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Marinas Directory & Fuel Dock Prices App Launched!

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

For Immediate Release:, LLC
401 E. Las Olas Blvd, Ste 130-537
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33301

Contact: Christine McKenna and Fugawi Present Mobile Solution for Boaters Seeking Marine Fuel Prices and Marina Services While on the Water

”Marinas Directory and Fuel Dock Prices” App makes it fast and easy to find today’s best price on preferred marina fuel and amenities throughout the United States, Bahamas & Caribbean!

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – February 14, 2013 — Combining expertise to provide North American boaters with convenient access to vital travel information after leaving the dock,, LLC and Northport Systems, Inc. (Fugawi) announce the launch of their mobile application, today.The primary features of this iPhone® and iPad® app include a GPS based marina and fuel dock locator, supplemented with on-demand access to today’s marine fuel prices.The free version of the marinas directory and over-water fuel prices app allows boaters to search and compare the Marinas Directory by map, and locate facilities offering desired amenities or specific services such as ethanol-free fuel, Valvtect locations, BoatUS discounts, slips and moorings, showers, laundry, swimming pools, restaurants and much more.The free version also allows users to upload their photos, save favorite locations, and enjoy on-demand access to Premium Information and Customer Support.

To see real-time fuel prices and connect with on-demand customer support, users simply choose the upgrade option which best meets their needs. One (1), three (3) and six (6) month marine fuel price and premium marina data feed subscriptions are available and range in price from $9.99 to $49.99.

As a supplemental upgrade option to ensure the most current information is displayed for a specific area on any given day, users can “request today’s fuel prices” at marina fuel docks by paying a one-time fee of only $4.99 for each request.

For more information or to
learn how to downloadclick here.

Registered Members can use their login credentials to access premium services for FREE!*
*excluding On-Demand Fuel Prices Update Requests

“Our mission is to provide recreational boaters with convenient and cost effective digital solutions when evaluating marina destination options. Our partnership with mapping and mobile technology expert Northport Systems Inc. has enabled us to present an extraordinarily efficient travel tool that truly puts real-time fuel pricing and comprehensive marina data at the user’s fingertips.” says Christine McKenna, Co-Founder and  President.

About, llc

Founded in 2008,, LLC is an e-commerce data portal, which centralizes and streamlines access to vital marina and fueling information for boating consumers the United States, Bahamas & Caribbean. is dedicated to helping boaters spend less money, and more time, enjoying the water.

About Northport Systems, Inc.

Established in 1995 in Toronto, Canada, Northport Systems Inc. ( now supplies desktop and mobile navigation, mapping software products and online maps, charts and services to over 130 countries under the Fugawi and X-Traverse brands. Northport Systems Inc enjoys a worldwide reputation as a leader in GPS mapping software and innovative GPS applications for the outdoor recreation and marine markets.


BoatUS Members Find Lowest Priced Fuel through

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

For Immediate Release:, llc
2336 SE Ocean Blvd, Ste 351
Stuart, FL  34997
Contact:  Christine McKenna

BoatUS Announces to Members that They can Find Lowest Marina Fuel Prices at

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Working Together to Keep Boaters on the Water in 2011

STUART, Fla – on June 8, 2011, BoatUS announced that Members can find the lowest marine fuel prices at over-water marine gasoline and marine diesel locations anywhere in the United States, Bahamas and Caribbean on

20% off of any Premium Membership is just one
of the many terrific benefits of a BoatUS Membership. 

Members of can quickly and easily find the best price on preferred fuel in their local area, or while enroute.  The Marinas Directory supported by our Data Integrity Team is kept in real-time, and provides on-demand updates when you are ready to make a buying decision.  Once registered, simply click the ‘update request’ button and your request will be addressed within 12, 8 or 4 hours (depending on your membership level).

We do the work so you won’t have to! 

Members often save the cost of membership within their first or second fueling by using the Advanced Search in the Fuel Locator Tool.  And the Marina Locator will streamline your search for specific services, amenities or BoatUS Coooperating Marinas. 

A centralized, state of the art and very user friendly digital resource is at your fingertips.  Use our digital travel tools to help spend less on fuel and services so you can spend more on fun!

Check out The Green Captain™

Please consider the environment when you are boating, and visit Clean/Green Certified Marinas whenever possible.  Many BoatUS Cooperating Marinas have taken the necessary steps to acheive this important certification – use our Advanced Search to find Clean & Green Marinas anywhere in the US, Bahamas & Caribbean.


National Marina Day 2011

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Marina Owners:
Please Claim Your Listings & qualify for $10K in Free Advertising! 
click here

Chances are if you’re a recreational boater, you’ve visited a marina or two during your travels, to say the least.  But did you ever stop to really think about why your local marinas are so important?  Simply put, they offer convenience while we’re out enjoying our waterways.

Developed by the Association of Marina Industries in 2001, marinas across the country celebrated National Marina Day on Saturday, June 11, 2011.  Non-boaters and boaters alike can discover the benefits of recreational boating through events like marina open houses, onsite demonstrations, clean ups, fundraisers and more.

Sponsors of the 2011 National Marina Day included Discover Boating, ValvTect Marine Fuel, BoatUS,, Premier Materials, Marina Dockage, and Eaton.  In addition, National Marina Day has partnered with the American Recreation Coalition, an organization dedicated to promoting the healthy benefits of outdoor recreation; National Get Outdoors Day will also be celebrated on June 11.

In recognition of all that marinas do, invites marinas to explore Premium Membership & advertising opportunities.  Marinas who complete their registration and claim their E-Marina™ listing prior to June 30, 2011, will be entered into a prize drawing for $10,000 of free online marketing with advertising instantly connects your marina with the active boaters from across the U.S., Caribbean, and the Bahamas.  Benefits of marina advertising with include a high return on investment through outlets like banner ads, sponsorship, newsletter & email campaigns, social media, reputation management and more.

2011 Regional National Marina Day Events

To locate National Marina Day events in your area, visit  Here is a sampling of events held around the country on June 11:

  • Town Landing/Pier – Winthrop, MA
  • Hall of Fame Marina, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Clearwater Harbor Marina – Clearwater, FL
  • Grafton Harbor – Grafton, IL
  • Dana Point Harbor – Dana Point, CA
  • Delaware City Marina – Delaware City, DE
  • Fernandina Harbor Marina – Fernandina Beach, FL
  • Gainesville Marina & Boat Sale – Gainesville, GA
  • Lighthouse Marina – Panama City Beach, FL
  • Seven Points Marina – Hesston, PA

So, grab you friends and family and attend a fun summer National Marina Day event near you!

Excellence, Today and Everyday!

If you’re a marina owner, why not take advantage of National Marina Day, everyday?  It’s never too late to organize an event of your own.  By registering at, you’ll be given immediate access to an online resource kit full of templates, graphic images, PowerPoint presentation, pre-written radio copy and more. 

However you decide to share the love on National Marina Day, be sure to spread the word and get connected with National Marina Day on Facebook, Linkedin, or Twitter.

National Marina Day
American Recreation Coalition


Doing Your Part on Earth Day 2011

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Celebrating Earth Day: 2011

With people in 175 countries around the world celebrating Earth Day on Friday, April 22, 2011, what will your contribution be as a recreational boater?  We all know how important it is to protect the environment and we must be diligent in doing so everyday.

While it may not seem like much, each of our individual efforts can go a long way especially when 66 million recreational boaters take to the water each year in the U.S. alone. features resources for boaters who care about our marine wildlife, oceans, and waterways through their informational website feature, The Green Captain™.
For Earth Day 2011, the theme is entitled ‘A Billion Acts of Green’.  Consider taking the time to expand your boating environmental awareness by viewing informative articles inspired by The Green Captain™, offering tips and ideas on how to make your recreational boating experience a greener one:

Why Going Green is Important      |      Tips for Clean Boaters

The Marine Industry’s Contributions

Additionally, in support of Earth Day, BoatUS and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) offer these quick green boating tips designed to save you money as well as to help save the environment:
  • Properly dispose of all waste and recycle everything including that old fishing line
  • Reduce fuel consumption by driving slower
  • Test your driving skills by taking a boat operating refresher course
  • Upgrade your boat with green ideas like solar panels and electric engines
  • Conserve fuel by planning your route ahead of time and not wandering off course
  • Be diligent when refueling to ensure you don’t spill even one drop
  • Ensure your bio-degradable cleaners are doing the job by viewing a BoatUS consumer report
  • Ensure your boat is clean of all invasive species to prevent transfer
  • Lighten your load by removing unnecessary items from your boat

United States & Canada Events for 2011

In case you haven’t already made your Earth Day plans, here are some fun boating-themed events from the U.S. and Canada that you may want to consider attending:
April 21, 2011
  • Save Our Shores Beach & River Clean Up, Salinas, CA
  • Port Elgin Beach Clean Up, Port Elgin, ON
April 22, 2011
  • Earth Day San Francisco
  • Project AWARE Foundation Dive for Earth Day, countries around the world
  • Earth Day Celebration at Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco (April 22 to 24)
April 23, 2011
  • Earth Day at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Tionesta Lake and Shore Cleanup, Tionesta, PA
  • Washington Coast Clean Up, various locations
  • Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Beach Clean Up, Moss Beach, CA
  • Earth Day Beach Clean Up, Bellingham, WA
  • Earth Day Beach & San Juan Creek Cleanup, Dana Point, CA
April 30, 2011
  • Boat Bash & Earth Day Extravaganza, Crystal River, FL
  • Cabrillo Beach Coastal Park Clean Up, San Pedro, CA
  • Aquarena’s Earth Day Celebration, San Marcos, TX
Happy Earth Day from all of us here at!

NMMA Photo Credit: Earth Day: A Global Warning! by eye2eye


Boat US Has Something For Everyone!

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Click here to join BoatUS
Membership dues are only $24 a year!

Find BoatUS Discounts Here

For over four decades BoatUS, the Boat Owners Association of The United States, has focused exclusively on providing the highest quality boating services, significant savings and a strong voice fighting to protect boaters from unfair taxes and burdensome regulations that take the fun out of boating. BoatUS has over 500,000 Members and is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia with offices in Annapolis, Maryland, Jacksonville, Florida and Costa Mesa, California.

BoatUS Members receive access to low cost boat insurance, discounts at West Marine stores, on-the-water and on-the-road towing service, discounts at over 900 marinas nationwide, boat financing, representation on Capitol Hill and much more. 

The boating association publishes four different magazines: BoatU.S. Magazine, Trailering Magazine, BoatU.S. Angler Magazine and Seaworthy.  BoatUS Members can also subscribe to a variety of e-newsletters.

Members of BoatU.S. also receive discounts on premium membershipshotel and car rentals, boat show tickets, yacht charters, cruises, Star Clippers cruises, long-term care insurance, boat graphics and Sprint cell phone service.      Click here for a full list of benefits and services.

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The BoatU.S. Foundation is a national 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting safe and environmentally sensitive boating. It operates many programs that help fulfill its mission such as the Life Jacket Loaner Program, EPRIB rentals, online boating safety course, and boating safety grants.   BoatUS guide to Solar Panels:  here

Click here to join BoatU.S.  Membership dues are only $24 a year! is a proud partner of BoatUS!  Ensuring boaters can quickly and easily locate marinas and fuel docks offering BoatUS discounts is just one way you can save time and money as a FREE (Basic) Member.  Please register with this site to locate BoatUS discounts on fuel, marina slips and more!


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