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One-Button Assistance for Boat Breakdowns Just Got Better

BoatUS Towing App Adds Weather, Tides and More

Having the BoatUS Towing App means boaters will always get the assistance they need, day or night and on the water or on the road.
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 22, 2015 – When you respond to over 70,000 requests a year from anxious boaters calling for help to get home, speed wins the day. The BoatUS Towing App gives the on water and roadside towing service’s 24/7 Dispatch Centers instant boat location information that greatly reduces towboat response times. Now the app offers upgrades including weather provided by Weather Underground and tide information, making it even more valuable to boat owners. The no cost app is available at the App Store and on Google Play, and BoatUS membership is not required.
“If you need a boat tow, fuel, a gentle pull off the bottom, or your trailer has a mishap, the BoatUS Towing App is your friend,” said BoatUS Vice President of Towing Services Adam Wheeler. “All it takes is one touch on the app’s ‘Call for a Tow’ button and we’ll have assistance on its way. The new weather information and tide predictions helps plan a boating and fishing trip, giving forecasts up to five days out.”
The second generation app includes a tool to locate discounts available to BoatUS members, including price breaks on boat fuel at marina gas docks, transient dockage, repairs and many others. And there isn’t a boater who doesn’t want their picture taken aboard, so the app has added a fun “Take a Picture” feature that allows you to share a photo on Facebook, Twitter or with your boating friends at Boat Owners Association of The United States. Go to for more information.
About Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS):
BoatUS is the nation¹s largest organization of recreational boaters with over a half million members. We are the boat owners’ voice on Capitol Hill and fight for their rights. We help ensure a roadside breakdown doesn’t end a boating or fishing trip before it begins, and on the water, we bring boaters safely back to the launch ramp or dock when their boat won’t, day or night. The BoatUS insurance program gives boat owners the specialized coverage and superior service they need, and we help keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Visit