Tag Archives: BoatUS

Weekly 5: Ferretti Group mourns Carlo Riva

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Ferretti Group mourns Carlo Riva Yachting legend Carlo Riva died Monday, Ferretti Group reported. "The Riva shipyards, the Ferretti Group and the entire world of yachting are grieving ...

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BoatUS: Trump budget could affect boating safety, access

After its first look at the Trump administration’s new budget blueprint released March 16, Boat Owners Association of The United States says that boat owners should be aware of potential budget impacts that could affect boating safety, access and the health of our waterways. “The administration’s budget proposal clearly reflects a different set of priorities over previous years,” said BoatUS ...

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TowBoatUS opens in the Caribbean

Capt. Robert Manley, a New Jersey native who has been running marine businesses in the Caribbean for the last 25 years, has opened TowBoatUS St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI). “I’ve been towing boats and helping boaters ever since I came to St. Thomas,” he said. “The only real difference now is that I am working with BoatUS, ...

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BoatUS: Hurricane Matthew caused $110 million in damage to recreational boats

Hurricane Matthew, which threatened four coastal states as it corkscrewed through the Atlantic in early October, caused an estimated $110 million in damage to recreational boats, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). “The storm moved slowly, so everyone had plenty of early warning and time to prepare. We believe that helped keep boat damage down,” said ...

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Leaders gather for BoatUS National Advisory Council

A panel of 11 national boating leaders who serve as a sounding board for Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) gathered last week with the senior BoatUS leadership in St. Simons Island, Georgia, to discuss key issues impacting recreational boating. The 11 volunteer leaders of the BoatUS National Advisory Council attending the annual meeting included Kris Carroll, president, ...

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Women Making Waves: Margaret Bonds Podlich

Margaret Bonds Podlich President, BoatU.S. Education: B.A. in History/Political Science from Tulane University, New Orleans Years in the marine industry: 22 What are some of the biggest lessons you have learned working in the marine industry? If you think about everyone in the U.S. going to work today, what percentage of them are working to give other people happiness?  That’s what ...

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BoatUS President Margaret Bonds Podlich steps down

After 23 years at Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), Margaret Bonds Podlich has announced that she is stepping down as president, effective September 30. A search has been initiated for a permanent replacement to lead the national boating advocacy, services and safety group. “We want to thank Margaret for her many years of service and dedication to ...

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Congressional Boating Caucus says ‘yes’ for Congress to pass WRDA Act

For the recreational boater, waterway access, safe navigation and clean waters are essential. Today on Capitol Hill, recreational boating and fishing industries will hold a Congressional Boating Caucus briefing and panel discussion on the need for Congress to reauthorize the Water Resource Development Act (WRDA). The legislation provides funding for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ecosystem restoration such as the Everglades, fisheries improvements, ...

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New owner for TowBoatUS Virginia Beach

As the owner of five Virginia and North Carolina TowBoatUS ports, Captain Donald Duck (yes, that’s his real name), has spent decades providing on-the-water towing and assistance to recreational boaters in need. This month, he took the helm at a sixth port, TowBoatUS Virginia Beach. Duck, who operates TowBoatUS ports in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Hopewell/Richmond and Yorktown/Poquoson in Virginia as well ...

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BoatUS delivers over 24,000 boaters’ comments to EPA on ethanol

On July 11, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) President Margaret Podlich and Government Affairs Manager David Kennedy delivered over 24,000 comments from recreational boaters to EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., to urge the agency to stop adding more ethanol to the nation’s gasoline supply. BoatUS had asked the boating public to add their voice to a proposal ...

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