Fri, 26 Apr 2019 5:43:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating https://www.boatus.com/news/releases.asp Fri, 26 Apr 2019 04:43:24 EST Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Courses, May 18 & 19Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1506SAN PEDRO, Calif., April 25, 2019 – 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 Los Angeles offer a choice of two fun]]> U.S. Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor to Host Safe Boating Expo, May 11Wed, 24 Apr 2019 08:10:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1505OXNARD, Calif., April 24, 2019 – Boating safety and family fun come together at the U.S. Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor 14th annual Safe Boating Expo on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 4201 South Victoria Ave., Oxnard. Included at the event is a free life jacket exchange that provides a new life…]]> BoatUS By The Numbers 2019Wed, 24 Apr 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1503SPRINGFIELD, Va., April 24, 2019 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation’s largest recreational boating advocacy, services and safety group, making boating better for America’s recreational boaters since 1966. Here’s an annual look at a few numbers behind the more-than-half-million-member association…]]> Stepping Stones To Boat FinancingTue, 23 Apr 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1504SPRINGFIELD, Va., April 23, 2019 – It’s almost prime-time boating season, and manufacturers are reporting that freshwater fishing boats, personal watercraft and pontoon boats are top sellers. What steps do you need to take to arrange financing for your dream boat? Here are 10 tips from the nation’s largest…]]> Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training CoursesMon, 22 Apr 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1502ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 22, 2019 – Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your boat handling skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Annapolis offer a choice…]]> TowBoatUS Lewis Smith Lake Has New OwnerThu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1500CULLMAN, Ala., April 18, 2019 – On Lewis Smith Lake when a boat breaks down, runs aground, runs out of fuel, or needs a tow back to the dock, TowBoatUS Lewis Smith Lake is ready 24-hours a day to help. The new owner of the on-water towing and assistance service, Terry Russeau, found his way to the boat towing…]]> Does Your Business Cater to Boaters? Make Money with BoatUSThu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1501SPRINGFIELD, Va., April 18, 2019 – If you run a business that requires recreational boaters to break out their wallet or credit card, you’re likely ramping up efforts now to maximize the revenue you’ll earn during the busy summer boating season. Don’t forget the power of the BoatUS Partner Network…]]> Local On-Water Towing Captain Sees Opportunity to Grow:Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1499ANDERSON, S.C., April 17, 2019 – Capt. Seth Owens first came to Lake Hartwell in the 1970s as a guest of his grandparents. Since then, he’s enjoyed the lake with his family and guided fishing clients. Eventually he took the position of lead hired captain for TowBoatUS Lake Hartwell, a 24/7 on-water assistance…]]> BoatUS Media Alert: Recreational Boaters Urged to Send Message to EPATue, 16 Apr 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1498SPRINGFIELD, Va., April 16, 2019 – In an action that many are seeing as anti-environment, anti-consumer and a big nod to the ethanol lobby, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving toward permitting the sale of E15 (15% ethanol) fuels during the summer ozone season (June 1 to September 15). Currently available only in the colder months, E15’s summertime ban was implemented…]]> Can Boats Be Recycled?Mon, 15 Apr 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1497BRISTOL, R.I., April 15, 2019 – When Earth Day was created in 1970, mainstream America was largely tuned out to the benefits of recycling. Fast forward nearly half a century, however, to Earth Day 2019 (April 22) and it’s fairly common…]]> Milwaukee Joins the Ranks of Great Lakes Cities With 24/7 On-Water Assistance Available to Recreational BoatersThu, 11 Apr 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1496MILWAUKEE, April 11, 2019 – Home to thousands of recreational boats, Milwaukee has never had affordable 24/7 on-water assistance available to boaters — until now. Capt. Gareth Stamm, owner of four TowBoatUS locations, including nearby Racine, has opened TowBoatUS Milwaukee just in time for the summer boating season. Boaters…]]> How to Start Your Own Life Jacket Loaner SiteWed, 10 Apr 2019 08:00:00 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1495ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 10, 2019 – Would you like to try to help save a child’s life this summer boating season? With a range of free materials available, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water can help your marina, club, fuel dock, campground, town or waterfront business get a Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Courses, May 11 & 12Tue, 9 Apr 2019 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1494LEWISVILLE, Texas, April 9, 2019 – 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 Lewisville offer a choice of two…]]> San Francisco Boaters: Register Now to Drop Off Your Expired Flares This SundayTue, 9 Apr 2019 08:00:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1493SAN FRANCISCO, April 9, 2019 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging San Francisco boaters to take advantage of a marine flare collection event to be held this Sunday, April 14, at East Marina Green Triangle in the Marina District of San Francisco. To drop off old, damaged, or expired hand-held flares, aerial flares…]]> Calling All Collegiate Anglers: Registration Opens for 14th AnnualThu, 4 Apr 2019 08:00:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1485PICKWICK LAKE, Ala., April 4, 2019 – In 2006, the first national college angling tournament, the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship, drew more than 40 teams to Lake Lewisville, Texas. Now over 200 coed college teams are expected to participate in the 14th Annual Ocean City Native Takes Ownership of TowBoatUS Ocean City, MarylandWed, 3 Apr 2019 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1492OCEAN CITY, Md., April 3, 2019 -- Capt. Rob Copenhaver, a 2004 Steven Decatur High School graduate, is the new owner of the 24-hour on-the-water boater assistance service, TowBoatUS Ocean City, Maryland. Copenhaver was most recently operations manager, helping to grow the local boat towing company’s footprint last July…]]> BoatUS: Recalls, Bulletins and Advisories ExplainedWed, 3 Apr 2019 08:00:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1491SPRINGFIELD, Va., April 3, 2019 -- Safety recall, service bulletin, product correction bulletin, service advisory: What do these terms mean to you? Some use the force of law to require manufacturers to repair defects. Some are manufacturers’ goodwill offers for free repairs, and the others are simply internal notifications that may not be much more than an “FYI.” Here’s…]]> Want to Learn How To Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Courses, May 4 & 5Tue, 2 Apr 2019 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1489EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 2, 2019 – 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 San Francisco offer a choice of two fun TowBoatUS Oregon Inlet Has a New OwnerTue, 2 Apr 2019 08:00:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1490WANCHESE, N.C., April 2, 2019 – When a boat breaks down, runs aground, runs out of fuel, or needs a tow back to the dock near Wanchese, TowBoatUS Oregon Inlet is ready 24 hours a day to help. The new owner of the on-water towing and assistance service, Capt. Joey Daniels, knows how important it is for both new and…]]> New Owner Takes the Helm at TowBoatUS Port IsabelThu, 28 Mar 2019 08:30:30 ESThttps://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1488PORT ISABEL, Texas, March 28, 2019 – Capt. Angel Ramirez, the new owner of TowBoatUS Port Isabel, a 24-hour on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters, has been a Port Isabel resident and boater for his entire life. He says his love for the area and his long-time career in the marine industry provided…]]>