BoatUS Resources

From consumer protection services to our smartphone app; recreational boating and damage avoidance publications to our boating mesageboards; sailboat and powerboat reviews to do-it-yourself tips, BoatUS has all the resources you (and your furry friends) need for a fun, safe and affordable boating experience.

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Advice on maintenance, equipment and safety.

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BoatUS Magazine

Timely articles on issues that affect every boater.

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New to Boating

Narrow your choices for which type of boat to buy.

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Consumer Protection

Dispute mediation, consumer database and other services.

Popular BoatUS Resources

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BoatUS App

Free app that connects you to the nation's largest network of on-water towers with over 300 ports nationwide.



From fishing gear to caring for your fishing boat, we cover the knowledge you need to haul in your next big catch.

Getting towed

Salvage Agreement

Download a copy to keep aboard and present it to a salvor in lieu of their contract.

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Classified Ads

Browse boats, equipment, charters, waterfront property and more for sale or place your own sales advertisement.

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Value Check

Get a free estimate of the fair market value of your current boat, or another used boat you're interested in buying.

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Everything you need to know to have a safe and fun time onboard or in the water with your pets.