Important Update For inReach Users
As of November 1, 2015, BoatUS and DeLorme are still partners in product promotion, however have discontinued direct connection capability from DeLorme inReach units to the BoatUS Towing Dispatch Centers.
You will still be able to use your inReach to contact BoatUS for a tow.
1. The SOS button on ALL inReach units and Earthmate App can be used to get non-emergency help. When you trigger the SOS button, the GEOS 24 Hour Operations 24/7 emergency monitoring center will text you to assess the nature of your situation. Text them back and describe your situation, including if you need a tow, and they will help coordinate the assistance you need with BoatUS or with other appropriate emergency resources, such as the Coast Guard.
2. You can also use inReach for texting your family and friends with your location and information so they can relay it BoatUS 800-391-4869 24-hour dispatch.
3. BoatUS also recommends VHF Marine Radio contact directly with TowBoatUS on Channel 16, when your out of cell phone range too.
4. If TowBoatUS can't be reached on VHF, USCG has always happy to relay non-emergency towing cases to them too.
Hope you don't need it, but if you do, you can still get in touch with us.
If you have any questions about this change, please contact BoatUS Towing at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-888-4869 or DeLorme Customer Service at 800-511-2459.