For Boaters, Skip the Socks and Underwear for Christmas
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, November 19 2013 @ 04:46 PM EST
For boaters and sailors, there’s BoatUS membership, and for the serious angler in the family, there’s BoatUS Angler membership. Each is an affordable $24 and can be purchased by calling 1-800-395-2628.
Both come with a subscription to BoatUS Magazine or to BoatUS Angler Magazine (respectively), and include 24/7 nationwide dispatch with $50 of on the water boat towing assistance and $50 of roadside assistance for a disabled boat trailer and tow vehicle. Exclusive fuel, transient slip and repair discounts, savings on boating gear, fun online learning opportunities and access to lots of “how-to” information is also included. Being a member also means a bigger voice for your boater on Capitol Hill when government unfairly targets boaters with anti-boating legislation.
Want to upgrade? Adding BoatUS’ roadside “Unlimited” Trailer Assist to a membership for an additional $14 provides 100 miles of free road towing for both the disabled boat trailer and its tow vehicle to a safe location or repair facility. This means your boater will thank you for not having to leave their prized rig unattended while they try to find a new tire. Lockout, flat tire, battery jump and fuel drop-off services are included in this low price.
Another upgrade is adding an on-the-water towing plan: Freshwater boaters can add “Unlimited” on the water towing to their membership for just $43 additional, while saltwater boaters can add it for $125 annually. Soft ungroundings, jump-starts, fuel delivery and tows back to a marina, home dock or launch ramp are included for any boat that is owned, rented, chartered or borrowed.
To see more on the service levels offered, go to www.BoatUS.com/towing/services.asp .