A Wayward Boat And A Grateful Owner
n Saturday, May 22, I received a call from the marina manager that my sailboat had come off its mooring buoy and was
grounded in the sand at South Lake Tahoe. I live in Reno,
Nevada, an hour-and-a-half away, so my first instinct was to
call BoatU.S./Vessel Assist. I gave the dispatcher the “sketchy”
This was my first need for BoatU.S./Vessel Assist in nearly three
years of membership. My hat is off to everyone who helped me. They were
all prompt, professional, and far exceeded my expectations of what their
level of service would be. Be it sailing on inland lakes or coastal cruising,
I will never be without BoatU.S. and Vessel Assist.
— Peter Cavender, Reno, NV
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Visit BoatU.S. At The Boat Shows
BoatU.S. staff will be on hand in Annapolis, Maryland, at the
United States Sailboat Show October 7-10 and the United States
Powerboat Show October 14-17 on the BoatU.S. Barge. Tickets for
the Annapolis Sailboat and Powerboat Shows can be purchased
online at www.usboat.com.
BoatU.S. will also be at the Fort Lauderdale International
Boat Show October 28-November 1 at Booth 166 in Bahia Mar.
Purchase tickets online: www.showmanagement.com.
Be sure to stop by and say hello to the crew, renew your membership, or upgrade your towing!
Keep In Touch With BoatU.S.
Make every day you spend on the water better with your
BoatU.S. membership. While you’re out enjoying your boat,
we’re working for you, staying on top of important issues that
To see all our services or renew online, visit us at
www.BoatUS.com/Membership or call us at 800-395-2628.
Towing Dispatch: 800-391-4869
Boat Loans: 800-365-5636
Boat Lettering and Graphics:
Bigger, Better Trailering Website
The BoatU.S. Trailering Club website has been redesigned for
faster access and updated with even more information for anyone
traveling to the water with a boat in tow. Now you have access to
a valuable launch-ramp etiquette podcast, an opportunity to ask
the BoatU.S. Trailering Guys a question about trailer maintenance
issues, or read back issues of BoatU.S. Trailering Magazine. The
handy BoatU.S. Ramp Locator has also been improved for finding
that sought-after ramp. Go to www.BoatUS.com/trailerclub