Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:13:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating http://www.boatus.com/news/releases.asp Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:13:02 EST Speak Up Now to Reduce the ChanceThu, 9 Aug 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1428WHAT: The battle to protect your boat's engine is not over. Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comments on the amount of ethanol that must be blended into the nation's fuel supply for 2019 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is asking all boat owners to ]]> Want to Learn How to Boat?Mon, 6 Aug 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1427WOODBRIDGE, Va., August 6, 2018 – 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 Prince William Marina offer a choice of two fun on-water training courses taught aboard single and twin engine…]]> BoatUS Magazine Names 5 Top Great Lakes Cruising DestinationsWed, 1 Aug 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1420ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 1, 2018 – “Local knowledge” is what boaters crave when they cruise to unfamiliar destinations. But when it comes to seeking out the best getaway spots for recreational boaters on the Great Lakes, whom can you ask? The August/September issue of BoatUS Magazine has those answers in “Favorite…]]> Want to Learn How to Boat?Tue, 31 Jul 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1426LAKE TRAVIS, Texas, July 31, 2018 – 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 Lake Travis offer a choice of two fun on-water training courses taught aboard 21-foot powerboats: “Intro…]]> Want to Learn How to Boat?Wed, 25 Jul 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1421ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 25, 2018 – 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 Annapolis offer a choice of two fun on-water training courses taught aboard 21-foot powerboats:…]]> 'Propane Systems on Your Boat' Newest Online Course FromTue, 24 Jul 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1425ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 24, 2018 – If you want to heat your boat, cook aboard, or perhaps, run your refrigerator when you are away from shore power, propane is a common fuel source. But what are the most important safety concerns that boaters should know about this heavier-than-air gas? The new online course “Propane Systems on Your Boat” gives boaters a thorough understanding of…]]> TowBoatUS Comes to Lake OkeechobeeMon, 23 Jul 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1424CLEWISTON, Fl., July 23, 2018 – More than 15 years ago, Captain Michael Ammons’ professional career on the water began when he became the owner of three TowBoatUS locations, which offer 24-hour on-water towing and assistance for recreational boaters. After selling the businesses 10 years ago, he’s found his way back to the company, opening 24-Hour On-Water Towing Service for BoatersThu, 19 Jul 2018 10:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1423CHINCOTEAGUE, Va., July 19, 2018 – TowBoatUS Ocean City Owner Capt. Greg Hall and Operations Manager Capt. Rob Copenhaver often need to run the 30 miles south to Chincoteague to provide routine on-water assistance to boaters, but the 12-hour round trip can take its toll. Now, with boating traffic on the rise in the up-and-coming Delmarva town, Hall has opened Want to Learn How to Boat?Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1422WOODBRIDGE, Va., July 19, 2018 – 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 Prince William Marina offer a choice of two fun on-water training courses taught aboard single- and twin engine…]]> Want to Learn How to Boat?Tue, 17 Jul 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1419SAVANNAH, Ga., July 17, 2018 – 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 Savannah offer a choice of two fun on-water training courses taught aboard 21-foot powerboats: ‘Intro to Boating’ and ‘Women…]]> TowBoatUS Comes to Lake Ray HubbardMon, 16 Jul 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1417ROCKWALL, Texas, July 16, 2018 – Traditionally on Lake Ray Hubbard, when a boat has broken down, run aground, run out of fuel, or needed a tow back to the launch ramp, the vessel owner has had to rely on Good Samaritans for help. With the recent opening of TowBoatUS…]]> BoatUS Media Alert: Saltwater Anglers Need to Speak Up NowThu, 12 Jul 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1418WHAT: The Modern Fish Act, an important, positive change to federal laws involving saltwater fishing has passed the U.S. House of Representatives and will now need to be voted on by the U.S. Senate in order to become law. The Modern Fish Act (S. 1520) will help improve public access to America's…]]> Cedar Creek Lake Now Has 24-Hour On-Water Assistance for Boat BreakdownsThu, 12 Jul 2018 08:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1410CEDAR CREEK LAKE, Texas, July 12, 2018 – With more than 6,500 boathouses, 18-mile long Cedar Creek Lake has been popular with recreational boaters since it was created in 1964. But what happens when a boat breaks down, runs out of fuel, or has a dead battery? For years, it was up to the boat owner’s good fortune to find a friend or Good Samaritan to bring the boat home. Now they no…]]> BoatUS Foundation Looking for a Few Good CaptainsWed, 11 Jul 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1416ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 11, 2018 – The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is seeking U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captains interested in teaching new or experienced boaters on-water powerboat handling and navigation skills courses at locations around the country. Courses are taught in small groups of three to four students aboard…]]> 5 Mistakes That Can Cost BoatersThu, 5 Jul 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1412 ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 5, 2018 – For the past 28 years, the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Consumer Protection Dispute Resolution Program has gone to bat thousands of times for BoatUS members seeking help after disputes arise with boat purchases, repairs, or other service issues. This…]]> New Owners Take the Helm atTue, 3 Jul 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1411ALEXANDER CITY, Ala., July 3, 2018 – Capt. Chad Gilliland and his wife, Danah, the new owners of TowBoatUS Lake Martin and TowBoatUS Lewis Smith Lake, have been inland Alabama boaters for the majority of their lives. With boating activity…]]> Have You Had a Boat Insurance Checkup?Wed, 27 Jun 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1406ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 27, 2018 – For the majority of recreational boaters, a boat insurance claim won’t be in their future this summer – but you can never predict when something will happen. Is your boat insurance policy up to snuff? With the boating season just begun, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) suggests boaters do a quick “checkup” on their…]]> 22 Years Later, 'Captain Pip' Returns To BecomeTue, 26 Jun 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1405HOUSTON, June 26, 2018 – In 1996, Capt. Philip Bauerlein helped TowBoatUS Clear Lake founding owner Capt. Dave Huston get the then-new, 24-hour on-water towing business for recreational boaters off the ground by sharing his knowledge about commercial vessel towing. Today, 22 years later, Bauerlein, known locally as “Capt.…]]> BoatUS: Don't Let Distracted Boating Get You This July 4 HolidayMon, 25 Jun 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1409ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 25, 2018 – Just like Americans’ hectic Thanksgiving Day holiday travel habits, July 4 is recreational boating’s biggest holiday of the year. The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water predicts crowded launch ramp and marina facilities with significant recreational boat traffic congestion…]]> BoatUS Media Alert: Saltwater Anglers Need To Speak Up NowFri, 22 Jun 2018 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1408 WHAT: An important, positive change to federal laws involving saltwater fishing is about to bevoted on in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. The Modern Fish Act (part of H.R. 200 and S. 1520) will help improve public access to America's…]]>