Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:18:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating http://www.boatus.com/news/releases.asp Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:18:35 EST True or False? Take the Boat Winterizing QuizMon, 20 Oct 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1051ALEXANDRIA, VA, October 20, 2014 – You’re putting the boat away for winter. So what half-truth, wive’s tale or tall story have you heard about winterizing a recreational boat? Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) helps to set the record straight.
Better Have BoatUS Mechanical Breakdown Coverage for Drive UnitsWed, 8 Oct 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1037ALEXANDRIA, Va., October 8, 2014 – Many boat insurance policies will cover accidental damage to an outboard or stern drive unit, often as the result of hitting something. But what happens when the unit simply wears out or fails due to some bad luck? BoatUS now offers Mechanical…]]> New Premium Boat Graphics Service by BoatUSTue, 7 Oct 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1050ALEXANDRIA, Va., October 7, 2014 – Boat names are as varied as boat owners. However, owners looking for something special to put on their vessel now have a new premium…]]> For Paddlers, It's High Season for SafetyMon, 6 Oct 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1049ANNAPOLIS, Md., October 6, 2014 – It may be sunny outside with blue skies above, but waters are deceptively cold and unforgiving in the fall. For paddlers with just a few inches of freeboard to spare, getting wet this time of year can have serious consequences, so the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has…]]> Military Save 10% with BoatUS On Water Towing, and Get Membership for Just $15Fri, 3 Oct 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1032ALEXANDRIA, Va., October 3, 2014 – Members of the military who enjoy boating sometimes need a little help when their boat breaks down on the water. To help them get safely back to the launch ramp or home, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS Clarification and Additional Information to 9/30/14 BoatUS Press Release:Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1048Dear Editor:

A press release issued Sept. 30, 2014, “Life Jacket Type Code Labels Goes Away” discusses the US Coast Guard’s recent move to eliminate on Oct. 22 the familiar Type I-V code labeling requirements for recreational boat life jackets. Boat Owners Association…]]> Ten Thousand Bucks Available for the BestWed, 1 Oct 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1047ANNAPOLIS, Md., October 1, 2014 – Like the name implies, the goal of the boater-funded BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is to educate boaters about safe and clean boating. The Foundation…]]> Life Jacket Type Code Labels Go AwayTue, 30 Sep 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1046ANNAPOLIS, MD. September 30, 2014 -- In a move that’s expected to benefit recreational boaters, on Oct. 22 the US Coast Guard will drop the current life jacket type code scheme  -- Type I, II, III, IV and V -- that has been used for years to label and differentiate the types of life jackets and their specific use. Chris…]]> Snowbirds: Don't Forget Insurance, Towing and Safety "Provisions"Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1045ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 23, 2014 -- As their annual migration south approaches, sail and powerboat cruisers are stocking their boat’s lockers, checking systems and taking inventory of spare parts. But that’s not the only preparation these cruising “snowbirds” will need to do, says Boat Owners Association…]]> Boater's Ten Safe and Clean Refueling TipsMon, 15 Sep 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1044ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 15, 2014 – Unlike an automobile, recreational boats have special safety needs when it comes to refueling. Stern drive or inboard powered boats have closed engine compartments…]]> VIDEO: Pro Angler Captures His Own Boat Sinking and RescueFri, 12 Sep 2014 09:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1043Dear Friends:

If you spend time on the water, what happened on September 4 to Pro Angler Chris Flint and Co-Angler Brett Walker may send a little shiver down your spine.
The two were ending a day of fishing the Bassmaster Northern Open on Michigan’s Lake St. Clair when they abandoned their sinking vessel and climbed aboard a nearby channel buoy for…]]> 15-Page "Boater's Guide To Winterizing" Offered by BoatUSWed, 10 Sep 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1042ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 10, 2014 -- Water expands in volume by about nine percent when it freezes, creating a staggering force that can crack a boat engine block, damage fiberglass, split hoses, or destroy a boat’s refrigeration system overnight. As fall approaches, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) recently…]]> Media Can Take Weather for Boaters at No CostFri, 5 Sep 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1039Dear Friends:

As a media professional who spends time on the water, you know how important the weather can be. But how much do you really understand about the skies above?
I’d like to…]]> 13-Year Old Dies at Boathouse:Thu, 4 Sep 2014 13:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1038TENSAS PARISH, La., September 4, 2014 -- It was a Sunday afternoon just over a week ago when 13-year-old Sarah Grace Tellifero was enjoying the last days of summer with three friends, swimming near a boathouse on a local lake. Sadly, when Sarah went to grab a boarding ladder on a pontoon boat to climb out of the water, she was electrocuted.…]]> "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs": Do You Know Weather?Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:11:11 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1036ANNAPOLIS, Md. August 27, 2014 – For boaters, sailors or anglers, knowing the forecast and understanding the weather can mean the difference between smooth, sunny sailing or slogging through uncomfortably rough seas. Weather for Boaters, a new online course from the United States Power Squadrons…]]> Media Alert: Boaters Urged to Attend Anchoring Meetings Sept 3 and 4Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1035WHAT: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is conducting two public workshops on possible changes to Florida’s anchoring laws. If you are a boater or sailor and having a full range of anchoring and mooring options is an important part of your cruising in Florida, consider attending one of these meetings. Active, responsible cruising boaters need to…]]> 2014 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship to Air September 3Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:30:20 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1033FLORENCE, AL, August 27, 2014 -- Fans of collegiate bass fishing will get the chance to experience the excitement of the nation’s largest collegiate bass fishing event on Wednesday September 3, 2014 when the 2014 BoatUS Collegiate…]]> Design A Better Life Jacket and Win $10,000Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1034ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 21, 2014 - Are you an armchair inventor with a better way to keep boaters, sailors and anglers afloat? The BoatUS Foundation, along with the Personal Floatation Device Manufacturers Association (PFDMA) and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), have teamed up to seek out the newest technologies and design ideas with the “Innovation…]]> TowBoatUS Rouses Point, NY, Has a New OwnerTue, 5 Aug 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1031ROUSES POINT, NY, August 5, 2014 -- Captain George Walker, the new owner of TowBoatUS Rouses Point, NY, wants Lake Champlain boaters to know he is there to help them anyway he can. A lifelong boater and certified diver who holds a US Coast Guard 100-ton Master license, Walker has a fleet…]]> BoatUS Sea Scout National Flagship Award Goes ToMon, 4 Aug 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1029
ARLINGTON, VA, August 4, 2014 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) awarded its 12th Sea Scout National Flagship Award to the Arlington, Virginia based Sea Scout Ship 1942, S.S.S. Dragonlady. The Sea Scouts and their adult leader Tom Ballew, the…]]>