Thu, 3 Sep 2015 11:14:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating Thu, 3 Sep 2015 10:14:53 EST BoatUS Cooperating Marina Program Now Reaches 800+ MarinasWed, 2 Sep 2015 08:30:30 EST, 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 EST, 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 EST, 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 EST, 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 EST 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 EST, 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 EST, 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,…]]> Boaters: Three Pieces of Hurricane Prep Gear You Forgot to Get,Tue, 18 Aug 2015 08:30:30 EST, VA, August 18, 2015 – According to the to the National Hurricane Center, Monday, August 10, marked the date by which boaters typically have seen the first hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season. And while early predictions for this year’s hurricane storm activity were well below the 30-year average, that doesn’t mean the entire season…]]> TowBoatUS Mystic Signs MOAMon, 17 Aug 2015 08:30:30 EST, Conn., August 17, 2015 [Update to Release issued August 6, 2015] – Like all boaters, the crew of TowBoatUS Mystic a 24-hour, on water recreational boat towing and assistance company, will render Good Samaritan aid when asked. And now when the US Coast Guard asks for help in locating lost boaters, the privately-owned…]]> TowBoatUS Lake Hartwell, SC, Changes Hands asMon, 10 Aug 2015 08:30:30 EST HARTWELL, SC, August 10, 2015 -- Wade Cline, the new owner of TowBoatUS Lake Hartwell, an on water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters, began his boating life on that lake when he was just a young boy. His family had a home there. “I’ve been on the water my whole life,…]]> Going "Virtual": How Do You Want Your Aids to Navigation?Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:30:30 EST, Va., July 31, 2015 – For recreational boaters, the waterway signposts known as aids to navigation are critical for a safe journey. But what if an aid to navigation (ATON) such as a floating buoy marking the edge a deep-water channel could only be seen on an electronic screen and not by the naked eye? Will recreational boaters benefit from these new…]]> Grants Available to Help Pay for Visiting Boater FacilitiesTue, 28 Jul 2015 08:30:30 EST, VA, July 28, 2015 – Visiting boaters, whether staying over for just one night or a couple weeks, offers real economic benefits and adds to the vitality of waterfront communities, marinas and boat clubs. But laying out the welcome mat can be challenging. Transient boat docks that are protected and safe for overnight tie-ups, deep-water channels, restrooms,…]]> Calling All "Boat Techies": What's Wrong in this Photo?Wed, 22 Jul 2015 08:30:30 EST, Va., July 22, 2015 – So you think you know everything about boats? Here’s a challenge for any armchair boat mechanic, “boat techie,” or anyone with an interest in staying safe on the water and preventing their own boating mishap or breakdown.

This photo is provided by Boat Owners Association of…]]> New Towing Service Ready to Help Boaters onTue, 21 Jul 2015 13:30:00 EST TILLERY, NC, July 21, 2015 -- Capt. Scott Roberson, the co-owner of TowBoatUS Lake Tillery, an on water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters, has spent most of his life delivering large yachts and helping boaters in ocean waters. Now his focus is on a 13-mile-long lake in the Uwharrie…]]> BoatUS Bestows Access Award toTue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:00 EST KILLS, NY, July 21, 2015 - After first being broadsided and demolished by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and then hitting a formidable wall of government bureaucracy, the future of Staten Island’s Nichol’s Great Kills Marina wasn’t always assured. But through the dedicated grassroots efforts of boaters, eager elected officials, a forward thinking marina…]]> Media Alert: EPA Wants to Know How Much CornTue, 14 Jul 2015 13:00:00 EST ISSUE: The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is the 2005 federal law that requires the blending of biofuels such as corn-ethanol into our gasoline. When it was written, it assumed that America’s use of gasoline would continue to rise and mandated escalating amounts of biofuels to be blended with our fuel. Since 2005, however, gasoline usage has…]]> BoatUS Foundation Has Everything to StartMon, 13 Jul 2015 01:00:00 EST, Md., July 13, 2015 – Interested in establishing a life jacket loaner program in your local boating community but don’t know where to start? Does your club or business currently offer a life jacket loaner program but want to promote it more effectively with high quality materials? With a range of new free and low-cost materials available, the BoatUS…]]> VIDEO: Two Common Chores for Diesel Boat OwnersWed, 8 Jul 2015 08:30:30 EST, Va., July 8, 2015 – They are the lasting workhorse of many a cruising or sailing vessel, the inboard diesel engine. Some say they have a reputation for being finicky while others swear by their never-ending reliability. Either side you choose, there are two common chores that the owners of diesel engine boats need to be able to easily perform. Changing…]]> New Online Course For Boaters: All About Marine RadioMon, 6 Jul 2015 08:30:30 EST, MD, July 6, 2015 – If you put 10 boaters in a room with a working marine VHF radio, how many could call for help, call a friend, or share a navigational hazard with nearby boaters? Chances are the most important piece of safety gear aboard a boat is the least understood. A partnership with the US Power Squadrons and BoatUS Foundation aims to improve…]]> On Water Boating Assistance Comes to North Carolina's High Rock LakeTue, 30 Jun 2015 08:30:30 EST ROCK LAKE, NC, June 30, 2015 -- Capt. Lee Sykes has been helping North Carolina boaters get home safely since he opened his first TowBoatUS business in Beaufort, NC in 2010. This spring he brought TowBoatUS, an on water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters, to High Rock Lake. It…]]>