Interview with BoatUS president Margaret Podlich.
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 president Margaret Podlich is holding a town hall-style meeting to discuss boating issues among South Carolinians and listen to their concerns.
BoatUS gave its 12th Sea Scout National Flagship Award to the Arlington, Va.-based Sea Scout Ship 1942, S.S.S. Dragonlady.
BoatUS has partnered with BuoyWeather.com to offer its members access to accurate marine forecasts on the BoatUS website.
It might not be as highly anticipated as the Social Security Administration’s release of the top 10 baby names around the country, but perhaps that depends on whether you’re having babies or buying boats.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering Maryland boaters an option for taking a required boater safety course with a free BoatUS Foundation Online Boating Safety Course. Until now, Maryland boaters had to pay out of pocket for the required safety course. BoatUS said the course fully meets the states education requirements for boaters…more
BoatUS put together used-boat buying tips to help consumers determine whether they are buying a boat that Hurricane Sandy damaged when sellers are not forthcoming about the boats past. Nearly a year after Sandy, some of the 65,000 boats that were damaged or lost in the storm are being sold on the used-boat market, either…more
Capt. Shane ONeal, who owns TowBoatUS locations in Tennessee and Alabama, purchased two additional locations in Panama City and Destin, Fla. O’Neal, a former Georgia firefighter who once got stuck on the water with his family when his own boat broke down, began towing other peoples boats on Tennessee’s Chickamauga Lake in 2008. A lot…more
BoatUS made its half-millionth dispatch this month to member Caron Collins and her husband, William, after their 28-foot cruiser had engine trouble early in the morning about a football field away from their home dock at Charlotte Harbor, Fla. To celebrate the milestone, BoatUS is giving the Collinses a $500 West Marine gift card, a…more
As part of a Summer Shoreline series, the New York Times profiled two brothers who are towboat captains on New Yorks Jamaica Bay waterfront characters who make their living pulling boaters out of trouble. All it takes is a credit card for an idiot to buy a boat and kill people, Capt. Bernie Schachner…more