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Instead of Socks for the Holidays, Give the Boater in the Family a Gift That Shows You Really Care

When a bad day on the water happens, you'll be thanked for getting your boater home with a BoatUS Unlimited Towing Membership

Give the gift of a safe trip home with on-water towing from BoatUS.
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SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 28, 2019 – Sometimes a day of boating doesn’t go as planned. Accidentally running aground, engine troubles, a dead battery or running out of fuel are common – the nation’s largest on the water towing fleet for recreational boaters, TowBoatUS, responded to more than 70,000 requests for routine help last year. So this holiday season, instead of giving socks to your favorite boater in the family, give the gift of getting them safely back to the launch ramp or marina with 24/7 on-water assistance with a BoatUS Unlimited Towing Membership.

For saltwater boaters, an annual BoatUS Unlimited Towing Membership is just $159 per year, while a freshwater membership costs $85. Both provide 24/7 dispatch assistance by phone or using the BoatUS App that connects your boater directly with the closest towing captain at the tap of a button. Your loved one will never have to pay out of pocket for a covered tow back to the dock or for a soft ungrounding, which can be expensive without a Towing membership. Included with an Unlimited Towing Membership is a subscription to the award-winning BoatUS Magazine; exclusive fuel, transient slip and repair discounts; big savings from dozens of your favorite boating and travel companies; and much more.

Do you have a boater in the family who trailers their boat frequently? BoatUS can also help when a boat trailer breaks down on the side of the road. A great 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.

All of these gifts can be found at or by calling 800-395-2628.


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About Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS):

Celebrating more than 50 years, BoatUS is the nation’s largest organization of recreational boaters with more than a half-million members. We are the boat owners’ voice on Capitol Hill and fight for their rights. We are The Boat Owners Auto Club and help ensure a roadside trailer breakdown doesn’t end a boating or fishing trip before it begins. When boats break down on the water, TowBoatUS brings them safely back to the launch ramp or dock, 24/7. The BoatUS Marine Insurance Program offers policies that give boat owners affordable, specialized coverage and superior service they need. We help keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Visit