Wed, 10 Feb 2016 8:1:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating http://www.boatus.com/news/releases.asp Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:01:39 EST Red Tow Boats That Help Boaters Have a New NameThu, 4 Feb 2016 08:30:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1165FRIDAY HARBOR, WA, February 4, 2016 – When recreational boats break down, run aground or need a little help getting back to the launch ramp or boat slip, the red response boats of Vessel Assist Friday Harbor have been there to lend assistance. Now the 24-hour on water towing and assistance service has a new name: ]]> In 2016, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS)Wed, 3 Feb 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1161ALEXANDRIA, Va., February 3, 2016 – In 1966, boaters could buy a new mid-sized cruiser for about $7,000, outboard engines had just surpassed 100 horsepower, and recreational boating was growing on a large scale across America. It was also in ’66 that the nation’s largest recreational boating group, Boat Owners Association of The United States ( GEICO Marine Insurance HiringThu, 28 Jan 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1164JACKSONVILLE, Fla., January 28, 2016 – 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…]]> TowBoatUS Catalina Takes Tower of the Year Honors atTue, 19 Jan 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1162AVALON, Calif., January 19, 2016 – A local company that that helps boaters get safely home was singled out for its professionalism at the BoatUS Towing Services Annual Conference recently held in Jupiter, FL. “Tower of the Year” honors went to TowBoatUS Catalina, which is owned…]]> VIDEO: Local Boat Towing Captains in FL, TX, MD and CTTue, 19 Jan 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1163JUPITER, Fla, January 19, 2016 – Captains with the nation’s largest fleet of towboats for recreational boaters spend a lot of time on the water. As they routinely respond to boats with dead batteries, broken motors or running aground incidents – over 70,000 such requests for assistance annually – eventually they’re bound to run into real…]]> BoatUS Foundation: Three Safety Tips for Upgrading Boat LightingMon, 11 Jan 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1160ANNAPOLIS, MD, January 11, 2016 – With the latest technical advances in recreational boat lights – both for navigation and aesthetic purposes – recreational boaters have more choices than ever when upgrading their boat’s lighting. However, the US Coast Guard wants boaters to know that some of the new lights aren’t up to snuff and could…]]> Leaders Gather for BoatUS National Advisory CouncilThu, 17 Dec 2015 08:35:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1159WILLIAMSBURG, VA, December 17, 2015 – A panel of 11 distinguished national boating leaders that serve as a sounding board for Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) gathered with the senior BoatU.S. leadership recently in Williamsburg, VA to discuss key issues impacting recreational boating.

The…]]> Boaters: Plan Your Summer Cruise Now With Online Course That Shows You HowThu, 17 Dec 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1158ANNAPOLIS, MD, December 17, 2015 – While anxiously awaiting next summer’s boating season, boaters may endlessly roam barren marina docks or eerily quiet boat clubs anticipating the return of the season many months away. However, to provide hope for the sun-splashed days of summer, boaters can start planning their summer…]]> "Backbone" of American Boating SafetyMon, 7 Dec 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1157ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 7, 2015 – In a victory for boaters and anglers, Friday’s passage of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act also includes reauthorization of the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund through the year 2020. After significant lobbying by Boat Owners Association of The United States ( Boat Salvage Operation By Vessel Assist Shelter Island MarksTue, 1 Dec 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1155SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 1, 2015 – On November 6, a 22-foot boat capsized near the Coronado Islands in Mexican waters, 24 miles south of San Diego. While there was no loss of life, to get the “turtled” wreck home a sentinel of the sea was dispatched.

In 1995, Vessel Assist Shelter Island, a former 36-foot US…]]> Maryland Marina Fire Proves Benefits of Working withMon, 30 Nov 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1156BOWLEYS QUARTERS, MD, November 30, 2015 – When a fire broke out recently aboard a 40-foot powerboat stored ashore at the 500-slip Bowleys Marina on the eastern outskirts of Baltimore, marina staff were prepared. Long before flames had lit the afternoon sky and then being safely doused by the fire department, spill prevention equipment was pre-positioned on the…]]> 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…]]>