Tag Archives: Boat Owners Association of The United States

How to get a free vessel safety check this season

Coast Guard boat safety inspections

No cost, no penalty vessel safety checks which up until last season were given more than 150,000 times each year by hundreds of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Power Squadrons volunteers at launch ramps, boat clubs and marinas, are back. While COVID may still be with us, both groups are ramping up efforts to get vessel examiners back in ...

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BoatUS advocacy accomplishments

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Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the national advocacy, services and safety group with more than 700,000 members, weighed in on a range of boating issues, debates and legislation affecting recreational boaters in 2020. Here are some of the successes that BoatUS earned over the past year: The Sport Fish Restoration Program Paid for by purchases of fishing ...

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BoatUS releases summer fueling, ethanol survey

A survey of recreational boaters’ experience with refueling their vessels this past summer shows little love for corn-ethanol fuel blends mandated by the federal government’s Renewable Fuel Standard. The survey was completed by Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the national advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, to gauge boaters’ use of ethanol-free and ethanol-fuel blends ...

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BoatUS conducting ethanol, summertime refueling survey

With the start of the boating season, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) wants to hear from boaters about their experiences with ethanol fuels in an online survey. The short, 13-question survey is an effort to gain an understanding about how ethanol fuels are affecting recreational boating this summer, gauge opinion, and seek out comments related to the ...

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BoatUs issues Empire State safety legislation alert

WHAT: The New York Senate and Assembly are considering legislation, SB 9092 and AB 9806a, that would require all boat operators in the Empire State to complete a boating safety course within one year. Currently only those born after May 1996 must meet this requirement. While Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) firmly supports boater education, these bills ...

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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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NMMA, others meet with USDA on importance of forests to boating

On Nov. 21, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and several of its partners in the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable met with Acting Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and the Environment Dan Jiron and a key group of USDA officials, including many from the U.S. Forest Service. The ORIR group highlighted the importance of our nation's forests to many ...

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Women dive into the technical at Women’s Sailing Conference

With a roster of new instructors and increasing interest in technical subjects, the 15th annual Women's Sailing Conference drew over 100 women to the Corinthian Yacht Club on Saturday, June 4. "I just bought a boat last Friday," said attendee Stephanie Muto who is in her twenties and bought a Sabre 30. "I have been sailing for eight years and although it ...

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