Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:41:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:41:39 EST BoatUS Alert: Crime Rings Stealing Boats, Yamaha Outboards, Garmin ElectronicsTue, 20 Jun 2017 13:00:00 EST, Va., June 21, 2017 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) said today crime rings responsible for stealing boats, Yamaha outboard engines, Garmin electronics, and other expensive navigation units along the East Coast’s I-95 corridor have moved across the country. Largely striking boat dealerships and boat-storage facilities, the thieves are getting the attention…]]> Swimming Near Boat Docks Claims More LivesTue, 20 Jun 2017 01:00:00 EST, Md., June 20, 2017 – The fatalities over the weekend of an 11-year-old girl in New Jersey and 19-year-old…]]> Why it's Better to Donate a Boat Now Than in DecemberThu, 15 Jun 2017 13:00:00 EST, Md., June 15, 2017 – Is it better to donate a boat to charity now, rather than waiting until year’s end?

“Donating a boat now during the summer high season can help boaters realize more value for their donations,” says Chris Edmonston, President of the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water,…]]> BoatUS Looks at the Accuracy of 22 Years of Hurricane Season PredictionsTue, 13 Jun 2017 08:30:30 EST, Va., June 13, 2017 – According to BoatUS, damage from hurricanes is a leading cause for boat insurance claims. So each summer, the national advocacy, services and safety group anxiously awaits predictions, from a number of highly qualified experts with supercomputers, as to how many tropical storms and hurricanes will form in the Atlantic.

With most 2017 storm forecasts…]]> New Owner of TowBoatUS MentorMon, 12 Jun 2017 08:30:30 EST, Ohio, June 12, 2017 – Capt. Jake Hardy, the new owner of TowBoatUS Mentor, an on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters, has been a lifelong Lake Erie boater. “I’ve never lived more than a mile from the lake, and I’ve been boating and fishing since I was a kid,”…]]> All Roads Lead to San Diego for Yellowtail Shootout June 23-25Mon, 12 Jun 2017 01:00:00 EST DIEGO, June 12, 2017 -- If you’re an angler, the mention of the word “yellowtail” sends a shiver down your spine just thinking of large, fast, sleek, hard-fighting fish at the end of a taut line.

With the 2017 Yellowtail Shootout, presented by Costa, coming to San Diego June 23–25,…]]> Linda LIndquist-Bishop Honored withMon, 5 Jun 2017 10:30:00 EST, Mass., June 5, 2017 – Linda Lindquist-Bishop, a trailblazer in women’s sailing, was awarded the BoatUS/National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) 2017 Leadership in Women's Sailing Award at the NWSA Women’s Sailing Conference held on Saturday in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The award, which recognizes…]]> A Sleepy Subject That Could Keep a Boater Awake at NightMon, 5 Jun 2017 08:30:30 EST, Va., June 5, 2017 – While it’s a subject not often discussed, knowing what’s in your boat’s insurance policy could mean the difference between having to pay significant costs out of pocket for a claim or coming away from the claims experience in good shape. What do you need to know? Boat Owners Association of The United States (National Charting…]]> BoatUS Foundation Makes It Easy to Start Your Own Local Life Jacket Loaner SiteThu, 25 May 2017 08:30:30 EST, Md., May 25, 2017 – Want to be an asset to your community and drum up a little extra foot traffic for your business, marina or boat club? Start your own Life Jacket Loaner site with help from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water.

“We’ll show you how, give you signage…]]> Summer Sailstice Slated for June 24-25Wed, 24 May 2017 01:00:00 EST, Va, May 24, 2017 – June 24-25 may be a very busy weekend on the water for America’s sailors. That’s the date of the Summer Sailstice, an annual gathering of sailors where, for the past 16 years, they have celebrated sailing with a schedule of local on-water events that encourage the community to join in on the fun.

Sailstice sponsor Boat Owners Association…]]> Capt. Scott McClung Takes the Helm at TowBoatUS Dana PointTue, 23 May 2017 08:30:30 EST POINT, Calif., May 23, 2017 – Captain Scott McClung, who has been boating and fishing the waters around Dana Point, California, since he was a young boy, is the new owner of TowBoatUS Dana Point, an on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters. “I’ve been working here…]]> High Water on the Great Lakes: Boom or Bust for Boaters?Thu, 18 May 2017 09:30:30 EST BAY, NY, May 18, 2017 – With Great Lakes water levels on the rise and expected to continue to increase into summer, recreational boaters could find that deeper water under the keel may open a whole new range of cruising, fishing or sailing grounds to navigation. That same deep water, however, may present unique safety concerns on the water and at the dock, says Boat Owners Association…]]> New Owner Takes the Helm at TowBoatUS PortsThu, 18 May 2017 08:30:30 EST ORLEANS, La. May 18, 2017 – Capt. Conrad Morris, owner of Mississippi’s TowBoatUS Bay St. Louis, has expanded his boat-towing business to the east and west with the acquisition of TowBoatUS Biloxi, Mississippi and TowBoatUS East and West Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana. The on-water towing and assistance company offers 24/7 towing and soft ungrounding services for recreational boaters.…]]> BoatUS 2017 Top 10 List of Boat Names and Their MeaningsWed, 17 May 2017 08:30:30 EST, Va., May 17, 2017 – The nation’s largest recreational boating advocacy, services and safety group, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), issued its 2017 Top Ten Boat Names list today, a tradition dating back a quarter century. The names come from tallying up requests for boat names to the BoatUS…]]> BoatUS Skewers Latest 'Big Ethanol' EffortTue, 16 May 2017 08:30:30 EST, VA, May 16, 2017 –“Big Ethanol” is at it again. In a new advertising campaign timed with the start of boating season, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the leading trade association for America’s ethanol industry, continues to spread…]]> The Five Seconds That Can Get a Boater Into TroubleMon, 15 May 2017 14:00:30 EST, Md., May 15, 2017 -The National Highway Traffic Safety Commission says that sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for five seconds. On waterways across the country, recreational boaters know that five seconds is a world of time to get into trouble. Unlike driving on a road,…]]> 3 Ways to Save on Summertime Boating 'Must-dos'Thu, 11 May 2017 08:30:30 EST, VA, May 11, 2017 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) knows what recreational boaters will be doing this summer, and offers ways that membership ($24) with the national advocacy, services and safety group can save you money on three summertime ‘must-dos’:

Fill up the tank.…]]> Did You Just Hire Your Seasonal Boat Dock Staff?Tue, 9 May 2017 08:30:30 EST, Md., May 9, 2017 – As the summer boating season begins, marinas, boat yards and clubs are staffing up. These seasonal employees, sometimes high school, college students or part-timers, are responsible for refueling hundreds of boats at the gas dock. But do they have the training to prevent a fuel spill?

Utilizing…]]> BoatUS By The Numbers 2017Thu, 4 May 2017 08:30:30 EST, VA, May 4, 2017 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety organization, taking care of America’s recreational boaters for more than 50 years. A look at a few numbers behind the more than half-million-member association may surprise or astonish: