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Thank you to RBAW President, Bob Wise and The Boat Geeks for sharing the important work that we do! Working together, we amplify the voices of NW boaters!

View the full podcast here,

Lakebay Marina Redevelopment
Legislature allocates $1.3 million in new funding for Lakebay! 
Click here to learn more. 


RBAW Highlighted in the July edition of the Northwest Yachting magazine!

Click here to read RBAW's article "Making Waves".

Watercraft Excise Tax Depreciation Schedule Impact on Vessel Registrations 

RBAW and others testified in a DOR public meeting on Tuesday, 7/19 in support of our position that the current depreciation schedule does not accurately represent boat values in out years.

Click HERE to see the DOR response to our petition.  

Click HERE for more information on the WA State Watercraft Excise Tax

Derelict Vessel Inventory and Funding | WA - DNR

Legislature approves directing 25% of WET funds to Derelict Vessel Removal

A huge thanks to our House and Senate bill sponsors:

Rep. Dave Paul (D-Oak Harbor/10th Dist.) Rep. Dan Griffey (R-Union/35th Dist.)

Liz Lovelett (D-Anacortes/40th Dist.)

Ron Muzzall (R-Island County/10th Dist.)

And to Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz and the folks at DNR who have partnered so well with us. Thank you!

DNR Fact Sheet

RBAW Marine Parks Conservancy is a 501c3, donations may be tax deductible!

Please consider donating to our Lakebay Marina renovation  drive - go to the conservancy website or send your tax deductible donations to:

RBAW Marine Parks Conservancy

PO Box 17591

Seattle, WA 98127


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Calling all Seattle-area boaters!

Affordable, hands-on powerboat handling courses for beginner and experienced boaters alike are now available from Ahoy Rentals Seattle in partnership with the @BoatUSFoundation.

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Where to Pump-out, or contact Mobile Services that will come to You!

Click the link below to easily find locations when you can pump-out - or businesses that operate mobile pump-outs. Boating is good clean fun, lets keep it that way!

No-Go Zones for Boaters in Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands:  June 1 to November 30

Boaters should be aware of two seasonal No-Go Zones in the Gulf Islands, and the one year-round voluntary No-Go Zone in the San Juan Islands. Our friends at Waggoner Guide have all the information, click HERE to learn more.