BoatUS signs deal with online weather forecasting service

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BoatUS has partnered with BuoyWeather.com to offer its members access to accurate marine forecasts on the BoatUS website.

“As all boaters know, weather is the No. 1 determining factor when planning a day on the water or an extended trip. Through this partnership we can provide all BoatUS and BoatUS angler members with accurate marine weather, both inshore and offshore, as well as on the Great Lakes,”Charlie Levine, editor and publisher of Buoyweather, said in a statement. “This is a great partnership for Buoyweather.com. It seems like my family has always had a membership to BoatUS, and it’s gotten us out of a lot of jams. We’re honored to be working with BoatUS.”

Members can access weather forecasts by logging on to their individualized “my.BoatUS.com” page.

Afterward they can point to a spot on a map to get a real-time three-day forecast.

The weather widget contains all of the information boaters need to safely enjoy their time on the water, including wind, swell size, wave period, weather radar, current, sea-surface temperature and access to the most comprehensive list of weather buoys on the Internet.

Users can set up a list of favorite locations for easy searching and customizable weather alerts.

In addition to no-cost three-day forecasts, BoatUS members receive a 10 percent discount on a Buoyweather premium membership, which includes a seven-day forecast and full access to Buoyweather’s global forecasting tools both online and via Buoyweather’s free mobile app foriTunesandAndroiddevices.

The partnership with BoatUS has helped the Buoyweather staff expand its weather models.

“Buoyweather provides accurate marine forecasts for every ocean on the globe, but our team of forecasters and developers have expanded the model to cover inshore waterways, such as the Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound, to meet the needs of BoatUS Members,”Levine said.

“Working with BoatUS has helped us improve our product and provide over half a million boaters with accurate marine weather. We’re looking forward to a long relationship with this great organization.”

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