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Why Become A Member?

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the oldest and largest Membership association of boaters.  BoatUS is the only national boating advocacy organization dedicated to protecting boaters from unfair taxes, fees and regulations. More boaters choose a BoatUS Membership with TowBoatUS towing services than any other boat towing provider. We have the largest network of towing vessels standing by to serve you, plus offer more than 25 additional Membership benefits and discounts, so you always get more than what you pay for!

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Member Savings

BoatUS Members enjoy savings across the nation and online on boating equipment and services.

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1,200+ Boating Businesses

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30+ National Savings Partners

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West Advantage Gold Rewards

Year-long discounts help your Membership pay for itself! View Local Discounts

Featured Member Benefits

Towing

Towing

BoatUS Members receive speedy, courteous service from TowBoatUS whether on-the-water or on-the-road. With 600 TowBoatUS towboats servicing over 300 ports, 24-hour dispatch ensures we're never more than a phone call away.

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Advocacy

Advocacy

Since 1966, our mission has been to fight unfair taxes, fees, and regulations that single out boat owners and to work with state agencies to promote boating laws that make sense.

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Member Savings

Member Savings

With discounts on fuel, transient slips and repairs to steals on sunset charter cruises and more, your savings will really add up!

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Boat Graphics & Lettering

Boat Graphics & Lettering

For over 20 years, BoatUS Boat Graphics has delivered outstanding service in supplying boaters with custom graphics and lettering. Our experts ensure that unique designs are delivered to you quickly.

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Boat Loans

Boat Loans

Let our team of experts help you finance your next boat. Working with leading marine lenders, BoatUS is able to offer competitive rates and terms to help you purchase a new boat or refinance your existing boat loan.

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BoatUS App

BoatUS App

Get BoatUS right at your fingertips. The fastest way to get a tow, our app combines the features that every boater wants and needs before hitting the water. Download it for free from the App Store for iPhone or iPad, or Google Play.

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Boat Insurance

Boat Insurance

Low-cost policies, available for most all boat types, are serviced by dedicated boat insurance experts committed to exceptional policy service, and expert claims handling that gets you back to boating as quickly as possible.

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MMSI Registration

MMSI Registration

MMSI numbers are free for BoatUS Members or $25 for non-members.

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Storm Tracking

Storm Tracking

Boating tips, maintenance guides, hurricane tracking, and more.

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Additional Member Benefits

Featured Member Discounts

West Marine

Members earn points for shopping at West Marine.

Weems Plath

Members save on the USCG-compliant electronic flare.

Weego

Members save on all Weego portable power products.

Vivaboats

Members save on ad packages.

BoatUS Magazine

The BoatUS Magazine print edition is available
exclusively to BoatUS Members—join today!

Get six issues each year full of:

  • Regional boating news

  • Boat reviews

  • Step-by-step repair projects

  • Boat handling tips

  • Fishing advice

  • & more!

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Cover of the Fishing issue of the June 2019 BoatUS Magazine

June | July 2019 Features

Fishing 2019

Lemon Or Jewel | Docksense Virtual Bumper | Deadly Algae Blooms | Cool Gear | Catch More Fish | and more!

Real Stories from Real Boaters

I use the discounts everywhere I can — Boat shows, GEICO insurance, and every time I go boating or fishing!

CJ R.

San Diego, CA

BoatUS - I just finished reading the latest April/May issue of the BoatUS Magazine. I wanted to let y’all know that this was one of the best issues yet. I took notes on several DYI or informational articles that I can reference as I get my boats ready for the season. Thank you!

Michael R.

Missouri City, TX

I wanted to give a shout out to BoatUS for their How-To Guides and Tutorials. You guys make it easy to safely use a boat!

Ludo B.

Corvallis, OR