Wed, 24 May 2017 4:0:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating Wed, 24 May 2017 03:00:57 EST Capt. Scott McClung Takes the Helm at TowBoatUS Dana PointTue, 23 May 2017 08:30:30 EST POINT, Calif., May 23, 2017 – Captain Scott McClung, who has been boating and fishing the waters around Dana Point, California, since he was a young boy, is the new owner of TowBoatUS Dana Point, an on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters. “I’ve been working here…]]> High Water on the Great Lakes: Boom or Bust for Boaters?Thu, 18 May 2017 09:30:30 EST BAY, NY, May 18, 2017 – With Great Lakes water levels on the rise and expected to continue to increase into summer, recreational boaters could find that deeper water under the keel may open a whole new range of cruising, fishing or sailing grounds to navigation. That same deep water, however, may present unique safety concerns on the water and at the dock, says Boat Owners Association…]]> New Owner Takes the Helm at TowBoatUS PortsThu, 18 May 2017 08:30:30 EST ORLEANS, La. May 18, 2017 – Capt. Conrad Morris, owner of Mississippi’s TowBoatUS Bay St. Louis, has expanded his boat-towing business to the east and west with the acquisition of TowBoatUS Biloxi, Mississippi and TowBoatUS East and West Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana. The on-water towing and assistance company offers 24/7 towing and soft ungrounding services for recreational boaters.…]]> BoatUS 2017 Top 10 List of Boat Names and Their MeaningsWed, 17 May 2017 08:30:30 EST, Va., May 17, 2017 – The nation’s largest recreational boating advocacy, services and safety group, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), issued its 2017 Top Ten Boat Names list today, a tradition dating back a quarter century. The names come from tallying up requests for boat names to the BoatUS…]]> BoatUS Skewers Latest 'Big Ethanol' EffortTue, 16 May 2017 08:30:30 EST, VA, May 16, 2017 –“Big Ethanol” is at it again. In a new advertising campaign timed with the start of boating season, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the leading trade association for America’s ethanol industry, continues to spread…]]> The Five Seconds That Can Get a Boater Into TroubleMon, 15 May 2017 14:00:30 EST, Md., May 15, 2017 -The National Highway Traffic Safety Commission says that sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for five seconds. On waterways across the country, recreational boaters know that five seconds is a world of time to get into trouble. Unlike driving on a road,…]]> 3 Ways to Save on Summertime Boating 'Must-dos'Thu, 11 May 2017 08:30:30 EST, VA, May 11, 2017 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) knows what recreational boaters will be doing this summer, and offers ways that membership ($24) with the national advocacy, services and safety group can save you money on three summertime ‘must-dos’:

Fill up the tank.…]]> Did You Just Hire Your Seasonal Boat Dock Staff?Tue, 9 May 2017 08:30:30 EST, Md., May 9, 2017 – As the summer boating season begins, marinas, boat yards and clubs are staffing up. These seasonal employees, sometimes high school, college students or part-timers, are responsible for refueling hundreds of boats at the gas dock. But do they have the training to prevent a fuel spill?

Utilizing…]]> BoatUS By The Numbers 2017Thu, 4 May 2017 08:30:30 EST, VA, May 4, 2017 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety organization, taking care of America’s recreational boaters for more than 50 years. A look at a few numbers behind the more than half-million-member association may surprise or astonish: Boating and Fishing Groups Send Message to TrumpWed, 3 May 2017 08:30:30 EST, DC, May 3, 2017 – In a letter sent today to the Trump administration and Congress, a coalition of recreational boating and sportfishing interests urged action to fix America’s broken ethanol policy. The American Sportfishing Association (ASA), Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Marine Retailers Association…]]> Having the "Best Catch" Could Get You a Fishing Trip with ZonaTue, 2 May 2017 08:30:30 EST, VA, May 2, 2017 – You may have seen former pro angler and outsized fishing personality Mark Zona hosting the Bassmaster Elite Series on TV, or appearing on his own Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show. Now is your chance to go fishing with him!

Submit a photo of any catch, past or recent, to the BoatUS “Best Catch”…]]> Women's Sailing Conference Slated for June 3 Marblehead, MAWed, 26 Apr 2017 08:30:30 EST, Mass., April 26, 2017 – Lady sailors take note: the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) has announced the 16th Annual Women's Sailing Conference will be held Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Corinthian Yacht Club (CYC) in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The event, which features…]]> Do You Boat on USACE or National Park Waters?Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:30:30 EST, VA, April 25, 2017 -- Hundreds of thousands of boaters enjoy the nation’s vast holdings of US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) or US Department of Interior lakes and waterways every year. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) believes that public-private partnerships have an important role to play in maintaining, improving and…]]> Want to Know How to 'Boat'?Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:40:30 EST, Fla., April 24, 2017 – Want to learn the basics of boating, or have you considered buying a boat someday? The BoatUS Foundation and Freedom Boat Club of Sarasota will offer discounted on-water training courses April 29 and 30 at Marina…]]> Save a Life: Become a Life Jacket Loaner SiteMon, 17 Apr 2017 08:30:30 EST, Md., April 17, 2017 – Across the United States, there are over 550 BoatUS Foundation Life Jacket Loaner sites that collectively loan out children’s life jackets more than 140,000 times each year. That makes it one of the largest and most successful boating safety programs in the country. Becoming a new…]]> TowBoatUS Takes Bassmaster Classic Champion's Boat to the "Finish Line"Sat, 15 Apr 2017 08:00:30 EST CONROE, Texas, April 15, 2017 – When Jordan Lee, the winner of the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods needed a hand, TowBoatUS was there. On Sunday, Lee was crowned the winner of “the world championship of fishing,” but not before he had to ask the 24-hour on water assistance service, TowBoatUS Lake Conroe, for help in getting his disabled…]]> New Owners Take Helm at Two TowBoatUS Delaware River PortsThu, 13 Apr 2017 08:30:30 EST, Pa., April 13, 2017 – When word got out that Bob Hartman, the well-respected, longtime owner of TowBoatUS Philadelphia and TowBoatUS Neshaminy was thinking of retiring, a trio of seasoned Delaware River captains stepped up to the plate and bought the…]]> California Boaters Can Now Take Free Boating Safety CourseWed, 12 Apr 2017 08:30:30 EST, Calif., April 12, 2017 – A new law says California boaters will need to go to school, and the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety has the right course to fit their schedule and budget.

Starting January 1, 2018, Golden State boaters ages 20 or younger who operate a motorized vessel on state waterways will need to have a boater safety card showing successful completion…]]> Official-Looking Vessel Documentation Renewal NoticesThu, 6 Apr 2017 01:00:00 EST, VA, April 6, 2017 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Consumer Protection Department is advising boaters with vessels having a US Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation to be wary of any letter arriving by US mail offering renewal. An increasing number of BoatUS members have complained that these letters…]]> BoatUS Testifies onWed, 5 Apr 2017 13:30:30 EST, DC, April 5, 2017 – At a hearing held today by a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee featuring speakers from the public and private sectors, BoatUS Vice President Government Affairs Chris Edmonston urged Congress to ensure that tough budget times do not jeopardize recreational boating access in America’s…]]>