Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:30:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating http://www.boatus.com/news/releases.asp Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:30:46 EST Sailing Convention for Women is the Place to LearnWed, 6 Sep 2017 09:30:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1325CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., September 6, 2017 – Where do women sailors go to learn? The Sailing Convention for Women presented by Gail Hine will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California. The daylong ladies-only series of shore- and boat-based workshops offer beginners and experts…]]> 4 Days: How Much Time Boaters Have to Prepare for IrmaWed, 6 Sep 2017 09:25:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1327ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 5, 2017 – According to the National Hurricane Center, Florida may have up to four days to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Irma, a “potentially catastrophic Category 5” storm now approaching the Leeward Islands. While it’s difficult to determine landfall, Boat Owners Association…]]> TowBoatUS Lake Harris Has New OwnersTue, 5 Sep 2017 09:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1326LEESBURG, Fla., September 5, 2017 – John and Jo Anne Davis, the new owners of TowBoatUS Lake Harris, an on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters, know firsthand how important it is to get prompt help when a boat breaks down. When their 21-foot bow rider had engine problems a few years ago they called…]]> BoatUS: How to Take Care of the Boat After HarveyWed, 30 Aug 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1324HOUSTON, Texas, August 30, 2017 – With Hurricane Harvey finally headed inland, the storm has left behind damaged recreational boats in its wake. The BoatUS Catastrophe Team now on the ground in Texas reports that Aransas Pass, Port Aransas, and Rockport are the hardest hit areas for recreational boats and salvage operations have begun. To help affected boat owners with the recovery effort,…]]> New BoatUS App Now Offers Hurricane AlertsSun, 27 Aug 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1323ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 28, 2017 – In addition to helping any recreational boater call for a tow or soft ungrounding; get tide, weather, and marine conditions; or share your location with friends and family, the New BoatUS App now offers a hurricane-alert feature just in time for peak storm season. To download the free updated app, go…]]> BoatUS: Take 5 Minutes Today to Have Your Say on EthanolTue, 22 Aug 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1322ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 22, 2017  -- The battle to protect your boat’s engine is not over. Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency is asking for public comments on the amount of ethanol that must be blended into the nation’s fuel supply for 2018, and Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging recreational boaters to speak up and be heard by providing…]]> August is the Season of Boat Insurance Claims:Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1321ALEXANDRIA, VA, August 21, 2017 – It may be the ‘dog days of summer,’ which for the ancient Greeks or Romans meant catastrophe. And barring any hurricane activity, August is also the peak season for recreational boat insurance claims. In an effort to prepare boaters for a potential claims…]]> Don't Let Boat Insurance Snag You at the Tournament GateMon, 14 Aug 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1320ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 14, 2017 – In tournament angling, speed and power are what get you to the best fishing spot before the other guy. The high-performance nature of bass boats is leading many tournament organizations to increase the amount of boat-liability insurance required for entry, and that’s causing some angst among tournament anglers.

“In a change we have seen…]]> VIDEOS: BoatUS Summer Boating How-to 'Film Festival' Kicks-offMon, 7 Aug 2017 13:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1319NOT HOLLYWOOD, Calif., August 7, 2017 – What are the common boating tasks that drive boat owners to ask for help? Editors at BoatUS Magazine, the trusted voice of American boating, compiled a list of the top topics and announced the kickoff of a “BoatUS Summer How-to Film Festival” today with the release of 15 short, easily-watchable videos.

“We’re…]]> Who's Tops in Sea Scouting?Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1318MANASSAS, Va., July 25, 2017 – Sea Scouting is a specialized 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. There are about 6,500 teens, about one-third female, participating in 550 “Ships”…]]> New Owner Takes the Helm at TowBoatUS Oneida LakeMon, 24 Jul 2017 13:30:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1317BREWERTON, N.Y., JULY 24, 2017 – Capt. Jake VanReenen, who has been helping Empire State boaters get home safely for more than seven years as the owner of TowBoatUS on-water towing locations in Rochester and Clayton, is proud to be the new owner of TowBoatUS Oneida Lake,…]]> US Secretary of Interior Zinke Speaks on Boating Access, Infrastructure on Federal LandsWed, 19 Jul 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1312WASHINGTON, July 19, 2017 -- Just as outdoor enthusiasts enjoy federal lands, recreational boaters need access to federal waters. Access, however, can be threatened due to aging marina infrastructure, lack of funds for ramp and dock maintenance, or government will. The Department of Interior oversees about one-fifth of the nation’s land, including the national parks. Boat Owners Association…]]> Boating Industry Reader Survey Reports Ethanol Repairs IncreasingTue, 18 Jul 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1316ALEXANDRIA, Va. July 18, 2017 – A new survey by Boating Industry magazine says those in the boating industry that manufacture, sell, repair and store recreational vessels are seeing a growing number of problems caused by ethanol-related fuels. Said one Minnesota boat dealer in the survey, “Ethanol fuels are great for our service department but bad for our customers!”

The…]]> Want to Learn How to Boat?Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1315CHARLESTON, SC, July 17, 2017 – Want to learn the basics of boating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water and Freedom Boat Club Charleston will offer discounted TowBoatUS Starved Rock OpensWed, 5 Jul 2017 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1313OTTAWA, Ill., July 5, 2017 – Captain Gareth Stamm, who began operating TowBoatUS Joliet on the Illinois River last year, has extended his service westward, with the opening of TowBoatUS Starved Rock, an on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters.

“This is an incredibly popular recreational-boating…]]> Florida Bill Strengthens Derelict Vessel Fight,Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:45:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1311TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 27, 2017 – The results of an eight-year pilot program are in, and Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature have acted. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) congratulates the governor and legislators on Friday’s passage of BoatUS Says More Boaters on the Water for July Fourth HolidayTue, 27 Jun 2017 13:50:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1310ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 27, 2017 -- The nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), says July Fourth is shaping up to be the busiest time of the year on the water for the nation’s recreational boaters, with boating traffic potentially surpassing…]]> Swimming Near Boat Docks Claims More LivesTue, 20 Jun 2017 01:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1308ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 20, 2017 – The fatalities over the weekend of an 11-year-old girl in New Jersey and 19-year-old…]]> BoatUS Alert: Crime Rings Stealing Boats, Yamaha Outboards, Garmin ElectronicsTue, 20 Jun 2017 01:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1309ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 21, 2017 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) said today crime rings responsible for stealing boats, Yamaha outboard engines, Garmin electronics, and other expensive navigation units along the East Coast’s I-95 corridor have moved across the country. Largely striking boat dealerships and boat-storage facilities, the thieves are getting the attention…]]>