Gas Prices Change Course; Boaters Look to Save
"We're starting to see more BoatUS members take advantage of our fuel savings discount," added Croft. Regardless, boaters haven't stopped boating. "With record good weather over the country this summer, our 'boating barometer' - the number of calls we receive at our 24-hour Dispatch Centers for our on-the-water towing assistance - are up 10% over last year. Folks are just boating smarter, such as taking shorter trips, running the engine less, looking for discounts on fuel, and taking advantage of the sunshine."
BoatUS has five money-saving programs that come with every BoatUS or BoatUS ANGLER membership:
2. Repairs and transient slips: Repair discounts at Cooperating Marinas also offer members up to 15% off, and up to 25% off transient slip fees - essentially four nights for the price of three - which is great for those looking to go away for a long weekend this summer.
3. Lower cost insurance options: Now may be a good time to investigate some lower-cost options with BoatUS Marine Insurance, especially for smaller boats as rates were recently lowered. Get a free quote at www.BoatUS.com/insurance.
4. Discounts at West Marine: BoatUS members earn 4% back with the West Advantage Gold Rewards Program, and new members receive a $15 coupon (off $100 purchase) just for joining.
5. Fishing guide and charter services: The BoatUS ANGLER Fishing Services Locator will show where to find member discounts of up to 30% off fishing guide and charter services, as well as tackle shops. Search for a fishing guide or charter at www.BoatUSAngler.com/locator.