We helpconnect Boaters with US Soldiers for a day of boating As
"A Great Way to Say Thank You!"
BOASTY is all about doing something special for the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. My idea was to take veterans or rather active duty troops coming home out for a full day on my boat. As a veteran myself, if someone had offered to do that for me, well, I couldn't have thought of a better way for people stateside to have said thank you to me. I love the water, have a boat, and this was what I thought up. So, do you have a boat? Do you appreciate the sacrifices they've made? Take them boating!
In 2009 we made a mistake. We tried to organize the whole thing ourselves but on a NATIONAL scale. We set up our system to protect both your information as well as the vet's till there were connections made. Then you could take them out with you, get to know them, show them a great time, and share your love of the water. What we didn't expect was how hard it would be to convince current and past military people that this was an honest to god no strings attached thank you from the boaters which really wanted to do this!
So to learn from our mistakes, we've found that the best way to get invoved in the idea of what BOASTY is all about is to take ownership of the idea yourself in your own area. Drive on down to any local military installation or VA hospital, and walk in there and say that you've got a boat, 3 extra seats (or how many) and that you'd like to take some of the soldiers out boating for a day. Make a plan, follow through with it, and it could be a very rewarding experience for you and your guests.
If you would like to view or post any pictures, videos, and photo albums from participating in BOASTY, go to our FREE boating website Hot Boat Deals and search "BOASTY".
BOASTY was featured in the July 13th 2009 Issue of the Military Times Publications cover page of the Off Duty Section in the; ARMY Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, and Marine Times. It's titled "A Cool Way to Say Thank You!
You can read about BOASTY in the following 2009 issued boating magazines:
Boating Magazine – July issue making waves, page 16
Lakeland Boating – June issue Page 16
Great Lakes Scuttlebutt – March issue, pages 40 & 46 see the digital version.
Seatow Magazine & newsletter
Boat US Magazine
Houseboat Magazine April Issue Page 12
Pontoon and Deck Boat Magazine Water Ski Magazine
If you have any comments or suggestions or questions, call me @ 1-302-Hot-Rods