It was 50 years ago that BoatUS got its start as the result of one man’s desire to make recreational boating better for boaters, sailors and anglers.
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 reality game-meets-exercise-app Pokemon Go now has 21 million users every day and BoatUS is issuing safety tips for people who want to find Pokemon on the water.
BoatUS president Margaret Podlich and government affairs manager David Kennedy delivered more than 24,000 comments on Monday from boaters who want the Environmental Protection Agency to stop adding ethanol to the fuel supply.
Marine industry media veteran Rich Armstrong, former managing editor of Soundings and Soundings Trade Only, joined BoatUS Magazine as managing editor.
Boating industry advertising and marketing veteran Elio Betty, who joined BoatUS Magazine in 2009 as director of advertising, was appointed publisher.
BoatUS is asking its members to send a message to the Environmental Protection Agency opposing the elevation in ethanol levels that the agency is proposing blending into the fuel supply in 2017.
In 1991, BoatUS made it easier for recreational boaters on U.S. waters to own a VHF radio by helping to persuade Congress to eliminate a $150 annual license requirement and fee.
The 15th annual Summer Sailstice will take place on June 18-19, uniting nearly 19,000 sailors with a schedule of local events that encourage communities to join in on the fun and celebrate sailing.
A boat name can reveal much about the personality of a boat owner. Are they into fishing? Reel Therapy on the boat’s transom certainly shows it. Do they have kids in school? What College Fund? says it best. Work in the finance industry? Liquid Assets is suitable.
After nearly two decades at Soundings and Soundings Trade Only, managing editor Rich Armstrong is moving on to become managing editor of BoatUS magazine, which is based in Alexandria, Va.