Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:30:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:30:06 EST TowBoatUS Rouses Point, NY, Has a New OwnerTue, 5 Aug 2014 08:30:30 EST POINT, NY, August 5, 2014 -- Captain George Walker, the new owner of TowBoatUS Rouses Point, NY, wants Lake Champlain boaters to know he is there to help them anyway he can. A lifelong boater and certified diver who holds a US Coast Guard 100-ton Master license, Walker has a fleet…]]> BoatUS Sea Scout National Flagship Award Goes ToMon, 4 Aug 2014 08:30:30 EST
ARLINGTON, VA, August 4, 2014 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) awarded its 12th Sea Scout National Flagship Award to the Arlington, Virginia based Sea Scout Ship 1942, S.S.S. Dragonlady. The Sea Scouts and their adult leader Tom Ballew, the…]]> BoatUS President Podlich Adds Voice toThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:30:30 EST, DC, July 31, 2014 -- National Marine Manufacturer’s Association President Thomas J. Dammrich, in cooperation with the US Congressional Boating Caucus co-chairs Rep. Candice S. Miller, R-Mich, and Rep. Mike McIntyre D-NC, gave a briefing on the State of the Recreational Boat Industry and Implications for the US Economy yesterday at the US Capitol’s…]]> Media Alert: Chicago City Hall Hearing Monday July 28, 1pm;Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:30:30 EST On Monday, July 28, at 1pm at Chicago City Hall a hearing will be held to debate legislation supported by Chicago City Council Alderman that would require all self-serve gas stations in the City of Chicago to sell gasoline with higher levels – 15% – of ethanol (E15). It is against federal law to use E15 gasoline in a boat…]]> On Water Boat Towing Service Grows on Inland LakesWed, 23 Jul 2014 08:30:30 EST, Va., July 23, 2014 – It’s your roadside assistance on the water, but most anglers know it’s…]]> Is it Drowning, or Electric Shock Drowning?Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:30:30 EST, Va., July 21, 2014 – While standing at the end of your boat dock, you see a person struggling in the water. Do you recognize that the person is drowning, or is something else going on? And what should you do? Doing the right thing could help save someone else's life, and might keep you from losing yours.

Mountain Island Lake Gets 24-Hour TowBoatUS CoverageTue, 15 Jul 2014 08:30:30 EST, NC, July 15, 2014 – For years, boaters and anglers stuck with a dead battery, dead engine or empty fuel tank out on Mountain Island Lake had to hope that someone would get them back to the boat launch or dock. That’s because the lake had no around-the-clock on water boat towing service. Local law enforcement only patrolled…]]> Missouri Corn Growers Pushing For More Ethanol at the Fuel PumpTue, 8 Jul 2014 08:15:30 EST CITY, Mo. July 8, 2014 – Are wise consumers of gasoline being pushed to use a fuel that doesn’t work in their boats, lawn equipment, and other small engines?  A June 24 statement from the Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) blames current…]]> Why Boats SinkMon, 30 Jun 2014 08:30:30 EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 30, 2014 -- When a boat sinks, that’s likely the end of her. That’s because repairs on a sunken boat often cost more than the actual value of the boat. So if boaters want to prevent a sinking at all costs, what can they do? Boat Owners…]]> Boaters: Don't Let July 4th Be Your UndoingWed, 25 Jun 2014 08:30:30 EST, Va., June 25, 2014 – A long day on the water exposed to the elements combined with crowded waterways and alcohol consumption could be a recreational boater’s ultimate undoing this July 4th holiday weekend. “It’s mayhem,” said BoatUS Foundation President Chris Edmonston, “So pull out all the stops and make safety priority…]]> Four Tips for Picking the Best BoatyardTue, 24 Jun 2014 08:30:30 EST, Va., June 24, 2014 – While boatyards are busy, summer may be a better time to have repair work done on the boat. Why? The typical boatyard and shop warranty on labor is 90 days, giving boaters the time necessary to use the boat and ensure a correct repair. But where does a boater go to get repairs done right? Boat Owners Association of The United States…]]> TowBoatUS Opens on Lewis Smith LakeThu, 19 Jun 2014 08:30:30 EST, AL, June 19, 2014 – When the residents of Cullman, Walker and Winston counties describe where they live, Lewis Smith Lake takes center stage, as the communities straddle the 21,000-acre lake. These boating communities are growing, so is the need for on water towing and assistance services for recreational boaters and anglers. The husband and wife team…]]> TowBoatUS Fort Loudon/Tellico Lake Has a New OwnerWed, 18 Jun 2014 08:30:30 EST LOUDON/TELLICO LAKE, Tenn., June 18, 2014 – Captain Will Willison, the new owner of TowBoatUS Fort Loudon/Tellico Lake, Tennessee, made a fortunate phone call in January. He called the then-owner of the Knoxville area TowBoatUS “port” to…]]> New On Water Towing Service at Smith Mountain Lake, VATue, 17 Jun 2014 08:30:30 EST MOUNTAIN LAKE, Va., June 17, 2014 -- Capt. Gary Jacobs, the owner of the new TowBoatUS Smith Mountain Lake, VA, fell in love with the lake when he vacationed there a while back. “It is gorgeous,”…]]> Boat Buying Season ScamsMon, 16 Jun 2014 08:30:30 EST, Va., June 16, 2014 -- It’s summer boating season and some boat buyers and sellers are getting ripped off, say’s Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national boater advocacy, safety and services group outlined the top boat selling scams reported to its Consumer Protection Bureau and offers…]]> When Rig Comes Crashing Down, BoatUS Rental EPIRB Calls For HelpWed, 11 Jun 2014 09:10:10 EST, NC, June 11, 2014 -- Last Saturday morning, the 36-foot catamaran “Cata-Tonic” was 80 miles southeast of Southport, NC in a 20-knot breeze when without warning, the boat’s mast and rig suddenly crashed down on deck, dangerously spilling sails, mast and rigging into the sea. While none of the three sailors…]]> President Signs Legislation Important to Recreational BoatingWed, 11 Jun 2014 08:30:30 EST, DC, June 11, 2014 – Acknowledging that recreational boating is a significant contributor to the nation’s economy as well as a growth engine for local communities, President Obama signed bipartisan legislation earlier this week that recognizes that the Federal government needs to do more to help small harbors, address longstanding dredging issues,…]]> Good Samaritans Tossing A Towline: For Free or for Money?Thu, 5 Jun 2014 08:30:30 EST, Va., June 5, 2014 -- Tossing a towline to a disabled boat and bringing it back safely to the launch ramp is a time honored act of kindness that recreational boaters have always done for each other. But what happens if the Good Samaritan tossing the line decides to charge for their services? Is there much of a difference…]]> TowBoatUS Percy Priest Lake Changes HandsTue, 3 Jun 2014 08:30:30 EST PRIEST LAKE, Tenn., June 3, 2014 -- Capt. Kirk Fonte, who has been working for TowBoatUS Percy Priest Lake since the company began assisting Tennessee boaters three years ago, has bought the business from the previous owner, Shane O’Neal.

“Working…]]> TowBoatUS Portland, Maine Changes HandsThu, 29 May 2014 08:30:30 EST, Maine, May 29, 2014 -- With its magnificent rocky coast, quaint islands, thousands of prop-tangling lobster-pot buoys and frequently changing weather, the waters off Portland, Maine, are both a thrilling and a challenging boating venue. And no one knows those waters better than Capt. John Urbano, the new owner of