NEWS from BoatUS
Boat Owners Association of The United States
880 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 22304
BoatUS Press Room at www.BoatUS.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Scott Croft, 703-461-2864, SCroft@BoatUS.com
Go Boating This Summer and Still Cut Costs
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 25, 2009 – Even though the budget for family fun is being pinched this summer, here are ten ways boaters can still rely on a BoatUS membership to save them money:
Boat Fuel: Save money on fuel by getting up to 10 cents per-gallon discount at select BoatUS Cooperating Marinas .
Overnight slips: Save 25% on transient slips at select BoatUS Cooperating Marinas.
Boat repairs: Save 15% on repairs at select BoatUS Cooperating Marinas.
Boater education certification: Boating safety courses can set you back almost $45 if taken online, or up to about $100 for a classroom-based course. Or, you can take the BoatUS Foundation’s free Online Boating Safety Course which is recognized as boater certification in 32 states.
Boat insurance premium discount: Save money on your insurance premium by getting a discount after completing the BoatUS Foundation Online Boating Safety Course. Or, call the BoatUS Foundation Courseline at 1-800-336-2628, or go online to www.BoatUS.com/courseline to let us show you where the next boating safety classes are being held in your area.
Low cost insurance options: Now may be a good time to investigate some lower-cost options with BoatUS Marine Insurance. Get a free quote at www.BoatUS.com/insurance .
Fishing guide services, bait and tackle: The BoatUS Angler Fishing Services Locator will show where to find member discounts of up to 20% at bait and tackle shops as well as up to 30% off fishing guide services.
Borrow a kid’s life jacket: If you’re expecting young guests aboard and have a temporary need for the right-sized life jacket, the BoatUS Foundation has over 500 Kids Life Jacket Loaner Program locations across the country where you can borrow one for free.
Offshore EPIRB rental: Instead of spending $750, you can rent an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) for offshore passages from the BoatUS Foundation for as little as $40 week plus shipping.
Shopping for boating supplies: All new BoatUS members get a $10 West Marine reward certificate for joining, and also earn a $10 reward certificate for every $250 spent at West Marine.
For more information on these and other discounts as well as to join BoatUS at a special online rate of only $19 annually, go to www.BoatUS.com/membership .
BoatUS – Boat Owners Association of The United States – is the nation’s leading advocate for recreational boaters providing its 600,000 members with government representation, programs and money saving services. For membership information visit http://www.BoatUS.com or call 800-395-2628.