membership matters
Summer 2013

BoatUS ANGLER Membership News

More bang for your boating budget

Photo of BoatUS Member fueling his boat

To help you stretch your boating budget, BoatUS now has more than 1,000 marinas and other boating and  fishing businesses in the BoatUS Cooperating Marina Program that offer discounts on fuel, repairs,  transient slips and even fishing guide services.

The discounts vary by the business. 360 marinas in the group offer up to 10 cents off per gallon of fuel,  while more than 320 marinas and boatyards offer repair discounts, and 600 offer up to a 25 percent discount on transient slip fees—or essentially four nights for the price of three. Other discounts are offered at bait and tackle shops, boat storage facilities, restaurants, boat rental companies and ships’ stores.

Visit to find a discount in your neighborhood. Membership benefits include 24-hour dispatch for on water boat towing as well as roadside assistance for boat trailers and tow vehicles, access to feature-packed boat insurance programs, and more savings with West Marine shopping discounts. BoatU.S. is also the nation’s leading advocate for recreational boat owners— joining means your voice is heard on Capitol Hill when anti-boating legislation is being debated.

Christie Doubles Up On BoatUS ANGLER 'Weigh-to-Win' Bonuses

Photo of pro tournament angler Jason Christie holding up his BoatUS ANGLER membership keytag

Jason Christie had an April full of tournament success that was more like a dream than reality. In back-to-back weeks, the former college basketball player won two professional tournaments. First he won the Walmart FLW Tour event on Beaver Lake in Arkansas then headed 120 miles east to Bull Shoals Reservoir and won the Bassmaster Elite Series event. His winnings totaled more than $225,000 in about eight calendar days.

Thanks to BoatUS ANGLER’s “Weigh-to-Win” cash bonus program, Christie is still cashing-in; picking up $500 for each of his professional victories, to add an extra thousand bucks to his April to remember.

“To be honest, as a professional angler, any tournament bonus program gets my attention,” Christie said, “and the chance to win extra cash through Weigh-to-Win is the biggest reason I signed up for a membership with BoatUS ANGLER. “But, the added benefit of knowing if I blow a trailer tire or have mechanical issues, that I can dial the toll-free number on this key chain, and BoatUS will send somebody to help me fix it, or get off the highway safely, is worth way more than the $38 it cost to sign-up.”

Simply said, it pays to buy a highly affordable BoatUS ANGLER membership regardless of what B.A.S.S., FLW, LBAA, College Bass or PAA events you compete in, especially when you’re registered for the “Weigh-to-Win” cash tournament  bonus program, and that’s why hundreds of anglers have already signed up.

To make sure you are eligible, just dial (918) 742-6424 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday, and ask for Kendell; she’ll make sure you get signed-up. Or to learn more, please visit


Win “Elite Fishing Experience” with Kurt Dove

Photo of BoatUS ANGELR Pro Staff member Kurt Dove holding two bass

Join BoatUS ANGLER Pro-Staffer and Bassmaster Elite Series pro Kurt Dove for an unbelievable fishing trip to fabled bass factory Lake Amistad in Del Rio, Texas. All BoatUS ANGLER members as of Aug. 25, 2013 are automatically entered. A random drawing will be conducted under the supervision of the Sponsor, whose decisions are final. The winner will be announced in September 2013, and the trip will take place in October 2013. The winner also will receive a $500 gift card for airfare and lodging, and a prize pack containing various BoatUS ANGLER logo apparel. Visit for complete rules.