Boating industry advertising and marketing veteran Elio Betty, who joined BoatUS Magazine in 2009 as director of advertising, was appointed publisher.
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 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.
Starting July 1, all Virginia operators of motorboats over 10 hp and personal watercraft will be required to comply with a 2007 state law by taking a boating safety education course.
BoatUS is celebrating its 50th anniversary with local celebrations, including a May 7 event in Port Townsend, Wash.
BoatUS announced two 50th anniversary appreciation events to celebrate its half-century milestone.
In 1966, boaters could buy a new midsize cruiser for about $7,000, outboard engines had just surpassed 100 hp and recreational boating was growing on a large scale across America.