The BoatU.S. Foundation is sponsoring an Innovations in Life Jacket Design Competition, with entries due Feb. 1. The foundation has teamed with Underwriters Laboratories and the Personal Flotation Device Manufacturers Association to seek technologies and design innovations that could rethink a 100-year-old design. “The interest in new, more comfortable designs [is] always important to waterway…more
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.
Those purchasing a BoatU.S. Angler towing membership are eligible to win BoatU.S. Angler Weigh-to-Win cash bonuses. The Weigh-to-Win program pays the highest-placing registered angler in most B.A.S.S., FLW and PAA events, as well as the BoatU.S. Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship. Click here for the full release.
BoatU.S. made five appointments to its National Advisory Council. They are: Nicholas Kerigan, national commodore of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary; Jim Graybeal, president of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators; Creighton Maynard, chief commander of U.S. Power Squadrons; Linda Bendsen, president of Recreational Boaters of California; and Bob Adriance, editor of Seaworthy…more
Nominations for the BoatU.S. Foundation’s Environmental Leadership Award are due Dec. 15. The honor singles out people, organizations or businesses that have made significant contributions to help other boaters become more environmentally responsible on the water. A $1,000 award to help continue their environmental efforts is included. “We want to know who is behind your…more
BoatU.S. Angler is sponsoring the “Hook n’ Look” fishing show, which offers an underwater perspective in the field of TV fishing shows. Broadcast on the Versus cable network and premiering its fourth season Dec. 27, “Hook n’ Look’s” father-and-son team – professional angler Kim Stricker and his son Danny – don dive gear at fishing…more
When an elderly widow was overwhelmed by the problem of dealing with a 62-foot Huckins that sank at her dock, the community of Pompano Beach, Fla., stepped in to help. The local Fox affiliate, WSVN 7 News, recently did a story on its “Help Me Howard” feature to help the homeowner with her plight. When…more
Capt. Larry Tieman, owner and operator of seven on-the-water recreational boat-towing locations on Florida’s central Gulf Coast, opened an eighth location with TowBoatU.S. Yankeetown, Fla. The Yankeetown Marina location joins Tieman’s TowBoatU.S. locations in St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay, Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, Hudson, Homosassa River and Crystal River. Coast Guard-licensed Capt. Matt Fleming is the new…more
The BoatU.S. Foundation’s “Innovation in Life Jacket Design Competition” is once again calling for out-of-the-box entries. Five years ago, the competition resulted in several new and innovative life jacket designs, but the interest in new, more comfortable designs has not faded. Although current models save lives every day, many are still bulky and uncomfortable, leaving…more
BoatU.S. and MarineFuel.com announced an agreement under which the website offers association members continually updated prices for marine diesel and marine gasoline at 2,200 fuel docks in the United States, the Bahamas and the Caribbean for a discounted annual fee. In addition, advanced searching can help locate ethanol-free fuel, additives, discounts and specific amenities at…more
The BoatU.S. Foundation recently set up a new online learning center. The website offers a no-cost online boating safety course that makes learning easier and retention stronger with the use of new animations, videos and interactive activities. “We believe in reducing the barriers to boating,” said Chris Edmonston, BoatU.S. Foundation director of boating safety, in…more