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Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has been looking after the interests of recreational boaters since its founding by Richard Schwartz in 1966. We are the nation’s largest organization of recreational boat owners, with over half a million dues-paying Members.
We provide a diverse offering of marine services for the recreational boater, including insuring over 8 billion dollars’ worth of boats, operating the largest on the water towing fleet – TowBoatUS, representing boaters’ interests on Capitol Hill, providing financing for boat-buyers, creating quality boat graphics and lettering, publishing the most widely circulated boating publication – BoatUS Magazine, acting as a mediator through our Consumer Protection Bureau and more.
BoatUS makes boating better. We proudly provide a single source of exceptional service and savings for boaters, including marine insurance and towing. We remain dedicated to educating and protecting boaters and their rights – making boating safer, more affordable and accessible.
We offer discounts to our Members through strategic partnerships to save on a variety of services and products. Over 1,000 businesses nationwide offer discounts on fuel, transient slips, repairs and more.
BoatUS provides many resources you need to take care of your boat. Offering expert advice on maintaining your boat, equipment recommendations and safety requirements, as well as consumer protection services and damage avoidance publications, BoatUS has you covered.
Our nonprofit the BoatUS Foundation, provides tools such as online safety courses, to keep boating safe and water clean.
BoatUS Membership: BoatUS – Boat Owners Association of The United States – is the oldest and largest Membership association of boaters. We pride ourselves in offering service, savings and representation since 1966.
Today, we represent over half a million Members. There is strength in our numbers, and our hands-on approach ensures that with any of our services – you always get more than what you pay for!
Membership Includes:
• 24/7 Towing Dispatch to over 600 towboats in 300+ ports
• Roadside Assistance while trailering your boat
• Discounts on fuel, transient slips, repairs and more at 1,000+ boating businesses
• 6 Issues of the award-winning BoatUS Magazine
• Access to Boat Insurance from dedicated experts
• The boater’s advocate – from local issues to Capitol Hill
• Highest level of shopping rewards at West Marine
• Travel discounts from Star Clippers, The Moorings and more
• Discount on Custom Boat Lettering and Registration Numbers
Towing: Low cost options, 24/7 dispatch, engine failure, fuel drops, soft groundings, dead batteries, and more.
Insurance: Affordable boat insurance coverage options for recreational boaters nationwide.


Protecting boaters’ rights and promoting safety

Contact Information

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS)
BoatUS Headquarters
880 S. Pickett St
Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone: (703) 461-2878
Email: Membership@BoatUS.comFollow Us

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