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We are here to service you, whether its a simple Tow, Soft Ungrounding, Fuel/Oil Drop, Dock-to-Docks or raising your vessel should it sink, we are just a phone call away.

Routine Services

We routinely provide non-emergency services, to include Towing, Ungroundings with one towboat, Fuel and Oil drops for both BoatU.S. Members and Non-Members alike. BoatU.S. Members with Unlimited Towing receive these services without charge and have first priority. Non-members must pay for these services. In our area, weather permitting, we will routinely provide on-the-water service out to 50NM Offshore for our members when they are on their own vessel or a vessel they borrowed or rented. See the TowBoatU.S. Service Agreement for complete details. Recovery of vessels from beyond 50NM are handled on a case-by-case basis and require special considerations to ensure a safe recovery. If you have questions or need service call our office at (727) 347-3532 or 1800-391-4869.

⟩ Towing

Running to your favorite hot spot when your vessel just stops? Give us a call and we’ll tow you up to 50NM from the point we picked you up. Want to go back to the Boat Ramp you launched from, your Home Dock, or a Repair Facility? We will tow you where you tell us.
[Go to Routine Services Gallery]


⟩ Single Vessel Soft Ungroundings

Vessels are considered Soft Aground when we can re-float them using one of our Towboats and no special services are required to do so. We will work on ungrounding your vessel with one of ours once we are on scene. Should we be unsuccessful, we will offer to take you and your passengers to land and make arrangements to re-float your vessel at a higher tide. [Go to Soft Ungroundings Gallery]

*Soft Aground means you only need ONE Towboat and that your vessel is not taking on water and no other special services are needed to re-float your vessel.

⟩ Jump Starts and Fuel Drops

Jamming out on the radio a little too long with the engine off or just find out your Fuel Gauge isn’t accurate? Jump Starts and Fuel/Oil Drops are covered. You’ll have to pay the current market price for the fuel, however, running it out to you is fully covered by your membership and so is the tow back should that not fix the problem.
[Go to Routine Services Gallery]

⟩ Dock-to-Dock

After the first 30 days of becoming a TowBoatU.S. member or after upgrading your membership coverage, Dock-to-Dock tows will be covered at 50% for Unlimited members and 100% for Gold Card Members. We will tow your vessel from the point of pick up to a port of your choice not to exceed a total towing distance of 25 NM.




Emergency Services

We provide emergency services for boaters on an "as needed basis." Emergency Services are not covered under your routine towing service agreement, but are services typically billed to your insurance company under your hull insurance policy. These include salvage services like: Hard Groundings requiring more than one vessel or special equipment to re-float the vessel.

⟩ Salvages

Vessels Hard Aground, already Sunk, or Actively Taking on Water require Emergency Services which normally would go against your Hull Insurance Policy, billed to your Insurance Company. You will know when you need Emergency Services. [Go to Salvage Gallery]

⟩ Vessels Hard Aground

Vessels are considered Hard Aground when more than one Towboat is required to re-float the vessel or other Special Services are required such as but not limited to: Dive Teams, Air Bags, Barge & Cranes, Jetting Crews, Pumps or if the vessel is in Breaking Surf. [Go to Hard Aground Gallery]


⟩ Wreck Removal

Vessels that are beyond recovery or salvage become a wreck removal job. [Go to Wreck Removal Gallery]

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