BoatUS has been delivering time, money and lifesaving services to recreational boaters nationwide since 1966. We fight for your rights on Capitol Hill, provide water and road towing services, low-cost marine insurance, discounts at boating businesses nationwide, and more! For more information visit www.BoatUS.com to join over half a million members that know it pays to belong.
• Easily call for a tow on the water or road and BoatUS will know your location
• View your latitude & longitude (even out of cell range)
• Display your Membership card for discounts at marinas and other businesses
• Find BoatUS Member Discounts, Towboat Ports, and West Marine Stores near you
• See your current tide chart, as well as weather information and forecast for all your favorite boating locations
• Take and share photos of your fun on the water
• Share your location, raft up anchorage or favorite fishing hole via Facebook, text or email
Fast and Efficient Dispatch
Pushing the "Call for a Tow" button connects you to one of BoatUS’ 24/7 Dispatch Centers who will know where you are based on your phone's GPS. If you are a Member, they will also know who you are, what boat you’re most likely on, and what towing level you have. For Members who choose to buy Unlimited or Unlimited Gold Towing, BoatUS will pay the bill so you don't have to!
BoatUS Members can select the "Digital Member Card" option and an image of your Membership card will be displayed, showing your name, Member number, expiration date, and towing levels. By having the card right on your phone, it is easy to show proof of Membership and get discounts at marinas and boating businesses!
Weather & Tides
At a glance, see current weather conditions and tidal information right from the home screen. Within the Weather section, you’ll see current weather and forecasts for up to 5 days, for your current location or any custom location you set within the "Manage Locations" (located in Settings).
Use the map to find partners who give BoatUS Members special discounts on fuel, transient slips, repairs and more. You can also locate BoatUS towboat ports and life jacket loaner sites. Use the Filters to adjust exactly what types of locations you want to see. Select the location from the map (or the list) to see contact information and what discounts or services that partner provides to BoatUS Members.
Map it Out
At the top of your BoatUS Towing App, you will see your nautical Latitude and Longitude displayed. The app's GPS function still works even when out of cell phone range. When in cell phone range, you can view your location from the Service Locator. These features make it easy to relay your location over your phone or VHF radio in times of need!
Call 800-888-4869 or visit www.BoatUS.com for additional information.
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This whole thing really started with a simple desire to know where we are when boating on Grand Lake. The map portion of the app will be GPS driven and the majority of the names of coves and landmarks will appear on the map. If a Laker has the app, pulling up to my dock and asking, “Is this Dripping Springs Cove,” won’t be an issue any longer. Merely click on the app, then click on Grand Lake Places and a boater’s location will be displayed as well as the names of the coves and other landmarks nearby. The GPS locator dot on the map will also provide a way to navigate to coves, businesses and other landmarks around the lake. And for commercial subscribers, it will allow for identification, a link to their web site and the ability to use push notifications to communicate specials and other information.
No paper, no problem! When utilizing the app, if a user clicks on the news tab it would link them to this week’s stories and news releases in Grand Lake News Online. Each story would have the headline displayed and if the user had an interest, clicking on the headline would take them to the complete story on our web site.
Events and promotions are what makes Grand Lake special and this portion of the app will be dedicated to keeping the user abreast of what’s happening from weekend to weekend. By clicking the events tab within the application, a user will be connected to the Grand Lake Area Chamber of Commerce event calendar. Want to know what night the fireworks are going to happen in Duck Creek or what weekend the big poker run and Welcome Back Weekend are scheduled for? It’s all just a click away.
Mishaps on the lake are few and far between, but when you need the GRDA Lake Patrol there’s usually little time to waste during and emergency situation. The portion of the app will direct connect a user to the updated lake version of 911 or to the non-emergency dispatch number in Vinita. The GRDA in turn will be using the system to send critical information to Grand Lake boaters via push notifications which will show up on their phones. A typical notification might ask for the cooperation of boaters to stay clear of an area where they are working an accident or drowning.
The Lake Conditions tab within the app will provide all lake level pertinent information including inflows and outflows. It will also include a direct link to the current version of lake rules and the Grand Lake Fishing Report.
The lake weather portion will provide specific Grand Lake weather conditions including forecast, current temperature and radar. For a boater who’s concerned about weather fronts, thunderstorms and when to head back home port ahead of time, this will provide Grand Lake specific information.
The app will be up and running at the big boat show and we’ll have a booth in Grand Lake area loading the app for Grand Lakers. This is just the initial offering and we’re contemplating additions to make it even more valuable to Grand Lake users and commercial operators. If you have suggestions, we’d love to hear about ‘em. Come by our booth at the show and we’ll glad to demonstrate the next step in an ever changing Grand Paradise.
See Ya’ Around the Pond!!
Ideal for people who want to time their walk on their local beach.
Automatically captures tide data when launched but only if necessary.
Option to send SMS of tide data to a phone for storage and later retrieval without launching the app.
Option to list your preferred location on the top of the list of all tide locations available.
The writer of the app takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the data therein. The application is for casual recreational use. If your personal safety in dependent on precise tidal information than you should consult other sources which are guaranteed to be precisely accurate.