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Attention boat owners! Enjoy peace-of-mind knowing that you are connected to BoatU.S.

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After enjoying a beautiful day out on the water, spending time with family and friends, you start up the engine to head back to shore and realize that your boat has run out of fuel. When you reach for your phone, you realize that you have no cell service and you’re outside of VHF range. Instead, reach for your SPOT.

Access BoatU.S. Towing, North America’s largest on-the-water towing service with your SPOT device*. SPOT Assist Maritime provides help on the water when you need it. Simply press the Help button and your location coordinates and message will be sent directly to the BoatU.S. 24-hour dispatch center letting them know where you are and that you need help with your vessel. Link your SPOT Messenger device to your BoatU.S. membership for only $10 per year.

 

Not a member? Purchase a BoatU.S. membership and link your SPOT for just $34! Learn more.

 

* SPOT Assist Maritime is available for all SPOT Messenger devices except for DeLorme PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator. For more information on all other services that are available for SPOT devices, please click here.

 

Other links you might like:

Boat safety products: SPOT HUG.

Other SPOT Assist services: SPOT Assist Roadside

More information on BoatU.S.: http://www.boatus.com

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