Boat Life

BOATING WEEK IN THE U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD

Cover photo: Canada – This tiny floating home is a restored boat originally built for the Expo’86 in Canada. – Yanko Design | USA – 8/12/2022 – Boat of the week: This 138-foot superyacht Is worth $23 million, but you can own It for the price of a supercar. How do you buy a new superyacht at a fraction of its list price? Fractional ownership. The private-jet business model is moving to yachts. – Robb Report | USA – 8/11/2022 – Attention Southern California Boaters! Save These Dates for Marine Flare Collection Events. The BoatUS announces two upcoming marine flare […]

Boat US Tips

What every boater wants for the holidays: 24/7 On-water assistance from TowBoatUS

Gadgets may make good holiday gifts. However, for a boater, having 24/7 on-the-water help just a call away is much better. Like belonging to an auto club for recreational boat owners, a BoatUS Unlimited Towing Membership provides professional on-water towing services by the TowBoatUS fleet ─ the nation’s largest network. It’s the perfect gift for the boater that continues to give all year long. A BoatUS Towing Membership takes care of the unexpected problems such as engine breakdowns, dead batteries, running out of fuel or running aground. Tows back to the launch ramp, home dock or marina are included for one low […]

Boat US Tips

Whoa, boaters! Slow down on the recent E15 news.

It may not be as good as you think Springfield, Virginia – 4/18/2022 – There’s been a lot of pain at the pump lately with gas prices. The Biden administration’s April 12 move to give a waiver from the Clean Air Act to allow the sale of gasoline containing 15% ethanol (E15) during the summer months is intended to lower costs and stretch the nation’s fuel supply. However, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says the unintended consequence of the waiver could inadvertently put a harmful fuel prohibited for use in recreational vessels into your boat’s gas tank. BoatUS notes […]

US Coast Guard

Coast Guard urges safe boating practices

Portsmouth, Virginia – 9/3/2021- The Coast Guard reminds mariners and beachgoers to exercise caution and practice safe boating during the Labor Day holiday weekend. Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the winding down of the summer boating season in advance of the cooler weather and air temperatures of the fall. As boaters take to the water during the busy weekend, there is an increased likelihood for search and rescue situations, mechanical failures and accidents. The Coast Guard recommends boaters: Always wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket while underway. 80% of boating deaths are due to drowning and 86% of those victims were […]

Boating

The US Coast Guard has released its National Recreational Boating Safety Survey

USA – 10/2020 – The US Coast Guard (USCG) has released its National Recreational Boating Safety Survey and its chock full of demographics of those who took to the water in recreational vessels in 2018, as well as profiles of boat ownership. According to the survey, an estimated 84.5 million Americans — more than 26% of the country’s total population — engaged in recreational boating at least once in 2018. Nearly 14.5 million U.S. households — or about 12% of total households — owned 25.4 million recreational boats. The National Recreational Boating Safety Survey (NRBSS) – The NRBSS Information collection […]