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Boat Owners Association of The United States

Press Contact: Scott Croft
Director of Public Relations, BoatUS
Phone: 703-461-2864
SCroft@BoatUS.com


  • Local Boat Repair, Charter and Yacht Brokerage Company

    Local Boat Repair, Charter and Yacht Brokerage Company
    Expands with 24-Hour On-Water Towing Service

    Capt. Travis Coleman takes helm of TowBoatUS Lake of the Ozarks

    LAKE OZARK, Mo., July 19, 2019 – Capt. Travis Coleman, owner of Firstmate Yacht Services, a boat repair, fishing charter and yacht brokerage in Camden on the Lake, has expanded with new ownership of TowBoatUS Lake of the Ozarks, a local on-water towing company with locations in Lake Ozark, Osage Beach and Camdenton. The 24-hour boat towing company’s founder, Capt. Charlie Meyers, as well …

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  • BoatUS Vice President Government Affairs Chris Edmonston Elected Chairman of Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

    BoatUS Vice President Government Affairs Chris Edmonston Elected Chairman of Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

     WASHINGTON, July 17, 2019 – BoatUS Vice President of Government Affairs Chris Edmonston has been elected chairman of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council. Senior-level representatives from state and federal wildlife agencies, saltwater and freshwater fishing organizations, recreational boating groups, recreational boating and fishing industries, conservation organizations, …

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  • New Owner Takes the Helm at TowBoatUS Red Wing

    New Owner Takes the Helm at TowBoatUS Red Wing

    John Wooden takes over 24-hour assistance service for recreational boaters

    RED WING, Minn., July 16, 2019 – John Wooden, the new owner of TowBoatUS Red Wing, a 24-hour on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters, has been a Great Lakes boater his entire life. He says his love for the waters of the upper Midwest and his long-time career in the marine industry provided the stepping stones that led him to take over the local TowBoatUS port.   “I’ve …

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  • BoatUS Urges New York State Boaters, Snowbirds, Great Loopers

    BoatUS Urges New York State Boaters, Snowbirds, Great Loopers
    to Have Their Voices Heard On "Reimagining the Erie Canal"

    Community engagement sessions this week; share comments online

    ALBANY, N.Y., July 15, 2019 – The nation’s largest advocacy group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging Empire State boaters and those who transit the Erie Canal System to have their voices heard at upcoming “Reimagine the Canal” stakeholder sessions this week in Lockport and Brockport and in the following weeks in Syracuse …

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  • Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Courses Come to

    Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Courses Come to
    Lake Norman August 10 & 11

    Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves offered

    CORNELIUS, N.C., July 15, 2019 – Coming to Lake Norman are two fun and affordable on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves. Offered in partnership by the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water and Freedom Boat Club Lake Norman, the courses will be held Saturday, August 10, and Sunday, August 11 at the …

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  • Florida Governor Signs Recreational Boat Title Act

    Florida Governor Signs Recreational Boat Title Act

    What it means to boaters both inside and outside the Sunshine State

    SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 2, 2019 -- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ recent signing of a recreational boat title bill, the Uniform Certificate of Title Act (HB 475/S 676), offers recreational boat owners valuable consumer protections and may spur other states to follow suit, says Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The legislation protects consumers from unwittingly purchasing …

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  • Want to Learn How to Boat?

    Want to Learn How to Boat?
    Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Courses, July 27 & 28

    Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves offered in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH, Maine, July 1, 2019 – Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Yarmouth offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28 at the club’s …

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  • Want to Learn How to Boat?

    Want to Learn How to Boat?
    Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Courses, July 20 & 21

    Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves offered on Mission Bay

    SAN DIEGO, June 26, 2019 – Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club San Diego offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21 at the club’s …

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  • 7 Ways to Survive Fourth of July on the Water

    7 Ways to Survive Fourth of July on the Water

    Recreational boating's busiest time of the year requires extra precautions

    ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 24, 2019 – Each year about three out of four recreational boat owners say they plan to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday aboard the family boat. With nearly 12 million registered vessels in the U.S., that could spell mayhem at launch ramps, marinas and popular anchorages, requiring extra skill, patience and courtesy. The nation’s advocate for recreational boaters, Boat …

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  • BoatUS App's New 'Connect to Local Towing Captains' Feature Shortens Response Time

    BoatUS App's New 'Connect to Local Towing Captains' Feature Shortens Response Time

    SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 20, 2019 – When boats break down on the water, run aground or run out of fuel, many recreational boaters use the free BoatUS App to summon TowBoatUS for routine on-water assistance. The app’s new Connect feature will automatically link app users with the closest local TowBoatUS captain, eliminating the need to call to BoatUS national dispatch and providing better …

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