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Jan 12, 2024 - Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUs) is a member driven organization that identifies itself as the equivalent of a boat owners auto club. The following profile contains information about the organization, products, services and mission. In addition, you will find some further qualifications with links to recommended boating articles and guidelines.


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 billions of dollars' worth of boats through GEICO, 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, and more. 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, BoatUS has you covered. Our nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water provides tools such as online safety courses, to keep boating safe and water clean.

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" stands true today.


Products and Services -  Insurance, loans, towing, lettering, boater information, resources, membership, advocacy and publications.

Service Area - United States

Parent Company - Geico

Articles and Blogs 

The BoatUS and its foundation have a number of very good articles and guidelines for boaters on their websites. Visit WikiLinks for a partial listing.


BoatUs is a long standing and reputable boating organization that offers a wide range of services and products. Their website offers a wealth of quality information for recreational boaters.

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Dec 28, 2023 - Page revised.



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