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 By Boat US    Boating    April 1, 2024 

National Women's Sailing Association Conference 2024

NWSA To Host 2024 Conference Saturday, June 8, In New Orleans The National Women's Sailing Association (NWSA) comes to the Crescent City with the 2024 National Women's Sailing Association Conference... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    April 1, 2024 

Colorado River Now Has 247 Coverage

TowBoatUS Fisher's Landing, Ariz., helps boaters and anglers get home after running aground. It's a shallow, sandy-bottomed, blue ribbon of Colorado River that stretches 44 miles across the low... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    April 1, 2024 

Selling A Boat This Year?

The spring boat-buying season is upon us, much to the delight of boat sellers, some of whom may be eager to unload their boats after racking up off-season storage bills. However, when a boat is sold,... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    February 1, 2024

Boating Infrastructure Grants Offer

States and U.S. territories that shared $19.8 million in total BIG funding in the 2023 grant cycle included Arizona. Does your town or region make it easy for boaters to visit and spend locally?... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    February 1, 2024

USCG Vessel Documentation

Official-looking vessel documentation renewal notices can lead to confusion and higher costs. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is advising boaters with vessels that have a U.S.... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    February 1, 2024

What 222,000 Boaters Got Wrong

The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers a range of online boating safety training courses - including 36 free state boating safety courses - that make boating safety education... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    January 1, 2024

BoatUS 3 Best Practices To Follow For Your Boat's Long Winter's Nap

Across much of America, including parts of Arizona, millions of recreational boats have been laid up for winter storage. With the boating season officially over, some boat owners may think they are fr... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    January 1, 2024

BoatUS NWSA Seek Nominations For Leadership In Women's Sailing

Annual lifetime achievement award recognizes sharing sailing. The National Women's Sailing Association (NWSA) and Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) are seeking nominations for the... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    November 1, 2023

BoatUS Foundation's Alan Dennison Elected

BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water program supervisor Alan Dennison has been elected chairman of the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC). Created in its current form by the Federal... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    November 1, 2023

Red Towboats Go Pink Last Month

At any other time of year, the red towing response vessels of the on-water TowBoatUS towing fleet are helping recreational boaters get home after their boats have broken down or run aground. However,... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    October 1, 2023

NOAA Grants $10 Million For Abandoned And Derelict Vessel Removal

Nonprofit to develop competitive grant program to fund removal of abandoned, derelict vessels. Includes prevention and education measures. Boats end up abandoned or derelict on our nation's coasts... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    October 1, 2023

Capt. Bryan Sloan, Is New Owner Of TowBoatUS Ports

NEEDLES, Calif. -Las Vegas native Bryan Sloan once answered a classified job post for a part-time professional lake patroller. He applied, got the job, and immediately knew that working on the water... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    August 1, 2023

Summer Boating Season Is in Full Swing

Summer boating season is in full swing and you've been enjoying your time on the water. Has it all been good so far? Maybe you've found yourself in a situation where, perhaps, you felt less-than-confi... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    August 1, 2023

California Governor Newsom's 2024 Budget

California Governor Newsom's 2024 Budget Proposes 300% Boat Registration Fee Increase Boaters currently pay $107 million in annual motor fuel taxes; revenue increase won't fund recreational boating ne... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    July 1, 2023

TowBoatUS Captains Honored For Lifesaving Acts

TowBoatUS responds more than 90,000 requests from boaters for routine on-water assistance each year – towing, ungroundings, battery jumps and fuel drop-offs. For the captains at the helm of the 6... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    July 1, 2023

Watersports and Signals BoatUS Magazine

To maximize fun and safety while towing a waterskier, make sure everyone on board knows these simple hand signals for communication. By Chris Landers BoatU.S.Magazine Contributing Writer 1. Faster:... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    July 1, 2023

NWSA Leadership In Women's Sailing

Dr. Anne Kolker Honored With 2023 NWSA Leadership In Women's Sailing Award She wanted more sailing skills. Once she did that, she showed others. SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 5, 2023 – Dr. Anne Kolker g... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    June 1, 2023

Boat Fueling Mishap

On Boating Season's Kickoff BoatUS Reminds Boaters to Avoid a Misfuel Mishap 'Regular 88,' an E15 fuel, is prohibited for use in recreational boats. Today's gas station pumps no longer provide clear... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    May 1, 2023

Seen And Heard

Visual distress signals can be very effective for summoning help from those assets closest to your location – fellow boaters – potentially shortening response time. Five Ways To Be Seen And Heard Whe... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    April 1, 2023

Vessel Safety Check

How do you know your boat is ready for a safe summer boating season and complies with new U.S. Coast Guard regulations? A no-cost, no-penalty vessel safety check from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    October 1, 2022

Boat-Buyer's Toolbox

The Boat-Buyer's Toolbox When it's time to buy a boat, you'll need all the tools available to score a great deal. By Charles Fort Wonder just how popular boating is? In the United States, one in... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    October 1, 2022

Boating Safety Tips

Fall boating season has arrived, and with it come different types of risks that cold water and air temperatures bring. Here are three boating safety tips from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    September 1, 2022

First-Aid Kit

Whether setting out for a day, week, or longer, you need a well-stocked first-aid kit on board. Here are the essentials. Words And Photo By Mark Corke Checking life jackets, VHF radio, and flares... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    September 1, 2022

Boating Infrastructure Grants

Here's how to get boaters to stay and spend. Many waterfront towns don't make it easy for visiting boaters to stay and spend. It's not their fault. Protected, safe harbors as well essential boating... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    August 1, 2022

Gas Saving Tips

Gas prices are up. What can boaters do to prepare for a summer of boating? The 800,000-plus member Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has 21 fuel-saving tips boaters can do to help... Full story


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