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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


  • BoatUS Applauds Legislators for Helping to Ensure

    BoatUS Applauds Legislators for Helping to Ensure
    Taxes Paid by Boaters Will Fund Boating Programs

    Reps. Cunningham, Graves introduce bipartisan Sport Fish Restoration and

    SPRINGFIELD, Va., Oct. 29, 2019 – The explosive growth of paddlesports including stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and canoeing has local, state and federal governments working to ensure there’s plenty of paddler access, including paddlecraft-only launches that make it easy to launch a kayak, increasing efforts to ensure paddler safety, and minimizing user conflicts with traditional boaters. The …

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  • SOS: Recreational Boat is Stuck...in a Cave?

    SOS: Recreational Boat is Stuck...in a Cave?

    TowBoatUS San Diego responds to an incredibly strange distress call

    SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 23, 2019 -- “There are not many times I can say it after 30 years as a towboat captain, but this was a first,” says Capt. Rob Butler, owner of the TowBoatUS San Diego. Butler was describing his company’s recent response to a 26-foot power boat stuck inside a deep sandstone cave along a southern California cliff wall. Butler’s company is one of more than …

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  • MarineMax Becomes a Repair Provider for BoatUS Marine Insurance Members

    MarineMax Becomes a Repair Provider for BoatUS Marine Insurance Members

    CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 23, 2019 – Every hurricane season, some boat owners are faced with the need to file insurance claims and get their boats repaired. To make that process easier, MarineMax has now become a Repair Provider for BoatUS Marine Insurance Program members, who may get help with insurance claim repair work from the nation’s largest recreational boat retailer with dozens of …

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  • Boaters: What's Your Vision of the Future

    Boaters: What's Your Vision of the Future
    for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary?

    BoatUS says recreational boaters and anglers

    MIAMI, Oct. 22, 2019 – For the first time since its creation in 1990, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is giving recreational boaters and anglers the unique opportunity to help shape its future by commenting on the draft Restoration Blueprint. The plan could expand the sanctuary’s boundary, update regulations, modify and establish new marine zones, and revise its nonregulatory …

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  • No Experience Necessary

    No Experience Necessary
    Affordable 3-Hour On Water Powerboat Training Courses, Nov. 9 & 10

    Courses for beginners, women on Lake Allatoona

    ACWORTH, Ga., Oct. 22, 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 TowBoatUS Lake Allatoona and Suntex Boat Club offer a choice of two fun on-water powerboat training courses: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, November 9, and Sunday, November 10, at Glade Marina at …

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  • New Owners Growing Florida Panhandle TowBoatUS Fleet

    New Owners Growing Florida Panhandle TowBoatUS Fleet

    Capts. Robert Smith and Charles Gorrell add third location:

    MEXICO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 15, 2019 – Growing up near Mexico Beach, Capt. Robert Smith always had a love for the small coastal town on Florida’s panhandle. It also didn’t take that long for Capt. Charles Gorrell, Smith’s business partner, to get that same feeling. Following Hurricane Michael’s rampage through the region in 2018, Smith and Gorrell rushed down to assist …

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  • Sailing Convention for Women

    Sailing Convention for Women
    Combines Learning, Camaraderie and Fun

    Slated for Feb. 1, 2020 in Southern California

    CORONA DEL MAR, Oct. 15, 2019 – Where do women sailors go to learn? The answer is a place where they can enjoy the camaraderie of other women sailors, learn from top instructors both on the water and in the classroom, and have plenty of fun. For 30 years that place has been the Sailing Convention for Women presented by Gail Hine, to be held next on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Bahia Corinthian …

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  • No Experience Necessary:

    No Experience Necessary:
    Affordable 3-Hour On Water Powerboat Training Courses, Oct. 26 & 27

    Courses for beginners, women in Fort Pierce

    FORT PIERCE, Fla., Oct. 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 Fort Pierce offer a choice of two fun on-water powerboat training courses: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27, at Fort Pierce City Marina. The …

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  • U.S. Government Recreational Boating Is a Big Deal in the U.S.

    U.S. Government Recreational Boating Is a Big Deal in the U.S.

    'Outdoor Recreation' significant economic driver, How does your state line up?

    SPRINGFIELD, VA, Oct. 9, 2019 – A September 20 report from the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has reaffirmed that outdoor recreation activities are a significant driver of economic activity in the country, making up 2.2% ($247.2 billion) of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP).    When looking at “conventional” outdoor recreation activities, …

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

    Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On-Water
    Training Courses, Oct. 25-27 at Tampa Boat Show

    No experience necessary; Intro to Boating and

    TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 2, 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 Tampa Boat Show and Freedom Boat Club offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, from Friday, October 25, through Sunday, …

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