SOUTHOLD, N.Y. – Sea Tow Services International has announced the launch of a brand-new mobile app that allows boaters to call for assistance, ask questions, share GPS coordinates, find local deals and discounts, and purchase or renew memberships all at the click of a button.
The new app – titled “Sea Tow” on the Apple App Store and Google Play – replaces the company’s previous app, which was first launched in 2012, and will allow captains and crew to more efficiently provide the top-notch level of service members expect, said Sea Tow President, Kristen Frohnhoefer.
“Our top priority has always been providing the best possible service to our members and customers,” Frohnhoefer said. “The new app will allow us to continue to do just that. Now, our nationwide network of captains will be more accessible than ever before.”
As a direct connection to seatow.com, the app will allow users to join Sea Tow, renew memberships, find their local Sea Tow location, access Sea Tow Savings Club deals and discounts, determine their local Automated Radio Check channel, or locate the nearest Sea Tow Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Station.
The Sea Tow app will also allow both members and non-members to contact the company’s 24-hour dispatch center with just a tap in case they need a tow, fuel delivery, jump start, ungrounding or another type of assistance while boating. App users can also easily share GPS coordinates – helping captains locate boaters quicker and more efficiently.
The previous iteration of the Sea Tow app – no longer available in app stores – included information on weather and tides, but Frohnhoefer said that the “new and improved” app will allow Sea Tow captains all over the country to focus more on what they are known for - on water assistance. Users can now visit seatow.com/app for Tides & Weather apps recommended by Sea Tow Captains.
“We think the new app will allow Sea Tow and our network of captains to do what we do best – quickly and efficiently help boaters in any way we can,” Frohnhoefer added. “We’ll leave the weather and tides to the experts. We’re experts in providing the best assistance around, and the new app will ensure that we’re able to prove that to boaters everywhere.”
About Sea Tow Services International, Inc.
Sea Tow Services International Inc., better known as Sea Tow®, is Your Road Service at Sea®. Since 1983, Sea Tow has been the innovative leader of on-water assistance, servicing the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Members are provided with a 24/7 direct connection with Coast Guard-licensed captains should they need help. The pioneering concept, founded by Captain Joseph Frohnhoefer, was established in Southold, NY when the United States Coast Guard ceased response to non-emergency assistance calls.
In addition to on-water assistance, the network handles salvage and recovery, and responds to natural disasters, environmental hazards and oil spill cleanups. Sea Tow also promotes boating safety as does the 501(c)3 organization, the Sea Tow Foundation, and its members save on boat insurance through Sea Insure®.
Visit seatow.com to learn more.