Tue, 25 Apr 2017 8:37:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating http://www.boatus.com/news/releases.asp Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:37:18 EST Want to Know How to 'Boat'?Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:40:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1286SARASOTA, 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 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1284ANNAPOLIS, 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 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1283LAKE 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 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1282PHILADELPHIA, 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 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1281SACRAMENTO, 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 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1280ALEXANDRIA, 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 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1278WASHINGTON, 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…]]> Boaters' Cure-All for Zippers andWed, 5 Apr 2017 09:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1279ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 5, 2017 – Getting corroded boat canvas zippers to work smoothly by using two common kitchen items has never been so popular, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national boating advocacy, services and safety group announced today the number one most widely viewed online “BoatTECH” how-to-fix-it tip this spring is author…]]> Lifelong Seafarer Jason Dyer Brings TowBoatUS to Eagle Mountain LakeTue, 28 Mar 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1277FORT WORTH, TX, March 28, 2017 – Captain Jason Dyer, who learned to sail as a 7-year-old at the Fort Worth Boat Club on Eagle Mountain Lake, spent more than 30 years at sea as a professional mariner. Now he’s come back to his home waters and opened a new on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters. As the owner of VIDEO: Crazy Eddie Wants YouFri, 24 Mar 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1276Dear Friends:

By now, you may have heard about Spring Aboard, a weeklong event (March 19–25) of ramped-up promotion by boating safety groups to encourage recreational boaters to take a boating safety course.

A partner of Spring Aboard, our own BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, offers 33 state online…]]> VIDEO: BoatUS Foundation Findings #55 Looks at Boat Fire SafetyThu, 23 Mar 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1275ANNAPOLIS, MD, March 23, 2017 – In an effort to improve boat fire safety aboard recreational boats, the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water today issued “Foundation Findings #55.” The report, part of a long-running educational series devoted to boating-safety topics, includes a five-minute…]]> TowBoatUS St. Charles Has New Owner and New Home BaseWed, 22 Mar 2017 10:00:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1274ST. CHARLES, MO, March 22, 2017 – Paul Hopkins, the owner of Port Charles Harbor Marina in St. Charles, Missouri, is the new owner of TowBoatUS St. Charles. “TowBoatUS has been providing great service to Mississippi River boaters for the last seven years,” Hopkins said. “As soon as we learned the former owner…]]> Boat Owners Association of The United States SaysTue, 21 Mar 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1273WASHINGTON, DC, March 21, 2017 – After its first look at the Trump administration’s new budget blueprint released March 16, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says that boat owners should be aware of potential budget impacts that could affect boating safety, access and the health of our waterways.

“The…]]> Minnetonka Power Squadron and USPS District 22Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1272ORLANDO, Fla., March 20, 2017 -- At the United States Power Squadrons (USPS) Annual Meeting held recently in Orlando, Florida, Minnetonka Power Squadron, of Minnetonka, Minnesota took “Top Squadron” honors while Florida’s US Power Squadron District 22 was named “Top District.” The awards are sponsored by Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) and given…]]> Boat Trailer Insurance Mysteries Revealed by BoatUSThu, 16 Mar 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1271ALEXANDRIA, VA, March 16, 2017 – If you get in an accident while trailering your boat, do you know which insurance policy will pay for repairs to the trailer?

If it’s a simple accident with damage to the trailer only, it’s likely to be the trailer insurance coverage that pays. But what happens when you back the trailer into a neighbor’s stone wall or a tree comes…]]> Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway AssociationMon, 13 Mar 2017 12:01:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1270WASHINGTON, DC, March 13, 2017 – The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the famed 1100-plus mile coastal waterway stretching from Norfolk, Virginia to Miami, Florida, is getting “thin.” Shoaling has created hazardous conditions in some areas with depths reported less than 5 feet – which reflects a remarkable 7 feet of water depth lost in the waterway’s authorized minimum…]]> New Videos from BoatUS FoundationMon, 27 Feb 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1269

Dear Friends:

Boats burn every year and when they do, things get bad. Quickly. For boaters, acknowledging the possibility of a fire is an exercise in fear because there’s nothing more scary than to have open flames aboard and no place to go. I’d like to share two new videos from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water that I encourage you to share…]]> TowBoatUS Takes Tower of the Year Honors atWed, 22 Feb 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1264BALTIMORE, MD, February 22, 2017 – A local small business that that helps boaters get safely home was recognized for its professionalism at the BoatUS Towing Services Annual Conference recently held in San Diego, California. “Tower of the Year” honors went to TowBoatUS Baltimore, which is owned and operated by Capt.…]]> Boat-Towing Captains in FL, MA, NJ, RI, NCWed, 22 Feb 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1265SAN DIEGO, February 22, 2017 – When recreational boaters need a tow home, a battery jump, or a little extra fuel, TowBoatUS towing captains are there 24-hours a day to provide routine assistance. When recreational boaters are in deep trouble, TowBoatUS captains don’t hesitate to save lives. Ten TowBoatUS Captains from across…]]> Boating Writers International Bestows AwardsTue, 21 Feb 2017 01:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1268MIAMI, Fla. February 21, 2017 – Boating Writers International (BWI), the professional association for writers, editors, publishers and photographers in recreational boating and fishing industry, bestowed six awards to BoatUS Magazine writers during a presentation held at the group’s annual meeting at 2017 Miami International Boat Show. It is the 24th year of the annual writing contest…]]>