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BoatUS advisory group gathers for annual issues meeting

A panel of distinguished boating leaders who serve as a sounding board for Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) gathered recently to discuss key issues impacting recreational boating, including the changing boat-ownership model and shifting boater demographics. BoatUS is the nation’s largest recreational boat owners group in the U.S. with more than a half-million dues-paying members. The group ...

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BoatUS responds to president’s plan for year-round E15

The nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States, reacted negatively to the recent news of the Trump Administration’s plan to permit the sale of E15 (15 percent ethanol) fuel year-round. E15 is prohibited by federal law for use in recreational boat engines, voids many marine engine warranties, and is currently ...

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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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Interior secretary addresses Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke addressed the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council at its meeting held April 4 and 5 at the Department of Interior in Washington, D.C. The secretary emphasized the importance of outdoor recreation, specifically as it relates to boating, and included a message directed squarely at America’s nearly 12 million registered boat owners: “Boats ...

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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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