Boat Owners Association of The United StatesNews Room

August 31, 2020

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The Best Holiday Gift for Boaters: A Tow Home

Socks won’t help when your boater needs on-the-water assistance.
Socks won’t help when your boater needs on-the-water assistance.
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SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 31, 2020 – Last year, 76,418 recreational boaters had a reason to summon nonemergency, routine assistance from TowBoatUS, the nation’s largest on-water towing service for recreational boaters. Accidentally running aground, dead batteries and dead engines were the chief culprits. Instead of giving your favorite boater a pair of socks for Christmas this year, give them something much more useful − the gift of 24/7 on-water towing from TowBoatUS.

Like an auto club for recreational boat owners, a BoatUS Unlimited Towing Membership provides professional on-water towing service by the nationwide TowBoatUS fleet. For saltwater boaters, an annual membership is just $159 per year while freshwater boaters pay just $85. With the average out-of-pocket cost of a tow home more than $750, that could buy a lot of socks.

BoatUS is also the only national towing service offering the BoatUS App featuring TowBoatUSCONNECT which connects boaters to the closest local towing captain at the tap of a button, speeding response times.

Included with all towing membership plans are more than 25 benefits and discounts from Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), a subscription to BoatUS Magazine, free DSC-VHF radio registration, and more. Your boater can also take advantage of BoatUS’s national boating advocacy efforts and safe-boating programs including free boating safety courses from the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation.

For boaters who frequently trailer their boats, consider gifting a BoatUS Membership with Unlimited Trailer Assist for $38 that takes care of roadside breakdowns 24/7. In addition to 100 miles of free on-road towing for both a disabled trailer and its tow vehicle to a safe location, lockout, flat tire, battery jump and fuel drop-off services are also included.


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About TowBoatUS:

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation's leading advocate, services and safety group for recreational boaters. We are the Boat Owners Auto Club and provide our more than half-million members with a wide array of helpful services, including 24-hour on-water towing that gets you safely home when your boat won’t, jump starts, fuel delivery, and soft ungroundings. The TowBoatUS towing fleet is North America’s largest network of towing ports with more than 300 locations and over 600 red towing assistance vessels, responding to more than 70,000 requests for assistance each year. The BoatUS App makes it easy to summon water and road assistance 24/7 and can speed response times ( For more information go to