Fri, 26 Aug 2016 0:51:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating http://www.boatus.com/news/releases.asp Fri, 26 Aug 2016 01:51:51 EST 5 Pet Blunders We Made While Boating This SummerWed, 24 Aug 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1235ALEXANDRIA, Va, August 24, 2016 – The dog days of summer are here, and recreational boaters are having a great time with their pets on the water. However, not all outings have gone as planned, and the staff at Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has some stories to share about their experiences this summer that can help all animal owners:

“As someone who has…]]> 10 Commercial Vessel Anchorages Proposed for Hudson RiverMon, 22 Aug 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1234NEW YORK, NY, August 22, 2016 – New York Harbor commercial marine interests have asked the US Coast Guard to consider 10 commercial vessel anchorages on the Hudson River from Yonkers to Kingston. If approved, the anchorages, totaling more than 2,400 acres, would allow for storage of up to 43 articulated barges carrying Bakken oil between Albany and New York Harbor. The Boat Owners Association…]]> New Owner Takes the Helm at TowBoatUS Virginia BeachMon, 15 Aug 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1233VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., August 15, 2016 – As the owner of five Virginia and North Carolina TowBoatUS ports, Captain Donald Duck (yes, that’s his real name), has spent decades providing on-the-water towing and assistance to recreational boaters in need. This month, he took the helm at a sixth port, TowBoatUS…]]> TowBoatUS Ocean City Removes Harmful Fishing Nets Just One Day Ahead of Sea Turtle ReleaseThu, 11 Aug 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1231OCEAN CITY, MD, August 11, 2016 – Earlier this summer, 3 miles of open water was all that separated two efforts to protect and nurture marine life on the Atlantic Coast.

On June 15, on waters as smooth as glass offshore of Ocean City, Maryland, a project led by the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water removed a large…]]> BoatUS By The Numbers 2016Tue, 9 Aug 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1230ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 9, 2016 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation’s largest advocacy, services, and safety organization, taking care of America’s recreational boaters for over 50 years. A new look at a few numbers behind the more than half-a-million-member association…]]> Local on the Water Towing Company Has a New NameTue, 9 Aug 2016 08:29:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1232SEATTLE, Wash., August 9, 2016 – When recreational boats break down, run aground or need a little help getting back to the launch ramp or boat slip, the red response boats of Vessel Assist located in Seattle, Lake Washington, Everett, Tacoma, Port Townsend, Hood Canal and Friday Harbor have been there to lend boaters assistance. Now the 24-hour on water towing and assistance service has new…]]> Three Tips for Any Boater Facing A Powerful Summer ThunderstormWed, 27 Jul 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1228HILLSBORO INLET, Fla., July 27, 2016 – Recreational boaters and paddlers understand that late afternoon thunderstorms are common during the summer boating season. A recent incident involving two TowBoatUS Fort Lauderdale captains and their rescue of four kayakers pre-fishing a local tournament offers some lessons learned on how to survive an afternoon storm.

TowBoatUS Bay St. Louis NowTue, 26 Jul 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1229BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss., July 26, 2016 -- Capt. Conrad Morris, the new owner of TowBoatUS Bay St. Louis, a 24-hour on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters, knows what it is like to get stuck on a sandbar in Mississippi Sound. “It happened to me countless times when I was a kid,”…]]> 8 Ways To Avoid Problems at the Boat Repair ShopMon, 25 Jul 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1227ALEXANDRIA, Va. July 25, 2016 – For over 25 years the BoatUS Consumer Protection department has helped Boat Owners Association of The United States members resolve disputes with repair facilities. The vast majority of shops do the job right, but sometimes they – or boat owners – make mistakes. To see what went wrong and to possibly learn from others, BoatUS has surveyed its Local on the Water Towing Company Has a New NameThu, 21 Jul 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1226OAHU, Hawaii, July 21, 2016 – When recreational boats break down, run aground or need a little help getting back to the launch ramp or boat slip, the red response boats of Vessel Assist Oahu and Vessel Assist Kona have been there to lend boaters assistance. Now the 24-hour on water towing and assistance service has new names for the two Hawaiian locations: TowBoatUS…]]> Local on the Water Towing Company Has a New NameWed, 20 Jul 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1225VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, July 20, 2016 – When recreational boats break down, run aground or need a little help getting back to the launch ramp or boat slip, the red response boats of Vessel Assist located in Vancouver, Georgia Strait and South Gulf Island have been there to lend boaters assistance. Now the 24-hour on water towing and assistance service…]]> Celebrating 50 Years, BoatUS Hosts Member Appreciation Event July 28 in Chicago, ILTue, 19 Jul 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1224CHICAGO, IL, July 19, 2016 – It was 50 years ago that Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) got its start as the result of one man’s desire to make recreational boating better for boaters, sailors, and anglers. To celebrate this milestone, the nation’s largest recreational boat…]]> Pokémon Go and Boating: Three Tips from BoatUSThu, 14 Jul 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1223ALEXANDRIA, VA, July 14, 2016 – The reality-game-meets-exercise app currently taking the nation by storm, “Pokémon Go,” now has 21 million users every day – reportedly the most successful mobile game ever in the US. The game features characters called Pokémon that players…]]> BoatUS Delivers Over 24,000 Boaters' Comments Urging EPA to Stop AddingWed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1222PHOTO CAPTION: Washington DC, July 13, 2016 – On July 11, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) President Margaret Podlich (L) and Government Affairs Manager David Kennedy (R), delivered over 24,000 comments from recreational boaters to EPA Headquarters in Washington DC to urge the agency to…]]> BoatUS: Largest Map of Life Jacket Loaner Sites in the USThu, 7 Jul 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1221ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 7, 2016 – If you need to borrow a kid’s life jacket for the day or weekend, chances are there is one near you at one of the over 1,500 life jacket loaner sites across the country at BoatUS.org/loanermap.

The website list is “the nation’s…]]> Rich Armstrong Appointed Managing Editor Of BoatUS MagazineWed, 6 Jul 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1220ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 6, 2016 – Boating industry media veteran Rich Armstrong, former Managing Editor of Soundings and Soundings Trade Only publications, has joined the editorial team at BoatUS Magazine as Managing Editor.

Armstrong will be heading up magazine production,…]]> Elio Betty Promoted to Publisher at BoatUS MagazineThu, 30 Jun 2016 14:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1217ALEXANDRIA, VA, June 30, 2016 – Boating industry advertising and marketing veteran Elio Betty, who joined BoatUS Magazine in 2009 as Director of Advertising, has been appointed Publisher.

Betty came to BoatUS after six years with Soundings Publications, where he was…]]> Portland and Coos Bay on the Water Towing Company Has a New NameThu, 30 Jun 2016 08:52:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1218PORTLAND, Ore., June 30, 2016 – When recreational boats break down, run aground or need a little help getting back to the launch ramp or boat slip, the red response boats of Vessel Assist located in Portland and Coos Bay have been there to lend boaters assistance. Now the 24-hour on water towing and assistance service has a new name: TowBoatUS.

The…]]> Boating Industry Magazine Report:Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1219ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 30, 2016 – When it comes to recreational boating and the Federal Renewable Fuel Standard’s requirement to put more corn ethanol into gasoline, those that see its negative consequences the most are the industry workers that build, maintain, store or sell boats.

A newly released survey by ALEXANDRIA, VA, June 29, 2016 – Of the 26 “major” hurricanes (Category 3 or greater) over the last decade, remarkably none have struck the US. However, with Tropical Storm Colin — the earliest third storm on record when it struck Florida June 5 — BoatUS recommends taking time now to develop a plan for the boat to weather the next storm.