Mon, 30 May 2016 16:20:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating http://www.boatus.com/news/releases.asp Mon, 30 May 2016 15:20:32 EST 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…]]> Celebrating 50 Years, BoatUS Member Appreciation Event June 21Wed, 25 May 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1200BAY SHORE, NY, May 25, 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…]]> 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: Much-Needed TowBoatUS Service Opens at Lake Sam Rayburn, TexasTue, 17 May 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1194ZAVALLA, Texas, May 17, 2016 - Boaters on Lake Sam Rayburn, the largest body of water entirely within Texas and one of the state’s most popular fishing venues, can breathe a little easier if they have a breakdown on the water. Help is now just a VHF hail, phone call, or smartphone App click away. TowBoatUS…]]> Ohmer-Arnold Honored WithMon, 9 May 2016 08:30:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1192NEWPORT, Calif., May 9, 2016 – At opening day festivities held this weekend at Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, Mrs. Kathie Ohmer-Arnold of Aliso Viejo, CA was named the 2016 recipient of the Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award. A joint honor of the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) and…]]> "How to Use GPS" Newest Online Course FromWed, 4 May 2016 09:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1191ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 4, 2016 – It’s an important piece of equipment, able to get boaters safely home, to their favored fishing hole or weekend raft up spot. But if you’ve ever wondered about all of the features and functions on your boat’s GPS or chartplotter, this is your chance to learn by taking the newest online course from the BoatUS Foundation…]]> Buying Boat Insurance: The Fine PrintWed, 27 Apr 2016 09:00:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1190ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 27, 2016 – As boat owners prep for the season, it’s time to dust off the insurance policy and grab a magnifying glass to read the fine print. Unlike auto or homeowner’s insurance, recreational boat insurance has distinct coverages that can perplex and leave boaters scratching their head. What do you need to know? Boat Owners…]]> Virginia Powerboaters & PWC Drivers NeedMon, 25 Apr 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1189ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 25, 2016 – On July 1, all Virginia operators of motorboats over 10HP and personal watercraft will need to comply with a 2007 state law by taking a boating safety education course. To help them easily meet the requirement, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers a no cost, online course that can be taken at home and…]]> Boat Fire Extinguishers: Four Myths From the BoatUS FoundationTue, 19 Apr 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1188ANNAPOLIS, MD, April 19, 2016 – Every spring, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water receives questions from boaters about fire extinguishers. To help set the record straight here are four fire extinguisher myths debunked:

Myth #1: Tapping…]]> Coastal Conservation Association North Carolina NamesMon, 18 Apr 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1187RALEIGH, NC, April 18, 2016 – At its recent annual meeting, the State Board of Directors for the Coastal Conservation Association North Carolina (CCA NC) named local on water towing Captain and TowBoatUS Beaufort owner Lee Sykes “Volunteer of the Year.”

An…]]> Eight Boat Spring Commissioning Goof-Ups We MadeWed, 13 Apr 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1186ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 13, 2016 – They are the crewmembers of the nation’s largest boater advocacy, safety and services group, BoatUS. And like most boaters, they aren’t perfect. They make mistakes and learn from them too. With boat yards, back yards, marinas and clubs now coming to life, spring commissioning…]]> Celebrating 50 Years, BoatUS Member Appreciation EventTue, 12 Apr 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1185PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., April 12, 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…]]> New TowBoatUS Service Opens in Joliet, IllinoisFri, 8 Apr 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1183JOLIET, Ill., April 8, 2016 – Captain Gareth Stamm has been boating and fishing since he was a boy and knows it's in his blood. After two years of working on Lake Michigan as a captain for TowBoatUS Chicago, a 24-hour on water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters, Stamm, who hails from Joliet, decided to bring the same service to his home waters…]]> New Owners Take the Helm at TowBoatUS Port CanaveralThu, 7 Apr 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1184PORT CANAVERAL, Fla., April 7, 2016 – Some 20-plus years ago, Captains Sean Steinberg and Steven Holm’s passion for boating began when they met as 10-year-olds in a community sailing program in Cape Coral, Florida. They sailed extensively through high school and college and went on to professional careers on the water. In January they became owners,…]]>