Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:41:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:41:23 EST VIDEO: Crazy Eddie Wants YouFri, 24 Mar 2017 08:30:30 EST Friends:

By now, you may have heard about Spring Aboard, a weeklong event (March 19–25) of ramped-up promotion by boating safety groups to encourage recreational boaters to take a boating safety course.

A partner of Spring Aboard, our own BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, offers 33 state online…]]> VIDEO: BoatUS Foundation Findings #55 Looks at Boat Fire SafetyThu, 23 Mar 2017 08:30:30 EST, MD, March 23, 2017 – In an effort to improve boat fire safety aboard recreational boats, the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water today issued “Foundation Findings #55.” The report, part of a long-running educational series devoted to boating-safety topics, includes a five-minute…]]> TowBoatUS St. Charles Has New Owner and New Home BaseWed, 22 Mar 2017 10:00:30 EST CHARLES, MO, March 22, 2017 – Paul Hopkins, the owner of Port Charles Harbor Marina in St. Charles, Missouri, is the new owner of TowBoatUS St. Charles. “TowBoatUS has been providing great service to Mississippi River boaters for the last seven years,” Hopkins said. “As soon as we learned the former owner…]]> Boat Owners Association of The United States SaysTue, 21 Mar 2017 08:30:30 EST, DC, March 21, 2017 – After its first look at the Trump administration’s new budget blueprint released March 16, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says that boat owners should be aware of potential budget impacts that could affect boating safety, access and the health of our waterways.

“The…]]> Minnetonka Power Squadron and USPS District 22Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:30:30 EST, Fla., March 20, 2017 -- At the United States Power Squadrons (USPS) Annual Meeting held recently in Orlando, Florida, Minnetonka Power Squadron, of Minnetonka, Minnesota took “Top Squadron” honors while Florida’s US Power Squadron District 22 was named “Top District.” The awards are sponsored by Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) and given…]]> Boat Trailer Insurance Mysteries Revealed by BoatUSThu, 16 Mar 2017 08:30:30 EST, VA, March 16, 2017 – If you get in an accident while trailering your boat, do you know which insurance policy will pay for repairs to the trailer?

If it’s a simple accident with damage to the trailer only, it’s likely to be the trailer insurance coverage that pays. But what happens when you back the trailer into a neighbor’s stone wall or a tree comes…]]> Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway AssociationMon, 13 Mar 2017 12:01:00 EST, DC, March 13, 2017 – The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the famed 1100-plus mile coastal waterway stretching from Norfolk, Virginia to Miami, Florida, is getting “thin.” Shoaling has created hazardous conditions in some areas with depths reported less than 5 feet – which reflects a remarkable 7 feet of water depth lost in the waterway’s authorized minimum…]]> New Videos from BoatUS FoundationMon, 27 Feb 2017 08:30:30 EST

Dear Friends:

Boats burn every year and when they do, things get bad. Quickly. For boaters, acknowledging the possibility of a fire is an exercise in fear because there’s nothing more scary than to have open flames aboard and no place to go. I’d like to share two new videos from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water that I encourage you to share…]]> TowBoatUS Takes Tower of the Year Honors atWed, 22 Feb 2017 08:30:30 EST, MD, February 22, 2017 – 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 San Diego, California. “Tower of the Year” honors went to TowBoatUS Baltimore, which is owned and operated by Capt.…]]> Boat-Towing Captains in FL, MA, NJ, RI, NCWed, 22 Feb 2017 08:30:30 EST DIEGO, February 22, 2017 – When recreational boaters need a tow home, a battery jump, or a little extra fuel, TowBoatUS towing captains are there 24-hours a day to provide routine assistance. When recreational boaters are in deep trouble, TowBoatUS captains don’t hesitate to save lives. Ten TowBoatUS Captains from across…]]> Boating Writers International Bestows AwardsTue, 21 Feb 2017 01:00:00 EST, Fla. February 21, 2017 – Boating Writers International (BWI), the professional association for writers, editors, publishers and photographers in recreational boating and fishing industry, bestowed six awards to BoatUS Magazine writers during a presentation held at the group’s annual meeting at 2017 Miami International Boat Show. It is the 24th year of the annual writing contest…]]> Two Boating Enthusiasts Set To Lead Congressional Boating CaucusMon, 13 Feb 2017 13:00:00 EST, DC, February 13, 2017 – The Congressional Boating Caucus was formed in 1989 as an informal, bipartisan group of US Senators and Representatives to advocate for the interests of the recreational boating industry. Recreational boaters have also benefitted from the Caucus’ leadership on shared issues such as restoration of the Everglades, fisheries management reform, flood…]]> 10 Tops to Get the Right Boat LoanMon, 13 Feb 2017 08:30:30 EST, VA, February 13, 2017 – How do you get the right boat loan for your new or previously owned dream boat? Here are 10 tips from Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) just in time for the winter buying season.

1. Check your credit: Before applying for a loan, ensure your credit…]]> 500,000+ BoatUS Members Asked to PetitionThu, 9 Feb 2017 08:30:30 EST VA, February 9, 2017 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is asking its more than half-million members – and any recreational boat owner concerned with having a safe fuel supply – to petition the new Trump administration and Congress to reform the ethanol mandate, also known as the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In a communication to members, BoatUS…]]> TowBoatUS Comes to the CaribbeanTue, 20 Dec 2016 08:30:30 EST THOMAS, USVI, December 20, 2016 – Capt. Robert Manley, a New Jersey native who has been running marine businesses in the Caribbean for the last 25 years, has opened TowBoatUS St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI). “I’ve been towing boats and helping boaters ever since I came to St. Thomas,” he said.…]]> Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation ActMon, 19 Dec 2016 08:30:30 EST, D.C., December 19, 2016 – BoatUS, the nation’s advocate for boat owners, applauds passage of a bipartisan bill signed by President Obama on December 16 that will provide critical funds for water-resource infrastructure projects at emerging harbors, channels, locks and dams. The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN), which encompasses the Water Resources…]]> On Capitol Hill, Boating Hopes to Count in US GDP:Tue, 6 Dec 2016 08:40:30 EST, DC, December 6, 2016 – Does the outdoor industry, which includes recreational activities such as boating and fishing, matter to the U.S. economy? With Senate passage of the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act of 2016 (Outdoor REC Act, H.R. 4665) on November 28, the answer is yes, according to BoatUS. The national boating advocacy, services and safety organization also…]]> BoatUS Pegs Hurricane Matthew DamageTue, 6 Dec 2016 08:30:30 EST, VA, December 6, 2016 – Hurricane Matthew, which threatened four coastal states as it corkscrewed through the Atlantic in early October, caused an estimated $110 million in damage to recreational boats, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services and safety organization suggests…]]> Leaders Gather for BoatUS National Advisory CouncilMon, 5 Dec 2016 08:30:30 EST SIMONS ISLAND, Ga., December 5, 2016 – A panel of 11 distinguished national boating leaders who serve as a sounding board for Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) gathered last week with the senior BoatUS leadership in St. Simons Island, Georgia, to discuss key issues impacting recreational boating.

The 11 volunteer…]]> Giving Tuesday is November 29Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:30:30 EST, MD, November 15, 2016 – Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season on November 29. The educational 501(c)(3) BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water asks boaters for their financial assistance on this day to help support the boating nonprofit’s missions to reduce boating accidents…]]>