BoatUS releases statistics on membership

BoatUS released BoatUS By the Numbers — data the group says show its commitment to service and advocacy.
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BoatUS released BoatUS By the Numbers — data the group says show its commitment to service and advocacy.

There are 547,914 BoatUS members nationwide and the average length of boat the insurance company covers is 28.4 feet. BoatUS members own two boats on average.

Each member has 27 years of boating experience and members collectively own 1.06 million boats. The total hull value of all boats insured with BoatUS Marine Insurance is $7.76 million.

The No. 1 boating activity, day cruising, was done by 76 percent of members, followed by fishing at No. 2, which 59 percent of members enjoyed. Overnight cruising ranked third at 44 percent, and No. 4 was watersports, with 26 percent of members participating.

The circulation of BoatUS Magazine was 523,490 and writers for the publication have earned 39 Boating Industry International awards.

There are 1,213 BoatUS Partner Network businesses that provide discounts to BoatUS members on a range of services and goods.

A total of 1,259,994 students have taken the BoatUS Foundation’s free Online Boating Safety Course to date, and there are 838 marina staff trained via the BoatUS Free Spill Prevention Training for Marinas online course.

There are 540 locations across the United States where people can borrow a child’s life jacket free from the BoatUS Foundation’s Kids Life Jacket Loaner Program.

The insurance company has provided $1.3 million in funding for local community groups during the past 26 years.

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