Boating Safety

BoatUS App is the Phone App that Every Boater Needs The new BoatUS smartphone app is all of BoatUS right at your fingertips. Still the fastest way to get a tow on the water, our new app combines the features you love to take with you on the water like tides and marine forecasts, plus …

Boating Tips

Boaters across much of the country are getting ready to put their boats to bed for a long winter’s nap, but not every boat owner knows all the secrets of winterizing a recreational boat. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) shares some quick tips to ensure safe storage until next season. Despite mild …

Fishing

Some may have heard of the recent event that happened as a group of fishermen were riding back towards shore on autopilot when everyone fell asleep at the wheel. What transpired next is a miracle.  The boat, steering itself, ran into the mouth of a seaside cavern going deep into the cliffside. A few feet …

Boating Tips

BoatUS video shows how to repair boat gelcoat DIY Gel coat is the finish that keeps your fiberglass boat both shiny and protected from the elements. While major damage is best left to professional repairs, small dings are easily fixed by any accomplished DIY boater with a basic set of tools. This quick, detailed video …

Boating Safety

While fishermen and boaters all around the country enjoy the peace of mind from knowing BoatUS and TowBoatUS are always there to help, West Coast Boaters benefit a little more due to the unique topography next to the coast and the BoatUS VHF “High Sites” that take advantage of these sea-side elevations. The VHF radio …

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When boats break down on the water, run aground or run out of fuel, many recreational boaters use the free BoatUS App to summon TowBoatUS for routine on-water assistance. The app’s new Connect feature will automatically link app users with the closest local TowBoatUS captain, eliminating the need to call to BoatUS national dispatch and providing better …

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Make your time on the water stress-free with the new One-Touch Towing feature in the BoatUS App. Here’s How It Works: If you find yourself broken down or needing assistance on your next fishing trip, just open the BoatUS App, press that big red “Request A Tow” button, answer a few questions, and a TowBoatUS …

Boat Accessories

Most boaters are very familiar with the many benefits that BoatUS provides for its Members.  Many of you reading this have felt the relief of that bright red and white TowBoatUS boat coming to save the day and tow you in or get your vessel back underway. More of you enjoy the protection of BoatUS …

Boating Tips

[RF_CONTEST contest=’14350′] Deck Out Your Boat With BoatUS Graphics!  Boaters know high quality graphics can bring a boat to the next level. From Boat Lettering & Hailing Ports, to Boat Decals & Registration numbers- BoatUS wants you to boat in style! Enter for the chance to win an amazing prize pack including a $250 BoatUS Graphics Gift …

Boating

If you’re a member of the military and enjoy boating, the nation’s largest recreational boating advocacy, services, and safety group has an offer that will make your off-duty boating life better. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) in partnership with GEICO Military is offering active-duty U.S. Armed Forces members a complimentary one-year BoatUS membership ($24 …

Boat Maintenance

With boatyards, backyards, marinas, and clubs now coming to life, spring commissioning time has arrived. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has a Spring Commissioning Checklist to help boaters start the season right: Before You Launch Inspect and replace hose clamps as necessary. Double-clamp fuel lines and exhaust hoses with marine-rated stainless steel …

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Boat Us Membership In the spirit of giving this holiday season, BoatUS is giving away a FREE boat towing membership. Boaters know how important it is to be prepared out on the water. BoatUS has you covered! One lucky angler will take home a 2-year Unlimited Gold Towing Membership plus a $250 Boat Graphics gift …

Boating

A panel of distinguished boating leaders who serve as a sounding board for Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) gathered last week along with esteemed guests and BoatUS staff in Newport Beach to discuss key issues impacting recreational boating, including the changing boat-ownership model and shifting boater demographics. BoatUS is the nation’s largest …

Boating Safety

Every spring, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water receives questions from boaters about fire extinguishers. To help set the record straight here are four fire extinguisher myths debunked: Myth #1: Tapping or striking the extinguisher keeps the contents “fresh”. Reality: Leave the mallet at home. Unlike days of old, today’s modern fire …

Boating

The first major hurricane to strike the U.S. in 2018, Hurricane Florence, is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas potentially as a Category 4 storm later this week. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has issued hurricane-preparation alerts to its members in the Southeast and is urging all recreational boaters to begin making …

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The autumn boating season has arrived, and with it comes cooler water temperatures. A fall overboard can get serious quickly, and wearing a life jacket could give you extra time to survive. It’s time to check your inflatable life jacket! While many boaters have traditional floatation-filled life jackets, an increasing number have switched to more …

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Boating Safety

BoatUS Insurance Offers Anglers Great Options The subject of insurance usually brings on a bitter taste in the mouths of most people, though if you have been saved by insurance, you may realize it’s well worth it when you need it.  That’s why the insurance team at BoatUS works hard to make their boat insurance …

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Editor’s Note:  In a world of electronic reviews and quick surveys, it is often hard to know who to listen to.  We want to share some heartfelt BoatUS Testimonials from Members who took the time to share their BoatUS and TowBoatUS experiences with their fellow boaters. TowBoatUS Testimonials My family and I first met one …

You may have seen former pro angler and outsized fishing personality Mark Zona hosting the Bassmaster Elite Series on TV, or appearing on his own Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show. Now is your chance to go fishing with Mark Zona! Submit a photo of any catch, past or recent, to the BoatUS “Best Catch” Photo Contest …

Boating

Editor’s Note:  In a world of electronic reviews and quick surveys, it is often hard to know who to listen to.  We want to share some heartfelt BoatUS Testimonials from Members who took the time to share their BoatUS and TowBoatUS experiences with their fellow boaters. BoatUS Testimonials Dear Fellow Boaters I’ve had a BoatUS …

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Weego, a leading manufacturer of Weego portable power products including jump starters and rechargeable battery packs, recently announced that TowBoatUS has selected Weego as their preferred jump starter.“To be acknowledged by this world-class, professional organization of towing and recovery captains is an awesome validation of our products,” said Gerry Toscani, CEO of Weego. “TowBoatU.S. is …

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BoatUS Intro Boating Classes In CA Want to learn the basics of powerboating with affordable boating classes? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Huntington Beach offer an affordable and fun Intro to Boating, boating classes taught aboard 21-foot powerboats on Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April …

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With boatyards, backyards, marinas, and clubs now coming to life, spring commissioning time has arrived. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has a Spring Commissioning Checklist to help boaters start the season right: Before You Launch: Hose clamps should be inspected and replaced as necessary. Double clamp below-waterline connections, including all hose and …

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TowBoatUS captains from around the country are on call 24/7 to help those in need.  Here is a peek into their world and what makes being a TowBoatUS captain so rewarding. TowBoatUS captains assist in a wide variety of ways, it’s not just towing. BoatUS has a national network of expert captains who are always on …