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.
Part of the Homeland Security Department, the agency is the only branch of the military not being paid.
Mystic, Conn., franchise captain contributed to passage of Coast Guard reauthorization act.
The provision applies to inboard, outboard and sterndrive models smaller than 26 feet.
The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is working with Prince William Marina in Woodbridge, Va., to offer two boating safety courses taught aboard single- and twin-engine boats.
Sheila McCurdy of Middletown, R.I., received the BoatUS/National Women’s Sailing Association 2018 Leadership in Women’s Sailing award at the NWSA Women’s Sailing Conference last Saturday in Marblehead, Mass.
More than 100 women sailors gathered at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Mass., on June 2 for the annual Women’s Sailing Conference. Participants came from 12 states and participated in 20 different classroom and on-water workshops.
TowBoatUS Detroit has a new owner that should be a familiar face to many area boaters. Capt. Jeff Pidcock, who owned Damark Marine Specialties in Gibraltar, Mich., for more than 20 years, bought the towing service that is one of 41 TowBoatUS locations on the Great Lakes. Pidcock bought TowBoatUS Detroit from Capt. Brian Williams.
American Fishing Tackle Co. and Boat Owners Association of the United States are both offering support to college anglers.
The BoatUS Foundation is asking marinas, boat and fishing clubs and waterfront businesses to become sites to loan life jackets to kids.
Congressional and administration officials joined recreation industry leaders on Thursday to mark the formal launch of the nation’s coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations, the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable.
The boating industry has been active in the past months preparing for upcoming Water Resources Development Act legislation.