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At-the-helm, on-water training at Miami Boat Show

Want to get a taste of the boating life or improve your on-water boat handling skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, together with Freedom Boat Club of Miami Beach, and the Miami International Boat Show, February 13-17, offer a choice of four fun and affordable at-the-helm, on-water training courses for beginners, women and experienced boaters ...

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David Kennedy of BoatUS elected chairman of Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association

BoatUS Manager of Government Affairs David Kennedy was elected chairman of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association (AIWA) at the group’s recent annual meeting held in Savannah, Georgia. Founded in 1999, AIWA advocates for the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), often referred to as “America’s Marine Highway 95,” helping to ensure its future as an integral part of the nation’s transportation system. Kennedy, who will serve a ...

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MarineMax becomes BoatUS repair provider

Every hurricane season, some boat owners are faced with the need to file insurance claims and get their boats repaired. To make that process easier, MarineMax has now become a Repair Provider for BoatUS Marine Insurance Program members, who may get help with insurance claim repair work from the nation’s largest recreational boat retailer with dozens of local repair and service facilities across ...

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BoatUS to hold on-water training events at MIBS 2019

After completing a successful pilot program in 2018, which included NMMA’s Tampa and Norwalk boat shows, BoatUS is launching the BoatUS Foundation On-Water Training Program at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. The Miami Boat Show program will offer two courses to attendees – Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves – and is the kickoff of a nationwide rollout in 2019 with 39 additional ...

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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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