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Boat Owners Association of The United States

Press Contact: Scott Croft
Director of Public Relations, BoatUS
Phone: 703-461-2864
SCroft@BoatUS.com


  • No Experience Necessary:

    No Experience Necessary:
    Affordable 3-Hour On Water Powerboat Training Courses, Oct. 26 & 27

    Courses for beginners, women

    FORT PIERCE, Fla., Oct. 10, 2019 – Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Fort Pierce offer a choice of two fun on-water powerboat training courses: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27, at Fort Pierce City Marina. The …

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  • U.S. Government Recreational Boating Is a Big Deal in the U.S.

    U.S. Government Recreational Boating Is a Big Deal in the U.S.

    'Outdoor Recreation' significant economic driver, How does your state line up?

    SPRINGFIELD, VA, Oct. 9, 2019 – A September 20 report from the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has reaffirmed that outdoor recreation activities are a significant driver of economic activity in the country, making up 2.2% ($247.2 billion) of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP).    When looking at “conventional” outdoor recreation activities, …

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  • Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On-Water

    Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On-Water
    Training Courses, Oct. 25-27 at Tampa Boat Show

    No experience necessary; Intro to Boating and

    TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 2, 2019 – Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Tampa Boat Show and Freedom Boat Club offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, from Friday, October 25, through Sunday, …

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  • San Mateo County Boaters: Register Now to Drop Off Your Expired Marine Flares

    San Mateo County Boaters: Register Now to Drop Off Your Expired Marine Flares
    Saturday, Nov. 2 at Pillar Point Harbor and Oyster Point Marina

    San Mateo County Environmental Health Services pilot event

    SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 1, 2019 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging San Mateo County boaters to take advantage of a marine flare collection event to be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay and Oyster Point Marina in South San Francisco. The event is a pilot project intended to help develop future collection opportunities for recreational …

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  • 13 Little Secrets to Winterizing a Boat

    13 Little Secrets to Winterizing a Boat

    Free BoatUS Guide to Winterizing Available

    SPRINGFIELD, Va., Sept. 30, 2019 – Boaters across the country are getting ready to put their boats to bed for a long winter’s nap, but not every boat owner knows all the secrets of winterizing a recreational boat. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) shares some quick tips to ensure safe storage until next season. 1. California, Florida and Texas have the most engine …

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  • Boaters:  Planning that Long Trip?

    Boaters: Planning that Long Trip?

    'Cruising Boats and Systems' newest online course

    ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 17, 2019 – Whether you’re looking to charter this winter season or planning your first cruise aboard your own vessel, the new online course, “Cruising Boats and Systems,” will help you have a safer and more enjoyable cruise. Offered in partnership by America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons, and the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for …

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  • Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Course

    Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Course
    Coming to United States Powerboat Show, Oct 3 - 6, Annapolis

    Courses for beginners, women, plus the 'spectator sport' of boating: Precision Docking

    ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 16, 2019 – Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your behind-the-helm skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with the United States Powerboat Show and Freedom Boat Club of Maryland will offer a choice of three fun on-water powerboat training courses taught aboard single engine powerboats: Intro to Boating, Women …

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  • The Secrets of a Stormproof Marina

    The Secrets of a Stormproof Marina

    4 signs to look for in hurricane-safe marina

    SPRINGFIELD, Va., Sept. 10, 2019 – The statistics prove that hauling your boat out of the water and storing it ashore before a hurricane strikes greatly lowers the chance you’ll need to file an insurance claim after the storm passes. However, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) also knows that it’s often not possible to haul every boat out in time. For those boat …

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  • Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On Water Training Courses,

    Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On Water Training Courses,
    Sept. 28 & 29

    Courses for beginners, women

    WOODBRIDGE, Va., Sept. 10, 2019 – Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Woodbridge offer a choice of two fun on-water powerboat training courses: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, September 28, and Sunday, September 29, at the marina’s location …

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  • New Owners Expand Central New York 24-Hour On-Water Towing Service

    New Owners Expand Central New York 24-Hour On-Water Towing Service
    for Recreational Boaters

    Langheinriches add third location: TowBoatUS Clayton N.Y.

    CLAYTON, N.Y., August 30, 2019 – Earlier this summer, long-time Central New Yorkers Capt. Grant Langheinrich and his wife, Karla Langheinrich, became owners of two 24-hour on-water towing ports, TowBoatUS Rochester and TowBoatUS Oneida Lake, part of a nationwide network of 300 ports and 600 towing response vessels across the country that provide routine assistance to boaters. Now the couple …

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