Capt. Robert Manley, a New Jersey native who has been running marine businesses in the Caribbean for 25 years, opened TowBoatUS St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
BoatUS is the nation's leading advocate for recreational boaters. It provides its more than 500,000 members with government representation, services such as 24-hour on-the-water boat towing and roadside assistance for boat trailers and tow vehicles, boat insurance programs and benefits that include marina and West Marine shopping discounts.
BoatUS said today that it applauds passage of the bipartisan bill President Obama signed on Friday that will provide critical funds for water-resource infrastructure projects at emerging harbors, channels, locks and dams.
BoatUS is sending the message to boaters that including outdoor industries such as boating and fishing in the nation’s Gross Domestic Product is good for them.
Hurricane Matthew, which threatened four coastal states as it corkscrewed through the Atlantic in early October, caused an estimated $110 million in damage to recreational boats, BoatUS said today.
The BoatUS National Advisory Council, a panel of 11 national boating leaders who serve as a sounding board for BoatUS, gathered last week with senior BoatUS leaders at St. Simons Island, Ga., to discuss key issues affecting recreational boating.
The BoatUS catastrophe team is arranging for the salvage of a 51-foot sailboat in St. Augustine, Fla.
The BoatUS catastrophe team is assessing boat damage from Hurricane Matthew.
With Hurricane Matthew finally headed out to sea, the storm has left damaged recreational boats in its wake.
After 23 years at BoatUS, Margaret Bonds Podlich said today that she is stepping down as president, effective Friday.
New York Harbor commercial marine interests asked the Coast Guard to consider 10 commercial vessel anchorages on the Hudson River from Yonkers to Kingston, N.Y.