NEWS from BoatUS
Boat Owners Association of The United States
880 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 22304
BoatUS Press Room at www.BoatUS.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Scott Croft, 703-461-2864, SCroft@BoatUS.com
BASS and BoatUS Angler Announce Alliance
More Benefits for Boat Owning Anglers
ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 16, 2009 – The nation’s leading bass fishing organization and recreational boating association have teamed up to give bass anglers a bunch of benefits that will help them get the most out of their trailerboat angling. The new BASS and BoatUS Angler alliance announced today will give BASS members the opportunity to join BoatUS Angler – part of the nation’s largest recreational boating association – for only $12.50 annually. In addition, the alliance offers BoatUS Angler boat insurance with additional policy features available only to BASS members.
“This alliance gives BASS members access to benefits, services, and discounts they would not normally have with their regular membership,” said BoatUS Angler Director Mike Pellerin.
With BoatUS Angler membership, BASS members have access to BoatUS Angler insurance policies with additional features at no cost, including $1000 in coverage for a boat trailer, and a lower deductible for electronics and trolling motors. This comes on top of $5,000 of equipment coverage for tackle, automatic tournament liability coverage and reimbursement of entry fees if an incident prevents attendance, and generous cruising areas that don’t require having to call for an extension when fishing far from home. BoatUS also offers fishing guide policies.
BASS members can get a free quote at www.BassMaster.com/mybenefits .
BASS members will also get $50 of on-the-road towing coverage for getting a disabled fishing boat trailer or tow vehicle to a repair facility, $50 of on-the-water towing coverage for the boat which is provided largest towboat fleet in the country, 24-hour nationwide dispatch service, discounts on fuel and repairs at over 900 marinas nationwide, West Marine store discounts, a new online bait and tackleshop locator offering discounts, a subscription to BoatUS Angler Magazine, and more.
“With our 24-hour dispatch service for on-the-water and on-the-road breakdowns, you’ll never worry if a friend will be able to come get you and bring you back to the launch ramp, tow you to a repair facility or put you safely back in your own driveway. We are there for you 24-hours a day,” Pellerin added.
For more information, go to BoatUSAngler.com or call (866) 906-0013.
About BoatUS Angler:
BoatUS Angler is a program from the nation’s largest association of recreational boaters whose mission is to protect the interests of boat-owning anglers, increase boating safety, provide consumer assistance and ensure fishing remains worry-free.
For more than 40 years, BASS has served as the authority on bass fishing. With its considerable multimedia platforms, BASS is guided by its mission to serve all fishing fans through its industry-leading publications and prestigious Bassmaster tournament trail while spearheading progressive, positive change on issues related to conservation and water access. BASS also offers an array of services to its more than 500,000 members. The organization is headquartered in Celebration, Fla.