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Old 01-28-2018, 05:16 AM
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Is seatow worth it if my insurance covers $2500 towing per incident?
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:19 AM
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With all the expenses involved with boating what the heck is $170 to $190 a year?


For peace of mind yes it is worth the money.
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:22 AM
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Yep. It's a small price to pay for insurance. I've never used it, but then again, I've never had a car insurance claim either.
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Yea mon
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:23 AM
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When you need it, absolutely.
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:29 AM
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Very cheap insurance. And it can get real expensive to tow a boat.
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Thanks guys, I just figured I could pay out of pocket if I was stuck somewhere and submit it, I paid for seatow for years and never used it, and now the insurance company offered me the towing so thought I’d ask for opinions.
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:33 AM
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My basic boat insurance policy with Geico give me 5000 dollars worth of towing coverage at no extra cost. Look into your policy first!
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:37 AM
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If you don't have it, you are not getting towed without payment. Than you will have to collect from you insurance company. Depending on we're you are it could be well north on $2500.

I have Boat US and for 200 I also get trailer towing. Cheap insurance, always renew at a boat show and save like $50.
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:38 AM
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Worth it.
Hope you never need it
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:39 AM
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Unless you're going really far offshore, imo the insurance coverage is enough. You'll simply give a credit card for payment and submit that to your insurance company.

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Old 01-28-2018, 05:44 AM
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Worth it. I got towed back to Miami from Bimini once. Would have been a fortune.
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:47 AM
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I've used sea tow countless times over the years, lol. Once they came out 39 miles, fixed, my oil leak, and followed me home. PRICELESS !!!!!

Last year I somehow ran out out gas. Sea tow came up the beach passed me 2 gas cans...and followed me to the gas dock. I refilled the tanks handed them back...good to go!! No charge
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My first year boating was last year. I bought a boat in July of 16 and purchased SeTow in December. In March of 17 I traded that boat and got a bigger one. We ere heading to the 100/400 out of Southport NC when the manifolds decided to burn up. 35 miles offshore and stranded I called seatow. 3 1/2 hours later we were hooked up and headed back to the dock. 4 hours after that we arrived and got the boat on the trailer and the SeaTow captain had me sign the paperwork. He said the tow today is 1,825.00 dollars however, because you're a member your cost is 00.00 dollars. Have a nice day!

I will never leave the dock with out it! Had to be assisted to the dock again due to carburetor flooding and poring gas into the block. less than 20 minutes total but could not have done it without them, saved 325.00 that day.

Definitely worth the 200 buck a year!
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I think everyone is miss reading the question. If you already have towing coverage why double insure?

I have Sea Tow and think it's awesome but if I had towing coverage via my policy I'd reconsider. There are still benefits , like being bumped to the front of the line.
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Originally Posted by Danny33486 View Post
I think everyone is miss reading the question. If you already have towing coverage why double insure?

I have Sea Tow and think it's awesome but if I had towing coverage via my policy I'd reconsider. There are still benefits , like being bumped to the front of the line.
If you have 2,500 to pull out of your pocket and wait to be reimbursed by your insurance company then I guess you can pass on seatow. Just make sure you have the funds available because SeaTow wants their money at the time of service..

They also do other things like rope entanglement, bring you fuel if you run out. etc etc.
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Yes. It’s definitely worth it.
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Old 01-28-2018, 06:37 AM
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Been assisted twice in 2 different boats over the last 20 years. Both times I was told the charge would have been $1000.00 to $1200.00. If I was insured otherwise to $2500.00 I guess I would say no need for Sea Tow ins. Only thing is it sure is nice not to have to cover the expense up front and go through possible hassles with my provider to get reimbursed. Also I hear if you use your insurance for a claim, on auto at least your premium may go up. Not sure if that's true or not. For me, Sea Tow is worth it. Your mileage however may vary.
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YES, it's worth it.

You are concentrating only on towing a disabled vessel. What about jump starts, prop entanglements or soft groundings?

I took the wife to lunch on Mother's day planning to make a fuel stop on the intercoastal half way there. The place I planned to stop took their pump out! About a mile from our destination we ran dry. 15 minutes later Seatow arrived with two cans and then followed me to the closest fuel stop.

I also cut between two spoil islands this year and got stuck. My machine said it was 6 feet deep, but the islands are constantly changing and washing out. I was within five minutes of calling Seatow when my brother and I pushed my boat off the Sand bar.
Security and piece of mind make it worth every penny!
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