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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


  • Boaters:  Planning that Long Trip?

    Boaters: Planning that Long Trip?

    'Cruising Boats and Systems' newest online course

    ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 17, 2019 – Whether you’re looking to charter this winter season or planning your first cruise aboard your own vessel, the new online course, “Cruising Boats and Systems,” will help you have a safer and more enjoyable cruise. Offered in partnership by America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons, and the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for …

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

    Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Course
    Coming to United States Powerboat Show, Oct 3 - 6, Annapolis

    Courses for beginners, women, plus the 'spectator sport' of boating: Precision Docking

    ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 16, 2019 – Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your behind-the-helm skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with the United States Powerboat Show and Freedom Boat Club of Maryland will offer a choice of three fun on-water powerboat training courses taught aboard single engine powerboats: Intro to Boating, Women …

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  • The Secrets of a Stormproof Marina

    The Secrets of a Stormproof Marina

    4 signs to look for in hurricane-safe marina

    SPRINGFIELD, Va., Sept. 10, 2019 – The statistics prove that hauling your boat out of the water and storing it ashore before a hurricane strikes greatly lowers the chance you’ll need to file an insurance claim after the storm passes. However, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) also knows that it’s often not possible to haul every boat out in time. For those boat …

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

    Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On Water Training Courses,
    Sept. 28 & 29

    Courses for beginners, women

    WOODBRIDGE, Va., Sept. 10, 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 Woodbridge offer a choice of two fun on-water powerboat training courses: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, September 28, and Sunday, September 29, at the marina’s location …

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  • New Owners Expand Central New York 24-Hour On-Water Towing Service

    New Owners Expand Central New York 24-Hour On-Water Towing Service
    for Recreational Boaters

    Langheinriches add third location: TowBoatUS Clayton N.Y.

    CLAYTON, N.Y., August 30, 2019 – Earlier this summer, long-time Central New Yorkers Capt. Grant Langheinrich and his wife, Karla Langheinrich, became owners of two 24-hour on-water towing ports, TowBoatUS Rochester and TowBoatUS Oneida Lake, part of a nationwide network of 300 ports and 600 towing response vessels across the country that provide routine assistance to boaters. Now the couple …

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  • BoatUS Alert: Boaters Need to Prepare for Dorian

    BoatUS Alert: Boaters Need to Prepare for Dorian

    BoatUS has app to track storm; offers online guides for protecting boats

    SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 28, 2019 – Forecasters say Tropical Storm Dorian is spending more time over the warm waters of the Atlantic gathering strength and could strike the southeastern U.S. coast as a full-blown category 2 hurricane (96–110 mph wind speed) early next week. Now with the National Weather Service advising residents of Florida's east coast to have a hurricane plan in place, …

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  • Instead of Socks for the Holidays,

    Instead of Socks for the Holidays,
    Give the Boater in the Family a Gift That Shows You Really Care

    When a bad day on the water happens, you'll be thanked for getting

    SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 28, 2019 – Sometimes a day of boating doesn’t go as planned. Accidentally running aground, engine troubles, a dead battery or running out of fuel are common – the nation’s largest on the water towing fleet for recreational boaters, TowBoatUS, responded to more than 70,000 requests for routine help last year. So this holiday season, instead of giving …

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  • Sea Scout Ship from Southern Virginia takes Top Honors

    Sea Scout Ship from Southern Virginia takes Top Honors

    Teens from Sea Scout Ship 16, Confluence, honored with National Flagship Award

     SUFFOLK, Va., August 28, 2019 – With about 4,500 teens participating across the U.S., Sea Scouting is a specialized, co-educational program from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) that improves youth boating skills with on-water practice, outdoor, social, and service experiences, and shares knowledge of our maritime heritage. Organized into 350 local “ships” across North America, …

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  • Boaters Beware: Low-Price 'Regular 88' Gas is Bad for Boats

    Boaters Beware: Low-Price 'Regular 88' Gas is Bad for Boats

    More E15 ethanol fuel available this Labor Day holiday weekend

    SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 27, 2019 – With more ethanol than ever before being served up at the nation’s gas station pumps this Labor Day holiday weekend, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) cautions America’s recreational boaters to avoid filling up with “Regular 88” fuel on recreational boating’s traditional last summer hurrah. That’s because …

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

    Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training
    Courses, Sept. 19-22, at Norwalk Boat Show

    Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves offered

    NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 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 Norwalk Boat Show and Freedom Boat Club Connecticut offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, from Thursday, September …

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