Wed, 12 Dec 2018 6:37:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating https://www.boatus.com/news/releases.asp Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:37:01 EST Ethanol Misfueling Danger Laid Bare: Gas Pump PhotosWed, 5 Dec 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1455SPRINGFIELD, Va., Dec. 5, 2018 -- President Trump has officially moved to allow E15 (15 percent ethanol) gasoline sales year-round – a fuel prohibited for use in recreational boats and a decision that recreational boating groups say will needlessly put 142 million American boaters at risk. Protecting Boaters at the Gas…]]> Engine Cutoff Switch Requirement and 5-Year Vessel DocumentationTue, 4 Dec 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1453SPRINGFIELD, Va., December 4, 2018 – Each year Congress authorizes the budget and overall spending level for the U.S. Coast Guard, which can have a direct effect on recreational boaters. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) applauds today’s passage of The Frank Lobiondo Coast Guard Authorization of Act of 2018, which…]]> BoatUS Gathers Group of Advisers for Annual Debate on Boating IssuesMon, 3 Dec 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1456NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 3, 2018 — A panel of distinguished boating leaders who serve as a sounding board for Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) gathered last week along with esteemed guests and BoatUS staff in Newport Beach to discuss key issues impacting recreational boating, including the changing boat-ownership…]]> The Gift of a Safe Trip Home May Be the Best Holiday Present a Boater Can GetMon, 26 Nov 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1454SPRINGFIELD, Va., November 26, 2018 – What do you get a boater for the holidays? How about providing some much needed on-water and on-road help – including free tows back to his or her home dock – in case of a breakdown? Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has three holiday gift ideas that are perfect…]]> Keeping the Momentum Going on the ICWMon, 19 Nov 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1452CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 19, 2018 – The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), the 1,100-plus-mile coastal waterway stretching from Norfolk, Virginia, to Miami, Florida, is getting better. Over the last five years more funding to dredge and maintain the waterway for both recreational and commercial vessels has made shoaling less of a problem, but navigational issues remain. This was the focus…]]> BoatUS / GEICO Marine Insurance Cut RibbonThu, 15 Nov 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1451SPRINGFIELD, Va., Nov. 15, 2018 – After more than 40 years at its location at 880 South Pickett Street in Alexandria, Va., Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) and GEICO Marine Insurance officially opened the organization’s new headquarters at 5323 Port Royal Road in Springfield. Attending yesterday’s ribbon…]]> Sailing Convention for Women Is the Place to LearnTue, 16 Oct 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1450CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., Oct. 16, 2018 – The Sailing Convention for Women presented by Gail Hine will be held on Sat., Feb. 2, 2019 at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona del Mar. Sponsored by BoatUS, the daylong event is a series of 33 workshops for ladies-only,…]]> America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 Passes SenateThu, 11 Oct 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1448ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 11, 2018 -- With passage yesterday of infrastructure legislation by the U.S. Senate, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bill is on its way to the president’s desk. The nation’s advocacy group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), commends Congress for taking…]]> President's Plan to Seek Clean Air Act Waiver to Allow Sale of E15 Fuel Year-Round Doesn't Sit Well with Boater's AdvocateWed, 10 Oct 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1449ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 10, 2018 -- The nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), reacted negatively to the recent news of the Administration’s plan to permit the sale of E15 (15 percent ethanol) fuel year-round.

E15…]]> TowBoatUS Comes to Lake EufaulaFri, 5 Oct 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1444LAKE EUFAULA, Okla., October 5, 2018 – Traditionally on Lake Eufaula when a boat has broken down, run aground, run out of fuel, or needed a tow back to the launch ramp, the vessel’s owner has had to rely on good Samaritans for help. With the recent opening of TowBoatUS Lake Eufaula, a 24-hour on-water towing…]]> A Sailboat Goes "Flying"Mon, 1 Oct 2018 10:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1447CHERRY POINT, N.C., Oct. 1, 2018 – Just over two weeks after Hurricane Florence lumbered ashore near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, the BoatUS Marine Insurance Catastrophe Response Team has made significant headway with recreational boat recoveries in the wake of the storm. Here, the team carefully recovers a sailboat from the grounds…]]> America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018Mon, 1 Oct 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1446WASHINGTON, October 1, 2018 – A safe place to hide from a storm. Better navigation. Cleaner waters. Ensuring that boaters matter when it comes to getting their fair share of federal funding. These are all things that boaters stand to gain with the passage of a bipartisan bill, S. 3021, America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018, which will provide critical funds and policy improvements…]]> 2 Tips for Storing Boats Over the Winter from BoatUSWed, 26 Sep 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1445ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 26, 2018 – Putting your boat away for the winter soon? The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says recreational boat owners need to take special precautions with storage of E10 (10 percent ethanol) gas, and review their insurance policy to…]]> The Numbers Are In: Boating is Big for the U.S. EconomyThu, 20 Sep 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1443ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 20, 2018 – In a data-driven world, knowing your “numbers” is a crucial part of achieving success. And in the halls of power of Washington, D.C., and 50 state capitals, credible data carries extra weight when it comes to advancing policies and laws that benefit recreational boaters. That’s why Boat Owners Association of The United States ( Learn Powerboat Handling Next Saturday, Sept. 29Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:40:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1441ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2018 – If you have always wanted to try boating, next Saturday, Sept. 29 is your chance. A partnership between the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, Fleet Boat Club and West Marine will bring an affordable on-water boat training course, “Intro…]]> BoatUS Summer Fueling Survey Shows Recreational Boaters' Challenges with Ethanol FuelsWed, 19 Sep 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1438ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 19, 2018 – A survey of recreational boaters’ experience with refueling their vessels this past summer shows little love for corn-ethanol fuel blends mandated by the federal government’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

The survey was completed by Boat Owners Association of The United…]]> BoatUS: How to Recover Your Boat After a HurricaneTue, 18 Sep 2018 10:40:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1442NEW BERN, N.C., Sept. 18, 2018 – With the remnants of Hurricane Florence now on the way out to sea and high waters still posing a threat in some regions, boat owners are starting recovery efforts. The BoatUS Marine Insurance Catastrophe Team began field operations on Sunday, Sept. 16, in the Carolinas. To help affected boat owners with the recovery effort, BoatUS Media Alert: With Senate Vote Expected Soon, Saltwater Anglers NeedTue, 18 Sep 2018 09:20:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1440WHAT: The Modern Fish Act, an important, positive change to federal laws involving saltwater fishing is moving through Congress, and with limited time remaining on a busy legislative calendar, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote soon. Passed by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year, the Modern…]]> Teens, Women, Beginners Can Take to the Water with Powerboat Handling CoursesTue, 18 Sep 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1439ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 18, 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 the United States Powerboat Show, Freedom Boat Club and West Marine are offering three affordable on-water boat…]]> BoatUS Alert: Boaters Need to Prepare for Hurricane FlorenceMon, 10 Sep 2018 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1437ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 10, 2018 – The first major hurricane to strike the U.S. in 2018, Hurricane Florence, is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas potentially as a Category 4 storm later this week. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has issued hurricane-preparation alerts to its members in the Southeast…]]>