Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:25:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:25:57 EST Don't Let Boat Insurance Snag You at the Tournament GateMon, 14 Aug 2017 08:30:30 EST, Va., August 14, 2017 – In tournament angling, speed and power are what get you to the best fishing spot before the other guy. The high-performance nature of bass boats is leading many tournament organizations to increase the amount of boat-liability insurance required for entry, and that’s causing some angst among tournament anglers.

“In a change we have seen…]]> VIDEOS: BoatUS Summer Boating How-to 'Film Festival' Kicks-offMon, 7 Aug 2017 13:00:00 EST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., August 7, 2017 – What are the common boating tasks that drive boat owners to ask for help? Editors at BoatUS Magazine, the trusted voice of American boating, compiled a list of the top topics and announced the kickoff of a “BoatUS Summer How-to Film Festival” today with the release of 15 short, easily-watchable videos.

“We’re…]]> Who's Tops in Sea Scouting?Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:30:30 EST, Va., July 25, 2017 – Sea Scouting is a specialized program from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) that improves youth boating skills with on-water practice, outdoor, social, and service experiences, and shares knowledge of our maritime heritage. There are about 6,500 teens, about one-third female, participating in 550 “Ships”…]]> New Owner Takes the Helm at TowBoatUS Oneida LakeMon, 24 Jul 2017 13:30:00 EST, N.Y., JULY 24, 2017 – Capt. Jake VanReenen, who has been helping Empire State boaters get home safely for more than seven years as the owner of TowBoatUS on-water towing locations in Rochester and Clayton, is proud to be the new owner of TowBoatUS Oneida Lake,…]]> US Secretary of Interior Zinke Speaks on Boating Access, Infrastructure on Federal LandsWed, 19 Jul 2017 08:30:30 EST, July 19, 2017 -- Just as outdoor enthusiasts enjoy federal lands, recreational boaters need access to federal waters. Access, however, can be threatened due to aging marina infrastructure, lack of funds for ramp and dock maintenance, or government will. The Department of Interior oversees about one-fifth of the nation’s land, including the national parks. Boat Owners Association…]]> Boating Industry Reader Survey Reports Ethanol Repairs IncreasingTue, 18 Jul 2017 08:30:30 EST, Va. July 18, 2017 – A new survey by Boating Industry magazine says those in the boating industry that manufacture, sell, repair and store recreational vessels are seeing a growing number of problems caused by ethanol-related fuels. Said one Minnesota boat dealer in the survey, “Ethanol fuels are great for our service department but bad for our customers!”

The…]]> Want to Learn How to Boat?Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:30:30 EST, SC, July 17, 2017 – Want to learn the basics of boating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water and Freedom Boat Club Charleston will offer discounted TowBoatUS Starved Rock OpensWed, 5 Jul 2017 08:30:30 EST, Ill., July 5, 2017 – Captain Gareth Stamm, who began operating TowBoatUS Joliet on the Illinois River last year, has extended his service westward, with the opening of TowBoatUS Starved Rock, an on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters.

“This is an incredibly popular recreational-boating…]]> Florida Bill Strengthens Derelict Vessel Fight,Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:45:00 EST, Fla., June 27, 2017 – The results of an eight-year pilot program are in, and Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature have acted. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) congratulates the governor and legislators on Friday’s passage of BoatUS Says More Boaters on the Water for July Fourth HolidayTue, 27 Jun 2017 13:50:00 EST, Md., June 27, 2017 -- The nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), says July Fourth is shaping up to be the busiest time of the year on the water for the nation’s recreational boaters, with boating traffic potentially surpassing…]]> Swimming Near Boat Docks Claims More LivesTue, 20 Jun 2017 01:00:00 EST, Md., June 20, 2017 – The fatalities over the weekend of an 11-year-old girl in New Jersey and 19-year-old…]]> BoatUS Alert: Crime Rings Stealing Boats, Yamaha Outboards, Garmin ElectronicsTue, 20 Jun 2017 01:00:00 EST, Va., June 21, 2017 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) said today crime rings responsible for stealing boats, Yamaha outboard engines, Garmin electronics, and other expensive navigation units along the East Coast’s I-95 corridor have moved across the country. Largely striking boat dealerships and boat-storage facilities, the thieves are getting the attention…]]> Why it's Better to Donate a Boat Now Than in DecemberThu, 15 Jun 2017 13:00:00 EST, Md., June 15, 2017 – Is it better to donate a boat to charity now, rather than waiting until year’s end?

“Donating a boat now during the summer high season can help boaters realize more value for their donations,” says Chris Edmonston, President of the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water,…]]> BoatUS Looks at the Accuracy of 22 Years of Hurricane Season PredictionsTue, 13 Jun 2017 08:30:30 EST, Va., June 13, 2017 – According to BoatUS, damage from hurricanes is a leading cause for boat insurance claims. So each summer, the national advocacy, services and safety group anxiously awaits predictions, from a number of highly qualified experts with supercomputers, as to how many tropical storms and hurricanes will form in the Atlantic.

With most 2017 storm forecasts…]]> New Owner of TowBoatUS MentorMon, 12 Jun 2017 08:30:30 EST, Ohio, June 12, 2017 – Capt. Jake Hardy, the new owner of TowBoatUS Mentor, an on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters, has been a lifelong Lake Erie boater. “I’ve never lived more than a mile from the lake, and I’ve been boating and fishing since I was a kid,”…]]> All Roads Lead to San Diego for Yellowtail Shootout June 23-25Mon, 12 Jun 2017 01:00:00 EST DIEGO, June 12, 2017 -- If you’re an angler, the mention of the word “yellowtail” sends a shiver down your spine just thinking of large, fast, sleek, hard-fighting fish at the end of a taut line.

With the 2017 Yellowtail Shootout, presented by Costa, coming to San Diego June 23–25,…]]> Linda LIndquist-Bishop Honored withMon, 5 Jun 2017 10:30:00 EST, Mass., June 5, 2017 – Linda Lindquist-Bishop, a trailblazer in women’s sailing, was awarded the BoatUS/National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) 2017 Leadership in Women's Sailing Award at the NWSA Women’s Sailing Conference held on Saturday in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The award, which recognizes…]]> A Sleepy Subject That Could Keep a Boater Awake at NightMon, 5 Jun 2017 08:30:30 EST, Va., June 5, 2017 – While it’s a subject not often discussed, knowing what’s in your boat’s insurance policy could mean the difference between having to pay significant costs out of pocket for a claim or coming away from the claims experience in good shape. What do you need to know? Boat Owners Association of The United States (National Charting…]]>