Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:15:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating http://www.boatus.com/news/releases.asp Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:15:39 EST GEICO Marine Insurance Hiring Service and Claims Team Members in Jacksonville FLThu, 19 Nov 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1154JACKSONVILLE, Fla., November 19, 2015 – Searching for a job can be a challenging and stressful process. If you’re looking for an opportunity to launch your career, the GEICO Marine Insurance/BoatUS Jacksonville office is hiring entry-level positions for its expanding boat insurance sales, policy…]]> Where Boaters Go on Giving Tuesday: The BoatUS FoundationMon, 16 Nov 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1153ANNAPOLIS, MD, November 16, 2015 – On Giving Tuesday, December 1, when boaters, sailors and anglers want to celebrate their generosity and give, they go to BoatUS.org, the online home of the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water.…]]> BoatUS and AMA: Winterization and Ethanol Blended FuelsWed, 4 Nov 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1152Dear Friends:

I’m reaching out on behalf of my group, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), and the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) with a consumer-interest column focused on proper boat and motorcycle winterization and ethanol’s damaging effects. The column is co-authored by BoatUS President Margaret Podlich and AMA President Robert Dingman.

I…]]> What a Boater Wants For ChristmasThu, 29 Oct 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1151ALEXANDRIA, VA, October 29, 2015 – Most of us already have our two front teeth, but what a boater in the family may be missing for the holidays is a gift that makes their boating better. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has gift ideas that will have your favorite boater thanking you all year…]]> Mustang Survival Voluntarily Recalls Two Models of Inflatable Life JacketsThu, 15 Oct 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1150ALEXANDRIA, VA, October 15, 2015 -- Mustang Survival has announced it is voluntarily recalling two selected models of inflatable personal flotation devices (PFDs) manufactured in Canada between September 2014 and September 2015. The recall is being issued for the reinforcement of a portion of the bladder assembly that may tear when the bladder lobes are flexed apart…]]> 27th Annual SCYA Women's Sailing Convention is the Place to LearnWed, 14 Oct 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1149CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. October 14, 2015 – Where do women sailors go to learn? The Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA) will hold its 27th Annual Women’s Sailing Convention on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California. The daylong, ladies-only series of shore and boat-based workshops offer beginners…]]> BoatUS and Dockwa Partner for Transient Slip Booking BenefitWed, 7 Oct 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1148ALEXANDRIA, Va., October 7, 2015 -- Booking a slip, dock or mooring just got a lot easier for the 500,000+ members of Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). A new partnership with Dockwa, an award-winning unified booking and marketing platform that…]]> Four Tips for Buying a Used Boat TrailerTue, 29 Sep 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1147ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 29, 2015 -- As the boating season ends in the northern climates, some boaters may be looking to find a trailer to store the boat for the winter. If you’re looking to buy a used boat trailer now or planning on buying a boat that comes with a used trailer, Boat Owners Association…]]> Boaters: Should You Add Ice and Freeze Coverage to your Boat Policy Now?Thu, 24 Sep 2015 08:30:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1146ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 24, 2015 -- Many boat owners think they don’t have to worry about freeze damage if they live in temperate states or if they keep their boat in an indoor, heated storage area in Northern climates. But they may want to rethink that. Every year, the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Marine Insurance Program gets freeze…]]> Controversial Fee for BoatersWed, 23 Sep 2015 12:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1145RALEIGH, NC, September 23, 2015 – A controversial new “Coastal Boat Fee” that would have made Tar Heel State boaters pay the highest state-imposed charges on recreational boats in the nation has died with the passing of the state budget Monday. As part of the North Carolina budget debate, the state’s General Assembly was considering legislation…]]> No-Cost "Boater's Guide to Winterizing" Offered by BoatUSWed, 16 Sep 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1144ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 16, 2015 -- 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 cold weather approaches, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) dug into its claims data and found…]]> 2015 Life Jacket Design Competition Winners Break New GroundTue, 15 Sep 2015 10:00:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1143LOUISVILLE, KY, September 15, 2015 – What would a modern life jacket look like if you threw out the rulebook and started with a clean slate? The answer lies with the winners of the 2015 “Innovation in Life Jacket Design Competition” announced today at the International Boat Builders Exhibition…]]> Boater Assists Increase at TowBoatUS Old SaybrookWed, 9 Sep 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1142OLD SAYBROOK, Conn., September 9, 2015 – This year, Eastern Long Island Sound and Connecticut River boaters have been seeing new faces at the helm of the red towboats that provide assistance when they run aground, have an engine breakdown, need fuel or a battery jump. Capt. Jeff Dziedzic, who has been operating TowBoatUS ports in the New London/Groton and Mystic/Stonington…]]> BoatUS Cooperating Marina Program Now Reaches 800+ MarinasWed, 2 Sep 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1141ALEXANDRIA, VA, September 2, 2015 – As the 2015 summer boating season draws to a close, the BoatUS Cooperating Marina Program reported over 800 marinas participating this year. Launched in 1995 and designed as a way for marinas to build incremental sales and at the same time provide valuable benefits…]]> BoatUS Announces Game-Changing Insurance PolicyTue, 1 Sep 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1137ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 1, 2015 – In the sharing economy, who pays when something goes wrong? For boat owners considering renting out their vessel through Airbnb-like boat renting services, boat insurance has been a key concern. Today BoatUS announces a first of its kind boat rental insurance policy…]]> This Labor Day Holiday, BoatUS Survey Shows 91% of Boaters Want Ethanol-Free GasTue, 1 Sep 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1140ALEXANDRIA, Va. September 1, 2015 – As boaters head into the Labor Day weekend and fill up their boat’s gas tank for one last hurrah of the season, a vast majority say they want ethanol-free gas, but only about half surveyed by the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) say it is available to them at marinas and gas stations. This means that…]]> Boating on the Upswing: For the Company That Gets Recreational Boaters HomeFri, 28 Aug 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1138ALEXANDRIA, VA, August 28, 2015 – As the economy slowly improves, so has recreational boating. In May, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) reported healthy growth for the $35.4 billion recreational boating industry. Continued good weather has also increased summer boating activity, according to Erika Aims for the Coast: Boaters - What's Your Hurricane Plan?Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:20:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1139PALM BEACH, Fla., August 27, 2015 – In Florida, the Palm Beach Post reported that boat owners are wasting no time preparing for Tropical Storm Erika. However, some boaters still don’t have a hurricane plan. Palm Beach Yacht Center dockmaster Jena Bradley said yesterday that she had received at least 30 calls…]]> How To Be The Worst Marina GuestMon, 24 Aug 2015 11:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1136ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 24, 2015 – It’s nearing the end of summer cruising season for recreational boaters, who are looking to fit in one more trip away from home. If you’re member of BoatUS, a marina may even give you a discount on fuel, transient dockage or repair work, but most importantly, transient…]]> Paddle vs. Prop:Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1134ANNAPOLIS, Md. August 19, 2015 – When it comes to enjoying the outdoors, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) has led the nation in growth with a 38 percent increase in participation from 2013 to 2014, according to the Outdoor Foundation’s 2015 Outdoor Recreation Participation Topline Report. But as these human-powered watercraft become more common in crowded harbors,…]]>