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Membership

Sea Tow is the #1 choice of boaters nationwide for expert on-water assistance. Our membership is a direct connection to highly professional, experienced Captains who can help when it matters most. Whether you are new to boating or an old salt - we've got you covered.

Membership

Sea Tow is the #1 choice of boaters nationwide for expert on-water assistance. Our membership is a direct connection to highly professional, experienced Captains who can help when it matters most. Whether you are new to boating or an old salt - we've got you covered.

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The majority of our members use their boats recreationally. There are two great membership options:


  • Nationwide Coverage

    on all fresh and salt water areas

  • Towing, Jump Starts, Fuel Drops, Prop Disentanglements & Covered Ungroundings

  • 100% Coverage

    of dock-to-dock tows for your primary vessel

  • No Distance or Dollar Limits

    in your home area

  • Out of Home Area Towing

    gets you home when boating in neighboring Sea Tow areas or back to a safe port.

  • $5,000 Out of All Areas Coverage

    when boating in an area where Sea Tow is not yet present

  • 24/7 Access to Expert Sea Tow Captains

    for help and advice on navigation, weather and more

  • Member-Exclusive Discounts

    through our Sea Tow Savings Club™

  • Member-Only Special Offers

    on insurance, financing and Trailer Care roadside assistance

  • Trailer Care Roadside Assistance Available for only $14/yr with Membership

    Learn more about Trailer Care Roadside Assistance »

  • OR

    for only $14/yr more

    Learn more about Trailer Care Roadside Assistance »

Lake Card
If you boat on fresh, non-tidal, inland waterways (excluding Florida) then the Lake Card may be the perfect option for you.
$119
per year


OR


for only $14/yr more

Learn more about Trailer Care Roadside Assistance »


The Sea Tow Lake Card provides the same member benefits as the Gold Card, but on ALL fresh, non-tidal, inland waterways. See Membership Agreement for complete details.



  • Coverage for ALL freshwater

  • Towing, Jump Starts, Fuel Drops, Prop Disentanglements & Covered Ungroundings

  • 100% Coverage

    of dock-to-dock tows for your primary vessel

  • No Distance or Dollar Limits

    in your Home Area

  • Multiple Area Towing

    which will get you home when boating in neighboring Sea Tow areas

  • $5,000 Out of All Areas Coverage

    when boating in an area where Sea Tow is not yet present

  • 24/7 Access to Expert Sea Tow Captains

    for help and advice on navigation, weather and more

  • Member-exclusive discounts through our Savings Club™

  • Member-only special offers

    on insurance, financing and Trailer Care roadside assistance

  • Trailer Care Roadside Assistance Available for only $14/yr with Membership

    Learn more about Trailer Care Roadside Assistance >

  • OR

    for only $14/yr more

    Learn more about Trailer Care Roadside Assistance »


  • Nationwide Coverage

    on all fresh and salt water areas

  • Towing, Jump Starts, Fuel Drops, Prop Disentanglements & Covered Ungroundings

  • 100% Coverage

    of dock-to-dock tows for your primary vessel

  • No Distance or Dollar Limits

    in your home area

  • Out of Home Area Towing

    gets you home when boating in neighboring Sea Tow areas or back to a safe port.

  • $5,000 Out of All Areas Coverage

    when boating in an area where Sea Tow is not yet present

  • 24/7 Access to Expert Sea Tow Captains

    for help and advice on navigation, weather and more

  • Member-Exclusive Discounts

    through our Sea Tow Savings Club™

  • Member-Only Special Offers

    on insurance, financing and Trailer Care roadside assistance

  • Trailer Care Roadside Assistance Available for only $14/yr with Membership

    Learn more about Trailer Care Roadside Assistance »

  • OR

    for only $14/yr more

    Learn more about Trailer Care Roadside Assistance »

  • Gold Card

Memberships for those whose boats are registered under a corporate name or who use their boats to make a living.

Commercial Card
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.
$179
per year + $100/hour for services rendered

For $179 per year plus $100/hour, the Commercial Card offers many of the same benefits as the Gold Card, on the one boat covered by the membership.

Professional Mariner Card
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.
$365
per year

For $365 per year, the Professional Mariner Card offers many of the same benefits as the Gold Card except dock-to-dock tows. It covers a member operating as Master of any vessel.

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  • Dock-to-Dock Tows Unavailable



  • For complete details on all Professional Mariner Card member privileges please see our Membership Agreement.

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  • For complete details on all Commercial Card member privileges please see our
    Membership Agreement.

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  • Dock-to-Dock Tows Unavailable

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  • For complete details on all Professional Mariner Card member privileges please see our Membership Agreement.

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Whether you are heading to the lake for a day trip or to the coast for a weekend excursion, with a Trailer Care membership you will never have to worry about being stranded while en route.

Marine
Provides service for all marine trailers you own and the towing vehicle. If you only use boat and/or personal watercraft trailers this is the option for you.
$14
per year + cost of membership

Existing Members can add Trailer Care when you renew or give us a call at 800-4-SEATOW.  For complete details on services see the Trailer Care Membership Agreement.
  • Provides service for all marine trailers you own and the towing vehicle

  • Roadside assistance services

    when the trailer or towing vehicle becomes disabled on the road while actively hauling the trailer

  • Services Covered up to $300 per Incident

    and do not cover the cost of parts or fuel

  • Sign-and-Drive

    service where available

  • Member Requests

    reimbursed up to the coverage limits

  • Existing Members can add Trailer Care when you Renew or give us a call at 800-4-SEATOW.  For complete details on services see the Trailer Care Membership Agreement.
Universal
Provides service for all of your marine trailers as well as any other non-commercial trailers you own. If you have both boat and other trailers this is the option for you.
$29.95
per year + cost of membership

Existing Members can add Trailer Care when you renew or give us a call at 800-4-SEATOW.  For complete details on services see the Trailer Care Membership Agreement.
  • Provides service for all marine trailers as well as any other non-commercial trailers you own.

  • Roadside assistance services for the trailer and towing vehicle

    when the trailer or towing vehicle becomes disabled on the road while actively hauling the trailer

  • Services are covered up to $300 per incident

    and do not cover the cost of parts or fuel

  • Service is Sign-and-Drive

    where available

  • All other member requests will be reimbursed

    up to the coverage limits

  • Existing Members can add Trailer Care when you Renew or give us a call at 800-4-SEATOW.  For complete details on services see the Trailer Care Membership Agreement.
  • Provides service for all marine trailers you own and the towing vehicle

  • Roadside assistance services

    when the trailer or towing vehicle becomes disabled on the road while actively hauling the trailer

  • Services Covered up to $300 per Incident

    and do not cover the cost of parts or fuel

  • Sign-and-Drive

    service where available

  • Member Requests

    reimbursed up to the coverage limits

  • Existing Members can add Trailer Care when you Renew or give us a call at 800-4-SEATOW.  For complete details on services see the Trailer Care Membership Agreement.
  • Marine
  • Provides service for all marine trailers as well as any other non-commercial trailers you own.

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  • Existing Members can add Trailer Care when you Renew or give us a call at 800-4-SEATOW.  For complete details on services see the Trailer Care Membership Agreement.
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Membership Comparison

While our Gold Card membership is the most comprehensive and best option for nearly 95% of all boaters, your needs may be different.

To find out if one of our other membership options is the best choice for you, check out our membership comparison chart.

View Comparison Chart »


Why Sea Tow?

Our membership is a direct connection to highly professional, experienced Captains who can help when it matters most.

  • For the time that you don’t want to miss your daughter’s ballet recital

  • For discounts on fuel, boating supplies & restaurants

  • To have an experienced Captain standing by 24/7 if you need help

  • You don't want costly out of pocket expenses if you need a tow

  • You just caught the BIG one and need to get back to weigh-in

See what real members are saying:

I was out on my 27 ft Sea Ray with my wife and two kids at which time my boat engine suddenly cut off. I originally thought I ran out of gas so I immediately anchored and called Sea Tow. Captain Walt from Sea Tow Central Hudson showed up about 35 minutes later. Captain Walt is a true professional. Luigi Olinto, Baldwin, NY Member Since 2009
Captain Chris and Captain Travis were prompt, courteous, and obviously very skilled in ‘righting’ my overturned, and swamped boat – they did this all in very challenging conditions and in short order, considering the environment. When I end up with a replacement vessel, I’ll be sure to be signing up again as a Sea Tow member. David Knapp, Midway, GA

Membership FAQs

How does membership differ from boat insurance?

Although commonly referred to as such, a Sea Tow membership is not insurance. It's assurance. We'll come to your aid when things go wrong -- towing you home, delivering fuel, or pulling you off a sandbar so you can get back on your way. It's our job to help ensure your safety and we take that seriously.

Boat insurance is intended to protect very significant investments -your boat, electronics and gear, etc. - because disasters strike unexpectedly. Many boaters choose to skip the insurance, but it is a huge risk to be left without the means to repair or replace the boat you've worked so hard to acquire, let alone handle legal costs should you be faced with lawsuits after an accident.

Having boat insurance is as common sense as maintaining a Sea Tow membership - the two are intended to work together to ensure your boating needs are met in unexpected situations, however minor or major they may be.

Should I join if there is no Sea Tow in my area?

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.