Sat, 4 Jul 2015 17:7:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating Sat, 4 Jul 2015 16:07:59 EST On Water Boating Assistance Comes to North Carolina's High Rock LakeTue, 30 Jun 2015 08:30:30 EST ROCK LAKE, NC, June 30, 2015 -- Capt. Lee Sykes has been helping North Carolina boaters get home safely since he opened his first TowBoatUS business in Beaufort, NC in 2010. This spring he brought TowBoatUS, an on water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters, to High Rock Lake. It…]]> Boaters Find Newest Portable Outboard Fuel Tanks Not All They'reTue, 30 Jun 2015 08:30:30 EST, Va., June 30, 2015 – Owners with outboard powered boats have lived with portable fuel tanks for years, but recent well-intentioned efforts to stop smog-causing gas fumes from escaping by eliminating the familiar two-way vent is causing new concerns. Without a vent – typically a small screw type fixture on the tank’s cap or top – a…]]> BoatUS Sea Scout National Flagship Award Goes toMon, 29 Jun 2015 08:30:30 EST, TX, June 29, 2015 – If you wanted to know where in America today are the most skilled, dedicated and enthusiastic group of young mariners, look no further than a suburb of Dallas to the home of Sea Scout Ship 1000, the SSS Enterprise, on Lake Ray Hubbard. In a recent ceremony the “Ship”…]]> The Biggest Boating Weekend of the YearMon, 29 Jun 2015 08:30:30 EST, Md., June 29, 2015 – The July 4th holiday is the biggest weekend on the water for boating and you don’t have enough kid’s life jackets for the little ones planning to come aboard for the fireworks and fun. What do you do?

Before you try putting a child in an adult life jacket, go to Vote For Your Favorite New Life Jacket Design by July 8Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:30:30 EST, Md., June 25, 2015 – If you’ve ever worn a life jacket and thought how its design or styling could be better, now is your chance to be heard. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water and the Personal Floatation Device Manufacturers Association are asking boaters to vote now for their favorite new life jacket…]]> Record Holder and DIY Expert Mark Corke AppointedWed, 24 Jun 2015 13:00:00 EST, Va., June 24, 2015 – Mark Corke, an accomplished boating writer known for his technical acumen and impressive tenure in marine magazine publishing, has been appointed Associate Editor of BoatUS Magazine. Corke was most recently a freelance writer and photographer for a wide net of top boating magazines including Soundings,…]]> Media Alert: NC Legislators Looking to Charge Boaters New Fee -Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:30:30 EST ISSUE:  As part of the current North Carolina budget debate, the state General Assembly is currently considering legislation that would impose a significant new user fee on all recreational boats 24 feet and longer that are used in coastal waters. For example, the costs proposed for the new North Carolina “Coastal Waterways User Identification…]]> On the West Coast, BoatUS Rebrands Vessel Assist to TowBoatUSTue, 16 Jun 2015 10:00:00 EST, Va., June 16, 2015 – In a move that aligns its on water towing services under one national brand, BoatUS is renaming its West Coast-based Vessel Assist towing fleet to TowBoatUS. The national boating advocacy, services and safety organization purchased Vessel Assist in 2003 and has since operated…]]> Sally Helme Honored with Leadership in Women's Sailing AwardMon, 8 Jun 2015 08:30:30 EST, MA, June 8, 2015 -- Sally Helme, of Newport, RI and publisher of Bonnier Corp.’s Cruising World and Sailing World magazines, has been honored with the 2015 Leadership in Women's Sailing Award. Presented by National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) and Boat Owners Association of The United…]]> Summer Hires at Marina Fuel DocksThu, 4 Jun 2015 08:30:30 EST, Md., June 4, 2015 – As the summer boating season is underway, marinas, boat yards and clubs are staffing up. These seasonal employees, sometimes high school, college students or part-timers are responsible for refueling hundreds of boats – but do they have the training to prevent a fuel…]]> Five Ways to Save on Your Family's Boating BudgetFri, 29 May 2015 08:30:30 EST, Va., May 29, 2015 – Contrary to the myth, recreational boating is a solid middle class lifestyle. About three in four boat-owning households earn less than $100,000 combined income each year, so saving money for boating families is important. That’s why informed boaters join Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) for the exclusive…]]> Moore Family Buys TowBoatUS Bay City, MI,Thu, 28 May 2015 08:30:30 EST CITY, Mich., May 28, 2015 – For the Moores of Michigan, assisting boaters who need routine help on the water has become a way of life. Capt. Jimmy Moore and his wife, Capt. Sara Moore, have become the new owners of TowBoatUS Bay City, an on water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters.…]]> Long-time Captain Jered FrankWed, 27 May 2015 08:30:30 EST, FL, May 27, 2015 – Believe it or not, Capt. Jared Frank likes his work schedule – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Jared is the new owner of TowBoatUS Marathon, Florida, an on water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters. “It’s always busy in the waters around the Florida Keys,” he said. “We…]]> Hurricane Planning? Don't Let Loose Boats Hamper Recovery EffortsTue, 26 May 2015 08:30:30 EST, Va., May 26, 2015 – With FEMA’s Hurricane Preparation Week upon us (May 24-30), waterfront towns and boating businesses are learning how to better prepare their local boating community. In the aftermath of 2012’s Superstorm Sandy, orphaned boats littered the streets…]]> VIDEO: TowBoatUS' Potomac Capt. Terry HillThu, 21 May 2015 10:00:30 EST Friends-

Tomorrow is Friday, the day before the three happiest days of the week for America’s 12 million recreational boat owners and the annual kick-off of the summer boating season.

Hundreds of thousands of recreational boat fuel tanks will be filled over this Memorial Day holiday weekend, again bringing to the forefront the topic of ethanol fuels and boating. Boat…]]> A Look at the Numbers Behind the Nation'sWed, 20 May 2015 08:30:30 EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 20, 2015 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group with over half a million members. With the “kick-off” of the summer boating season this Memorial Day weekend, there may be a lot you don’t…]]> TowBoatUS Red Wing, MN, ReopensMon, 18 May 2015 08:30:30 EST WING, Minn., May 18, 2015 -- Capt. Michael Jorgensen is thrilled to be able to help boaters on the Upper Mississippi once again. Jorgensen was captain of the towing response boat at TowBoatUS Red Wing from 2005 through 2013. But service was suspended in 2014 due to an ownership change at Bills Bay Marina where TowBoatUS Red Wing is based. Now, Jorgensen is back…]]> New Online Course Helps Boats and Marinas Survive HurricanesWed, 13 May 2015 12:00:00 EST

ALEXANDRIA, VA, May 13, 2015 – History has proven that when hurricanes and recreational boats get together, the result isn’t pretty. But what if every boat owner was armed with a specific plan to prepare their boat for an approaching storm? An online course, “ Local On Water Towing Company for Boaters Changes HandsWed, 13 May 2015 08:30:30 EST, NY, May 13, 2015 – Capt. Jake VanReenen, who has been operating TowBoatUS Rochester, an on water boat towing and assistance company for recreational boaters since 2010, has expanded his business and is the new owner of TowBoatUS Clayton in New York’s famed Thousand Islands region. Capt.…]]> BoatUS Has New Boat Buyer's "Toolbox"Tue, 12 May 2015 08:30:30 EST, Va., May 12, 2015 – When you fix a boat, you need your toolbox. When you need a boating fix, those looking to buy a boat go to BoatUS’ Boat Buyer’s Toolbox