WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Imagine being stranded on your boat miles offshore in the dark. Now imagine trying to find a reputable, cost-efficient, boat-towing service to come out and tow you safely back to shore.
“Good boat-towing services offer an added level of protection just in case something unexpected happens to your boat out on the water,” said BoatUS vice president and director of towing services, Adam Wheeler. “Without tow coverage or an annual plan, most boaters face an average cost of more than $700 per towing incident, with some paying thousands of dollars out of pocket.”
A typical boat towing service functions similar to an auto club and may include 24-hour towing assistance for salt or freshwaters, battery jumps, fuel deliveries, and soft ungroundings, without a charge.
While most towing services are provided through your boat’s insurance policy, you can also opt to purchase a separate, stand-alone annual towing plan, which may offer added benefits, such as coverage options for multiple boats and any additional boats that you decide to rent, charter or borrow.
“Keep in mind that all towing packages are not created equal. Choosing the right package will depend upon a number of factors including, service levels, coverage options, pricing, towing fleet size and where and how often you boat,” said Wheeler. “It’s important to review the details of a towing package to ensure that the coverage fits all of your boating needs.”
GEICO and BoatUS offer boating customers a great insurance policy that features towing service from the nation’s largest towing fleet, TowBoatUS. For information on stand-alone annual towing plans, go to BoatUS.com/towingfaq.