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Old 07-18-2009, 08:59 AM
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What towing insurance is better for the great south bay of new york? Sea tow or boat us? Any others? thanks alot
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I boat out of Freeport L.I. and head towards the Great South Bay on occasion........ I tend to see more Tow Boat US boats around then Sea-Tow......I am a Boat US member.... But I do see both so I am sure they are both good in our area......
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I have Boat US and they have been balls on whenever I needed them with the Mut going back and forth to Florida the last few years.
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I thought that they kind of Merged them a while back?
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Not merged out on the leftist coast.
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BoatUS has won several lawsuits against SeaTow, including one that was in the US Supreme Court. Boat US is a huge organization, and one of the few consumer lobbying organizations I applaud. Many boater's issues have been successfully argued by them, including ethanol issues, EPA restrictions and permits, as well as boater's driver's licenses.

Their boating insurance is amongst the best in the business, perhaps not for performance boats (don't know), and is a subsidiary of Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.

As for towing ? I have both unlimited on land towing and on water from them. I believe they are a class act, and I trust their stated policies more than others. In some areas, Sea Tow may in fact have better coverage, they can't be everywhere. Sea Tow can be great in some areas, or viewed as vultures in others, They are franchised.

For the unbelievable low prices for on water towing insurance, I would not shop on price. In some cases, having both might be a good idea. If I were to have a choice, Id always go with Boat US. If no choice, then ya have to do what ya hafta do.
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Vessel Assist and Boat US are one in the same. You can have SeaTow.....just ask Gino!
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Boat US, starting this year for $40 over premium pkj. they will tow you from your dock, no charge.
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Thanks Nort I knew there was a merger some place in there.
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