As a Safe/Sea Premier member, you are provided with free towing for your vessel if it becomes disabled, runs out of fuel, or has a dead battery while away from its home dock or mooring. Your vessel will be restarted or towed to its home dock, mooring, or port of your choice in Rhode Island waters when your vessel’s disablement occurs in Rhode Island waters.
If your disablement occurs outside Rhode Island waters, Safe/Sea will arrange and pay for towing service to the nearest safe port from your disablement, up to a maximum limit of $4,000.00 per year.
Safe/Sea will provide free towing for a member vessel if it becomes disabled, runs out of fuel, or has a dead battery while away from the member vessel’s home dock or mooring. The member vessel will be restarted or towed to its home dock, mooring, or port of the member’s choice in Rhode Island Waters when the member vessel’s disablement occurs in Rhode Island Waters.
Rhode Island Waters are defined as Narragansett Bay (including Mt. Hope Bay, the Providence River, Sakonnet River, Seekonk River, and Taunton River), a 25 nautical mile radius of Beavertail Point, RI, and up to 25 nautical miles south of Block Island, RI.
If a member’s vessel becomes disabled outside the above defined waters, Safe/Sea will arrange and pay for towing service to the nearest safe port if commercial service is available within 25 nautical miles of the member vessel’s disablement. This coverage applies only if the member vessel or her operator contacts Safe/Sea and is authorized by Safe/Sea to accept service from a commercial service other than Safe/Sea. This out-of-area coverage is for up to $4,000.00 per year with no per incident limit.
One vessel is covered per membership. Membership is activated 24 hours after payment is received by Safe/Sea unless other arrangements are made.
Trailer Aid Upgrade: In addition to the towing benefits above, Safe/Sea will reimburse up to $150 of roadside assistance costs provided to a boat trailer owned by any member who has added the Trailer Aid upgrade to their membership. A copy of the paid invoice is required for reimbursement.
Elite Upgrade: In addition to the towing benefits above, Safe/Sea will provide free towing for a member vessel if it becomes disabled or has a dead battery while at its home dock or mooring in Rhode Island Waters. The member vessel will be restarted or towed to the dock or mooring of the member’s choice within 20 nautical miles. There is a 30-day waiting period between purchase of the Elite Upgrade and activation of the home dock service benefit. The Trailer Aid Upgrade is included as part of the Elite Upgrade.
Safe/Sea membership does not cover service provided at the member vessel’s home dock or mooring unless the member vessel is covered by an Elite Upgrade.
Safe/Sea membership does not cover fuel delivery at the member vessel’s home dock or mooring.
Commercial vessels and vessels over 50 feet in length are not covered, except by special programs. Call us for details.
Disablements pre-dating membership are not covered.
Safe/Sea membership does not cover the cost of any fuel or other consumables delivered to member vessels.
Safe/Sea membership does not provide free towing when the member vessel is damaged and that damage is covered by the member vessel’s hull insurance. In such a circumstance, the member agrees to submit Safe/Sea’s towing invoice (based on Safe/Sea’s customary rates) to the member vessel’s insurer, and pay any recovery from the insurer relating to the towing service directly to Safe/Sea.
Safe/Sea membership does not cover the salvage of member vessels. Salvage is normally covered by your vessel’s hull insurance policy. Salvage is defined as any situation in which a vessel is in danger or foreseeable danger of loss in whole or part. Examples of Salvage situations include, but are not limited to vessels that are sunk, burning, taking on water, aground, beached, and unmanned vessels running free.
Safe/Sea reserves the right to terminate the membership of any vessel at any time for any reason. Termination is effective immediately upon written or verbal notice given to the owner or operator of the member vessel by a representative of Safe/Sea, except if the member vessel is underway, in which case termination of membership is effective upon the member vessel reaching safe port. Safe/Sea will refund any unused portion of the terminated member’s membership fee.
At its sole discretion, Safe/Sea reserves the right to decline to provide service due to weather conditions or safety concerns. Due to winter weather safety concerns, service is not available north of Norfolk, VA from December 1st through March 1st.