BoatUS now has over 1000 discounting outlets

ALEXANDRIA, Va., — Three out of four boat owners have a household income of less than $100,000 and, like many American families in the lingering tight economy, recreational boaters are frugal with their spending. To help them stretch their boating budget, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) now has over 1000 marinas and other boating and fishing businesses and service providers in the BoatUS Cooperating Marina Program that offer discounts on fuel, repairs, transient slips and even fishing guide services.
The discounts vary by the business. 360 marinas in the group offer up to 10 cents off per gallon of fuel, while over 320 marinas and boatyards offer repair discounts, and 600 offer up to a 25% discount on transient slip fees — or essentially four nights for the price of three. Other discounts are offered at bait and tackle shops, boat storage facilities, restaurants, boat rental companies and ships’ stores.
To find a discount in your neighborhood, go to To be eligible for a discount, boaters and anglers can sign up for BoatUS membership at and BoatUS Angler membership at — the cost is only $24 annually for either. Membership benefits include 24-hour dispatch for on water boat towing as well as roadside assistance for boat trailers and tow vehicles, access to feature-packed boat insurance programs, and more savings with West Marine shopping discounts. BoatUS is also the nation’s leading advocate for recreational boat owners — joining means your voice is heard on Capitol Hill when anti-boating legislation is being debated.
D. Scott Croft, 703-461-2864,

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