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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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BoatUS criticizes effort to support government ethanol mandate

The Boat Owners Association of The United States reported that in a new advertising campaign timed with the start of boating season, the Renewable Fuels Association, the leading trade association for America’s ethanol industry, continues to spread mistruths in its support of the Renewable Fuel Standard, a 2005 law that mandates the blending of biofuels such as corn-ethanol into our ...

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Industry associations send message to administration and Congress on ethanol policy

On May 4, a letter was sent from a group of industry partners to the Trump administration and Congress. The coalition of recreational boating and sportfishing interests urged action to fix America’s broken ethanol policy. The American Sportfishing Association , Boat Owners Association of The United States, National Marine Manufacturers Association and Marine Retailers Association of the Americas on behalf ...

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Boating industry, outdoors groups meet with administration officials

Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable

The Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable met with senior officials from the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service Monday, for the first of what’s expected to be a series of official meetings to address boating and outdoor recreation expansion and improvements. The ORIR includes several groups in the boating industry, including BoatUS, MRAA and NMMA. Outdoor recreation is ...

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