Wed, 19 Sep 2018 7:5:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating https://www.boatus.com/news/releases.asp Wed, 19 Sep 2018 06:05:30 EST BoatUS: How to Recover Your Boat After a HurricaneTue, 18 Sep 2018 10:40:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1442NEW BERN, N.C., Sept. 18, 2018 – With the remnants of Hurricane Florence now on the way out to sea and high waters still posing a threat in some regions, boat owners are starting recovery efforts. The BoatUS Marine Insurance Catastrophe Team began field operations on Sunday, Sept. 16, in the Carolinas. To help affected boat owners with the recovery effort, ]]> BoatUS Media Alert: With Senate Vote Expected Soon, Saltwater Anglers NeedTue, 18 Sep 2018 09:20:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1440WHAT: The Modern Fish Act, an important, positive change to federal laws involving saltwater fishing is moving through Congress, and with limited time remaining on a busy legislative calendar, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote soon. Passed by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year, the Modern…]]> Teens, Women, Beginners Can Take to the Water with Powerboat Handling CoursesTue, 18 Sep 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1439ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 18, 2018 – 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 the United States Powerboat Show, Freedom Boat Club and West Marine are offering three affordable on-water boat…]]> BoatUS Alert: Boaters Need to Prepare for Hurricane FlorenceMon, 10 Sep 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1437ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 10, 2018 – The first major hurricane to strike the U.S. in 2018, Hurricane Florence, is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas potentially as a Category 4 storm later this week. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has issued hurricane-preparation alerts to its members in the Southeast…]]> Teenagers Can Take to the Water with Powerboat Handling Courses HeldThu, 6 Sep 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1436NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 6, 2018 – It’s not always easy for teens to learn on-water powerboat handling skills from a professional. However, teens age 13-19 wishing to learn the basics of powerboating or wanting to brush up on their skills can sign up for the “Junior Captain” program, a 90-minute, on-water BoatUS Foundation's 4 Simple StepsWed, 5 Sep 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1435ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 5, 2018 -- The autumn boating season has arrived, and with it comes cooler water temperatures. A fall overboard can get serious quickly, and wearing a life jacket could give you extra time to survive.

While many boaters have traditional floatation-filled life jackets, an increasing number have switched to more modern inflatable life jackets, which require a little…]]> On-Water Powerboat Handling Courses on DeckTue, 4 Sep 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1433ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 4, 2018 – Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? A partnership between the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, Fleet Boat Club and West Marine will bring an affordable on-water boat training course, “Intro to…]]> Could Those LED Lights on the Boat Be Causing YourThu, 30 Aug 2018 10:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1434ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 30, 2018 – With their low battery draw, cooler operation and sturdy construction, LED lights have been popular with recreational boaters. The lights may also be causing poor VHF radio and Automatic Identification System (AIS) reception, according to a On-Water Powerboat Handling Courses on DeckThu, 30 Aug 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1432NORWALK, Conn., August 30, 2018 – 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 the Norwalk Boat Show, Freedom Boat Club and West Marine are offering three affordable on-water boat training…]]> Want to Learn How to Boat?Wed, 29 Aug 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1431QUINCY, Mass., August 29, 2018 – 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 Boston and West Marine offer a choice of two fun on-water training courses taught aboard 21-foot…]]> Want to Learn How to Boat?Wed, 22 Aug 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1430WARWICK, RI, August 22, 2018 – 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 Warwick offer a choice of two fun on-water training courses taught aboard 21-foot powerboats: “Intro…]]> On-Water Powerboat Handling Courses on DeckThu, 16 Aug 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1429TAMPA, Fla., August 16, 2018 – Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? A partnership between the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and Freedom Boat Club will bring affordable on-water boat…]]> Speak Up Now to Reduce the ChanceThu, 9 Aug 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1428WHAT: The battle to protect your boat's engine is not over. Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comments on the amount of ethanol that must be blended into the nation's fuel supply for 2019 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is asking all boat owners to  Want to Learn How to Boat?Mon, 6 Aug 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1427WOODBRIDGE, Va., August 6, 2018 – 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 two fun on-water training courses taught aboard single and twin engine…]]> BoatUS Magazine Names 5 Top Great Lakes Cruising DestinationsWed, 1 Aug 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1420ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 1, 2018 – “Local knowledge” is what boaters crave when they cruise to unfamiliar destinations. But when it comes to seeking out the best getaway spots for recreational boaters on the Great Lakes, whom can you ask? The August/September issue of BoatUS Magazine has those answers in “Favorite…]]> Want to Learn How to Boat?Tue, 31 Jul 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1426LAKE TRAVIS, Texas, July 31, 2018 – 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 Travis offer a choice of two fun on-water training courses taught aboard 21-foot powerboats: “Intro…]]> Want to Learn How to Boat?Wed, 25 Jul 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1421ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 25, 2018 – 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 Annapolis offer a choice of two fun on-water training courses taught aboard 21-foot powerboats:…]]> 'Propane Systems on Your Boat' Newest Online Course FromTue, 24 Jul 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1425ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 24, 2018 – If you want to heat your boat, cook aboard, or perhaps, run your refrigerator when you are away from shore power, propane is a common fuel source. But what are the most important safety concerns that boaters should know about this heavier-than-air gas? The new online course “Propane Systems on Your Boat” gives boaters a thorough understanding of…]]> TowBoatUS Comes to Lake OkeechobeeMon, 23 Jul 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1424CLEWISTON, Fl., July 23, 2018 – More than 15 years ago, Captain Michael Ammons’ professional career on the water began when he became the owner of three TowBoatUS locations, which offer 24-hour on-water towing and assistance for recreational boaters. After selling the businesses 10 years ago, he’s found his way back to the company, opening 24-Hour On-Water Towing Service for BoatersThu, 19 Jul 2018 10:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1423CHINCOTEAGUE, Va., July 19, 2018 – TowBoatUS Ocean City Owner Capt. Greg Hall and Operations Manager Capt. Rob Copenhaver often need to run the 30 miles south to Chincoteague to provide routine on-water assistance to boaters, but the 12-hour round trip can take its toll. Now, with boating traffic on the rise in the up-and-coming Delmarva town, Hall has opened