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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


  • BoatUS App's New 'Connect to Local Towing Captains' Feature Shortens Response Time

    BoatUS App's New 'Connect to Local Towing Captains' Feature Shortens Response Time

    SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 20, 2019 – When boats break down on the water, run aground or run out of fuel, many recreational boaters use the free BoatUS App to summon TowBoatUS for routine on-water assistance. The app’s new Connect feature will automatically link app users with the closest local TowBoatUS captain, eliminating the need to call to BoatUS national dispatch and providing better …

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  • Who Else Wants to Attract Traveling Boaters?

    Who Else Wants to Attract Traveling Boaters?

    Federal Boating Infrastructure Grant program pays for transient slips, moorings,

    SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 19, 2019 – The Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program, which funnels federal fuel taxes paid by recreational boaters back to the states to attract visiting boaters with amenities such as secure overnight dockage, has $24.7 million in funds available to local governments, port agencies, private marinas and boat clubs. The associated visiting boater spending that BIG …

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  • Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Courses, July 13 & 14

    Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Courses, July 13 & 14

    Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves offered in Lewes

    LEWES, Del., June 18, 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 Lewes offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14 at the club’s …

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  • Boaters Beware: Expect More E15 This Summer

    Boaters Beware: Expect More E15 This Summer

    BoatUS urges recreational boaters to be on watch for engine-killing E-15; send message to Congress and President to fix Renewable Fuel Standard

    SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 17, 2019 – Over the objections of a wide coalition of American citizens and environmental, conservation, food producer, fuel retailer, taxpayer advocate, and outdoor recreation industry groups, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently waived Clean Air Act provisions and eliminated the three-and-a-half-month blackout period on the sale of E15 (15% ethanol) fuel …

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  • Capt. James "Jimmer" Kennedy Takes the Helm of 5 Local TowBoatUS Locations

    Capt. James "Jimmer" Kennedy Takes the Helm of 5 Local TowBoatUS Locations

    Service provides on-water assistance in the heart of a Great Lakes recreational boating mecca

     SANDUSKY, Ohio, June 13, 2019 – Recently named the Best Coastal Small Town by USA Today, Sandusky’s waterfront has long been popular with recreational boaters. With the increased density of boats come more unexpected boat breakdowns that require a tow back to the marina or launch ramp. For 17 years, Capt. James “Jimmer” Kennedy has managed operations for five local 24-hour …

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  • Pat Dieselman Honored with BoatUS/NWSA 2019 Leadership in Women's Sailing Award at Women's Sailing Conference

    Pat Dieselman Honored with BoatUS/NWSA 2019 Leadership in Women's Sailing Award at Women's Sailing Conference

    More than 100 women gathered to learn, network and celebrate

    MARBLEHEAD, Mass., June 10, 2019 – More than 100 women sailors gathered recently at Corinthian Yacht Club (CYC) for the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) 18th annual Women’s Sailing Conference and honored one of their own, Pat Dieselman of Ipswich, Massachusetts, with the 2019 BoatUS/NWSA Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award. The honor recognizes an individual with …

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  • Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On Water Training Courses June 29 and August 3

    Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On Water Training Courses June 29 and August 3

    Courses for beginners, women, and more experienced boaters offered at Prince William Marina

    WOODBRIDGE, Va., June 4, 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 Prince William Marina offer a choice of four fun on-water powerboat training courses: Intro to Boating (both for single engine and twin screw vessels), Women Making Waves, and Precision Docking and Boat Handling, …

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  • Help Your Local Boating Community Be Safe and Clean With a BoatUS Foundation Grant

    Help Your Local Boating Community Be Safe and Clean With a BoatUS Foundation Grant

    Grassroots Grants applications accepted year-round

     ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 3, 2019 – Would you like to help boaters be safe and keep waters clean in your local area? Begun over 25 years ago and one of the longest-running boating community grant programs, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water Grassroots Grant program provides local groups up to $10,000 to help educate boaters on safe and clean boating topics. A 365-day rolling …

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  • Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Courses, June 22 & 23

    Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Courses, June 22 & 23

    Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves offered on Lake Norman

    CORNELIUS, N.C., May 30, 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 Lake Norman offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves. The courses will be held Saturday, June 22, …

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  • Boaters Aren't the Only Ones Getting Heavier: Outboard Engines Catch Up

    Boaters Aren't the Only Ones Getting Heavier: Outboard Engines Catch Up

    BoatUS says be careful when repowering

    WASHINGTON, May 30 2019 – One year ago the U.S. Coast Guard required new recreational boats to have more floatation to support the increased weight of newer four-stroke outboards if the boat becomes swamped. Now the agency is implementing those changes as reported in the Spring 2019 issue of the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Circular. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) advises …

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