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Boat Owners Association of The United States
880 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 22304
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Joining BoatU.S. Gets You Discounts at Marinas
Getting a Break on Fuel, Repairs and Overnight Slips for the Summer Vacation
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 1, 2010 – Boaters and anglers looking to save money on their waterway outings can check out the fuel, boat repair and overnight dockage discounts at www.BoatUS.com/ServiceLocator . The over 900 marinas and boatyards across North America offering the price breaks are part of the BoatUS Cooperating Marina Program.
The discounts vary by location, but fuel can be up to 10 cents off per gallon while repair discounts offer up to 15% off. Transient slip fees can offer up to a 25% discount – or essentially four nights for the price of three, which is great for those looking to go away for a long weekend this summer.
There is a catch, however.
You must be a member of Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The boater’s advocacy group, which lobbies for boating causes and has a nationally-recognized role in boating safety, also offers services such as on-the-water towing, roadside assistance and boat insurance.
The group offers two membership programs – one for boaters (BoatUS) and one for anglers with fishing boats (BoatUS Angler). The price is the same for both — $24 annually — but each are tailored to the needs of the boat’s owner. Boaters and sailors should go to www.BoatUS.com while anglers who fish from their boats can visit www.BoatUSAngler.com .