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Retired Coast Guard Chief takes the helm at TowBoatUS Cape Cod

ONSET, Mass. – Capt. Shawn Brule, who retired from the U.S. Coast Guard last August after 22 years of service, is the new owner of TowBoatUS Cape Cod, an on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters. “I’ve always known I would own a boat towing company at some point in my life,” said Brule, who began working as a ...

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BoatUS lists top 10 boat names for 2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Big and small, power or sail, there are many different kinds of boats and so many different kinds of boat owners. But the one thing they seem to agree on is how boating makes them feel, at least if you're looking at a boat’s name on the transom. “Serenity” has been named the #1 boat name for ...

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Can you design a life jacket that boaters will wear?

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know why boaters don’t like to wear life jackets. They can be hot and bulky. Some are too expensive. Or, at least that’s what some boaters say. So here’s your big chance: design a better life jacket that more folks will wear, and you could be $10,000 richer. The deadline ...

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BoatUS offers tips on peer-to-peer rentals

ALEXANDRIA, Va., – Airbnb may a popular “peer-to-peer” lodging site on the web, but if you want to rent a boat in your local area or away, you’ve got options, too. Boatbound.com, Boatsetter.com and Cruzin.com are just a few of the new crop of online websites offering a chance to rent a boat for the day or weekend. These services, ...

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Eight Bells: BoatUS Founder Richard Schwartz passes

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Chairman and Founder Richard Schwartz passed away Wednesday after a short illness. He was 85. Two years ago Schwartz announced his retirement from a 47-year run as the leader of the over half million member boating association, and until his passing remained Chairman of the BoatUS Board of Directors ...

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BoatUS warns N.C. boaters about new ethanol fuel

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Altoona, Pennsylvania based convenience store chain Sheetz announced on January 21 that it would offer E15 fuel – gas containing up to 15% ethanol – at 60 of their North Carolina locations beginning in early 2015. Boat Owners Association of The United States believes that could be a problem for recreational boaters, motorists and many other users of ...

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