Insuring Good Service
have been a proud member of BoatU.S. for 25 years and have
been in the insurance program for many years. This has been
the first time I filed a claim and I want to express my satisfaction.
When I made my initial call regarding the loss, the call was
handled in a very professional manner (by Angela Nixon, claims adjuster). The claim procedure was explained and I was told I would be
contacted promptly. I received the call the next day. I was impressed.
The demeanor and friendly voice put me in the comfort zone.
Further contact with Angela and Steve Russell reinforced my confidence that I would be treated fairly. Mr. Russell made several trips
to Harbor View Marina, and to the canvas contractor, in my best
interest. I thank you both for your thoroughness in reaching your
From now on I will be your best public relations voice. In addition to my marina boating buddies, I am a member of the U.S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary and I will promote BoatU.S. insurance to my
friends. — Clifford Dunn, Jenkintown, PA
Members Save At More Places
The BoatU.S. Cooperating Marina Program has more than
900 marinas where you can save on fuel, transient slips, and repairs, just by showing your membership card. The program is now
expanding to include bait-and-tackle shops, guides, charters, and
other boating-related businesses that allow members to save even
more on their boating- and fishing-related purchases. Check out
the new website, www.BoatUS.com/discountcenter, to learn
about the expanded program and to locate a business near you
that offers a discount.
If you know of a boating- or fishing-related business in your
boating area that would be a good fit for the program, let us know
by filling out the “Suggest a Business” form.
Save On Sprint Cell Phone Service
BoatU.S. members receive a 10-percent discount on select
monthly service plans from Sprint. This offer is valid for new and
existing subscribers, and Sprint will also waive the $36 activation
fee for new accounts. You could save hundreds of dollars a year!
To start receiving your discount, call 800-722-9336 today, or visit
the website below. Mention Corporate ID NABHW_BUS_ZMB to
receive your discount. www.sprint.com/boatusphones
BoatU.S. Magazine Website
If you haven’t already taken an online stroll through our
Towing Captains Honored For Heroic Actions
brand new magazine website, no w’s a good time to do it. Read this
issue, and April/May, and tell us what you think of our stories!
BoatU.S. Towing Services recently honored 12 of its
TowBoATU.S. and VeSSeL ASSIST captains with its annual Lifesaving Award for services in 2010. With more than 600 towboats
across the country responding to more than 60,000 routine requests from boaters for on-the-water assistance, captains of these
vessels are bound to run into life-threatening emergencies. They
can be faced with split-second decisions to either step in, putting
themselves in harm’s way to try to save an individual, or call for
help. Incidents include fire, collisions, extreme weather, capsizing,
health emergencies, and even a barracuda attack, as was the case
with Capt. Kevin Freestone, pictured above. (See page 51.)
Vice President of Towing Services Jerry Cardarelli said: “They
are not in the rescue business, but without hesitation they went
out of their way to save fellow boaters.”
The 12 honorees are:
Capt. Clayton Tieman, TowBOATU.S. Tampa Bay/Tarpon Springs, FL
Capt. Daniel McAndrew, TowBOATU.S. Detroit Lake/Lake St. Clair, MI
Capt. Kevin Freestone, TowBOATU.S. Big Pine Key, FL
Capt. John Aydelotte, VESSEL ASSIST Anacortes, WA
Capt. Zach Willis, TowBOATU.S. Beaufort, NC
Capt. Paul Amaral, VESSEL ASSIST Ventura, CA
Capt. Augustine Malfavon, VESSEL ASSIST San Diego, CA
Capt. Lee Sykes, TowBOATU.S. Beaufort, NC
Capt. R. W. Henson, TowBOATU.S. Falmouth, MA
Capt. Tim Simpson, TowBOATU.S. Swansboro, NC
Capt. Mike Procek, TowBOATU.S. Falmouth, MA
Capt. Jason Davis, VESSEL ASSIST Ventura, CA
Keep In Touch With BoatU.S.
Make every day you spend on the water better with your
BoatU.S. membership. While you’re out enjoying your boat,
we’re working for you, staying on top of important issues that
To see all our services or renew online, visit us at
www.BoatUS.com/Membership or call us at 800-395-2628.
24-Hour Towing Dispatch: www.BoatUS.com/Towing
Insurance: 800-283-2883 www.BoatUS.com/Insurance
Marina Discounts: www.BoatUS.com/MSL
Boat Lettering and Graphics: www.BoatUS.com/boatgraphics