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Stuff a BoatUS Membership in a Boater's Stocking This Christmas

Photo Caption: A BoatUS gift membership would make the boater in your life this happy.
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ALEXANDRIA, VA, November 18, 2014 – Most boaters don’t wear stockings on the water but they do hang them from the fireplace mantel for Christmas – and like all good folks they’re hoping Santa drops in something nice. For just $24, you can give Mr. Kringle a little help by purchasing an affordable gift membership from Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) at or by calling 1-800-395-2628. A BoatUS membership will have your favorite boater thanking you all year long for giving them a valuable gift that goes hand in hand with their boating, fishing or sailing lifestyle. 

BoatUS membership comes with an annual subscription to BoatUS Magazine and includes 24/7 nationwide dispatch with $50 of on the water boat towing assistance and $50 of roadside assistance for a disabled boat trailer and tow vehicle. Exclusive fuel, transient slip and repair discounts, savings on boating gear, fun online learning opportunities and access to lots of “how-to” information is also included. Being a member also means a bigger voice for your boater on Capitol Hill.
Is your boater worth a little more? Consider adding BoatUS’ roadside “Unlimited” Trailer Assist to a membership for an additional $14 that provides 100 miles of free road towing for both the disabled boat trailer and its tow vehicle to a safe location or repair shop. Lockout, flat tire, battery jump and fuel drop-off services are included in this low price.
Another upgrade is adding an on the water towing plan: freshwater boaters can add “Unlimited” on the water towing to their membership for just $48 additional, while saltwater boaters can add it for $134 annually. Soft ungroundings, jump-starts, fuel delivery and tows back to a marina, home dock or launch ramp are included for any boat that is owned, rented, chartered or borrowed nationwide.
To see more on the towing services offered, go to
About BoatUS:
Boat Owners Association of The United States ( is the nation’s leading advocate for recreational boaters providing its over half-million members with government representation, services such as 24-hour dispatch, on water boat towing as well as roadside assistance for boat trailers and tow vehicles, feature-packed boat insurance programs, money-saving benefits including marina and service discounts, and vital information that improves recreational boating. Its member-funded BoatUS Foundation is a national leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating and offers range of boating safety courses – including 33 free state courses – that can be found at