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2003

January

Complaint Database Helps Boaters Make The Informed Choice
Did Santa Give You a DSC VHF Radio for the Holidays? Register to Get Your Free M.M.S.I. Number at BoatUS.com
BoatU.S. and West Marine Form Strategic Alliance: West Marine Acquires BoatU.S. Retail Equipment Operation

February

RECORD ATTENDANCE AT TOWBOATU.S. CONFERENCE
RUTH WOOD APPOINTED PRESIDENT, BOATU.S. FOUNDATION FOR BOATING SAFETY AND CLEAN WATER
CHESAPEAKE BAY MAGAZINE'S CLARKE WINS EDITORIAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
JIM ELLIS APPOINTED PRESIDENT, BOATU.S.
PATRIOTIC NAMES CAPTURE TOP SPOTS ON MOST POPULAR BOAT NAMES LIST
BOATU.S. TAX TIME TIP: IRS ALLOWS DEDUCTION ON LOANS
BOATU.S. ADDS 61ST TOWBOATU.S. PORT IN FLORIDA - TowBoatU.S. Palatka is Newest Addition

March

BOATU.S. RENTAL EPIRB ASSISTS IN RESCUE OF STRICKEN SAILING VESSEL OFF FLORIDA COAST
SUMMER BOATING GOES SMOOTHER WITH BOATU.S. SPRING COMMISSIONING CHECKLIST
BOATU.S. TEAMS UP WITH MARINA ASSOCIATION FOR SECOND ANNUAL NATIONAL MARINA DAY, AUGUST 9, 2003
BOATU.S. SPONSORS OPENING DAY ON THE BAY 2003, BoatU.S. Founder Richard Schwartz Named Grand Marshal
BOATU.S. ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS FOR THREE KEY TOWING MANAGERS
BOATU.S. ADDS 31ST TOWBOATU.S. PORT ON GREAT LAKES
FREE “STASH YOUR TRASH” BROCHURE & POSTER AVAILABLE FROM BOATU.S.
BOATU.S. FOUNDATION IMPROVES SAFETY ON THE WATER WITH GRASSROOTS GRANTS
BOATU.S. TOP FIVE TIPS FOR BUYING BOAT INSURANCE
SURGE IN FLORIDA & GULF COAST TOWING CALLS INDICATES START OF SPRING BOATING SEASON

April

BOATU.S. ADDS 28TH TOWBOATU.S. PORT ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
WEST MARINE NOW OFFERS BOATU.S. MEMBERSHIP
WORLD'S BEST WOMEN SAILORS SET TO DUEL AT BOATU.S. SANTA MARIA CUP MAY 28-31
BOATU.S. COOPERATING MARINAS TOP 700
BOATU.S.: 'BOAT SMART, BOAT SAFE'
BOATU.S. CHRIS-CRAFT SWEEPSTAKES SURPASSES ONE MILLION ENTRIES
BOATU.S. MARINE INSURANCE PRESENTS DETECTIVE SGT. KEITH JACKSON, LAPD
2nd ANNUAL WOMEN'S SAILING CONFERENCE TO BE HELD JUNE 7 IN MARBLEHEAD, MA
BOATU.S. STEPS IN TO FILL VOID IN RECALL LAW
LEGISLATION FORCING ILLINOIS BOATERS TO TAPE THE SIDES OF THEIR BOATS DRAWS FIRE
BoatU.S. Adds TowBoatU.S. Maurice River in New Jersey

May

BOATU.S. FOUNDATION RENTAL EBIRB SAVES THREE OFF FLORIDA COAST
CLEAN BOATING GROUPS GET FINANCIAL BOOST FROM BOATU.S. FOUNDATION
Local Captain Returns Home to Become Youngest Owner/Operator in Nationwide TowBoatU.S. Fleet
5% INCREASE IN CALLS FOR ASSISTANCE BY BOATERS EXPECTED FOR MEMORIAL DAY
NATIONAL FISHING AND BOATING WEEK JUNE 1 - 8
SPRING ANGLERS LURED INTO FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY
KNOW THE SALVAGE TRUTH

June

NEW STUDY PINPOINTS CAUSES OF BOAT FIRES
TOWN HALL MEETINGS SET FOR INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY
July 4th Busiest Boating Day of the Year: 5,000 Requests for ON-THE-WATER Assistance Expected Over Holiday
BOATU.S. COOPERATING MARINAS RAMPING UP FOR NATIONAL MARINA DAY AUGUST 9, 2003
DAWN RILEY AWARDED ‘LEADERSHIP IN WOMEN'S SAILING’ HONORS
BOATU.S. FOUNDATION CONTINUES TO KEEP KIDS SAFE WITH FREE LOANER LIFE JACKETS
Liz Baylis Takes BoatU.S. Santa Maria Cup
TOWBOATU.S. FALMOUTH, MA UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

July

BOATU.S. URGES BAHAMAS BOUND BOATERS TO PROTEST 200% CRUISING FEE INCREASE
BOATU.S. ANNOUNCES WINNER OF $58,000 CHRIS-CRAFT HERITAGE EDITION LAUNCH
Kohler Initiates Voluntary Recall of Pontentially Deadly Generators After Story Appears in BoatU.S. Magazine
TOWBOATU.S. BEAUFORT, SC OPENS
TOP FIVE TIPS FOR BUYING AND SELLING A BOAT ONLINE
BOATU.S. OFFERS HURRICANE HAUL OUT INSURANCE COVERAGE
BOATU.S. MAGAZINE WINS APEX AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
BOATU.S. REVEALS MOST POPULAR BOATS OWNED BY MEMBERS
TOWBOATU.S. CAMBRIDGE, MD OPENS

August

PEAK HURRICANE SEASON IS HERE: TOP FIVE TIPS TO PREPARE FOR THE WORST
TOWBOATU.S. STANDISH, MI, OPENS
TOP TRAILER BOAT GAS STATION TIPS
BOATERS MAKE UP FOR LOST TIME: MID SEASON BOATING TRAFFIC SPIKES UP
TWO NEW TOWBOATU.S. PORTS OPEN ON THE UPPER DELAWARE RIVER
BOATU.S. FOUNDATION BOATING SAFETY GRANTS AVAILABLE
MEDIA ALERT: ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY TOWN HALL MEETING: Thursday, Aug. 14
BOATU.S. HELPS MEXICO BOUND BOATERS PLAN SOUTH OF THE BORDER ADVENTURES
THE LOG OF THE ITHAKA COMES TO BOATUS.COM

September

FALL BOAT BUYERS: TIPS FOR BOTH LOAN AND CASH BUYERS
HURRICANE ISABEL RECREATIONAL BOAT LOSSES TOTAL OVER $150 MILLION
BOAT AMERICA CORPORATION ACQUIRES VESSEL ASSIST
HURRICANE ISABEL APPROACHES: LAST MINUTE TIPS FOR BOATERS FROM BOATU.S.
MEDIA ALERT: ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY TOWN HALL MEETING: Tuesday, Sept. 16
Armchair Navigators Can Win a Star Clipper Cruise with the Weems & Plath "Adventure in Navigation" Contest Sponsored by BoatU.S.
RECREATIONAL BOATING VOICES NEEDED IN PORT SECURITY PLANNING

October

BOATU.S. PRESENTS U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY FLOTILLA 10-13 WITH "BEST FLOTILLA IN THE NATION" AWARD
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR THE BOATER THAT SHOW YOU CARE
Last Minute Entries Can Still Take Grand Prize Cruise With Weems & Plath "Adventure in Navagation" Contest, Sponsored by BoatU.S.
PUMPOUT EDUCATION JUST GOT EASIER
BOATUS.COM NAMED FAVORITE BOATING WEB SITE
DOOR OPENS ON BOATU.S. FOUNDATION GRANTS FOR CLEAN BOATING PROJECTS
MOST BOATU.S. COOPERATING MARINAS REMAIN OPEN DESPITE ISABEL
BOATU.S. OFFERS FREE WINTERIZING GUIDE
LAST CALL: UP TO $5,000 IN BOATING SAFETY GRANTS AVAILABLE FROM BOATU.S. FOUNDATION

December

DICKINSON APPOINTED TO NEW NOAA PANEL
BOATU.S. FOUNDATION CLEAN WATER GRANT PROGRAM DOUBLES FUNDING IN 2004
BOATING'S BEST FRIEND IN CONGRESS SET TO RETIRE
WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN WEEMS & PLATH "ADVENTURE IN NAVIGATION" CONTEST, SPONSORED BY BOATU.S.
BOATU.S. LIFE JACKET LOANER PROGRAM WELCOMES NEW MARINAS, BOAT CLUBS
BoatU.S. Catastrophe Response Team Finally Goes Home: Some Lessons Learned in Picking Up the Pieces After a Hurricane

2002

January

Last Call For Clean Water Grant Applications.
Gail Hine Receives Third Annual Leadership in Women's Sailing Award
BoatU.S. Foundation Spreads Boating Safety Message

February

Tax-Time Tip from BoatU.S.: Boats Qualify as Second Home
Cruising World's McCormick Wins Editorial Excellence Award <

March

Senate Measure Threatens Towing Vehicles

April

Senate Okays Compromise Fuel Economy Measure
BoatU.S. Improves Marine Life Habitat With Clean Water Grants
BoatU.S. Gets Boats Back In The Water Faster With New Hassle-Free Direct Replacement Service
Boaters and Anglers Can Make Each Day Earth Day
Calling All Women Sailors: Ditch Your Significant Other And Come To Inaugural Women's Sailing Conference Marblehead, MA June 8
Women Boaters Go Online: BoatUS.com Launches Women's Only Web Site
12th Annual BoatU.S. Santa Maria Cup, The Premier International Event For Women's Sailing Match Racing
BoatU.S. and Chris Craft Launch Sweepstakes for $58,000 Boat

May

Senate Okays Compromise Fuel Economy Measure
Media Alert
BoatU.S. to Provide Teen Life Jackets At Below Cost
On-the-Water Towing Assistance Calls On the Rise
Free Online Launch Ramp Locator Now Available at BoatUS.com: Over 25,000 Ramps Included
BoatU.S. Now Offers Instant Online Boat Loan Approval
BoatU.S. Celebrates 10-Year Partnership with Recreational Boaters of California (RBOC) with Presentation of $10,000 Check at Sausalito/Marin City Marine Center Grand Opening June 1st
BoatU.S. Celebrates 10-Year Partnership with Recreational Boaters of California (RBOC) with Presentation of $10,000 Check at Oakland Marine Center Grand Opening June 1st

June

BoatU.S. Forecasts Traffic Jam on the Waterways During July 4th Holiday Two factors to Combine for Busiest Boating Day of the Year
$45,000 in Safe Boating Grant Funds Available from BoatU.S.
BoatU.S. Marine Insurance 'Casts' Unique Policy for Bass Boaters
BoatU.S. Teams Up With Marina Association In Support of First-Ever National Marina Day
TowBoatU.S. Panama City Beach FL Opens
Sweden's Marie Björling Takes BoatU.S. Santa Maria Cup
BoatU.S. Offers Free National Recall Alert Registry
Move Over NASCAR: Antique Raceboat Regatta Comes To Thousand Islands August 16 - 18, 2002 Sponsored by BoatU.S. Marine Insurance
TowBoatU.S. Lake Monroe FL Opens

July

Putting Boating Safety in Homeland Security a Mistake, Says BoatU.S.

August

BoatU.S. Appoints Nolan and Cardarelli to Vice President
Newport Beach, CA BoatU.S. Marine Center To Hold Gala Grand Opening Sept. 21
Summer Weather Could Spell Trouble For Boaters This Labor Day
Free Boat Buying, Owning And Sellers Guide Now Available At BoatU.S. Design And Preview Your Boat Name Online At BoatUS.Com
Chalfant Named BoatU.S. Liaison To Northern California
Ship #711 of Newport Beach, CA, Takes Inaugural BoatU.S. Sea Scout National Sailing Championship
TowBoatU.S. Castine, ME Opens
TowBoatU.S. Kenosha, WI Opens
OFFSHORE SAILING SCHOOL TO PROVIDE BoatU.S. MEMBERSHIP FOR GRADUATES
BoatU.S. FOUNDATION AND MBNA TEAM UP TO PUT EVEN MORE KIDS IN LIFE JACKETS THIS BOATING SEASON

September

TowBoatU.S. Adds 28th Port to the Great Lakes
PEAK HURRICANE SEASON IS HERE: IS YOUR BOAT AND INSURANCE POLICY READY?
BoatU.S. MARINE CENTERS LAUNCH INNOVATIVE, IN-STORE ELECTRONIC CHART PROGRAMMING SERVICE
TowBoatU.S. Nantucket, MA Opens

October

BoatU.S. Marine Insurance and “LADIES, LET’S GO FISHING!”® Announce Dates for “NO-YELLING” Seminars
TEENS GET LIFE JACKETS FOR  BOATING SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Warm Weather States Take the Lead in Freeze-Related Boat Damage, Free BoatU.S. Winterizing Guide Available
TowBoatU.S. Adds 60th Port in Florida TowBoatU.S. Titusville is Newest Addition
BoatU.S. Foundation 2003 Clean Water Grants Now Available Application Deadline February 1, 2003
BoatU.S. Saves You Money on Boat Show Tickets
Discounted Fuel Available At BoatU.S. Marinas

November

NEW SITES NEEDED FOR BOATU.S. FOUNDATION  LIFE JACKET LOANER PROGRAM HEAT UP A WINTER BOAT CLUB MEETING WITH A DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER
Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen's Association Joins Ethical Angler Partnership

December

BOATU.S. FOUNDATION GRANTS HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT CLEAN BOATING
BoatU.S. Wholesale Division Appoints Craig Wood Eastern Florida Sales Representative
FIVE BOAT LOAN TIPS TO HELP STEER BOATERS THROUGH THE WINTER FINANCING SEASON
BUYERS OF HI-TECH TRAILERS GET A BETTER DEAL

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