Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:27:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:27:22 EST EPA Punts on Renewable Fuel StandardFri, 21 Nov 2014 10:11:11 EST, DC, November 21, 2014 – Ensuring a safe fuel supply for America’s 12 million registered boat owners may have to wait, said Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the agency will further delay the final rule on how much ethanol…]]> BoatUS President Margaret Podlich Named 2014 Darlene Briggs Woman of the YearWed, 19 Nov 2014 08:30:30 EST, Fla. November 19, 2014 — Margaret Podlich, president of the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nation’s largest boat owners’ association with more than 500,000 members, was named the 2014 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year. Podlich was honored Stuff a BoatUS Membership in a Boater's Stocking This ChristmasTue, 18 Nov 2014 08:30:30 EST, VA, November 18, 2014 – Most boaters don’t wear stockings on the water but they do hang them from the fireplace mantel for Christmas – and like all good folks they’re hoping Santa drops in something nice. For just $24, you can give Mr. Kringle a little help by purchasing an affordable gift membership…]]> If You Want To Win a Fishing Trip with Mark Zona, Try Writing Like ThisThu, 6 Nov 2014 08:30:30 EST, Va., November 6, 2014 -- When Western Kentucky University Senior Jacob N. Hopkins and University of Idaho Senior Samuel Martin set out to write their winning essay entries in the BoatUS “Zona’s…]]> Media Alert: BoatUS President Margaret Bonds Podlich to Hold Boating Town Hall MeetingThu, 30 Oct 2014 08:30:30 EST The leader of the nation’s largest recreational boating organization, BoatUS President Margaret Bonds Podlich, invites all Palmetto State boaters to an informal “Town Hall” discussion to…]]> Will Plans For New Rail Service Affect Your Boating?Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:30:30 EST, Fl., October 24, 2014 -- Under plans for a new passenger rail service along Florida’s Atlantic Coast from Miami to Orlando, waterway drawbridge closings along the proposed route would become more frequent. The new passenger rail service, known as ALEXANDRIA, VA, October 20, 2014 – You’re putting the boat away for winter. So what half-truth, wive’s tale or tall story have you heard about winterizing a recreational boat? Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) helps to set the record straight.
Better Have BoatUS Mechanical Breakdown Coverage for Drive UnitsWed, 8 Oct 2014 08:30:30 EST, Va., October 8, 2014 – Many boat insurance policies will cover accidental damage to an outboard or stern drive unit, often as the result of hitting something. But what happens when the unit simply wears out or fails due to some bad luck? BoatUS now offers Mechanical…]]> New Premium Boat Graphics Service by BoatUSTue, 7 Oct 2014 08:30:30 EST, Va., October 7, 2014 – Boat names are as varied as boat owners. However, owners looking for something special to put on their vessel now have a new premium…]]> For Paddlers, It's High Season for SafetyMon, 6 Oct 2014 08:30:30 EST, Md., October 6, 2014 – It may be sunny outside with blue skies above, but waters are deceptively cold and unforgiving in the fall. For paddlers with just a few inches of freeboard to spare, getting wet this time of year can have serious consequences, so the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has…]]> Military Save 10% with BoatUS On Water Towing, and Get Membership for Just $15Fri, 3 Oct 2014 08:30:30 EST, Va., October 3, 2014 – Members of the military who enjoy boating sometimes need a little help when their boat breaks down on the water. To help them get safely back to the launch ramp or home, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS Clarification and Additional Information to 9/30/14 BoatUS Press Release:Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:30:30 EST Editor:

A press release issued Sept. 30, 2014, “Life Jacket Type Code Labels Goes Away” discusses the US Coast Guard’s recent move to eliminate on Oct. 22 the familiar Type I-V code labeling requirements for recreational boat life jackets. Boat Owners Association…]]> Ten Thousand Bucks Available for the BestWed, 1 Oct 2014 08:30:30 EST, Md., October 1, 2014 – Like the name implies, the goal of the boater-funded BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is to educate boaters about safe and clean boating. The Foundation…]]> Life Jacket Type Code Labels Go AwayTue, 30 Sep 2014 08:30:30 EST, MD. September 30, 2014 -- In a move that’s expected to benefit recreational boaters, on Oct. 22 the US Coast Guard will drop the current life jacket type code scheme  -- Type I, II, III, IV and V -- that has been used for years to label and differentiate the types of life jackets and their specific use. Chris…]]> Snowbirds: Don't Forget Insurance, Towing and Safety "Provisions"Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:30:30 EST, Va., September 23, 2014 -- As their annual migration south approaches, sail and powerboat cruisers are stocking their boat’s lockers, checking systems and taking inventory of spare parts. But that’s not the only preparation these cruising “snowbirds” will need to do, says Boat Owners Association…]]> Boater's Ten Safe and Clean Refueling TipsMon, 15 Sep 2014 08:30:30 EST, Va., September 15, 2014 – Unlike an automobile, recreational boats have special safety needs when it comes to refueling. Stern drive or inboard powered boats have closed engine compartments…]]> VIDEO: Pro Angler Captures His Own Boat Sinking and RescueFri, 12 Sep 2014 09:00:00 EST Friends:

If you spend time on the water, what happened on September 4 to Pro Angler Chris Flint and Co-Angler Brett Walker may send a little shiver down your spine.
The two were ending a day of fishing the Bassmaster Northern Open on Michigan’s Lake St. Clair when they abandoned their sinking vessel and climbed aboard a nearby channel buoy for…]]> 15-Page "Boater's Guide To Winterizing" Offered by BoatUSWed, 10 Sep 2014 08:30:30 EST, Va., September 10, 2014 -- Water expands in volume by about nine percent when it freezes, creating a staggering force that can crack a boat engine block, damage fiberglass, split hoses, or destroy a boat’s refrigeration system overnight. As fall approaches, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) recently…]]> Media Can Take Weather for Boaters at No CostFri, 5 Sep 2014 08:30:30 EST Friends:

As a media professional who spends time on the water, you know how important the weather can be. But how much do you really understand about the skies above?
I’d like to…]]> 13-Year Old Dies at Boathouse:Thu, 4 Sep 2014 13:30:30 EST PARISH, La., September 4, 2014 -- It was a Sunday afternoon just over a week ago when 13-year-old Sarah Grace Tellifero was enjoying the last days of summer with three friends, swimming near a boathouse on a local lake. Sadly, when Sarah went to grab a boarding ladder on a pontoon boat to climb out of the water, she was electrocuted.…]]>