December 2013


Thumbnail photo of a boat repair technician working on a boat engineAdvocate: Should You Buy An Extended-Service Contract?

Some facts to help you decide whether or not to buy an extended-service contract on your boat engine.


Thumbnail photo of a smiling woman driving a small powerboatBoatUS Reports: 21 Million More Reasons For Boaters To Smile

Boaters (and marinas) have more to smile about thanks to the almost $21 million returned to transient boating facility development in 2013.


Thumbnail photo of a Sea-Doo GTX 215 on the waterNew Boating Laws of 2013

Whether your vessel of choice is a sailboat, a center-console, or a ski boat, state legislatures have passed laws in 2013 that will affect how you use it.


Thumbnail photo of testing the Torqeedo Travel 1003 outboard engineThe Latest On Alternative Outboards

Evaluating the latest environmentally friendly outboards using three different fuels (gas, propane, and electricity) seeing how they perform on a variety of boats.


Thumbnail of BoatUS members cruise participantsMembership News

Join BoatUS and your fellow members on the extraordinary Royal Clipper for our 4th annual BoatUS Members' Cruise on March 14, 2014.