BoatUS Report

05 Jun

Boaters, Anglers: Gear Up for Summer Boating Season With

BoatUS Towing App

Easily Get On-the-Water Assistance From the Largest Towing Fleet in the World

The summer boating season is heating up, but are you ready to handle a boat engine breakdown, grounding or dead battery far from the launch ramp or marina? Just in case, download the free BoatUS Towing App to your smart phone now at If you do have a problem on the water, you’ll be able to summon assistance from the largest on-the-water towing fleet in the world.

“We’ve got your back,” said BoatUS Vice President of Towing Services Jerry Cardarelli. “Relax and have a great time knowing that if you do have a problem on the water, we are there to assist 24 hours a day with over 600 TowBoatUS and Vessel Assist response vessels across the country ready to go at a moment’s notice, as well as hundreds of additional towing resources.”

Downloading the BoatUS Towing App is easy, and you don’t have to be a BoatUS member to use it to summon on-the-water assistance.

The App also reduces towboat response times by using the accuracy of the GPS latitude and longitude technology built into smart phones, and also adds helpful location and tracking features. Since its launch last year, over 80,000 boaters, sailors and anglers have downloaded it and over 500 dispatches have been safely completed.

In addition to on-the-water towing dispatch, the App can be used to summon roadside assistance when you’re trailering your boat down the highway. BoatUS has access to over 18,000 roadside service providers with the ability to safely handle boat trailer breakdowns and get you on your way.

BoatUS offers on-the-water towing service plans – much like a roadside assistance club for boaters – for freshwaters for $58 a year and saltwaters for $149 which includes BoatUS or BoatUS Angler membership. Roadside Trailer Assist can be added for an additional $14. Go to or call 800-395-2628 for more information. Boaters can also contact their local tower on VHF channel 16, or by calling the BoatUS toll-free Dispatch Service at 800-391-4869

About BoatUS: BoatUS – Boat Owners Association of The United States – is the nation’s leading advocate for recreational boaters providing over half a million members with government representation, programs and money-saving services. For membership information visit or call 800-395-2628.


Posted by on June 5, 2012 in BoatUS Report


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6 responses to “BoatUS Report

  1. Burnaby Power & Sail Squadron

    March 7, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Very nice app! Too bad we only have two Boat U.S. boats in our waters but I’m certain with our proximity to the U.S. any of our fellow Squadron Members heading South could make good use of this app. Thanks, Captain Ken!

    • captken

      March 7, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      Thanks! And should there be anything else you would like information on, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I’ll be more than happy to help out. Fair winds – Capt. Ken

  2. Burnaby Power & Sail Squadron

    March 7, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    I’m going to repost this as well as copy / paste this article to our website, if you don’t mind. It’s great info for us on the West Coast.

    • captken

      March 7, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      Feel free. The more information we can share, the better informed, and safer, our boating community will become. Fair winds – Capt. Ken

  3. Burnaby Power & Sail Squadron

    March 7, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Reblogged this on Burnaby Power & Sail Squadron.


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