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Celebrating 50 Years, BoatUS Member Appreciation Event Slated for Clearwater, FL

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BoatUS members will gather April 6 at the Clearwater Yacht Club for a Member Appreciation Event to celebrate the organization's 50th year.
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CLEARWATER, Fla., March 22, 2016 – It was 50 years ago that Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) got its start as the result of one man’s desire to make recreational boating better for boaters, sailors, and anglers. To celebrate this milestone, the nation’s largest recreational boat owner advocacy, services and safety organization announced today the first in a series of local celebrations to say thanks to its over half million members.

The inaugural BoatUS “50th Anniversary Member Appreciation Event” will be held Wednesday, April 6 at Clearwater Yacht Club in Clearwater, FL, from 6:00PM-9:00PM. BoatUS President Margaret Bonds Podlich will host the informal, festive event with music, hors d’oeuvres and prizes – including a Star Clippers cruise for two. “It’s a way to gather and thank our BoatUS members for their continued support over the years, and to get with other boaters to talk boating,” said Podlich. Local TowBoatUS Captains will also attend.

Additional celebrations will be announced soon. The events are open to BoatUS members as well as any friends of the association.


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About Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS):

Celebrating 50 years in 2016, BoatUS is the nation’s largest organization of recreational boaters with over a half million members. We are the boat owners’ voice on Capitol Hill and fight for their rights. We help ensure a roadside breakdown doesn’t end a boating or fishing trip before it begins, and on the water, we bring boaters safely back to the launch ramp or dock when their boat won’t, day or night. The BoatUS Insurance Program gives boat owners the specialized coverage and superior service they need, and we help keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Visit