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Founded 1966; 51 years ago (1966)
Founder Richard Schwartz[1]
Headquarters Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Parent GEICO
(Berkshire Hathaway)[1]

Boat Owners Association of The United States, better known as BoatUS, is an American association of boat owners offering various services[2] supporting recreational boat and trailer towing activities. Among their services are boat insurance[3] and boat loans, discounts on boating-related products and services, mediation services with manufacturers and dealers, a product recall alert registry, and lobbying organization on behalf of boat owners. The organization is based in Alexandria, Virginia, and promotes itself “The Nation’s Largest Recreational Boating Association” and "The Boat Owners Auto Club" for it's similarities to AAA.

BoatUS also gave rise to the organization that would be eventually called the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that promotes safe boating[4] and environmentally responsible boating practices.

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  1. ^ a b "History of BoatUS". Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "". SailNet Sailing Community. Retrieved 2014-09-12. 
  3. ^ "Insurance News". Retrieved 2013-07-16
  4. ^ "Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries" . Retrieved 2013-07-16