AT YOUR SERVICE MEMBERSHIP NEWS
ToWIng The proFeSSIonal!
I’VE WORKED IN THE MARINE-RESCUE BUSINESS for 36 years, but recently found myself on the other end of the towline for a 30-mile open-ocean tow with BoatU.S. VESSEL ASSIST. Before my pick-up, your tower continually updated me on their ETA, and to ensure I was safe. The skipper’s professionalism, operating skills, and safety- mindedness was especially impressive as I haven’t had that experience when dealing
with other marine towing operators in the past. I had no hesitation turning my boat and
my personal safety over to this particular boat operator. When we arrived at the harbor, he
towed me to the patrol office to get a guest dock, then towed me to the guest dock, my final
destination. He even stopped by the next day, on his day off, to make sure I was OK! Great
people and great service! Bill Robinson
BOATUS.COM RECENTLY GOT A FACELIFT
Welcome to our new easier-to-navigate website! A few highlights include Boat TECH (www.
BoatUS.com/Boat TECH), which is a treasure trove of informative, how-to articles on a variety
of topics such as maintenance, equipment, and
safety. Also, check out
our Government Affairs
section ( www.BoatUS.
com/Gov), which keeps
a pulse on issues that
may affect the future of
boating, at the national
and state level.
BE OUR FRIEND ONLINE
BoatU.S. has its own Facebook page with exclusive contests, photos shared from members’
latest boating adventures, and late-breaking news on issues that affect your boating lifestyle.
“Like” our page, post a message or photo, or share your stories with other BoatU.S. members. It’s just one more way to stay connected with your association. To get started, go to
FOR THE BOATU.S.
Still don’t know what
to do with those old
donating them to the BoatU.S.
Foundation for Boating Safety and
Clean Water. BoatU.S. and Sprint are
launching a new cellphone-recycling
program to benefit the nonprofit
BoatU.S. Foundation. We’ll be collecting old cellphones for recycling,
and the best part is your old phones
earn the Foundation money without
even costing you a stamp!
Sprint will donate the money
earned from this recycling program
to the Foundation, and will accept
phones of any make or model,
from any wireless carrier. Every cellphone is worth something. To learn
more, call 866-639-8354 or visit
www.BoatUS.com/Sprint and download a postage-paid mailing label.
Don’t forget, BoatU.S. members are
also eligible for a 20-percent discount
on your personal Sprint service.
Keep In Touch WITh boaTu.S.
Make every day you spend on the water bet-
ter with your BoatU.S. membership. While
you’re out enjoying your boat, we’re working
for you, staying on top of important issues
that impact you. To see all our services or
renew online, visit us at www.BoatUS.com/
Membership or call us at 800-395-2628.
n;Towing Services: www.BoatUS.com/Towing
or call 800-283-2883
n;Marina Discounts: www.BoatUS.com/MSL
n;Boating Safety: www.BoatUS.com/Foundation
Show your pride with a
flag. If it wears out, we’ll
replace it, free. Just return
it to the Membership department. 800-395-2628 or