Wed, 27 May 2015 4:0:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating http://www.boatus.com/news/releases.asp Wed, 27 May 2015 03:00:49 EST Hurricane Planning? Don't Let Loose Boats Hamper Recovery EffortsTue, 26 May 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1109ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 26, 2015 – With FEMA’s Hurricane Preparation Week upon us (May 24-30), waterfront towns and boating businesses are learning how to better prepare their local boating community. In the aftermath of 2012’s Superstorm Sandy, orphaned boats littered the streets…]]> VIDEO: TowBoatUS' Potomac Capt. Terry HillThu, 21 May 2015 10:00:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1108Dear Friends-

Tomorrow is Friday, the day before the three happiest days of the week for America’s 12 million recreational boat owners and the annual kick-off of the summer boating season.

Hundreds of thousands of recreational boat fuel tanks will be filled over this Memorial Day holiday weekend, again bringing to the forefront the topic of ethanol fuels and boating. Boat…]]> A Look at the Numbers Behind the Nation'sWed, 20 May 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1107

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 20, 2015 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group with over half a million members. With the “kick-off” of the summer boating season this Memorial Day weekend, there may be a lot you don’t…]]> TowBoatUS Red Wing, MN, ReopensMon, 18 May 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1106RED WING, Minn., May 18, 2015 -- Capt. Michael Jorgensen is thrilled to be able to help boaters on the Upper Mississippi once again. Jorgensen was captain of the towing response boat at TowBoatUS Red Wing from 2005 through 2013. But service was suspended in 2014 due to an ownership change at Bills Bay Marina where TowBoatUS Red Wing is based. Now, Jorgensen is back…]]> New Online Course Helps Boats and Marinas Survive HurricanesWed, 13 May 2015 12:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1105

ALEXANDRIA, VA, May 13, 2015 – History has proven that when hurricanes and recreational boats get together, the result isn’t pretty. But what if every boat owner was armed with a specific plan to prepare their boat for an approaching storm? An online course, “ Local On Water Towing Company for Boaters Changes HandsWed, 13 May 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1104CLAYTON, NY, May 13, 2015 – Capt. Jake VanReenen, who has been operating TowBoatUS Rochester, an on water boat towing and assistance company for recreational boaters since 2010, has expanded his business and is the new owner of TowBoatUS Clayton in New York’s famed Thousand Islands region. Capt.…]]> BoatUS Has New Boat Buyer's "Toolbox"Tue, 12 May 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1098ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 12, 2015 – When you fix a boat, you need your toolbox. When you need a boating fix, those looking to buy a boat go to BoatUS’ Boat Buyer’s ToolboxONSET, Mass., May 12, 2015 – Capt. Shawn Brule, who retired from the U.S. Coast Guard last August after 22 years of service, is the new owner of TowBoatUS Cape Cod, an on water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters. “I’ve always known I would…]]> New TowBoatUS On Water Towing Service Opens in Sodus Bay, NYMon, 11 May 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1101SODUS POINT, NY, May 11, 2015 – Capt. Tim Maxam, the new owner of TowBoatUS Sodus Bay on Lake Ontario, an on water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters, describes himself as “back to basics boating guy,” who loves to help other boaters. Last summer he realized that opening…]]> Take the K.I.S.S. Principle Home for National Safe Boating WeekMon, 11 May 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1102 ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 11, 2015 – May 16 - 22 is National Safe Boating week, reminding anyone who spends their time on the water to think about ways they’ll have a great summer and avoid any chance of becoming US Coast Guard statistic. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has four…]]> Long Day of Fishing Goes Sour, Best $14 Ever SpentFri, 8 May 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1100HOLLY POND, Ala. May 8, 2015 - Being a member of BoatUS has its advantages. The boat owner group offers its members helpful services such as roadside assistance for breakdowns while towing a boat. If you've ever seen a nice boat on a trailer left unhitched and unattended on the side of a busy highway, you can probably guess that most auto clubs don't…]]> BoatUS: Boat Motor Oil Analysis Made SimpleWed, 6 May 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1099ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 6, 2015 – A lot goes on inside a boat engine, and akin to drawing blood, and an engine oil sample analysis (OSA) can tell…]]> VIDEO: Three Must-Have Boating Skills You'll Need This SummerTue, 5 May 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1097ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 5, 2015 – What are three of the most common skills any boater will need to know this summer? “Docking is often seen as a spectator sport, but everyone needs to know how to do it safely,” said BoatUS Magazine Executive Editor Mike Vatalaro. “Beaching your boat is also a common maneuver, as is using your boat’s…]]> Women's Sailing Conference Slated for June 6 in Marblehead, MAMon, 4 May 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1096MARBLEHEAD, Mass., May 4, 2015 -- The 14th Annual Women's Sailing Conference will be held Saturday, June 6, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, organized by the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA). Through a combination of hands-on workshops, seminars and on-the-water experiences, participants…]]> A Fishing Trip with Zona Could Be Yours - With the Right PhotoWed, 29 Apr 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1095

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 29, 2015 – Take a photo of your catch and submit it to the BoatUS “Catch of the Month” photo contest and you could find yourself in a fishing boat with rod, reel and…]]> VIDEO: Prep Your Inflatable Life Jacket for the SeasonTue, 28 Apr 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1090ANNAPOLIS, MD, April 28, 2015 – With their small size, inflatable life jackets keep you cool on a hot day, allow you to freely move around the boat, cast a line or raise sail, and come in a variety of belt and harness styles. While inflatables have a reputation for comfort, they do require a little preparation for the season that’s best done at least a day…]]> Raw Video Footage from TowBoatUS Rescue of Texas KayakersMon, 27 Apr 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1094HOUSTON, TX, April 27, 2015 – Capsizing on open water can mean life or death to a boater suddenly finding themselves bobbing in the sea. As a wall of thunderstorms approached Galveston Bay late one day last week, two kayakers suddenly found themselves in the water, unable to re-board their swamped craft – and made two near fatal mistakes, captured on One-Button Assistance for Boat Breakdowns Just Got BetterWed, 22 Apr 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1091ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 22, 2015 – When you respond to over 70,000 requests a year from anxious boaters calling for help to get home, speed wins the day. The BoatUS Towing App gives the on water and roadside towing service’s 24/7 Dispatch Centers instant boat location information that greatly reduces…]]> The Best Things In Life Are FreeMon, 20 Apr 2015 14:30:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1093ANNAPOLIS, MD, April 20, 2015 – For boaters, the best things in life are free – the serenity of open water, a breeze filling a sail, or a fishing hole that beckons. And best yet, even the BoatUS Foundation’s online state Boating Safety Course won’t cost you a penny. As boating season…]]> BoatUS Speaks Out Against Alabama Anti-Bass Fishing BillMon, 20 Apr 2015 13:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1092MONTGOMERY, AL, April 20, 2015 – The nation’s largest recreational boating advocacy, services and safety group, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), is speaking out against AL House Bill 258, that if passed by the Alabama Senate could decimate bass, crappie…]]>