Thu, 23 Nov 2017 4:25:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating Thu, 23 Nov 2017 03:25:12 EST The Perfect Gift for Every BoaterMon, 20 Nov 2017 01:00:00 EST, Va., November 20, 2017 – What do you get a boater for Christmas? Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), has three holiday gift ideas that are perfect for any boater, sailor or angler:

The gift of on-water towing: Give the gift of a BoatUS Unlimited Towing Membership with towing service…]]> BoatUS National Advisory Council Gathers to Look at Recreational Boating Today, TomorrowWed, 15 Nov 2017 13:00:00 EST, Texas, November 15, 2017 – A panel of distinguished national boating leaders who serve as a sounding board for the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) gathered last week along with esteemed guests and BoatUS staff in Austin to discuss key issues impacting recreational boating today and tomorrow.

Topics of…]]> BoatUS / GEICO Marine Insurance Break Ground for New Headquarters BuildingWed, 15 Nov 2017 08:30:00 EST, Va., November 15, 2017 – After 40 years, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), a subsidiary of GEICO, is returning to Springfield. The nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters and 17th largest employer in Alexandria, broke ground yesterday for its new 65,000-square-foot association and corporate headquarters at 5323 Port…]]> 'Give Way' This Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28Thu, 9 Nov 2017 08:30:30 EST, Md., November 9, 2017 – Giving Tuesday, November 28, kick-starts the season of charitable giving. Always celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, this national day of donating also offers boaters ways to give back to boating. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water asks boaters, sailors and anglers to consider a donation…]]> Harvey and Irma Damage or DestroyTue, 7 Nov 2017 08:30:30 EST, Va., November 7, 2017 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, estimates that more than 63,000 recreational boats were damaged or destroyed as a result of both Hurricane Harvey and

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D. Scott Croft
BoatUS Public Affairs

'AIS Electronics for Boaters - See and Be Seen on the Water'Thu, 26 Oct 2017 08:30:00 EST, Md., October 26, 2017 – If your boating takes you through crowded harbors, across shipping lanes or on foggy seas, then you know the feeling in your stomach when you have to ask yourself, “What’s that vessel doing?” Automatic Identification System, or AIS, can give you the answer, but is this collision-avoidance technology right for you? The answer to that question…]]> BoatUS: What You Need to Know About Your DSC-VHF RadioWed, 18 Oct 2017 08:30:00 EST, Va., October 18, 2017 -- If a boater has an emergency on the water, there’s no better way than to call for help than with a Digital Selective Calling (DSC) VHF radio which can give rescuers critical GPS location information. But that doesn’t mean these technologies come without a few quirks, especially when buying or selling a boat…]]> BoatUS "CAT" Team Still Hard at WorkWed, 11 Oct 2017 01:00:00 EST, Fla., October 11, 2017 - A month after Hurricane Irma struck Florida, the BoatUS Catastrophe (“CAT”) Field Team is still hard at work. Here, in Marathon’s Boot Key Harbor, salvage crews from TowBoatUS Marathon raise a sunken sailboat and navigation hazard off the harbor bottom. Since the CAT Team’s arrival in…]]> Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County HonorsTue, 10 Oct 2017 08:30:30 EST BEACH, Fla., October 10, 2017 – Captain Chris Shaffner, owner of TowBoatUS Palm Beach, was recently honored by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County (MIAPBC) with the Member of the Year Award at a ceremony held at Sandpipers Cove in North Palm Beach on September 26.

Capt. Shaffner was surprised with…]]> BoatUS Magazine: Why Aren't Millennials Buying Boats?Thu, 5 Oct 2017 08:30:30 EST, Va., October 5, 2017 – Both boaters and those who rely on boating to make a living lament that there doesn’t seem to be as many younger boaters these days. The statistics back that up. According to the recently published BoatUS Magazine feature “Why Aren’t…]]> BoatUS: Don't Miss the Deadline to AddMon, 2 Oct 2017 08:30:30 EST, Va., October 2, 2017 – In the winter, in northern states where freezing temperatures are the norm, boaters who put their boats into heated indoor storage have it made. With their boats warm and dry, they may have little concern for freeze-related damage to their engines. Winter storms can knock out power and heat, however, leading to ice forming inside the engine block and catastrophic…]]> Sailing Convention for Women is the Place to LearnWed, 6 Sep 2017 09:30:00 EST 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 EST, 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 EST, 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 EST, 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 EST, 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 EST, 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…]]>