better way than to call for help than with a Digital Selective Calling (
DSC) VHF radio which can give rescuers critical GPS location information. But that doesn’t mean these technologies come without a few quirks, especially when buying or selling a boat…]]> BoatUS "CAT" Team Still Hard at WorkWed, 11 Oct 2017 01:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1331MARATHON, Fla., October 11, 2017 - A month after Hurricane Irma struck Florida, the BoatUS Catastrophe (“CAT”) Field Team is still hard at work. Here, in Marathon’s Boot Key Harbor, salvage crews from TowBoatUS Marathon raise a sunken sailboat and navigation hazard off the harbor bottom. Since the CAT Team’s arrival in…]]> Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County HonorsTue, 10 Oct 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1330PALM BEACH, Fla., October 10, 2017 – Captain Chris Shaffner, owner of TowBoatUS Palm Beach, was recently honored by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County (MIAPBC) with the Member of the Year Award at a ceremony held at Sandpipers Cove in North Palm Beach on September 26.

Capt. Shaffner was surprised with…]]> BoatUS Magazine: Why Aren't Millennials Buying Boats?Thu, 5 Oct 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1329ALEXANDRIA, Va., October 5, 2017 – Both boaters and those who rely on boating to make a living lament that there doesn’t seem to be as many younger boaters these days. The statistics back that up. According to the recently published BoatUS Magazine feature “Why Aren’t…]]> BoatUS: Don't Miss the Deadline to AddMon, 2 Oct 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1328ALEXANDRIA, Va., October 2, 2017 – In the winter, in northern states where freezing temperatures are the norm, boaters who put their boats into heated indoor storage have it made. With their boats warm and dry, they may have little concern for freeze-related damage to their engines. Winter storms can knock out power and heat, however, leading to ice forming inside the engine block and catastrophic…]]> Sailing Convention for Women is the Place to LearnWed, 6 Sep 2017 09:30:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1325CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., September 6, 2017 – Where do women sailors go to learn? The Sailing Convention for Women presented by Gail Hine will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California. The daylong ladies-only series of shore- and boat-based workshops offer beginners and experts…]]>