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Dockwa, Inc. and BoatUS Launch "Dock Free in 2017" Free Dockage Giveaway

NEWPORT, RI and ALEXANDRIA, VA – December 14, 2016 – Dockwa, Inc. and BoatUS have partnered to offer $2500 in free dockage to one lucky giveaway winner. 

Dockwa, Inc. is the industry-leading marina reservation platform headquartered in Newport, Rhode Island.Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation's largest recreational boaters advocacy, services and safety organization with more than half a million Members. 


Dockwa and BoatUS will give the winning boater free dockage up to $2500.00 at Dockwa-BoatUS partner marinas between May 1 - October 31, 2017. The $2500 prize is redeemable at BoatUS partner marinas listed on the Dockwa platform at the time of the boater's reservation. Dockwa and BoatUS will jointly pick a winner at random from the qualified entrants. The giveaway will run through January 31, 2017, and the winner will be chosen and notified by February 3, 2017


Dockwa and BoatUS partnered in October 2015 to further simplify the transient slip-booking process for BoatUS Members, and to highlight BoatUS partner marinas within the Dockwa app and website. As BoatUS's exclusive online reservation partner, BoatUS Members using the Dockwa app or reserving online have their BoatUS discounts automatically included when arranging dockage at any of the BoatUS Participating Marinas. 


“Dockwa is the most convenient way for BoatUS Members to book their transient reservations for docks and moorings,” said BoatUS Vice President Heather Lougheed. “In celebrating our Members and Marina Partners with this giveaway, we hope to inspire more boaters and marinas to take advantage of BoatUS services and Dockwa's free app."


"This giveaway is our chance to thank the marinas and boaters who have partnered and joined both Dockwa and BoatUS, and encourage more of them to work with our organizations," said Mike Melillo, CEO and Co-founder of Dockwa. "Together we're building a community of technology-savvy boaters and marinas."


About Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS):

Celebrating 50 years, BoatUS is the nation’s largest organization of recreational boaters with over a half million Members. We are the boat owners’ voice on Capitol Hill and fight for their rights. We help ensure a roadside trailer breakdown doesn’t end a boating or fishing trip before it begins. On the water, TowBoatUS brings boaters safely back to the launch ramp or dock when their boat won’t, 24/7. The BoatUS Marine Insurance Program gives boat owners the specialized coverage and superior service they need. We help keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Visit BoatUS.com.


About Dockwa

Founded in May 2015, Dockwa is an award-winning, unified marina operations platform which connects boaters to marinas in real time, online and by app. Boaters download the free iOS or Android app or log in online and then search, explore, reserve and pay for their reservations in a matter of minutes. Marinas then use the Dockwa platform to confirm the reservation, collect payment and deposit the customers' information into their intelligent database with a single click. Headquartered in Newport, RI, Dockwa rapidly expanded along the eastern seaboard in its first year to a growing marina network of more than 400 marinas and tens of thousands of boaters. Dockwa is now expanding into the Great Lakes region, the West Coast and beyond. For more information, visit: https://dockwa.com and follow on FacebookLinkedIn, and @getdockwa on Twitter.


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