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 By WOT    Boating    December 1, 2016

Here Are Cold Facts On The '120-Degree Rule'

The boat may be put away for the season, but the occasional warm fall day still brings plenty of paddlers out on the water. Knowing when to wear the thermal protection offered by a dry- or wetsuit is... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    December 1, 2016

Boat Pumpout Money Available For Marinas, Boat Clubs, Nonprofits

Marinas, boat clubs or fuel docks with a working pumpout provide a vital service to recreational boaters. Installing a pump, however, and the annual costs to maintain one, can be high. That's where a... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    August 1, 2016

Kids' PFD Loaner Sites

If you need to borrow a kid's life jacket for the day or weekend, chances are there is one near you at one of the over 1,500 life jacket loaner sites across the country at BoatUS.org/loanermap. The... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    July 1, 2016

Boating Safety Made Easy All Summer Long

During May's National Safe Boating Week, many boaters made extra effort to improve their on-water safety. But, after the annual event was over, will they continue to stay vigilant? "Making boating... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    June 1, 2016

'How To Use GPS'

Get more out of your GPS/Chartplotter. It's an important piece of equipment, able to get boaters safely home, to their favored fishing hole or weekend raft up spot. But, if you've ever wondered about... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    June 1, 2016

Boat Fire Extinguishers: Four Myths From The BoatUS Foundation

Every spring, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water receives questions from boaters about fire extinguishers. To help set the record straight, here are four fire-extinguisher myths... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    May 1, 2016

Women's Sailing Conference Slated For June 4

The 15th Annual Women's Sailing Conference, organized by the National Women's Sailing Association (NWSA), will take place Saturday, June 4, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Mass. Through... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    May 1, 2016

Eight Boat Spring Commissioning Goof-Ups We Made

They are the crewmembers of the nation's largest boater advocacy, safety and services group, BoatUS. And like most boaters, they aren't perfect. They make mistakes and learn from them too. With boat... Full story


Captain's Corner

Why take a navigation class when just boating on our local lakes? The very good reason is because prudent mariners should know and understand basic navigation principles no matter how small or large... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    April 1, 2016

BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grants

Groups can apply all year for funds for boating safety and clean-boating projects. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water just made it easier for nonprofit organizations including... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    March 1, 2016

In 2016, BoatUS Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

In 1966, boaters could buy a new mid-sized cruiser for about $7,000, outboard engines had just surpassed 100 horsepower, and recreational boating was growing on a large scale across America. It was al... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    February 1, 2016

BoatUS Gives Three Safety Tips For Upgrading Boat Lighting

With the latest technical advances in recreational boat lights - both for navigation and aesthetic purposes - recreational boaters have more choices than ever when upgrading their boat's lighting.... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    December 1, 2015

A December Tradition

On Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, when boaters, sailors and anglers want to celebrate their generosity and give, they go to BoatUS.org, the online home of the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean... Full story

 By Boat U.S.    Boating    September 1, 2015

Grants Available To Help Pay For Visiting-Boater Facilities

Visiting boaters, whether staying over for just one night or a couple weeks, offer real economic benefits and add to the vitality of waterfront communities, marinas and boat clubs. But laying out the... Full story


Paddle vs. Prop: 'Heads Up' When Boats Are Around

When it comes to enjoying the outdoors, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) has led the nation in growth with a 38 percent increase in participation from 2013 to 2014, according to the Outdoor Foundation's... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    May 15, 2015

National Safe Boating Week

Now through May 22 is National Safe Boating week, reminding anyone who spends his or her time on the water to think about ways to have a great summer and avoid any chance of becoming US Coast Guard... Full story

 By WOT    Boating    April 15, 2015

Three Boating Tips Just For Springtime

Across America at boat launch ramps, the familiar growl of boat motors waking up from their long winter nap heralds the start of the boating season. But what makes boating, fishing or sailing this tim... Full story

 By AZBW    Fishing    April 15, 2015

BoatUS Renews Title Sponsorship Of Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship

The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) announces that Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has renewed its title sponsorship of the 2015 Collegiate Bass Fishing Series... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    March 15, 2015

Vote Today For Your Favorite Safe Or Clean-Boating Grant Idea

The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water provides local non-profit groups up to $10,000 to help educate boaters on safe and clean boating topics. However, it needs your help to... Full story

 By Boat U.S.    Boating    October 15, 2014

For Paddlers, It's High Season For Safety

It may be sunny outside with blue skies above, but waters are deceptively cold and unforgiving in the fall. For paddlers with just a few inches of freeboard to spare, getting wet this time of year... Full story

 By Boat U.S.    Boating    October 15, 2014

Ten Thousand Bucks Available For Best Safe And Clean Boating-Outreach Projects

Like the name implies, the goal of the boater-funded BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is to educate boaters about safe and clean boating. The Foundation is looking to fund... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    September 15, 2014

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that is essentially undetectable by human senses. It is produced when an engine that uses a carbon-based fuel like gasoline is running.... Full story

 By AZBW    Fishing    August 15, 2014

Cruzin.com Enhanced With 'Take Me Fishing Interactive Map

America's leading online boater-to-boater™ rental and charter marketplace, Cruzin, now makes it easier than ever to find local places to boat and fish. The company has enhanced its www.cruzin.com... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    May 15, 2014

I'm Your Life Jacket, But You Don't Know Me

I'm your life jacket, but you don't know me. I'm here to help you, maybe even safe your life – but only if you're willing to take the help. Maybe National Safe Boating Week (May 17 – 23) will... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    April 15, 2014

U.S. Recreational Boating Industry To Gather In Washington, DC for Face-To-Face Congressional Dialogue During American Boating Congress

WASHINGTON, D. C., April 28, 2014 –Employees from across all sectors of the U.S. recreational boating industry are gathering on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on May 5-7, 2014 during the annual... Full story


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