TowBoatUS is all-hands-on-deck for what it expects to be a wildly busy Fourth of July weekend, gearing up for an estimated 40 percent increase in activity over last year’s holiday.
The on-water service provider is projecting it will assist about 3,500 boaters with a tow, battery jump, dropping off fuel and pulling many boaters off unintentional groundings, according to the company.
The 600-plus boat fleet — the nation’s largest on-water towing and assistance that caters to recreational boaters — responds to more than 70,000 requests annually.
“Motorists know that Thanksgiving is the busiest time of year to be hitting the road, and boaters know the July Fourth holiday period is the busiest time to be hitting the water,” said BoatUS towing services vice president John Condon in a statement. “Being extra cautious and having patience will go a long way this weekend.”
Condon recommended downloading the BoatUS app prior to hitting the water, to automatically connect with the nearest captain if trouble occurs.