YOUR BOATU.S. MEMBERSHIP
HIGHLIGHTS & BENEFITS
I have been a boater for a while now, and in the course of my boating journey I have always kept a BoatU.S. Unlimited Freshwater Towing mem- bership. I have never had to call for
assistance, but I always knew that I could
count on BoatU.S. if I ever needed them.
That day finally came on the waters of
Lake Erie where we experienced an unex-
pected boat mishap — my wife and I were
left stranded in the middle of the lake
with a dead battery. Without hesitation,
I called BoatU.S. for help. The dispatcher
who answered the phone was very profes-
sional. I was elated when a few of her first
questions were, “How many people are
with you?” “Is anyone injured?” and “Are
you safe?” She was so courteous, and to
know that her first priority was ensuring
our safety was very reassuring! She was
able to get us help in a timely manner,
and a TowBoatU.S. captain pulled up to
rescue my wife and me within the hour.
We were very impressed by the level
of communication throughout the pro-
cess. Our tow ride back in was easy and
stress-free, and the captain handled our
boat with care and kept in constant con-
tact with us throughout the journey back
to the dock.
When your boat breaks down or if
there is an emergency on the water, it can
quickly become a very stressful situation.
The BoatU.S. team handled it perfectly.
My annual towing membership is the best
decision I have ever made.
Thank you, BoatU.S.!
David M., Ohio
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