Memberships for those whose boats are registered under a corporate name or who use their boats to make a living.
If your boat is commercially registered or used in a commercial manner such as charters, rentals, a boat club, fishing, diving, surveying, police, crew boat or as another working vessel, this is the membership for you.
The Professional Mariner Card was developed for individuals who regularly use multiple vessels in the performance of maritime duties such as: yacht delivery captains, yacht brokers, on-water instructors, etc.
Captain Chris lead a rescue and vessel recovery, puling six paddlers from rough seas, recovering the vessel (which had broken apart), and returning to recover the remaining half of the vessel after safely depositing the rescued paddlers on shore. Without his expert assistance, the outcome of this mishap would surely have been less favorable.Ken Mitchell, Philadelphia, PANon-Member
Yes. If you are in an area where Sea Tow is not yet operating, you would be covered under our Universal Towing Coverage, providing reimbursement up to $5000 per incident with no annual limit.
Does my membership cover me if I am a guest on a friend's boat?
If the owner of the boat is onboard your membership privileges do not apply. However, if your friend joins and references your member number you earn a $25 credit toward your next renewal through our Refer-a-Friend program.
How far offshore am I covered?
We do not have any specific offshore distance limits. How far offshore Sea Tow will go to get you is only limited by the sea conditions, fuel capacity of our boats and our ability to communicate with you. If, for any reason, Sea Tow cannot respond we will assist in arranging for an alternate provider and provide reimbursement up to $5000 per incident. In most cases, if we are unable to respond no other commercial assistance provider will be able to either, so we will defer to the U.S. Coast Guard.
How quickly can I expect Sea Tow to respond to my request for help?
Response time varies with each situation, but we do everything we can to get to you quickly. Factors that affect response time include call volume, the size of the area your designated captain covers and the weather. Assistance calls are handled in the order they are received but as a member, you always receive priority service.
Why do I need Sea Tow if my insurance has a towing rider?
Does your insurance company have boats to service you? We are most likely going to be who you call for on-water assistance, so why pay out of pocket and then have to submit the bill to your insurance company for reimbursement? When you are not a member the average tow can cost $600 or more. Additionally, there may be dollar, distance, calendar or geographic limitations in your towing rider coverage -- your rider may not cover the full cost of the tow. And don't forget, Sea Tow members get priority service.