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Post-Hurricane Marine Updates at Dockwa

ALEXANDRIA, VA, October 12, 2016 – Dockwa, an online transient boat slip-booking service for recreational boaters, has joined the effort to help the boating community affected by Hurricane Matthew by offering real-time marina status reports at The data is crowd-sourced from the boating community, much of which is through the interactive cruising guidebook ActiveCaptain, with additional input from local marinas and other news outlets.

“We want to help get the news out about this invaluable resource from two organizations that are doing a great job keeping the boating community up to date on storm-affected areas,” said BoatUS Vice President Public Affairs Scott Croft. “While it looks like much of the boating community has dodged the bullet, there are some severely impacted areas.”

BoatUS partnered with Dockwa in 2015 to simplify the booking process and allow BoatUS members to find and book a slip with just a few taps on the Dockwa app. For more information on Dockwa or ActiveCaptain, go to and, respectively.


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About Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS):

Celebrating 50 years in 2016, BoatUS is the nation’s largest organization of recreational boaters with over a half million members. We are the boat owners’ voice on Capitol Hill and fight for their rights. We help ensure a roadside trailer breakdown doesn’t end a boating or fishing trip before it begins, and on the water, TowBoatUS brings boaters safely back to the launch ramp or dock when their boat won’t, day or night. The BoatUS Marine Insurance Program gives boat owners the specialized coverage and superior service they need, and we help keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Visit

About Dockwa:

Dockwa is an award-winning unified booking and marketing platform that connects boaters to marinas in real time. This customer-oriented approach provides the marina and the boater an optimal and convenient experience for booking transient reservations. Boaters simply download the app, explore, reserve, and pay at their favorite marina in a matter of minutes. Marinas confirm the reservation, collect payment, and deposit the customer’s information into their intelligent database with a single click. Backed by a world-class group of angel and institutional investors, the company has raised $1.4 million in what has been called the “OpenTable for boaters and marinas.” Launched in May of 2015 in the New England region, Dockwa has rapidly expanded down the Eastern Seaboard with a growing network of over 450 marinas from Maine to the Bahamas. The platform has already begun west coast expansion with plans to expand to further develop to other parts of the country later this year. The team is based out of Newport, RI with offices in Boston, MA. For more information, please visit