Fri, 6 Mar 2015 9:15:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating Fri, 6 Mar 2015 08:15:45 EST Media Alert: Ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard Briefing:Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:30:30 EST 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 EST, 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., and 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 EST, 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 EST, 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 EST, 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 EST, 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 EST, 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 EST 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 EST, 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)…]]> In Rare Act of Agreement, Last Congress Does The Right Thing For Boat OwnersTue, 27 Jan 2015 08:30:30 EST, DC, January 27, 2015 -- In an exceptional act of agreement, the recently departed 113th Congress did the right thing for boat owners. It extended some boat sales tax and mortgage interest deductions when filing a 2014 federal income tax return. The catch is a boat has to include a sleeping berth, cooking and toilet facilities, and is offered to new owners…]]> For Recreational Boaters, Fate of Channel Markers on Lake Eufaula in QuestionWed, 21 Jan 2015 08:30:30 EST EUFAULA, Ala., January 21, 2015 – On inland waterways, commercial barge traffic is king. The amount of commercial traffic and tonnage of goods shipped largely determines how much federal support Washington will provide, from funding lock maintenance to navigational aids. On 45,000-acre Lake Eufaula straddling the Alabama-Georgia border, the top-ranked bass…]]> Local Boat Towing Captains In Buffalo, San Diego, Honored for HeroismMon, 19 Jan 2015 10:30:30 EST BEACH, Fla., January 19, 2015 – When you spend every day on the water helping recreational boaters with unexpected breakdowns get back to the marina or launch ramp, eventually you’re bound to run into trouble. That’s when the routine turns into a life-saving emergency, and like any Good Samaritans, the…]]> Vessel Assist Ventura Takes Tower of the Year Honors atMon, 19 Jan 2015 08:30:30 EST, Calif., January 19, 2015 – A local company that is part of the country’s largest recreational boat towing network helping boaters get safely home was singled out for its professionalism at the BoatUS Towing Services Annual Conference last night in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Tower of the Year honors went to 2015 Beneteau Buyers Now Have BoatUS Unlimited TowingWed, 14 Jan 2015 10:00:30 EST, MD, January 14, 2015 – In addition to a new, industry leading three-year stem-to-stern boat warranty for all 2015 models, Beneteau boat buyers now receive a one-year BoatUS membership with Unlimited towing courtesy of the innovative sail and powerboat builder. The membership is a part of newly launched Beneteau Plain…]]> Boaters Have Something To Do By the Fireside This Winter: Improve Their GameTue, 13 Jan 2015 08:30:30 EST, Md. January 13, 2015 -- When cold weather conspires to keep boaters off the water, it’s time to move inside by the fire and take one of many online boating safety courses offered by the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, US Power Squadrons and Offshore Sailing School partners.…]]> A Life Jacket Made to Display on a WallMon, 12 Jan 2015 08:30:30 EST, Va., January 12, 2015 – What good is a life jacket that isn’t going near the water anytime soon? Daring to grow a new category of collectables is the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, auctioning off a never used, BoatUS inflatable life jacket by Mustang at eBay. Bid onANNAPOLIS, MD, January 8, 2015 – Here, in a building at a nondescript suburban office park just a mile from the harbor made famous as “America’s sailing capital,” is a look into the future of life jackets for American boaters. It’s the headquarters of the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety…]]> Range of Sailing Topics Slated for 26th AnnualWed, 7 Jan 2015 08:30:30 EST DEL MAR, Calif., January 7, 2015 – Do women sailors, when desiring to learn more skills, prefer courses taught by women instructors? Celebrating 26 years as the number one sailing education event for women on the West Coast, the Annual Seven Tips to Get More Out of a Marine SurveyMon, 15 Dec 2014 08:30:30 EST, Va., December 15, 2014 -- In 2013, over 955,000 boats changed hands on the pre-owned boat market. That meant for a nearly a million boat buyers, hiring an accredited marine surveyor…]]> Help Save a Child's Life - Become a Life Jacket Loaner SiteMon, 8 Dec 2014 08:30:30 EST, Md., December 8, 2014 – Waterfront businesses, local organizations or government agencies can help themselves, and at the same time, also possibly help save a child’s life. All they have to do is join the nation’s largest Kids’