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Towboat US San Diego has an 8 boat fleet on call 24 hours a day.

We cover San Diego Bay, Mission Bay, as well as the waters off of Southern California and Baja, Mexico.

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Unlimited Saltwater

$149per year

  •   24/7/365 Dispatch
  •   Service good on all boats you own, borrow or rent
  •   Serviced by Nation’s largest fleet
  •   Includes over 25 Additional Benefits & Discounts
  •   Highest Level of Rewards at West Marine Stores
  •   BoatUS Pays first $50 of Towing bill
  •   BoatUS Pays 100% for On Water Towing
  •   BoatUS Pays 100% for On Water Jump Starts
  •   BoatUS Pays 100% for On Water Fuel Delivery
  •   BoatUS Pays 100% for Soft Ungroundings
  •   BoatUS Pays 50% on Home Dock Tows
  •   BoatUS Pays 100% on Home Dock Tows

Unlimited Gold

$169per year

  •   24/7/365 Dispatch
  •   Service good on all boats you own, borrow or rent
  •   Serviced by Nation’s largest fleet
  •   Includes over 25 Additional Benefits & Discounts
  •   Highest Level of Rewards at West Marine Stores
  •   BoatUS Pays first $50 of Towing bill
  •   BoatUS Pays 100% for On Water Towing
  •   BoatUS Pays 100% for On Water Jump Starts
  •   BoatUS Pays 100% for On Water Fuel Delivery
  •   BoatUS Pays 100% for Soft Ungroundings
  •   BoatUS Pays 50% on Home Dock Tows
  •   BoatUS Pays 100% on Home Dock Tows

 

RESOURCES & NEWS

On the West Coast, BoatUS Rebrands Vessel Assist to TowBoatUS

Newly named TowBoatUS Coronado

Newly named TowBoatUS Coronado

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 16, 2015 – In a move that aligns its on water towing services under one national brand, BoatUS is renaming its West Coast-based Vessel Assist towing fleet to TowBoatUS. The national boating advocacy, services and safety organization purchased Vessel Assist in 2003 and has since operated both recreational boat towing fleets under the membership-based BoatUS Towing Service program. The transition to TowBoatUS is expected to be completed by early 2016. “Other than a new name on the side of the towboat, BoatUS members and boaters needing assistance 24 hours a day will continue to get the same great, helpful and professional service from our local captains.” said BoatUS President Margaret Podlich. “There are no pricing changes for any of our annual on water towing plans.”
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June 18, 2015 -
First Launch of TowBoatUS Mission Bay

TowBoatUS San Diego adds new boat to the fleet.

TowBoatUS Mission Bay is the newest addition to the largest fleet in Southern California.
A year ago we tasked ourselves with finding the best possible response vessel to service Mission Bay.
After taking data from over 10s of thousands of tows into Mission Bay over the years we made a list of required characteristics our new boat would need. Continue reading →

April 30, 2016 -
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Buying Boat Insurance: The Fine Print

Check Your Policy for These Six Coverages
Does your insurance policy cover this? It all depends on the fine print.
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 27, 2016 – As boat owners prep for the season, it’s time to dust off the insurance policy and grab a magnifying glass to read the fine print. Unlike auto or homeowner’s insurance, recreational boat insurance has distinct coverages that can perplex and leave boaters scratching their head. What do you need to know? Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) takes a look at the fine print on six of the most important coverages.
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April 30, 2016 -
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Eight Bells: BoatUS Founder Richard Schwartz Passes

“No One Did More for America’s Recreational Boaters than Richard Schwartz”

ALEXANDRIA, Va., February 13, 2015 — Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Chairman and Founder Richard Schwartz, who created and grew the association to become the predominant advocacy and boater services organization for the nation’s recreational boat owners, passed awayWednesday after a short illness. He was 85.  Continue reading →

February 13, 2015 -