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For those of you who have been putting it off... next Wednesday (April 15th) is Tax Day! Don't forget, boat owners may qualify for a sales tax or boat loan deduction.
WASHINGTON, DC, January 27, 2015 -- In an exceptional act of agreement, the recently departed 113th Congress did the right thing for boat owners. It extended some boat sales tax and mortgage interest deductions when filing a 2014 federal income tax return. The catch is a boat has to include a sleepi…
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The 2015 List of Top Ten Boat Names is here!
"Picking a boat name can be harder than naming one’s own child... Boat names can reflect your lifestyle, your relationship to loved ones or what you do for a living. And that’s only the beginning." http://goo.gl/JyvAW1
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So far this year we have added a number of new business partners offering #discounts to our Members including: Lake Lanier Propeller, Shoreline Awning and Trim, Go Pure FL, Beverly Hills Window Tinting, S3 Maritime, Hack's Point Marina, Diversified Yacht Services, Indian River Marina, and Fuzzy's Lakeside Market.

We're adding new businesses all the time! To view discounts near you, visit BoatUS.com/Map
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As always, narrowing down the 2015 Best Boating Photo finalists and winners was a great challenge. Click below to view the finalists and winners in four boating categories:
The winners and some of the best entries from BoatUS Magazine 2015 Photo Contest …
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The importance of checking on your boat in these cold winter conditions is illustrated in this unfortunate photo. Get out there and check on her today!

Need some winterizing tips? Click here: http://www.boatus.com/seaworthy/winter/
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'Tis the season for #holiday #boat parades! Do you plan on decorating your boat or viewing a parade this year? We have a list of parades and other boating events at www.BoatUS.com/events.

Don't see your event? Use the "Suggest an Event" link to add it to our list.

(photo courtesy of +Jupiter Daily featuring +Loggerhead Marina - Jupiter a +BoatUS Cooperating Marina)
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The BoatUS Catch of the Month contest has begun! Submit a different photo every month now through October. http://shout.lt/YZtd

Each month will have 3 winners who will be entered into the Catch of the Month Grand Prize contest - Grand prize includes a trip with Mark Zona of ZONA's Awesome Fishing Show!!

Click here to enter a pic of your best catch now: http://shout.lt/YZtd
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Throwback Thursday: Wear Your Life Jacket To Work Day 2014
 ‪#‎WearIt‬ ‪#‎NationalBoatingWeek‬ ‪#‎TBT‬ ‪#‎throwbackthursday‬
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Your BoatUS Membership can help you in a number of different ways! Check out this recent story:

A sheriff contacted +BoatUS asking for help with a stolen property case after finding a BoatUS Member’s key tag among the “loot.” We assisted the sheriff in identifying and contacting the Members who were unaware that their property had been broken into! In the end, the BoatUS Members were reunited with their stolen possessions and the crooks have been arrested.
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Do you know the answer to the +BoatUS Foundation #questionoftheweek ?
 
#QuestionOfTheWeek time. What must a Type III Marine Sanitation Device have when boating on inland waters?
A. Direct overboard discharge
B. Visual inspection port
C. Closed and secured Y valve
D. Working wash down pump
Do you know the answer? Leave it in a comment below and thanks for looking. Be sure to check back for the right answer tomorrow.
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Answer C.  Duh.
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In Rare Act of Agreement, Last Congress Does The Right Thing For #Boat  Owners
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Waging war on the critters that take a shine to your boat can pose big problems …
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Because of you I have  successfully launched a boating community. Thanks for the mentor ship. #BOATINGANDTODAY  
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Nation's largest Membership-based recreational boat and trailer towing services, marine insurance, and boater representation.
Introduction
Boat Owners Association of The United States, better known as BoatUS, is sometimes described as "your auto-club on the water" due to its Membership-based recreational boat towing services offered by TowBoatUS and Vessel Assist.

From BoatUS Marine Insurance, to on the road towing, to the highly awarded BoatUS Magazine, to the Government Affair's office lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill, we strive to make your time out on the water as enjoyable and worry-free as possible.