BoatUS is offering tips to marina owners and dealers to combat crime rings that are committing thefts around the country, largely at boat dealerships and boat-storage facilities.
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 is recommending that owners who are considering donating their boat do so now instead of waiting until the end of the year.
After 2017 forecasts predicted average to above-average storm activity for this year’s Atlantic hurricane season (June 1-Nov. 30), the BoatUS Seaworthy Program compared more than 20 years of storm predictions to help boaters better understand and decipher them.
Capt. Jack Hardy is the new owner of TowBoatUS Mentor on Lake Erie in Mentor, Ohio.
When the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Charting Plan was released earlier this spring, many boaters were concerned that it was the beginning of the end of paper navigational charts.
The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is trying to help businesses set up life-jacket loaner sites.
Capt. Scott McClung is the new owner of TowBoatUS Dana Point, an on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters in Dana Point, Calif.
BoatUS is taking exception to a Renewable Fuels Association advertising campaign that promotes the use of gasoline containing 10 percent ethanol in boats.
BoatUS released its list of the top 10 boat names for 2017, and Serenity is No. 1.
BoatUS released BoatUS By the Numbers — data the group says show its commitment to service and advocacy.