Sat, 2 Jul 2016 3:33:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating http://www.boatus.com/news/releases.asp Sat, 2 Jul 2016 02:33:31 EST Elio Betty Promoted to Publisher at BoatUS MagazineThu, 30 Jun 2016 14:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1217ALEXANDRIA, VA, June 30, 2016 – Boating industry advertising and marketing veteran Elio Betty, who joined BoatUS Magazine in 2009 as Director of Advertising, has been appointed Publisher.

Betty came to BoatUS after six years with Soundings Publications, where he was…]]> Portland and Coos Bay on the Water Towing Company Has a New NameThu, 30 Jun 2016 08:52:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1218PORTLAND, Ore., June 30, 2016 – When recreational boats break down, run aground or need a little help getting back to the launch ramp or boat slip, the red response boats of Vessel Assist located in Portland and Coos Bay have been there to lend boaters assistance. Now the 24-hour on water towing and assistance service has a new name: TowBoatUS.

The…]]> Boating Industry Magazine Report:Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1219ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 30, 2016 – When it comes to recreational boating and the Federal Renewable Fuel Standard’s requirement to put more corn ethanol into gasoline, those that see its negative consequences the most are the industry workers that build, maintain, store or sell boats.

A newly released survey by ALEXANDRIA, VA, June 29, 2016 – Of the 26 “major” hurricanes (Category 3 or greater) over the last decade, remarkably none have struck the US. However, with Tropical Storm Colin — the earliest third storm on record when it struck Florida June 5 — BoatUS recommends taking time now to develop a plan for the boat to weather the next storm.

Media Alert: BoatUS Asks Boaters to Say "No" to More Ethanol in 2017Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1215THE ISSUE: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking for comments on a proposal to increase the amount of ethanol that must be blended into the nation’s gasoline supply for 2017. If adopted, these proposed levels will require the use of a record amount of ethanol, forcing higher-level ethanol fuel blends (including E15 or 15% ethanol)…]]> Will July 4th Be Boater Gridlock?Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1214ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 27, 2016 – This July 4 holiday weekend there will be more recreational boaters on the water than at any other time of year, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). With almost 12 million registered boats across the country, that could mean waterway gridlock, especially after fireworks shows end and boaters head…]]> Lake Tahoe on the Water Towing Company Has a New NameThu, 23 Jun 2016 08:35:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1213LAKE TAHOE, CA, June 23, 2016 – When recreational boats break down, run aground or need a little help getting back to the launch ramp or boat slip, the red response boats of Vessel Assist located on Lake Tahoe have been there to lend boaters assistance. Now the 24-hour on water towing and assistance service has new name: Local Southern CA on the Water Towing Company Has a New NameTue, 21 Jun 2016 09:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1212VENTURA, CA, June 21, 2016 – When recreational boats break down, run aground or need a little help getting back to the launch ramp or boat slip, the red response boats of Vessel Assist located in Ventura, Channel Islands, Marina del Rey, San Pedro, Long Beach, Newport Beach and Catalina Island have been there to lend boaters assistance. Now the 24-hour on water…]]> Local on the Water Towing Company Has a New NameFri, 17 Jun 2016 09:00:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1211SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 17, 2016 – When recreational boats break down, run aground or need a little help getting back to the launch ramp or boat slip, the red response boats of Vessel Assist located in Santa Cruz, San Francisco and the California Delta have been there to lend boaters assistance. Now the 24-hour on water towing and assistance service has a new…]]> Local on the Water Towing Company Has a New NameThu, 16 Jun 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1210LAKE HAVASU, Ariz. - June 16, 2016 – When recreational boats break down, run aground or need a little help getting back to the launch ramp or boat slip, the red response boats of Vessel Assist located in Lake Havasu, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, and on the river in Needles have been there to lend boaters assistance. Now the 24-hour on water towing and assistance service…]]> Waterfront Towns Have Federal Grants Money AvailableWed, 15 Jun 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1208ALEXANDRIA, VA, June 15, 2016 – Visiting boaters, whether staying over for just one night or a couple weeks, offers economic benefits and adds to the vitality of waterfront communities, marinas and boat clubs. How do towns and marinas attract them? By having overnight “transient” dockage that is protected, safe, and with needed amenities such as…]]> Round-the-Clock Boater Assistance Comes to Northern MichiganWed, 15 Jun 2016 08:30:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1209ACME, Mich. June 15, 2016 -- With their crystal blue waters and stunning scenery, Grand Traverse Bay and nearby Torch Lake are Northern Michigan boating Meccas, with many hundreds of local boats at private docks and marinas and scores of visiting boats exploring what some call one of the finest fresh water cruising areas in the world.
LONG ISLAND, NY, May 13, 2016 – It was 50 years ago that Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) got its start as the result of one man’s desire to make recreational boating better for boaters, sailors, and anglers. To celebrate this milestone, the nation’s largest recreational boat…]]> TowBoatUS Comes to Grand Haven, MichiganThu, 9 Jun 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1207GRAND HAVEN, Mich., June 9, 2016 -- Capt. Richard Lenardson, who has been coming to the aid of Lake Michigan boaters in need of a battery jump, soft ungrounding, fuel delivery or a tow back home for the last 10 years, has opened TowBoatUS Grand Haven, a 24-hour on water towing and assistance service for…]]> BoatUS MMSI Registration Service Includes BoatUS MembershipThu, 9 Jun 2016 08:30:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1206

ALEXANDRIA, VA, June 9, 2016 -- In 1991, BoatUS made it easier for recreational boaters on US waters to own a VHF radio by helping to convince Congress to eliminate the $150 annual license requirement and fee. Nine years later, BoatUS began a no-cost DSC-VHF radio Maritime Mobile Service Identity…]]> Women Dive Into the Technical at Women's Sailing ConferenceWed, 8 Jun 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1205MARBLEHEAD, Mass., June 8, 2016 – With a roster of new instructors and increasing interest in technical subjects, the 15th annual Women's Sailing Conference drew over 100 women to the Corinthian Yacht Club on Saturday, June 4. "I just bought a boat last Friday," said attendee Stephanie Muto who…]]> New TowBoatUS Port Opens in Dolton, Ill. on the Calumet RiverThu, 2 Jun 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1204DOLTON, Ill., June 2, 2016 -- Capt. Richard Lenardson has been providing prompt assistance to Lake Michigan boaters for more than a decade as the owner of TowBoatUS Chicago and six additional towing ports dotting the shores of Lake Michigan. This spring, he expanded his 24-hour on water towing and assistance service to the Illinois River System with the opening of The Father's Day Gift for the Boating or Fishing Dad: Reliable, 24-Hour Assistance on the Water and RoadTue, 31 May 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1203ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 31, 2016 – If you’ve got a dad who boats or fishes, never let him be stuck out on the lake with a busted motor or dead battery, or make him leave his broken down boat trailer on the side of the road to search for help. For this Father’s Day, get him a BoatUS Unlimited Freshwater Towing Membership…]]> At Launch of Boating Season,Thu, 26 May 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1202WASHINGTON, DC, May 26, 2016 — As the Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer boating season, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) and National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)…]]> TowBoatUS Comes to Drummond Island, MIWed, 25 May 2016 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1199DRUMMOND ISLAND, Mich., May 25, 2016 -- Captain Dennis Bailey, the owner of TowBoatUS Drummond Island, a 24-hour on water towing service for recreational vessels, has been helping boaters since he was a child. His parents, Glen and Gert Bailey, opened Drummond Island Yacht Haven in the 1940s, and Denny…]]>