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 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 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.
A California TowBoatUS company was singled out for its professionalism at the annual BoatUS Towing Services conference in Jupiter, Fla.
A panel of 11 national boating leaders who serve as a sounding board for BoatUS gathered last week with senior leadership from the boater organization in Williamsburg, Va., to discuss key issues affecting recreational boating.
BoatUS said a new partnership with the unified booking and marketing platform Dockwa enables the boater group’s members to find and book a slip with just a few taps on Dockwa’s app.
Owners of outboard boats have lived with portable fuel tanks for years, but recent efforts to stop gas fumes from escaping by eliminating the two-way vent is causing new concerns.
Mark Corke, a boating writer known for his technical acumen, has been appointed associate editor of BoatUS Magazine.
BoatUS is renaming its West Coast-based Vessel Assist towing fleet as TowBoatUS.