Download New BoatUS Advocacy Tool: Engage With State Gov

ALEXANDRIA, Va., January 29, 2018 – With the adage that “all politics is local,” Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) offers a new online Advocacy Tool for recreational boaters. The tool serves as a one-stop shop for federal and state recreational boating issues and gives recreational boaters the option to track relevant bills by state, find contact information for elected officials, speak to policymakers to express their views, and advocate for boating issues in their community.

As the boater’s voice in Washington, D.C., BoatUS closely follows federal legislation and regulations that matter to boaters and boating. Using the Federal Action Alerts tool, boaters can find out if action is needed on a particular bill or rule that would impact boating.

State Action Alerts tool tracks bills relevant to recreational boating by state as well as their status and sponsor, providing a simple and effective way to be kept informed of upcoming legislation and alerts that matter.

A key to affecting change is knowing your elected representatives and learning how to contact them. Using the Find your Elected Officials search box, boaters will get a complete list of contact information for federal, state and local elected officials.

“At the federal level, when we speak to Congress, BoatUS represents more than a half-million dues-paying members,” said BoatUS Government Affairs Manager David Kennedy. “Our new Advocacy Tool magnifies that strength and brings it to the state level, giving boaters the chance to have their voices heard when boating issues are being debated.”

“With significant issues, such as the mandate for more ethanol in gasoline or funding for dredging and infrastructure improvements to protect our waterways, boaters can use the BoatUS Advocacy Tool to remain engaged,” added Kennedy.

BoatUS is the nation’s only recreational boat owners group with a dedicated government affairs team speaking up for boaters. For more go to

Nothing But Positive Things To Say – Rehearsal Dinner

We held our rehearsal dinner at the Riverhouse. We found the staff to be extremely helpful and the space was beautiful. I had met with Cindy as we looked for a potential wedding venue and I found her to be absolutely wonderful — she was present at our event and she ensured that everything ran smoothly the entire time. I knew that the night was in good hands with her there. Kris also walked us through the planning process and she was super responsive and friendly and ensured that everything was set up going into the weekend. I would highly recommend this venue for a wedding or rehearsal and have nothing but positive things to say!

- Brittany W.

Make This The Year You Take The Florida Boating Safety Course

If you, or someone you know, are ready to take the wheel, there’s no better time than now to make it happen!  BoatUS makes it EASY and FREE to take the Florida BoatingSafety Course online. 

CLICK HERE to take the online course at no charge courtesy of BoatUS. This is the ONLY online site where you can take the course, recognized by Florida Fish & Wildlife for free.  

It’s four easy steps:

  1. Register your account
  2. Take the online course (roughly 4 hours)
  3. Study for/pass the online test
  4.  Print your certificate of completion

That’s it! So what are you waiting for?!

CLICK HERE to take the online course at no charge courtesy of BoatUS.