Sea Tow Membership Benefits
- Boston Area
How does a Sea Tow Membership, outlined in the Membership
Guide, pertain to a boater in the Boston, Mass Bay, North
Shore and South Shore boating areas? Click on one of the following
links to see a few local examples.
For an in depth look at the Organizational
Structure of Sea Tow, Membership
Programs, Areas of Service,
Contract Privileges, Definitions,
Limitations and Reservations,
please read the Membership Guide web
Sea Tow Boston will get you home from farther away
than any other towing company in the area. FREE!
Here's how it works: As a Member of Sea Tow you are entitled to
be towed to your home dock FREE!,
not only from your local Sea Tow franchisee but also from any adjacent
Sea Tow franchised territory. What does this mean to you? Many towing
memberships say they are unlimited, but once you go beyond 25 miles
you are paying. The power of our Sea Tow Network enables Sea Tow
Boston members to cruise confidently, knowing they can get back
to their home dock from almost 100 miles away in some cases. As
an example: If for instance you dock or launch your boat between
Newton or Watertown on the Charles River, we will tow you home FREE
from far-away places like: Provincetown, Stellwagon Bank or even
all the way from Portsmouth, NH or the Maine border. With the cost
of hourly towing approaching $350.00 an hour, a tow from a faraway
port can cost upwards of $3,000.00. Boaters who know --- choose
Run out of fuel and we'll bring you more, even
if you're way off shore watching whales or fishing. There's no charge
for the delivery, you just pay for the fuel. Safety, however, is
a major consideration! If it is to rough to safely transfer fuel
we'll just hook you up and tow you to a calmer spot, a fuel dock
or even all the way home. FREE!
There are very few gas stations out there. With commercial
towers charging as high as $350 per hour, you really should be a
Sea Tow member, shouldn't you?
Imagine that you've been drift fishing all morning
with your VHF radio, stereo and depth finder on. You go to start
your boat and... click, click, click, your battery is dead. If you're
not a member it will cost you plenty just for a jump start. Don't
worry! With Sea Tow jump starts are FREE!
We'll be right there! Again,
Safety is a major consideration! If it is to rough to safely
come alongside your boat we'll just throw you a line and tow you
to a calmer spot, or even all the way home if that's what it takes.
Anyone that has been in and out of the harbors
in the Mass Bay area knows about lobster pot pickup buoys. They're
everywhere, even in the channels! Look away for a minute and you
can wrap one up on your underwater running gear. Your boat in essence
becomes anchored to the bottom, stern to the wind and current, by
your propeller or rudder. What do you do?
Members just call Sea Tow! In about 95% of the cases
we'll come out and untangle the mess right on the spot and get you
quickly back on your way. In a few very rare cases, where it's to
dangerous to deal with on scene or your running gear is very severely
wrapped up, the Sea Tow Captain may elect for safety reasons to
just cut the line freeing you from the bottom and then tow you to
the safety of your home dock. In either case the service is
FREE for Members!
Note: SCUBA divers,
haulouts and repairs are not member covered services.
Imagine your navigating the mouth of the Back River
in Weymouth at low tide. Your distracted for a second and you wander
just out of the channel into the soft mud. Your stuck! Just call
Sea Tow ... we'll be right there! A covered vessel, soft aground,
will be ungrounded at no charge. Please read the Membership
Guide for the complete definition of "Covered Ungroundings".
Vessels that are "Hard Aground" constitute a salvage situation
and are usually and appropriately covered by the vessel's hull insurance
In this part of the country many of us keep our
boats at Marinas, Yacht Clubs and Mooring areas that don't have
on-site repair facilities. If your boat becomes disabled at the
dock the mechanic must come to you or your boat must go the the
repair facility. No Problem! Just call Sea Tow! When you are a Member
and your boat breaks down at your dock or marina, we'll set up an
appointment to tow you to a boat ramp or a local repair facility.
FREE! Other competing
towing programs will only pay for half of a dock-to-dock tow, or
not at all! Get the best coverage you can buy. Join Sea Tow today!
Sea Tow is in the Membership Business providing
free towing and related services to our members. Our business plan
is based on satisfied members renewing their memberships year after
year. In order for us to succeed we must provide exceptional customer
service. If we didn't we simply would not grow.
Sea Tow International is the nation's largest and
fastest growing membership-based marine towing company with more
than 100 licensees and franchisees serving major boating areas around
the country. The Sea Tow franchisees and licensees operate over
400 towboats with over 600 USCG Licensed professional captains employed
to provide services to our members. We are growing very rapidly.
At Sea Tow Boston Customer Service is our #1 priority. In addition
to all of the regular benefits you receive with a Sea Tow membership,
Sea Tow Boston captains will also provide free information and navigational
assistance. If you want to know where the rocks
and shoals are or a good dockside restaurant, just give us a
call. We'll also provide sea condition reports, radio checks, tidal
information and we'll try to answer any questions you may have.
As a Sea Tow member, you'll also receive a free subscription to
Lifelines, our quarterly magazine that's packed with special savings
and interesting articles.