Tow Sebago will tow the vessel after agreed-upon terms to a safe location. While under operation, Tow Sebago will follow Maine State Inland and Fisheries laws and regulations for your safety. Vessels up to (not exceeding) 40 feet in length (L.O.A.).
If the covered vessel becomes disabled at any safe location in normal weather conditions, the member will receive one arranged tow per incident to an agreed-upon alternate Safe Location. In all cases the tow will be scheduled during off-peak hours and the member, or a member’s designated representative 18 years of age or older, must be aboard the vessel. Tows for hauling vessels out for the season or due to impending bad weather are not covered.
Salvage operations occur when a vessel has become damaged, sunk (partial or full), grounded, entangled, or any operation outside of normal response that takes more than 15 minutes to get underway.
Tow Sebago will work with you and your insurance company to get a claim initiated and approved for work. Most salvage jobs can be initiated and completed within 24 hours depending on the responsiveness of your insurance company and condition of the vessel.
Tow Sebago can provide dewatering, light excavation, dive operations, and lift bags to get your vessel back into towing position. We will then deliver the vessel to a safe port, whether that is a ramp or one of the marinas.
Alternatives to Towing
In the sole discretion of the Tow Sebago Captain, upon the conditions presented, and to remedy the disablement, the member may receive, as an alternative to towing the covered vessel, a jump start, fuel delivery, disentanglement (no diver), or other on-scene services, at no additional charge to the member except for containers of fuel, parts or non-covered services used (e.g., diver, salvage, special unusual requests). If the disablement cannot be remedied on scene, the member will receive towing services.
- Fuel Drops: Time related to service is covered under the membership, however the member pays cost of the products and consumables.
- Stuck Anchor Removal: (without a diver) able to recover in 15 minutes or less.
- Soft agroundings: (Water on all four sides of the boat, able to return to the water safely in 15 minutes or less).
- Jump Starts: Tow Sebago will provide a jump start for vessels disabled by low or no charge batteries. If the vessel cannot maintain a charge, and Tow Sebago is called for a repeat jump start, this will be provided as a separate incident. Tow Sebago will have a select few batteries on board to keep you going while out on the water, however these batteries may not be OEM.