Bass Angler Magazine

The Only Button You Need When Your Boat Breakdowns

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 BoatUS.com/app for more information.

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