Membership News


A Special BVI Charter For BoatUS Members!

Published: February/March 2014

Photo of cruising off the British Virgin Islands

A great opportunity awaits BoatUS members who long for a terrific boating vacation in the glorious British Virgin Islands. From June 1-7, 2014, our first BoatUS Member flotilla hosted by The Moorings will explore the BVI with fun stops planned in Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Norman Island, and more. BoatUS members save up to 10 percent on this charter and get discounts at restaurants, slips, and moorings throughout the islands. To learn more, and enter to win a free Moorings 474 power cat to use during the flotilla, visit

Get A Free MMSI Number

If you got a new VHF radio for Christmas, chances are it came equipped with a push-button emergency feature using Digital Selective Calling (DSC). To use the emergency function, you'll need a Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) number (like a phone number for your boat). Having an MMSI number helps verify your emergency, identify your boat to rescuers, and cut down on false alarms. BoatUS offers free MMSI numbers, an easy-to-download tutorial on DSC VHF radios, and info on how this technology saves lives as a part of the Coast Guard's Rescue 21 System.

Custom Vinyl Lettering & Graphics — Not Just For Boats!

Did you know that BoatUS offers custom boat lettering and graphics? Whether you're looking for lettering for your vessel, a vehicle, custom home decorations, or a unique way to display your business name, look to BoatUS Graphics. We're excellently priced, have high-quality graphics and an extremely quick turnaround, and we pride ourselves on customer service. Even better, members save 10 percent on all orders, and receive free shipping on orders over $75. With our "Oops Guarantee," if you make a mistake or damage your graphics during installation, we'll send you replacements — free of charge. Start designing your boat or vehicle lettering, hailing port, registration numbers, or specialty lettering at

Go Digital & Never Miss An Issue

Choose to be an eMember and receive your BoatUS Magazine and renewal notices via email. It's great for cruisers and conserves paper. An eMembership delivered to your email contains the same award-winning BoatUS Magazine you know and love. Simply visit or call us at 800-395-2628 to go digital today. of story marker


Top Benefits Of Basic BoatUS Membership, All For Just $24!*

To see all our services, join, or renew your membership online, visit or call 800-395-2628.

*Basic Membership is $24; higher towing service levels, Roadside Assistance, and insurance coverage are available for an additional charge.