News & Issues
Invasive Species: What Lurks Beneath
Nuisance species are invading the inland waters we love. Each of us must do what we can to prevent the spread.
Florida's Algae Blooms Wreak Havoc
Naturally occurring algae has amped up 15-fold over half a century, fueled by excessive nutrients running into Lake Okeechobee. Here’s what’s happening and what’s being done
Tax Changes For Boaters
Comprehensive tax changes were made in 2018 and, fortunately for boaters, the news is mostly good. Here's what you need to know.
What Makes A Clean Marina
More than 30 states have programs to help marinas lessen their environmental impact. Here's what it means to be certified.
Handling Boater's Complaints The Right Way
BoatUS Consumer Protection has been helping our members resolve disputes with manufacturers, dealers, and service providers for 30 years. Here's what works and what doesn't.
Results of BoatUS Sponsored Fuel and Fiberglass Gas Tank Tests
Soon after the Long Island Sound area of New York switched to gas mixed with ethanol, BoatUS began receiving calls from boaters experiencing issues with older gas-powered boats with fiberglass fuel tanks.
Consumer Protection's Wildest Cases
From exploding engines to dead-in-the-water boats to uninsurable waterlogged vessels, here are some of the more "interesting" calls we've received that can't easily be overlooked.
In Search Of Common Ground Through Boating Caucuses
Take comfort knowing BoatUS is always there for you fighting for boater-friendly legislation.