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Become A Tower

Why Become a TowBoatUS Towing Company

  • Affiliation with BoatUS, the nation’s largest association of recreational boat owners, representing the towing industry’s biggest single source of potential customers
  • Ability to trade upon the BoatUS name, the most recognizable brand in the recreational boating business
  • Ability to direct-bill BoatUS, with guaranteed payment for covered services
  • Dispatch support from the BoatUS 24-hour National Dispatch Center, with strategic bi-coastal locations
  • TowBoatUS is the nation’s largest network of on-water towing companies with over 600 boats in 300+ ports nationwide
  • Custom listing on the BoatUS Member Service Locator plus other marketing of your business to over half a million boaters
  • Generous advertising funds to help you promote your business locally
  • Exclusive, protected service areas
  • Membership sales incentives
  • Wholesale pricing on products from the broadest range of manufacturers and vendors in the boating business

Requirements to Become a TowBoatUS Towing Port

  • A commitment to outstanding customer service and superior professional standards
  • Availability 24-hours a day, 7 days a week during the boating season
  • A valid U.S. Coast Guard captain's license with assistance towing endorsement (Inland requirements may vary)
  • Previous boating industry experience
  • A well maintained, properly equipped and marked towing vessel
  • Appropriate business insurance
  • Compliance with Department of Transportation regulations regarding mandatory drug testing
  • Ability to travel to our corporate headquarters in Springfield, Virginia for orientation training
  • Ability to travel to our annual conference

Interested in learning more? Fill out our service provider inquiry form to get started.