When it comes to embarking on a boating adventure in mountainous terrain, the journey can be just as exhilarating as the destination itself. However, towing a boat through steep roads and curves presents a unique set of challenges that require careful planning and execution. In such scenarios,...more
When it comes to enjoying the open waters, there's nothing quite like the freedom of sailing your own boat. However, there are times when even the most adventurous mariners might find themselves in need of a helping hand. This is where professional boat towing services like...more
Embarking on a boating adventure is exhilarating, but ensuring a seamless journey requires more than just a well-equipped vessel. Boat towing is an integral part of many aquatic escapades, be it for leisure or practical reasons. To ensure a safe and smooth voyage, having the right boat towing...more
When it comes to moving your precious vessel from one location to another, boat owners often find themselves faced with the dilemma of choosing between boat towing and boat transport services. Both options have their unique advantages and cater to different needs. In this blog, we will explore...more
Imagine you are out on the open waters, enjoying a day of boating with your friends and family. The sun is shining, the breeze is refreshing, and everything seems perfect. However, in the blink of an eye, an unexpected engine failure or another unforeseen incident can turn this idyllic day into...more
Boat towing is an essential part of many maritime activities, whether you're heading to a serene fishing spot or embarking on a thrilling water adventure. However, towing a boat can be quite demanding on fuel consumption, potentially leading to costly expenses and environmental impact....more
Proper weight distribution is a critical factor when it comes to towing a boat safely and efficiently. Understanding how weight affects stability and control can significantly enhance your towing experience. In this comprehensive guide,...more
Anchor retrieval plays a crucial role in boating, ensuring a safe and hassle-free experience on the water. However, the process can often be challenging and time-consuming. In this guide, brought to you by...more
Launching and retrieving a boat from a trailer can be an exciting yet challenging task for many boaters. Whether you're a seasoned boater or a newbie, understanding the best techniques for boat towing is crucial to ensure a seamless and stress-free experience. In this comprehensive guide,...more
Flagship Towing is a leading provider of vessel transport services. We are committed to providing our customers with the highest level of safety and efficiency when it comes to transporting their vessels. In this blog, we will explore the latest technologies that are being used to ensure the...more
Boating is a popular pastime for many people, but it can also be dangerous. One of the most common hazards is getting your boat’s propeller entangled in something, such as a rope, net, or other debris. This can cause serious damage to the propeller and the boat itself, and can even lead to...more
When it comes to boat salvage, there are a lot of risks that come with the job. Whether you’re a professional boat salvager or a hobbyist, it’s important to understand the potential risks and how to mitigate them. In this blog, we’ll discuss the risks of boat salvage and...more
Safely loading and unloading your boat during towing is an important part of the boating experience. It is important to take the necessary precautions to ensure that your boat is secure and safe during the entire process.
When loading your boat onto the trailer,...more
Boating is a great way to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you’re out on the lake, river, or ocean, it’s important to be aware of the different types of boats that require specialized towing services. Knowing what type of boat you have and what type of towing service you need can help...more
High winds can be a major hazard when towing a boat. If you don’t take the proper precautions, your boat could be damaged or even lost. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to ensure your boat is properly secured during towing in high winds.
Towing a boat over long distances can be a daunting task. It requires careful preparation and planning to ensure that your boat arrives safely and in one piece. Whether you’re towing your boat for a fishing trip or a family vacation, here are some tips to help you prepare your boat for...more
Boating is a popular pastime in Austin, Texas. Whether you’re out on the lake for a day of fishing or cruising around the city, it’s important to know how to safely tow your boat. Unfortunately, many people make mistakes when towing their boats that can lead to serious accidents and costly...more
Every boater should learn how to anchor a boat, even if they don't expect to anchor very often. An anchor can hold your boat in place for a few hours of swimming or an overnight stay in a secluded cove, but it's also an essential safety item. The anchor will prevent wind or current from drifting...more
Boating is a great way to spend time with family and friends, explore new places, and enjoy the beauty of nature. However, even the most experienced boater can run into trouble on the water. Whether you have a mechanical failure, run out of fuel, or experience bad weather, you may need to call a...more
A marine salvage operation involves the rescue, repair, and refloating of a ship, its cargo, crew, and other properties from imminent danger. In order to repair, remove shipwrecks, clear out the passage for further navigation, and reduce marine pollution, salvage operations are mandatory and...more
When fueling your boat, take care to avoid spills and the spread of gasoline fumes to prevent fires and explosions. The bilge area is often clogged with gasoline fumes.
Follow these fueling guidelines to avoid potentially dangerous, even explosive situations for...more
What is Running Aground?
When there is not enough depth of water to float a vessel, it runs aground. There may be times when this is done intentionally, for instance during maintenance or to land cargo, but most often it is a result of misinformation about water depths, operator error, or...more
Properly protecting and storing a boat is an important part of boat ownership. One way to do this is to cover the boat with a tarp, which can help protect against the elements, dirt, and debris. Additionally, a tarp can add a layer of insulation and reduce condensation which can help extend the...more
With the warm weather in full swing, many boat owners will be eager to get their boat in the water and enjoy hours of scenic boating. However, before you can do that, you will need to ensure that your boat cover is clean and ready to use. A boat cover is a necessary piece of equipment for any...more
Boat tow lines are an essential tool for any boat owner. They can be used to tow another boat, rescue a stranded boat, or to pull a boat onto shore. Knowing how to properly use a tow line is an important skill for any boat owner, regardless of experience level. Using a tow line correctly will...more
One day, you may well come across a stricken vessel that may be suffering some kind of mechanical failure, so knowing how to tow safely and effectively is essential seamanship. Additionally, it is important to know how to tow a boat with another boat, as this skill can be extremely valuable in...more
Hundreds of boaters discover the difference between contract towing and salvage every year. The boat owner is often surprised when he receives a bill for a salvage reward instead of a bill for towing services, and the difference can be enormous. A typical towing bill is based on the hourly rate...more
Boat owners who value their boats know how important it is to have adequate insurance coverage in case something were to happen to them. Boats, just like cars and homes, can be involved in accidents. In the event of a mishap, such a valuable investment should be...more
A flock of birds is like a flock of birds. Another boater will gladly assist a boater in need, even in the challenging task of towing a boat with another boat. It's the same with rendering aid and towing a fellow boater in need, isn't it? Here are some reasons why it is not necessarily the case....more
Watersports towables can be like choosing which thrill ride to take at a theme park. If you want to laugh and scream as your waterborne joyride is towed behind the boat, then it depends on your level of courage.
What makes towables so cool? As opposed to skiing and wakeboarding, they do...more
Several types of anchors are available for boats. With this range of options, you can address the needs of different bottom materials, boat sizes, weather conditions, and holding power. The best choice for your boat can be made based on these factors. The first step to selecting a suitable boat...more
Around boat owners, you might hear a joke you've never heard before. Buying a boat and taking it out on the water can be fun, but it also takes work. The day I bought a boat was the second happiest day in my life, and the day I sold it was my happiest. Having a boat is fun but also a lot of...more
Many boaters do not own lakefront or oceanfront properties, so they must transport their boats to and from the water -- often involving a trailer and a road trip.
Towing a boat, like any type of towing, is a delicate process. A seasoned pro might make it look easy,...more
There are two conditions under which boats can salvage. According to the type of damage, the first condition must be met. A boat is damaged to the point where it would cost more to repair it than its market value, or repairing it would not restore the boat to the condition it was in before it...more
Boat Towing Carrier or Broker?
Most boat towing companies specialize in smaller or large power boats. However, if you have a big boat, it requires extra handling and loading. Ensure they will transport your boat versus just acting as a broker. Second, find out if the driver they intend to...more