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BoatUS Voices Support for Hawaii Boat Title Legislation

The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has delivered a letter of support to the Hawaii House of Representatives Committee on Transportation for H.B. 2596, the Uniform Certificate of Title for Vessels Act. BoatUS said the Act would provide needed consumer protections for boat buyers by clearly labeling the titles of damaged vessels, help owners whose boats have ...

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BoatUs, NNMA, MRAA provide industry update on Capitol Hill

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) in partnership with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) went to Capitol Hill earlier this week to address Congressional Boating Caucus members. The three industry groups invited legislative staff for the annual State of the Industry briefings at the Russell Senate and Rayburn House ...

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TowBoatUS captains honored for lifesaving acts

When recreational boaters need a tow home, a battery jump or fuel drop-off, captains from the red TowBoatUS on-the-water towing fleet are there 24-hours a day to provide routine assistance. When recreational boaters are in grave trouble, TowBoatUS captains don’t hesitate to act. Ten TowBoatUS captains who acted as Good Samaritans to save lives in 2017 were recently honored by ...

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BoatUS, GEICO headquarters will have state-of-the-art workforce features

The nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters broke ground earlier this month for its new 65,000-square-foot association and corporate headquarters at 5323 Port Royal Road, Springfield. The new Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) / GEICO Marine Insurance building will be located just one block from where BoatUS was headquartered in the early 1970s. In ...

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Kidde fire extinguisher recall affects boat owners

More than 40 million Kidde fire extinguishers equipped with plastic handles, some on the market for more than 40 years, have been recalled. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), “The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough ...

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BoatUS provides post-hurricane update on Texas recreational boat salvage

With Tropical Storm Harvey making its final Texas landfall and slowly dissipating, field reports assessing the damage to recreational boating are starting to arrive. The BoatUS Catastrophe Team reports that Aransas Pass, Port Aransas and Rockport in Texas were the hardest hit areas for recreational boats and marinas when the hurricane made its initial landfall. Salvage operations are underway in ...

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ORIR continues to form strong bonds with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

A coalition of boating industry trade associations continues to form strong bonds with Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke through their work with the Outdoor Recreational Industry Roundtable. The ORIR includes BoatUS, MRAA and NMMA, as well as the American Sportfishing Association. Combined, the outdoor recreation industry generates $887 billion annually in economic activity and provides an estimated 7.6 ...

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Boating Industry reader survey reports ethanol repairs increasing

A new survey by Boating Industry magazine says those in the boating industry that manufacture, sell, repair and store recreational vessels are seeing a growing number of problems caused by ethanol-related fuels. Said one Minnesota boat dealer in the survey, “Ethanol fuels are great for our service department but bad for our customers!” The reader survey results, which appear in ...

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Linda Lindquist-Bishop receives BoatUS/NWSA 2017 Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award

Linda Lindquist-Bishop was awarded the BoatUS/National Women’s Sailing Association 2017 Leadership in Women's Sailing Award at the NWSA Women’s Sailing Conference held on Saturday in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The award, which recognizes an individual with a record of achievement in inspiring, educating and enriching the lives of women through sailing, was presented by NWSA President Linda Newland. BoatUS is a partner ...

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BoatUS releases Top 10 boat names of 2017

Boat Owners Association of The United States issued its 2017 Top Ten Boat Names list on Wednesday, a tradition dating back a quarter decade. The names come from tallying up requests for boat names to the BoatUS Graphics service, and each reveal much about the personality of the vessel’s owner. The BoatUS 2017 Top 10 Boat Names: Serenity: The utter ...

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