BoatUS Member Benefits

Strength in Numbers

The Boat Owners Association of the United States, (BoatUS), is the oldest and largest association of boaters in the United States representing over 500,000 boaters. It was founded in 1966 with a simple vision to protect boater’s rights in National and local governments and has grown to provide safety education, grassroots environmental programs and grants, product protection, marine and travel discounts and many more valuable benefits that make boating more enjoyable. BMR highly recommends becoming a basic member, so you can take advantage of the more than 25 fantastic membership benefits.


Discounts on fuel, transient slips, repair and more at 1,000+ marine related businesses

Present your BoatUS membership card to any of the participating businesses within the BoatUS network of cooperating marinas, discounters and groups and receive discounts like 10 cents off a gallon of fuel or 10% off repairs and transient slips. Find all of the discounts on our online services locator page or in the Free BoatUS Towing Ap.

Highest level of shopping rewards at West Marine

Whenever you shop at our retail partner, West Marine, you will receive one point for each dollar you spend on equipment - so your points add up fast. One $10 West Advantage Gold Rewards Certificate is issued for every 250 points accumulated.

The boater's advocate - from local issues to Capitol Hill

Since its founding in 1966, BoatUS has been the voice of recreational boat owners on Capitol Hill and in local governments. With the strength of over half a million members, BoatUS Government Affairs fight unfair federal taxes, fees and regulations that single out boat owners and work with state agencies to promote boating laws that make sense.

Six Issues of the award-winning BoatUS Magazine

A must-read with investigative articles, consumer alerts, how-to’s, travel features and news that affect both your safety and your wallet. A year's subscription to BoatUS Magazine is included with your Membership.

Discount on Custom Boat Lettering and Registration Numbers

Members receive 10% off all Boat Graphics orders, and free shipping over $75! Design your own graphics with our Boat Lettering tool or let us design one for you! All orders are processed within 2 business days and come with a 30-Day Oops Assurance guarantee on all graphics!

Travel discounts from Star Clippers, The Moorings and much more

Members can find deals on cruises, charters, car rentals, hotel stays and more just by using your Membership number. Nationally available member discounts can be found at

24/7 Towing Dispatch to over 600 towboats in 300+ ports

We provide the most service in the most ports, on the most waterways for the most boaters. Service includes on-the-water towing, fuel delivery, jump starts & soft ungroundings. As an upgraded Unlimited or Unlimited Gold Towing service member TowBoatUS provides FREE service for all boats you own, borrow, or charter.

Roadside Assistance while trailering your boat

For just an additional $14 per year boaters who trailer their vessels can take advantage of on-the-road assistance for both the boat trailer and the towing vehicle while trailering your boat. Service includes towing up to 100 miles to the nearest repair facility as well as flat tire assistance, fuel deliveries, jumpstarts and lockout service.

Enjoy Boating to its Fullest