Wed, 21 Feb 2018 6:39:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating http://www.boatus.com/news/releases.asp Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:39:25 EST NWSA Women's Sailing Conference Slated for June 2 Marblehead, MAWed, 7 Feb 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1357MARBLEHEAD, Mass., February 7, 2018 – Where do ladies go to improve their sailing? The National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) will hold its 17th Annual Women's Sailing Conference on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The event, which…]]> BoatUS Voices Support for Hawaii Boat Title LegislationMon, 5 Feb 2018 10:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1356HONOLULU, Hawaii, February 5, 2018 – On behalf of Hawaii’s 11,000 registered recreational boat owners and more than 2,500 dues-paying members, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) delivered on Friday to the Hawaii House of Representatives Committee on Transportation a BoatUS Gives Marinas, Boating BusinessesMon, 5 Feb 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1355ALEXANDRIA, Va., February 5, 2018 – Could your marina, boat shop or recreational boating-related business use $250 to spend on local advertising of your choice? BoatUS will give you the money and help you grow your business if it joins the more than 800 marinas and 300 retail boating-related businesses participating in the BoatUS…]]> 5 Tips to Stay Safe When Checking Up on the Boat This WinterThu, 1 Feb 2018 10:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1353ANNAPOLIS, Md., February 1, 2018 – “Boating safety” usually means preventing injuries or accidents while on the water. Boats in winter storage have some unique safety concerns for boat owners who make periodic checkups over the long winter season. Here are five tips from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water…]]> BoatUS Speaks for Boaters at 'State of the Industry' Capitol Hill BriefingThu, 1 Feb 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1354WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2018 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) in partnership with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) went to Capitol Hill yesterday to address Congressional Boating Caucus members and invited legislative staff for the annual State…]]> Fla. Boaters Have Just 4 Days Left to Comment onMon, 29 Jan 2018 09:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1352WHAT: To help ensure officials understand how bridge closings affect recreational boating, Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.) has requested the US Coast Guard conduct a navigation feasibility survey for the St. Lucie River and Loxahatchee River railroad drawbridges located in Martin and Palm Beach…]]> Engage on State Boating Issues with New BoatUS Advocacy ToolMon, 29 Jan 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1351ALEXANDRIA, Va., January 29, 2018 – With the adage that “all politics is local,” Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) offers a new online Advocacy Tool for recreational boaters. The tool serves as a one-stop shop for federal and state recreational boating…]]> TowBoatUS Friday Harbor Takes Tower of the Year Honors atMon, 22 Jan 2018 10:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1349FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash., January 22, 2018 – A local small business that that helps boaters get safely home was recognized for its professionalism at the BoatUS Towing Services Annual Conference recently held in Jupiter, Florida. “Tower of the Year” honors went to TowBoatUS Friday Harbor, which is owned and…]]> Boat-Towing Captains in FL, MD, MA, CAMon, 22 Jan 2018 01:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1350JUPITER, Fla. January 22, 2018 – When recreational boaters need a tow home, a battery jump or fuel drop-off, captains from the red TowBoatUS on-the-water towing fleet are there 24-hours a day to provide routine assistance. When recreational boaters are in grave trouble, TowBoatUS captains don’t hesitate to act. Ten TowBoatUS…]]> Keep Online Boating Safety Course Free by Donating to BoatUS FoundationMon, 18 Dec 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1348ANNAPOLIS, Md., December 18, 2017 – The BoatUS Foundation’s boating safety course is the only free online educational tool that helps boaters obtain their state’s boating safety education certification easily and affordably. To help keep the course free, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit is asking for To the Person Who Ran Their Boat Too Close to MeThu, 14 Dec 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1347ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 14, 2017 – When running a boat, how close is too close? For anyone behind the helm on a congested waterway or dropping anchor in a popular anchorage, “too close” could mean a boat length or a football field away. BoatUS Magazine writer Carol Newman Cronin looks at the issue in the story “How Close is Too Close?,” which ranked tenth of the…]]> TowBoatUS Captains Go to Sea in Helly HansenTue, 12 Dec 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1346ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 12, 2017 - TowBoatUS, the nation’s largest fleet of recreational towboats, announced today a new partnership with 140-year old Norwegian based sailing, skiing and workwear outfitter Helly Hansen. TowBoatUS has more…]]> BoatUS Supports 2018 Florida Lionfish Removal ProgramWed, 6 Dec 2017 10:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1345TALLAHASSEE, Fla., December 6, 2017 – A new lionfish removal incentive program in Florida that’s scheduled to start in May 2018 has support from Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) with a $5,000 donation made during a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) meeting yesterday. The goal…]]> 8 Telltale Signs That the Used Boat You're Buying Could be a Storm-Damaged LemonWed, 6 Dec 2017 09:00:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1344ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 6, 2017 -- While many of the more than 63,000 boats damaged as a result of 2017 hurricanes will be repaired and have more years of life on the water, some used boat buyers in 2018 could end up with storm-damaged lemons. The nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States ( You Asked for Less Ethanol With Your Gas; EPA Adds MoreMon, 4 Dec 2017 09:33:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1343ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 4, 2017 – This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asked the public how much ethanol it wanted to be added to the nation’s gasoline supply, and recreational boaters as well as many other owners of gasoline engines and vehicles spoke up against increasing ethanol volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). On Friday, BoatUS: Boaters Need to Weigh in on Lake Erie Wind Farm ProjectMon, 4 Dec 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1342ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 4, 2017 – A small wind farm “demonstration project” in the planning stages, to be located on Lake Erie, 8 to 10 miles northwest of Cleveland, Ohio, may be a sign of what the future holds for thousands of acres of Lake Erie waters. With more than 18,000 dues-paying members in Ohio, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) urges recreational…]]> The Perfect Gift for Every BoaterMon, 20 Nov 2017 01:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1341ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 20, 2017 – What do you get a boater for Christmas? Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), has three holiday gift ideas that are perfect for any boater, sailor or angler:

The gift of on-water towing: Give the gift of a BoatUS Unlimited Towing Membership with towing service…]]> BoatUS National Advisory Council Gathers to Look at Recreational Boating Today, TomorrowWed, 15 Nov 2017 13:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1339AUSTIN, Texas, November 15, 2017 – A panel of distinguished national boating leaders who serve as a sounding board for the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) gathered last week along with esteemed guests and BoatUS staff in Austin to discuss key issues impacting recreational boating today and tomorrow.

Topics of…]]> BoatUS / GEICO Marine Insurance Break Ground for New Headquarters BuildingWed, 15 Nov 2017 08:30:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1340ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 15, 2017 – After 40 years, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), a subsidiary of GEICO, is returning to Springfield. The nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters and 17th largest employer in Alexandria, broke ground yesterday for its new 65,000-square-foot association and corporate headquarters at 5323 Port…]]> 'Give Way' This Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28Thu, 9 Nov 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1336ANNAPOLIS, Md., November 9, 2017 – Giving Tuesday, November 28, kick-starts the season of charitable giving. Always celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, this national day of donating also offers boaters ways to give back to boating. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water asks boaters, sailors and anglers to consider a donation…]]>