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Old 10-26-2015, 09:43 AM   #1
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Seatow vs TowBoatUS

St. Pete/Bradenton/Sarasota area. Which would you pick? Any experiences with either?
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Old 10-26-2015, 10:34 AM   #2
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Re: Seatow vs TowBoatUS

Boat US.
Been with them for about 10 yr.'s.

They also have road side assistance and can be upgraded to unlimited towing,
blah, blah, blah.

Never had a problem with them.
Good Company.
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Old 10-26-2015, 02:21 PM   #3
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Re: Seatow vs TowBoatUS

check out the limits for how far they will come get you. I believe TowBoat US will only come up with 25 miles from your home port and SeaTow will come as far as you are, permitting safe conditions.

I have buddies that work/have worked for both and both are good. Another thing to look at is which is closer to your home port/where you dive because that will help determine how long you are waiting if they need to come get you.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:40 PM   #4
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Re: Seatow vs TowBoatUS

Tow Boat US - much better in my experience. They will come out 50 miles to get you, then prorated after that (which your insurance may cover).
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:08 PM   #5
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Re: Seatow vs TowBoatUS

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Tow Boat US - much better in my experience. They will come out 50 miles to get you, then prorated after that (which your insurance may cover).
spot on also you can increase your premium a few dollars if you do the insurance with them to get decreased rate on towing past the 50. Also boat US best price in my opinion on insurance and coverage for all around hull, electronics and gear etc.
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:28 PM   #6
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Re: Seatow vs TowBoatUS

I used to have them for boat insurance but found Charter Lakes to be MUCH better on price and coverage. But I've had to use Tow Boat US for a boat tow once (excellent service, which also had a huge impact on my choice of a new Honda outboard for my boat) as well as their trailer/tow vehicle towing service ($14 a year - can't be beat!) which saved me over $300 one day for a tow.
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Old 10-28-2015, 08:23 PM   #7
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Thank you gentlemen.
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