Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:43:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating http://www.boatus.com/news/releases.asp Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:43:05 EST TowBoatUS Comes to Lake Ray HubbardMon, 16 Jul 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1417ROCKWALL, Texas, July 16, 2018 – Traditionally on Lake Ray Hubbard, when a boat has broken down, run aground, run out of fuel, or needed a tow back to the launch ramp, the vessel owner has had to rely on Good Samaritans for help. With the recent opening of TowBoatUS…]]> BoatUS Media Alert: Saltwater Anglers Need to Speak Up NowThu, 12 Jul 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1418WHAT: The Modern Fish Act, an important, positive change to federal laws involving saltwater fishing has passed the U.S. House of Representatives and will now need to be voted on by the U.S. Senate in order to become law. The Modern Fish Act (S. 1520) will help improve public access to America's…]]> Cedar Creek Lake Now Has 24-Hour On-Water Assistance for Boat BreakdownsThu, 12 Jul 2018 08:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1410CEDAR CREEK LAKE, Texas, July 12, 2018 – With more than 6,500 boathouses, 18-mile long Cedar Creek Lake has been popular with recreational boaters since it was created in 1964. But what happens when a boat breaks down, runs out of fuel, or has a dead battery? For years, it was up to the boat owner’s good fortune to find a friend or Good Samaritan to bring the boat home. Now they no…]]> BoatUS Foundation Looking for a Few Good CaptainsWed, 11 Jul 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1416ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 11, 2018 – The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is seeking U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captains interested in teaching new or experienced boaters on-water powerboat handling and navigation skills courses at locations around the country. Courses are taught in small groups of three to four students aboard…]]> 5 Mistakes That Can Cost BoatersThu, 5 Jul 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1412 ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 5, 2018 – For the past 28 years, the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Consumer Protection Dispute Resolution Program has gone to bat thousands of times for BoatUS members seeking help after disputes arise with boat purchases, repairs, or other service issues. This…]]> New Owners Take the Helm atTue, 3 Jul 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1411ALEXANDER CITY, Ala., July 3, 2018 – Capt. Chad Gilliland and his wife, Danah, the new owners of TowBoatUS Lake Martin and TowBoatUS Lewis Smith Lake, have been inland Alabama boaters for the majority of their lives. With boating activity…]]> Have You Had a Boat Insurance Checkup?Wed, 27 Jun 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1406ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 27, 2018 – For the majority of recreational boaters, a boat insurance claim won’t be in their future this summer – but you can never predict when something will happen. Is your boat insurance policy up to snuff? With the boating season just begun, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) suggests boaters do a quick “checkup” on their…]]> 22 Years Later, 'Captain Pip' Returns To BecomeTue, 26 Jun 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1405HOUSTON, June 26, 2018 – In 1996, Capt. Philip Bauerlein helped TowBoatUS Clear Lake founding owner Capt. Dave Huston get the then-new, 24-hour on-water towing business for recreational boaters off the ground by sharing his knowledge about commercial vessel towing. Today, 22 years later, Bauerlein, known locally as “Capt.…]]> BoatUS: Don't Let Distracted Boating Get You This July 4 HolidayMon, 25 Jun 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1409ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 25, 2018 – Just like Americans’ hectic Thanksgiving Day holiday travel habits, July 4 is recreational boating’s biggest holiday of the year. The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water predicts crowded launch ramp and marina facilities with significant recreational boat traffic congestion…]]> BoatUS Media Alert: Saltwater Anglers Need To Speak Up NowFri, 22 Jun 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1408 WHAT: An important, positive change to federal laws involving saltwater fishing is about to bevoted on in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. The Modern Fish Act (part of H.R. 200 and S. 1520) will help improve public access to America's…]]> Boats and Ethanol Fuel: BoatUS Wants to Hear From YouThu, 21 Jun 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1407ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 21, 2018 – With the start of the boating season, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) wants to hear from boaters about their experiences with ethanol fuels in an online survey at https://bit.ly/2JM4AS5.…]]> Congress Recognizes Importance of Outdoor Industry Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1413ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 20, 2018 – In government, data counts. If you can’t measure it, your chances of getting legislative support are nil. That’s why Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) applauds recent congressional action to authorize $1.5 million in funding to continue to measure the economic…]]> BoatUS Media Alert: New York's Recreational Boaters Need To Act NowTue, 19 Jun 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1414WHAT: The New York Senate and Assembly are considering legislation, SB 9092 and AB 9806a, that would require all boat operators in the Empire State to complete a boating safety course within one year. Currently only those born after May 1996 must meet this requirement. While Boat Owners Association of The United States ( Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable On-Water Training Courses June 23 in Woodbridge, VAMon, 18 Jun 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1404WOODBRIDGE, Va., June 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 Prince William Marina offer a choice of two fun on-water training courses taught aboard single and twin engine powerboats: ‘Powerboat I’…]]> New Owner Takes the Helm at TowBoatUS NeedlesWed, 13 Jun 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1403 NEEDLES, Calif., June 13, 2018 – On the Colorado River at the remote corner of Nevada, Arizona and California, when a boat breaks down, runs aground, runs out of fuel, or needs a tow to the launch ramp, TowBoatUS Needles is ready to help 24-hours a day. The new owner of the on-water towing and assistance…]]> Sheila McCurdy Honored with BoatUS/NWSA 2018 Leadership in Women's Sailing AwardWed, 6 Jun 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1402
MARBLEHEAD, Mass., June 6, 2018 -- Sheila McCurdy of Middletown, Rhode Island, was awarded the BoatUS/National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) 2018 Leadership in Women's Sailing Award at the NWSA Women’s Sailing Conference held Saturday in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The award, which…]]> BoatUS By The Numbers 2018Tue, 5 Jun 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1388ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 5, 2018 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation’s largest recreational boating advocacy, services and safety organization, making boating better for America’s recreational boaters since 1966. A look at a few numbers behind the more-than-half-million-member association gives…]]> Women's Sailing Conference a SuccessMon, 4 Jun 2018 10:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1401MARBLEHEAD, Mass. June 4, 2018 -- More than 100 women sailors, from amateur day sailors to experienced offshore cruisers came to the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts, on Saturday June 2 to share their expertise and learn new skills at the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) Women's Sailing Conference. Participants,…]]> 2018 Atlantic Hurricanes Season Begins:Mon, 4 Jun 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1400ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 4, 2018 – With the start of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season on Friday, June 1, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) urges boaters, marinas and boat clubs to prepare now for a potential landfall, and offers free help online at BoatUS.com/Hurricanes. The national advocacy, services and boating…]]> Weather Dampens Memorial Day WeekendTue, 29 May 2018 10:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1399ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 29, 2018 – Mother Nature threw a wet blanket on boater’s plans for the traditional kickoff of the summer boating season, Memorial Day weekend, reports Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). Boaters made fewer than 3,000 requests for on-water assistance to the nation’s largest recreational boat towing fleet,