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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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SPOT Messenger Rescues Cyclist

Rescue Profile: Bill and Andreas
Case #: 12629


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Bill Peschka, a Tour Divide Veteran, was cycling in Wyoming as part of an ultra-distance mountain bike race following the Continental Divide from Banff Canada to the Mexican border at Antelope Wells, NM.

One June afternoon, Peschka was cycling in Sweetwater County where he stumbled upon Andreas Fassbender, a German cyclist heading north to Canada. Fassbender had been catapulted off his bike after hitting a patch of deep sand with the front wheel. Fassbender had been lying on the ground waiting for 2 hours as he was unable to connect to local authorities due to lack of cellular coverage. Luckily for Fassbender, Peschka had his SPOT handy.


The SOS was pushed and within 30 minutes, Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office had arrived on the scene and was looking for SPOT Owner, Peschka by name. Two ambulances had been dispatched because they were unsure of the road conditions and wanted to get quickly to Fassbender’s aide. They loaded Fassbender into the ambulance and off they went.

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