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The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is an innovative leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. The Foundation provides educational outreach directly to boaters and supports partner organizations nationwide. The BoatUS Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established by BoatUS.

In addition to promoting boating safety and clean boating through informative articles and product testing, the foundation provides a free boating safety course, free loaner life jackets for kids, and EPIRB and PLB rentals. The foundation also vends online boating courses and arranges on-water-traning taught by USCG Licensed Captains around the country.

From BoatUS Foundation.

Contact Information

Annapolis, MD Location:
147 Old Solomons Island Road, Suite 513
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Telephone: 800-245-BOAT (2628)
Email: smartboating♥boatus.com (Replace “♥” with “@”)

Springfield, VA Location:
5323 Port Royal Road
Springfield, Virginia 22151

Telephone: 703-461-2878

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Articles: Keeping you safe on and off the water
02 – BOAT BUILDING‚ OUTFITTING‚ REFITTING & REPAIR: (Incl. DIY) T
02.06 – Boat Equipment: (Vendors‚ Specs‚ Manuals‚ Reviews‚ Recalls‚+) TD
02.06.10 – Navigation & Communication Systems TD
02.06.10 – ^  Navigation LightsBoatUS Foundation WA
02.06.11 – Safety Equipment: (Life Rafts‚ PFDs‚ Firefighting Eq.‚ Alarms‚ Medical Kits‚+) TD
02.06.11 –  ^ Fire ExtinguishersBoatUS Foundation WA
02.06.11 –  ^  ^ Parts and ContentsBoatUS Foundation WA
02.06.11 –  ^ Life Jacket TypesBoatUS Foundation WA
02.06.11 –  ^ State Laws for Life JacketsBoatUS Foundation WA
12 – BOATING & TRAVEL: TD
12 –  ^  Clean BoatingBoatUS Foundation WA
12 –  ^  ^  Cigarette Litter PreventionBoatUS Foundation WA
12 –  ^  ^  Clean Boating Program BrochuresBoatUS Foundation WA
12 –  ^  ^  Clean MarinasBoatUS Foundation WA
12 –  ^  ^  Ecosystem – Invasive speciesBoatUS Foundation WA
12 –  ^  ^  Fueling BasicsBoatUS Foundation WA
12 –  ^  ^  How to Build a Monofilament Recycle BinBoatUS Foundation WA
12 – ^ ^ In Case of a SpillBoatUS Foundation WA
12 – ^ ^ MaintenanceBoatUS Foundation WA
12 – ^ ^ SewageBoatUS Foundation WA
12 – ^ ^ Waste Management & RecyclingBoatUS Foundation WA
12 – ^ ^ Waste Management PlanBoatUS Foundation WA
13 – BOATING & MARITIME EDUCATION: (Operator Qualification‚+) TD
13.1 – Boating Safety Classes by Country: (Pleasure Craft Operator’s Cards‚+) TD
13.1 – ^ Boating SafetyBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – Boating & Seamanship Training TD
13.2 – ^ Alcohol and BoatingBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ ^ Effects of AlcoholBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Aids to NavigationBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Anchoring & MooringBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Boat Burn – How to improve boat fire safetyBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Calling for Help?BoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Carbon MonoxideBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Cold Water BoatingBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ ^ While Waiting for Help to ArriveBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Crew Overboard (COB)BoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ DockingBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Fire ExtinguishersBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ ^ How to use a Fire ExtinguisherBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Flares and Distress SignalsBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ How to Care for Your Life JacketsBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ How to Fit a Life JacketBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Inspecting Your Inflatable Life JacketBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Life JacketsBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Life Jacket State RequirementsBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Life Jackets are for EveryoneBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Marine CommunicationsBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Navigation Rules (ATONS)BoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ ^ Aids to NavigationBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ ^ Navigation LightsBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ ^ Navigation SoundsBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ ^ Rules of the RoadBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ National Security – Naval Vessel Protection ZonesBoatUS Foundation WA
Classes:
13 – BOATING & MARITIME EDUCATION: (Operator Qualification‚+) TD
13.1 – Boating Safety Classes by Country: (Pleasure Craft Operator’s Cards‚+) TD
13.1 – ^ Free Boating Safety CourseBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – Boating & Seamanship Training TD
13.2 – ^ Boating EducationBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ AIS for BoatersBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ All About Marine RadioBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Clean Boating CourseBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Cruising Boats & SystemsBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Crew at the HelmBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ How to Use GPSBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Hurricane Preparation for BoatersBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Learn to SailBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Modern Marine NavigationBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ On-Water-TrainingBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Planning Your CruiseBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Propane Systems on Your BoatBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Sailing LingoBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Spill Prevention for Marina StaffBoatUS Foundation WA
13.2 – ^ Weather for BoatersBoatUS Foundation WA
Programs:
Boating Safety:
2 – BOAT BUILDING‚ OUTFITTING‚ REFITTING & REPAIR: (Incl. DIY) T
2.6 – Boat Equipment: (Vendors‚ Specs‚ Manuals‚ Reviews‚ Recalls‚+) TD
2.6.11 – Safety Equipment: (Life Rafts‚ PFDs‚ Firefighting Eq.‚ Alarms‚ Medical Kits‚+) TD
2.6.11 – ^ EPIRB & PLB RentalsBoatUS & BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.11 – ^ Kids Afloat Program (Discounted Life Jackets)BoatUS & BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.11 – ^ Life Jacket Loaner Program — — BoatUS Foundation WA
Clean Boating:
12 – BOATING & TRAVEL: TD
12 – ^ Clean BoatingBoatUS Foundation WA
12 – ^ ^ Cigarette Litter PreventionBoatUS Foundation WA
12 – ^ ^ Clean Boating Program BrochuresBoatUS Foundation WA
12 – ^ ^ Clean MarinasBoatUS Foundation WA
12 – ^ ^ Ecosystem – Invasive speciesBoatUS Foundation WA
12 – ^ ^ Environmental Leadership AwardBoatUS Foundation WA
12 – ^ ^ Fueling BasicsBoatUS Foundation WA
12 – ^ ^ Grassroots GrantsBoatUS Foundation WA
12 – ^ ^ How to Build a Monofilament Recycle BinBoatUS Foundation WA
12 – ^ ^ In Case of a SpillBoatUS Foundation WA
12 – ^ ^ MaintenanceBoatUS Foundation WA
12 – ^ ^ Recast & Recycle ContestBoatUS Foundation WA
12 – ^ ^ SewageBoatUS Foundation WA
12 – ^ ^ Waste Management & RecyclingBoatUS Foundation WA
12 – ^ ^ Waste Management PlanBoatUS Foundation WA
12 – ^ ^ Waterway Cleanup Guide – Host an EventBoatUS Foundation WA
More Programs:
2 – BOAT BUILDING‚ OUTFITTING‚ REFITTING & REPAIR: (Incl. DIY) T
2.6 – Boat Equipment: (Vendors‚ Specs‚ Manuals‚ Reviews‚ Recalls‚+) TD
2.6.11 – Safety Equipment: (Life Rafts‚ PFDs‚ Firefighting Eq.‚ Alarms‚ Medical Kits‚+) TD
2.6.11 – ^ Life Jacket Design CompetitionBoatUS Foundation WA
12 – BOATING & TRAVEL: TD
12 – ^ Grassroots GrantsBoatUS Foundation WA
Product Testing (Foundation Findings):
2 – BOAT BUILDING‚ OUTFITTING‚ REFITTING & REPAIR: (Incl. DIY) T
2 – ^ Green Boat Cleaners Testing – Findings #57 – May 2018BoatUS Foundation WA
2 – ^ Oil Absorbent Product Tests – Findings #53 – Feb 2014BoatUS Foundation WA
2.4 – Boat Building & Refitting Tools‚+: (Vendors‚ Specs‚ Manuals‚ Recalls‚+) TD
2.4 – ^ Duct Tape – Findings #28 – Sep 1997BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6 – Boat Equipment: (Vendors‚ Specs‚ Manuals‚ Reviews‚ Recalls‚+) TD
2.6.3 – Dewatering Devices: (Bailers‚ Bilge Pumps‚+) TD
2.6.3 – ^ Bilge Pump Systems – Findings #14 – Pre 1990BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.6 – Deck Hardware & Equipment TD
2.6.6 – ^ Boarding Ladder Lessons – Findings #44 – Mar 2008BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.6 – ^ ^ Boarding Ladders – Findings #24 – Mar 1996BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.6 – ^ Cleats – Findings #16 – Circa 1990BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.6.1 – Ground Tackle TD
2.6.6.1 – ^ Anchors – Findings #05 – Aug 1989BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.8 – Propulsion Machinery: (Types‚ Configurations‚ Features‚ Control Systems‚+) TD
2.6.8 – ^ Engine Cut-off Devices – Findings #42 – Nov 2006BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.8 – ^ Juggling Jerry Jugs – Findings #43 – Sep 2007BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.8 – ^ Oil Absorbent Products – Findings #34 – Jul 2001BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.8.1 – Engines: (Brands‚ Manufacturers‚ Marinizers‚ Resellers‚+) TD
2.6.8.1 – ^ Alternative Outboards – Findings #52 – Sep 2013BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.10 – Navigation & Communication Systems TD
2.6.10 – ^ FRS Radios – Findings #36 – Nov 2002BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.10 – ^ GPS Feature of EPIRBs – Findings #39 – Jul 2004BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.10 – ^ Low-cost Marine VHF Radios – Findings #29 – Jan 1998BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.10 – ^ Pyrotechnic Visual Distress Signals – Findings #31 – Sep 1998BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.10 – ^ Stabilized Binoculars – Findings #35 – Nov 2001BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.10 – ^ Weather To Go – Findings #49 – Jul 2010BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.11 – Safety Equipment: (Life Rafts‚ PFDs‚ Firefighting Eq.‚ Alarms‚ Medical Kits‚+) TD
2.6.11 – ^ Doggie Flotation Devices – Findings #51 – May 2012BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.11 – ^ ^ Canine PFDs – Findings #33 – Nov 2000BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.11 – ^ Fire Extinguisher Tests – Findings #46 – May 2009BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.11 – ^ ^ Portable Fire Extinguishers – Findings #27 – May 1997BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.11 – ^ Life Jacket Test – Findings #50 – May 2011BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.11 – ^ ^ Inflatable Life Jackets – Findings #30 – May 1998BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.11 – ^ Man Overboard Safety Devices – Findings #58 – Oct 2019BoatUS Foundation WA
2.6.10 – ^ Shining … Visual Distress Signals – Findings #54 – Sep 2015BoatUS Foundation WA
13 – BOATING & MARITIME EDUCATION: (Operator Qualification‚+) TD
13 – ^ Juggling Jerry Jugs – Findings #43 – Sep 2007BoatUS Foundation WA
13 – ^ SCAN Training – Findings #56 – Jun 2017BoatUS Foundation WA
13 – ^ Spill? What Spill? – Findings #40 – Mar 2005BoatUS Foundation WA
13.1 – Boating Safety Classes by Country: (Pleasure Craft Operator’s Cards‚+) TD
13.1.1 – Boating Safety: (Accidents‚ Prevention‚ Man-Overboard‚ Search & Rescue‚+) TD
13.1.1 – ^ Alcohol and Boating – Findings #32 – Jan 1999BoatUS Foundation WA
13.1.1 – ^ Boarding Ladders – Findings #24 – Mar 1996BoatUS Foundation WA
13.1.1 – ^ Close Encounters – Findings #10 – Mar 1991BoatUS Foundation WA
13.1.1 – ^ Testing Crew Overboard Maneuvers – Findings #41 – Nov 2005BoatUS Foundation WA
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  • Published over 300 website main topic webpages, many with full articles on the topic. See our Website Contents or the Right Sidebar for the listing of the main topic pages.
  • Published over 9,000 marine vendor webpages, all with their contact information, most with a description of their products and services, many with product documentation, specifications and independent reviews. (incl.: Boat designers, boat building tools, material and equipment manufacturers and suppliers, boat builders and dealers, yacht brokers, marine surveyors, boat insurers, boat transporters, skippers and crews, boatyards and marinas, yacht clubs, boat rentals and yacht charters, boating, seamanship and maritime schools, marine law attorneys and expert witnesses, boat refitters and repairers, book authors, magazine publishers, video producers, and website creators)
  • Acquired over 120,000 pages of product documentation including Catalogs, Brochures, SpecSheets, Pictures, Serial Number Guides, Installation Manuals, OpManuals, Parts Catalogs, Parts Bulletins, Shop Manuals, Wiring Diagrams, Service Bulletins, and Recalls. And have made all viewable to Academy Members through our EAB website eLibrary.
  • Acquired over 1,200 books and magazine back issues in our academy library and so far have made over 700 viewable to Academy Members through our EAB website eLibrary.
  • Published over 500 DIY How-To articles about boat design, construction, inspection, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair. We are working hard to do more.

We are currently formatting and polishing the Anchors Aweigh Academy online and hands-on courses. Our Marine Surveying course has proven to be excellent for both the beginner and the seasoned surveyor, and especially helpful to the Do-It-Yourselfer.


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General Comments About the Website

FROM Donald: "This is an awesome website. I found the information that I needed right away from one of the over 20,000 free articles that you provide as a public service. I'm surprised that so much if this site is free. But I still signed up so I could access the thousands of expanded pages, interesting articles, and dozens of valuable programs! The member's library of books, magazines and videos that I can view online is really terrific! I understand that you and your staff are all unpaid volunteers. Please keep up the good work. And I commend you for your plans to add another 10,000 free informative articles over the next year. I'm thrilled to support you in this endeavor with my small membership donation. Thanks again for all your hard work."

FROM Huey: "I agree with my Uncle, I too have found the articles to be very enlightening. They say that it will take about 100,000 articles to cover the full scope that they have envisioned for the website. They have over 20,000 articles so far and that's doing pretty well, but it could take several years to get the rest. I also noticed that many of the Main Topic Pages and some of the article pages are still in the rough draft stage. I guess that they will fill in as they can get volunteers to work on them. But what I can't figure out is why anyone would spend the time writing informative in depth articles just to give away free to this website for publication? What's in it for them?"

FROM Dewey: "Well Huey, to me It looks like most of the articles on this website are written by very informed people, like boating instructors, boat designers, boat builders, riggers, electricians, fitters, marine repair technicians and marine surveyors. Writing such articles helps establish them as knowledgeable professionals. After all, this website was originally created by a school for marine technicians and marine surveyors. The website is growing in content every day. They even had to move to a bigger, more powerful server because the website's traffic has been growing exponentially."

FROM Louie: "I agree with everyone above. This site is quickly becoming the ultimate reference resource about every aspect of boats and ships for everyone from the beginning recreational boater to the seasoned professional mariner. I use the topic pages on the right sidebar to browse around the website. It's like a Junior Woodchucks' Guidebook for Boaters. Their Members' Library of over 300 popular and obscure books and over 200 magazine back issues that can be viewed online is fabulous. The Academy's magazine is especially informative. On top of that, there is the "Ask-An-Expert program for members where you can get an expert's answer to any of your boat questions. And a whole years membership is only $25. What a deal! I really love being part of this "Everything About Boats" community and help provide thousands of helpful articles free to the public. I think that I'll sit down right now and write an article about my experiences boating with my uncle."

FROM Scrooge: "You rave about this website like it was the best thing since sliced bread. Well, I think it stinks. Sure, it has a lot of good information for boaters, and they're adding more every day, but it will probably never be finished. Furthermore, I don't even own a boat. And I wouldn't have a boat even if someone gave me one. Boats are a waste of money and time and energy and money! They're just a hole in the water you pour money into. If you gave me a boat, I'd sell it quicker then you could say Baggywrinkle. Then I'd lock up the cash with all my other money so I could keep my eye on it and count it every day. Bah humbug."

FROM Daisy: "I'm just so glad that Donald got the boat so we and the boys could enjoy boating — together. And of course all of the girls, April, May, and June, love to be on the water too, especially when that is where the boys are. Oh poor Scrooge, boating is more fun then you could possibly imagine."

FROM Scrooge: "After seeing how much fun you all have on the water together, I regret that I didn't have that much fun when I was young. I've had a change of heart, and I'm giving each of you a Lifetime Academy Membership."

FROM Editor: "For those of you that have stayed with us this far, many thanks, and we hope that you found this little narrative informative. Your faithful support inspires us to keep working on this phenomenal website. We know that we have a lot more to do. Ultimately, we hope that we can help you enjoy the wonder filled world of boating as much as we do. We are all waiting to see what you have to say about this webpage article. Submit any comments via email To: Comments♥EverythingAboutBoats.org (Replace "♥" with "@"). Be sure to include this page's title in the subject line. Also, your corrections, updates, additions and suggestions are welcomed. Please submit them via email To: Editor♥EverythingAboutBoats.org (Replace "♥" with "@"). It has been truly amazing to see what we have been able to accomplished when we've worked together. Thanks to all those that have donated their valuable time and energy, and a special THANK YOU to all that have supported this cause with their membership donations."

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