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Two Affordable Holiday Gifts for Boaters

Photo Caption: Customized floating key chains from BoatUS are an inexpensive and useful stocking stuffer for the holiday season.
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 28, 2012 – While a prepaid gas card may be a great holiday gift for a boater in the family, it’s also pricey, won’t last long, and may not be very practical for every kind of boat owner. Here are a couple affordable gift-giving options from Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS):
$24.00 BoatUS gift membership: BoatUS annual membership is just $24 and comes in two choices: BoatUS for boat owners of all types, and BoatUS Angler for those who use their boat mostly for fishing. Being a member of the nation’s largest boating group means having a better and safer boating experience. Included is an information-packed subscription to BoatUS Magazine or to BoatUS Angler Magazine (respectively) as well as 24/7 dispatch service for on-the-water breakdowns from the largest towing fleet in the country, $50 of on-the-water boat towing assistance and $50 of on-the-road assistance for a disabled boat trailer and tow vehicle for roadside breakdowns. Boaters will also like the marina fuel, transient slip and repair discounts, and savings on boating gear from West Marine. Go to to purchase.
The $12.99 stocking stuffer: Here’s a unique stocking stuffer with near universal appeal: customized floating keychains. Sold in pairs, the 4.25’ x 1.5” thick foam rubber keychain allows you to personalize the gift with your boat’s name on it and won’t let your keys sink – and makes them easier to be found. They are just $12.99 for two and can be purchased online at
About BoatUS:

BoatUS is the nation’s leading advocate for recreational boaters providing its over half million members with government representation, helpful services such as on-the-water boat towing, roadside assistance and specialized boat insurance programs, boating safety, damage avoidance, clean water and consumer advocacy efforts as well as money-saving benefits such as fuel discounts and a fishing tournament incentive program for anglers.