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Emergency Towing: An Essential Part of the MD Advantage

Posted in Benefits of Marine Insurance on Nov 16, 2020.

It’s a beautiful day out on the water. Your cooler’s packed with snacks, you’ve got a few great co-pilots along for the ride, and you’ve found the perfect spot to cruise. What could go wrong? A few hours offshore, you find out. Maybe it’s the engine that goes. Maybe you forgot to top up your gas. Whatever the reason, you’re stranded, stuck bobbing in the waves. What do you do now? If you don’t have MD Marine Insurance onboard, you’d better hope there’s either a paddle in the storage compartment or one of your friends within radio range. However, if you do have MD Marine boat insurance, all you have to do is make a call, sit back, and relax. Emergency towing is included with every marine insurance plan we sell, and it’s there for you when it counts.

What is Emergency Towing?

Emergency towing is, on the surface, precisely what it sounds like: it’s a tow back to shore from another boat, free of charge. Once you’re safely back on shore, you can arrange for any repairs if you need them. However, MD Marine’s emergency towing includes more than just a tow.

If gas is what you lack, then you’re in luck: your emergency towing service includes free delivery of fuel. If your boat is completely dead in the water, your emergency towing can be changed to emergency on-the-water repairs, covering the cost of labour to get you back up and running.

What Kinds of Boats are Eligible?

The great thing about MD Marine’s emergency towing program, and the thing that sets us apart when you compare marine insurance, is that each and every boat insurance policy we sell includes it. No matter whether you have a fishing boat or a cruiser, you’ll be able to count on assistance when you need it.

What If I Don’t Want Emergency Towing Coverage?

The simple answer is that you don’t ever have to use it if you don’t want to. However, you won’t be paying anything extra for this towing coverage, and if the time comes when you need it, you won’t have to jump through any extra hoops to add it on. Your wallet will never know you have it, but when you need it, you’ll be so glad to have it on your side.


Emergency Towing: Part of Your MD Advantage

When it comes to comparing different kinds of marine insurance, we’re staunch believers that even the most basic package should include everything you need in an emergency, which is why we’ve made emergency towing one of the signature features of the MD Advantage.

Of course, that’s not the only reason to consider one of our marine insurance plans. When you protect your boat or PWC with MD Marine Insurance, you’ll enjoy marine assistance, personal effects coverage, a $2 million liability limit, and much more. To find out what’s available for your craft, you’ll want to contact our office, where one of our team members will be happy to assist you. For more information on emergency towing and the other bonus features you’ll find in our boat insurance packages, give us a call at (877) 627-4633. You can also get a free, instant boat insurance online quote.