Sat, 20 Jul 2019 20:35:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating https://www.boatus.com/news/releases.asp Sat, 20 Jul 2019 19:35:02 EST Local Boat Repair, Charter and Yacht Brokerage CompanyFri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1543LAKE OZARK, Mo., July 19, 2019 – Capt. Travis Coleman, owner of Firstmate Yacht Services, a boat repair, fishing charter and yacht brokerage in Camden on the Lake, has expanded with new ownership of TowBoatUS Lake of the Ozarks, a local on-water towing company with locations in ]]> BoatUS Vice President Government Affairs Chris Edmonston Elected Chairman of Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership CouncilWed, 17 Jul 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1540 WASHINGTON, July 17, 2019 – BoatUS Vice President of Government Affairs Chris Edmonston has been elected chairman of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council. Senior-level representatives from state and federal wildlife agencies, saltwater and freshwater fishing organizations, recreational…]]> New Owner Takes the Helm at TowBoatUS Red WingTue, 16 Jul 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1539RED WING, Minn., July 16, 2019 – John Wooden, the new owner of TowBoatUS Red Wing, a 24-hour on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters, has been a Great Lakes boater his entire life. He says his love for the waters of the upper Midwest and his long-time…]]> BoatUS Urges New York State Boaters, Snowbirds, Great LoopersMon, 15 Jul 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1541ALBANY, N.Y., July 15, 2019 – The nation’s largest advocacy group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging Empire State boaters and those who transit the Erie Canal System to have their voices heard at upcoming “Reimagine…]]> Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Courses Come toMon, 15 Jul 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1538CORNELIUS, N.C., July 15, 2019 – Coming to Lake Norman are two fun and affordable on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves. Offered in partnership by the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water and Florida Governor Signs Recreational Boat Title ActTue, 2 Jul 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1537SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 2, 2019 -- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ recent signing of a recreational boat title bill, the Uniform Certificate of Title Act (HB 475/S 676), offers recreational boat owners valuable consumer protections and may spur other states to follow suit, says Boat Owners Association of The United States…]]> Want to Learn How to Boat?Mon, 1 Jul 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1535YARMOUTH, Maine, July 1, 2019 – 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 Yarmouth offer a choice of two fun Want to Learn How to Boat?Wed, 26 Jun 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1536SAN DIEGO, June 26, 2019 – 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 San Diego offer a choice of two fun 7 Ways to Survive Fourth of July on the WaterMon, 24 Jun 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1534ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 24, 2019 – Each year about three out of four recreational boat owners say they plan to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday aboard the family boat. With nearly 12 million registered vessels in the U.S., that could spell mayhem at launch ramps, marinas and popular anchorages, requiring extra skill, patience and courtesy. The nation’s advocate for recreational boaters,…]]> BoatUS App's New 'Connect to Local Towing Captains' Feature Shortens Response TimeThu, 20 Jun 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1529SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 20, 2019 – When boats break down on the water, run aground or run out of fuel, many recreational boaters use the free BoatUS App to summon TowBoatUS for routine on-water assistance. The app’s new Connect feature will automatically link app users with the closest local TowBoatUS captain, eliminating the need…]]> Who Else Wants to Attract Traveling Boaters?Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1533SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 19, 2019 – The Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program, which funnels federal fuel taxes paid by recreational boaters back to the states to attract visiting boaters with amenities such as secure overnight dockage, has $24.7 million in funds available to local governments, port agencies, private marinas and boat clubs. The associated visiting boater spending that…]]> Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Courses, July 13 & 14Tue, 18 Jun 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1532LEWES, Del., June 18, 2019 – 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 Lewes offer a choice of two fun Boaters Beware: Expect More E15 This SummerMon, 17 Jun 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1531SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 17, 2019 – Over the objections of a wide coalition of American citizens and environmental, conservation, food producer, fuel retailer, taxpayer advocate, and outdoor recreation industry groups, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently waived Clean Air Act provisions and Capt. James "Jimmer" Kennedy Takes the Helm of 5 Local TowBoatUS LocationsThu, 13 Jun 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1530 SANDUSKY, Ohio, June 13, 2019 – Recently named the Best Coastal Small Town by USA Today, Sandusky’s waterfront has long been popular with recreational boaters. With the increased density…]]> Pat Dieselman Honored with BoatUS/NWSA 2019 Leadership in Women's Sailing Award at Women's Sailing ConferenceMon, 10 Jun 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1528MARBLEHEAD, Mass., June 10, 2019 – More than 100 women sailors gathered recently at Corinthian Yacht Club (CYC) for the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) 18th annual Women’s Sailing Conference and honored one of their own, Pat Dieselman of Ipswich, Massachusetts, with the 2019 BoatUS/NWSA Leadership in Women’s…]]> Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On Water Training Courses June 29 and August 3Tue, 4 Jun 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1527WOODBRIDGE, Va., June 4, 2019 – 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 four fun on-water Help Your Local Boating Community Be Safe and Clean With a BoatUS Foundation GrantMon, 3 Jun 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1526 ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 3, 2019 – Would you like to help boaters be safe and keep waters clean in your local area? Begun over 25 years ago and one of the longest-running boating community grant programs, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water Grassroots Grant program provides…]]> Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Courses, June 22 & 23Thu, 30 May 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1524CORNELIUS, N.C., May 30, 2019 – 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 Norman offer a choice of two fun Boaters Aren't the Only Ones Getting Heavier: Outboard Engines Catch UpThu, 30 May 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1525WASHINGTON, May 30 2019 – One year ago the U.S. Coast Guard required new recreational boats to have more floatation to support the increased weight of newer four-stroke outboards if the boat becomes swamped. Now the agency is implementing those changes…]]> Here Are 6 Ways Boaters Can Be Green This SummerWed, 29 May 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1523ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 29, 2019 – All across America boating season has begun. With some help from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, here are six ways boaters can help keep waters clean and be good environmental stewards all summer long.

1. Cleaning and waxing: When making…]]>