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11/22/2022
BoatUS News
Acknowledging the significant challenge facing many recreational boat owners who are unable to pay salvage costs for their Hurricane Ian- wrecked vessels, or who may still be assessing the extent of the damage, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) extended its Hurricane Ian waiver program through the…

11/22/2022
BoatUS News
That’s the number of sea miles former commercial fishing and charter Captain Stephen Clark has under the keel, an incredible distance earned over 40 years of chasing fish on Pacific Ocean from Southern California to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Now Clark, who is known locally as “Captain Steve,” is the new…

11/17/2022
State of Alabama
Governor Kay Ivey announced on Thursday that The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) recently approved five new projects in Alabama totaling more than $47 million. The projects announced were selected for funding after extensive consultation with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and…

11/16/2022
State of Alabama
Governor Kay Ivey announced on Wednesday that First Solar Inc. plans to invest $1.1 billion to establish a photovoltaic (PV) solar module manufacturing facility in Lawrence County, creating over 700 new jobs in North Alabama. The new factory is part of the company’s previously announced investment in scaling its…

11/9/2022
BoatUS News
Boat owners whose vessels have been damaged and destroyed by Hurricane Ian, but are unable to pay costs for salvage and disposal, could get help from the state under a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Hurricane Ian waiver program, but time is running out to apply. The waivers, which require boat…

11/7/2022
BoatUS News
Hurricane Ian will likely go down in history as causing the most damage to recreational boats, ever. Now, a late-season storm, Subtropical Storm Nicole, is knocking on Florida’s east coast, and the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is asking, “Is anyone listening?” “Ian…

10/27/2022
State of Alabama
MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday joined executives of Hyundai Mobis, one of the world’s largest auto suppliers, to announce the company’s plans to invest $205 million to open an EV battery module plant in Montgomery that will eventually employ at least 400 people. Once it reaches full…

10/27/2022
BoatUS News
Nearly one month after making landfall September 28 as a Category 4 storm, Hurricane Ian is still challenging TowBoatUS cleanup crews tasked with salvaging thousands of recreational vessels damaged or destroyed by the historic storm – one of the deadliest in the state’s history. The TowBoatUS on-water towing…

10/10/2022
BoatUS News
24/7 professional on-water assistance on Weiss Lake, Alabama CENTRE, Ala., October 10, 2022 – “Red is Ready” on Alabama’s Weiss Lake with the opening of TowBoatUS Weiss Lake. Located on the Coosa River Chain, the lake is known by many as the “Crappie Capital of the World.” Company owner…

10/6/2022
BoatUS News
With the remnants of Hurricane Ian heading off into the Atlantic, boat owners in Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina are starting recovery efforts. To help those affected, Boat Owners Association of These United States (BoatUS) offers five tips to help recover recreational vessels and begin the salvage process…

10/3/2022
More than 100 atheletes representing a dozen countries are in Columbus and Phenix City for the International Canoe Federation Championship.

9/23/2022
BoatUS News
Tropical Depression No. 9 is bearing down on Florida’s Gulf Coast and Southeast and forecast to reach a significant strength – potentially Category 3. The nation’s advocacy, services and safety group for boaters, Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS), is urging boaters to prepare. A range…

9/14/2022
Draw Down 2022:Lake Harding starts down on Oct 9th and will drop about 5 feet by Oct 14th to reach 516' MSL. The lake refill will begin on Oct 29th and will get back to full pool (521' MSL) depending on inflows. During the last draw down in 2019, we bottomed out at 513' MSL. Compare different years at https://www…

9/14/2022
BoatUS News
Capt. Logan Thomas is the third generation of his family to grow up on Lake Wylie, forever exploring the waterway’s 325 miles of shoreline, inlets and coves that straddle the border of North and South Carolina. Now the 2021 UNC Wilmington graduate is the new owner of the 24/7 on-water boat towing and assistance…

8/17/2022
BoatUS News
CROPWELL, Ala., August 17, 2022 – In January 2022, Capt. Chris Day was awarded “Tower of the Year” at the annual gathering of the nationwide TowBoatUS on-water towing and assistance fleet. Day had purchased his first towing company for recreational boaters, TowBoatUS Lake Allatoona, Georgia, in 2019 after…