Thu, 21 Feb 2019 5:8:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating https://www.boatus.com/news/releases.asp Thu, 21 Feb 2019 04:08:56 EST Legislation Could Make Maine a LeaderWed, 20 Feb 2019 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1470AUGUSTA, Maine, Feb. 20, 2019 – Maine state representative Joyce “Jay” McCreight, Maine House District 51, has introduced an act that would establish and promote a system of safe disposal for expired marine flares, potentially solving an age-old disposal issue for the Pine Tree State’s 100,000-plus…]]> Dealer News: Reward Customers withThu, 14 Feb 2019 08:00:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1469SPRINGFIELD, Va., Feb. 14, 2019 – Most boat sales staff understand that customers want value from their purchase of a new or used boat. Dealers and brokers can now help their customers get more from their boat purchase with a free BoatUS 90-day Membership with Unlimited Saltwater/Freshwater towing with every sale.

During the 90-day…]]> Want to Learn How to Boat?Tue, 12 Feb 2019 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1468LEWISVILLE, Texas, Feb. 12, 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 Lewisville offer a choice of two fun on-the-water training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: “Intro to Boating”…]]> Want to Learn How to Boat?Mon, 11 Feb 2019 13:00:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1467WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 11, 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 West Palm Beach/Lake Park offer a choice of two fun on the water training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats:…]]> NWSA Women's Sailing Conference Slated for June 1Mon, 11 Feb 2019 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1466MARBLEHEAD, Mass., Jan. 11, 2019 – Beginning and experienced woman sailors can jump-start their sailing lives by heading to the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) 18th Annual Women’s Sailing Conference slated for Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The event, which…]]> On-Water Powerboat Handling Courses On DeckThu, 24 Jan 2019 13:00:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1464MIAMI, Jan. 24, 2019 – Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? A partnership between the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and Freedom Boat Club will bring affordable on-water boat…]]> BoatUS Asks Boaters to Help Coast Guard members: Donate to Coast Guard Mutual AssistanceThu, 24 Jan 2019 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1465SPRINGFIELD, Va., Jan. 24, 2019 – With the partial government shutdown now more than a month old, the nation’s largest advocacy, services, and safety group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), recognizes the hardship members of the U.S. Coast Guard are facing by not receiving their paychecks. In addition to working on a legislative solution…]]> Boat-Towing Captains from FL, CT, CA Honored for Lifesaving ActsTue, 22 Jan 2019 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1463ARLINGTON, Va., January 22, 2019 – When recreational boaters are in grave trouble, the captains of the on-water recreational boat-towing service, TowBoatUS, don’t hesitate to act. Six captains who acted as good Samaritans to save lives in 2018 were recently honored by their peers at a ceremony held at the annual BoatUS Towing…]]> Boat Owners Association of The United States: "Pay Our Coast Guard"Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1462WASHINGTON, January 16, 2019 – With the federal government shutdown now in its fourth week, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is supporting bipartisan legislation to immediately restore pay for U.S. Coast Guard members. S. 21, “Pay Our Coast Guard Act,” recently introduced in the Senate by Sen. John Thune…]]> BoatUS Foundation Cracks the CodeTue, 15 Jan 2019 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1461ANNAPOLIS, Md., January 15, 2019 – Learning how to drive a boat takes practice. That’s not always an easy or affordable thing to do, according to the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water – especially if you’ve never owned a boat or have a professional instructor to show you the ropes.

After completing a successful pilot program in 2018, the nonprofit…]]> President Trump Signs Modern Fish ActThu, 3 Jan 2019 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1460SPRINGFIELD, Va., Jan. 3, 2019 – With President Trump’s December 31 signing of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act), saltwater recreational anglers just got a big leg up when it comes to the federal management of the nation’s fish stocks.

“The…]]> U.S. Coast Guard Reauthorization Includes Look at Improving 911 Systems for BoatersMon, 31 Dec 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1459SPRINGFIELD, Va., Dec. 31, 2018 – A sign of the times, the U.S. Coast Guard reports that it’s common for recreational boaters today to use cellphones to call during a boating emergency. While Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) urges every vessel to have a working VHF radio with DSC (digital selective calling), the…]]> Top 10 Most-Watched BoatUS Videos of 2018Thu, 27 Dec 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1458SPRINGFIELD, Va., Dec. 27, 2018 – If you judged boaters by what they like to watch, you may think they prefer sitting on anchor all day. But just because “How to Drop and Retrieve Your Anchor” was the number-one watched Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) video of 2018,…]]> Top 10 Most-Read BoatUS Magazine Stories of 2018Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1457SPRINGFIELD, Va., Dec. 17, 2018 -- A fascination with celebrity boaters and dramatic boat collisions combined with practical boating tips and the desire to learn from others’ mistakes were just some of the most-read topics to make BoatUS Magazine’s Top 10 Stories of 2018. The magazine is the nation’s most…]]> Ethanol Misfueling Danger Laid Bare: Gas Pump PhotosWed, 5 Dec 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1455SPRINGFIELD, Va., Dec. 5, 2018 -- President Trump has officially moved to allow E15 (15 percent ethanol) gasoline sales year-round – a fuel prohibited for use in recreational boats and a decision that recreational boating groups say will needlessly put 142 million American boaters at risk. Protecting Boaters at the Gas…]]> Engine Cutoff Switch Requirement and 5-Year Vessel DocumentationTue, 4 Dec 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1453SPRINGFIELD, Va., December 4, 2018 – Each year Congress authorizes the budget and overall spending level for the U.S. Coast Guard, which can have a direct effect on recreational boaters. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) applauds today’s passage of The Frank Lobiondo Coast Guard Authorization of Act of 2018, which…]]> BoatUS Gathers Group of Advisers for Annual Debate on Boating IssuesMon, 3 Dec 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1456NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 3, 2018 — A panel of distinguished boating leaders who serve as a sounding board for Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) gathered last week along with esteemed guests and BoatUS staff in Newport Beach to discuss key issues impacting recreational boating, including the changing boat-ownership…]]> The Gift of a Safe Trip Home May Be the Best Holiday Present a Boater Can GetMon, 26 Nov 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1454SPRINGFIELD, Va., November 26, 2018 – What do you get a boater for the holidays? How about providing some much needed on-water and on-road help – including free tows back to his or her home dock – in case of a breakdown? Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has three holiday gift ideas that are perfect…]]> Keeping the Momentum Going on the ICWMon, 19 Nov 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1452CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 19, 2018 – The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), the 1,100-plus-mile coastal waterway stretching from Norfolk, Virginia, to Miami, Florida, is getting better. Over the last five years more funding to dredge and maintain the waterway for both recreational and commercial vessels has made shoaling less of a problem, but navigational issues remain. This was the focus…]]> BoatUS / GEICO Marine Insurance Cut RibbonThu, 15 Nov 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1451SPRINGFIELD, Va., Nov. 15, 2018 – After more than 40 years at its location at 880 South Pickett Street in Alexandria, Va., Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) and GEICO Marine Insurance officially opened the organization’s new headquarters at 5323 Port Royal Road in Springfield. Attending yesterday’s ribbon…]]>