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 over 8 billion dollars' worth of boats, 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, acting as a mediator through our Consumer Protection Bureau and more.


BoatUS makes boating better. 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.