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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. As the first to fight for legislation on behalf of boaters, the original mission of "service, savings and representation" still stands true today.


BoatUS is THE BOAT OWNERS AUTO CLUB ®, we offer discounts to our Members through strategic partnerships to save on a variety of services and products. Over 1,200 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.