Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:13:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating http://www.boatus.com/news/releases.asp Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:13:37 EST The Best Things In Life Are FreeMon, 20 Apr 2015 14:30:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1093ANNAPOLIS, MD, April 20, 2015 – For boaters, the best things in life are free – the serenity of open water, a breeze filling a sail, or a fishing hole that beckons. And best yet, even the BoatUS Foundation’s online state Boating Safety Course won’t cost you a penny. As boating season…]]> BoatUS Speaks Out Against Alabama Anti-Bass Fishing BillMon, 20 Apr 2015 13:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1092MONTGOMERY, AL, April 20, 2015 – The nation’s largest recreational boating advocacy, services and safety group, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), is speaking out against AL House Bill 258, that if passed by the Alabama Senate could decimate bass, crappie…]]> What's Really In Your Marina Dock Contract?Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1089ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 13, 2015 – Be sure to read your dock contract carefully, or you may be surprised to find that you can be held legally responsible…]]> When Things Went Wrong, Teen Boater Kept CoolThu, 9 Apr 2015 13:00:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1088TAMPA, FL, April 9, 2015 – When 15-year Matt Mainzer decided to take a couple of friends out boating one Sunday afternoon in late March, little did he know that he would find himself and his friends floating in life jackets hanging on to the overturned hull of the teen’s 17-foot flats boat awaiting rescue. But according to Mainzer, his Three Boating Tips Just For SpringtimeMon, 6 Apr 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1087ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 6, 2015 – Across America at boat launch ramps, the familiar growl of boat motors waking up from their long winter nap heralds the start of the boating season. But what makes boating, fishing or sailing this time of year different from all others? When it comes to safety, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has three tips…]]> BoatUS: 2015 List of Top Ten Boat NamesMon, 30 Mar 2015 08:29:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1086ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 30, 2015 – Big and small, power or sail, there are many different kinds of boats and so many different kinds of boat owners. But the one thing they seem to agree on is how boating makes them feel, at least if your looking at a boat’s name on the transom. “Serenity” has been named the #1 boat name for the second year in…]]> Media Alert: BoatUS: Anchoring Restrictions Under Review by Florida Legislature;Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:00:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1085

UPDATE: March 25, 2:00PM EDT: Earlier this morning BoatUS sent the following media alert that includes a discussion of Florida House Committee Bill HWSS 15-06. This bill has been updated by the House and is now named House Derelict Vessel Bill and known as HB 7123. For your reference, this change has been…]]> Media Alert: If You Don't Want More Corn In Your Gas Tank,Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1084THE ISSUE: The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is the 2005 federal law that requires the blending of biofuels such as corn-ethanol into our gasoline. When it was written, it assumed that America’s use of gasoline would continue to rise and mandated escalating amounts of biofuels to be blended with our fuel. Since 2005, however,…]]> These Fire Extinquishers May Not Put Out The FireTue, 17 Mar 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1083ALEXANDRIA, VA, March 17, 2015 – As boaters are about to begin the spring ritual of getting their boats ready for the season, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is advising they will need to pay extra attention to the fire extinguishers aboard. A well-known fire extinguisher manufacturer, Kidde, in conjunction…]]> Can You Design a Life Jacket That Boaters Will Wear?Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1082ANNAPOLIS, MD, March 16, 2015 – It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know why boaters don’t like to wear life jackets. They can be hot and bulky. Some are too expensive. Or, at least that’s what some boaters say. So here’s your big chance: design a better life jacket that more folks will wear, and you…]]> Boaters: Vote Today for Your Favorite Safe or Clean Boating Grant IdeaWed, 11 Mar 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1081ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 11, 2015 – The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water provides local non-profit groups up to $10,000 to help educate boaters on safe and clean boating topics. However, it needs your help to determine who will get the money. With it’s 2015 Grassroots Grants program kicking off today, the national 501(c)(3) is looking to…]]> Media Alert: Ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard Briefing:Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1080WHEN: Thursday, February 26, 2015, 10:00AM-12:00 noon

WHERE: Room 2203, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
WHAT: The Renewable Fuel Standard…]]> Peer-to-Peer Boat Rentals: What Do You Need To Know?Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1079ALEXANDRIA, Va., February 24, 2015 – Airbnb may a popular “peer-to-peer” lodging site on the web, but if you want to rent a boat in your local area or away, you’ve got options, too. Boatbound.com, Boatsetter.com and Cruzin.com are just a few of the new crop of online websites offering a chance to rent a boat for the day or weekend. These services,…]]> BoatUS: Lightning FactsTue, 17 Feb 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1077ALEXANDRIA, Va., February 17, 2015 – The odds of getting struck by lightning are about one in a million. But if you own a boat, the odds of it being struck by lightning are significantly higher…]]> Eight Bells: BoatUS Founder Richard Schwartz PassesFri, 13 Feb 2015 08:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1078ALEXANDRIA, Va., February 13, 2015 -- Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Chairman and Founder Richard Schwartz, who created and grew the association to become the predominant advocacy and boater services organization…]]> MD, NC, SC and FL United States Power SquadronsThu, 5 Feb 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1076JACKSONVILLE, Fla., February 5, 2015 -- At the US Power Squadrons (USPS) Annual Meeting held recently in Jacksonville, Florida, five Squadrons from across the country and one District were honored with Distinguished Civic Service Awards. Sponsored by Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the awards are given annually…]]> Boaters and Ethanol Gas:Wed, 4 Feb 2015 01:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1075WASHINGTON, DC, February 4, 2015 – New bipartisan legislation introduced today would help ensure recreational boaters don’t put unsafe fuel in their boats, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), with 30 co-sponsors introduced the Renewable…]]> Tall Ship Falls Over: Could Your Boat Do This?Tue, 3 Feb 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1073PROVIDENCE, RI, February 3, 2015 -- When a tall ship stored on the hard at a boatyard blew over during last week’s brutal blizzard,…]]> BoatUS Renews Title SponsorshipTue, 3 Feb 2015 01:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1074SAN ANTONIO, Texas, February 3, 2015 -- The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) announces that Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has renewed its title sponsorship of the 2015 Collegiate Bass Fishing Series…]]> Buyer Beware of Ethanol Fuel in North Carolina:Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1072RALEIGH, NC, January 29, 2015 – The Altoona, Pennsylvania based convenience store chain Sheetz announced on January 21 that it would offer E15 fuel – gas containing up to 15% ethanol – at 60 of their North Carolina locations beginning in early 2015. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS)…]]>