The BoatUS Foundation said it is seeking additional locations for its life jacket loaner program.
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.
The BoatUS Consumer Protection Department is advising boaters with vessels that have a Coast Guard certificate of documentation to be wary of any letter arriving by U.S. mail offering renewal.
BoatUS government affairs vice president Chris Edmonston urged Congress during a hearing on Wednesday to ensure that tough budget times do not jeopardize recreational boating access in America’s national parks.
Capt. Jason Dyer, who learned to sail as a Texas 7-year-old at the Fort Worth Boat Club on Eagle Mountain Lake, spent more than 30 years as a professional mariner.
In an effort to improve fire safety aboard recreational boats, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water issued Foundation Findings No. 55.
BoatUS said boat owners should be aware that the Trump administration’s proposed federal budget cuts could affect boating safety, access and the health of waterways.
The Minnetonka (Minn.) Power Squadron took Top Squadron honors and Florida’s U.S. Power Squadron District 22 was named Top District at the U.S. Power Squadrons’ recent annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.
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 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.