NEWS from BoatUS
Boat Owners Association of The United States
5323 Port Royal Rd., Springfield, VA 22151
BoatUS Press Room at BoatUS.com/PressRoom
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: D. Scott Croft, 703-461-2864, SCroft@BoatUS.com
The Gift of a Safe Trip Home May Be the Best Holiday Present a Boater Can Get
Download hi-res photo.
SPRINGFIELD, Va., November 26, 2018 – What do you get a boater for the holidays? How about providing some much needed on-water and on-road help – including free tows back to his or her home dock – in case of a breakdown? Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has three holiday gift ideas that are perfect for any boater, sailor or angler.
1. The gift of on-water towing. Give the gift of a BoatUS Unlimited Towing Membership with towing service provided by TowBoatUS. For saltwater boaters, an annual membership is just $149 per year, and for freshwater boaters the price is $72. Both provide 24/7 dispatch assistance, and your boater will never have to pay out of pocket for a tow back to the dock or for a soft ungrounding (the nationwide average cost for on water towing service is $785 for non-BoatUS members). Included with an Unlimited Towing Membership is a subscription to the award-winning BoatUS Magazine; exclusive fuel, transient slip and repair discounts; and the opportunity to earn rewards on boating gear at West Marine stores.
2. The gift for roadside breakdowns. For a stocking stuffer that offers big benefits to a trailer boater, consider gifting a BoatUS Membership with Unlimited Trailer Assist for $38 that takes care of roadside breakdowns 24/7. In addition 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.
3. The gift that makes boating better. A BoatUS Membership costs just $24 but includes more than 25 valuable benefits and services, including round-the-clock on-water or roadside dispatch with BoatUS paying the first $50 in towing services, a BoatUS Magazine subscription; exclusive fuel, transient slip and repair discounts; and rewards on boating gear at West Marine stores. Your boater can also take advantage of BoatUS’ national boating advocacy efforts and safe-boating programs including free boating safety courses from the non-profit BoatUS Foundation.
All of these gifts can be found at BoatUS.com/Gifts or by calling 800-395-2628.
Suggested Tweet and Facebook post:
The gift of a safe ride home – Unlimited Towing from @BoatUS – may be the best holiday present a boater can get https://bit.ly/2DyRzae
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 over 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 (BoatUS.com/App). For more information go to BoatUS.com/Membership.