The inReach and your smartphone put 2-way satellite texting at your fingertips, lets you instantly know a BoatUS dispatcher has received your request for assistance, knows who you are, where you are and you’ll get the ETA of the towboat along with other comforting text messages while you wait.”
BoatUS Members are able to link the inReach unit with their BoatUS Membership saving valuable time when requesting on-water assistance from BoatUS. After pressing the Message button on the inReach unit, Membership and GPS tracking information will be transmitted automatically to the BoatUS 24-hour Towing Dispatch Center allowing BoatUS to dispatch the nearest TowBoatUS or Vessel Assist towboat to your location. Once BoatUS receives your request for assistance, the light above the message button will continuously flash once.
After purchasing an inReach unit, visit explore.delorme.com, to register your inReach device. Click on the "My Info" tab then click on "Manage BoatUS." You'll need to enter you Membership number and boat information to link the Message button on your inReach unit to BoatUS.
Already have an inReach? Log in to your account at explore.delorme.com, click on the "My Info" tab and click on "Manage BoatUS." You'll need to enter your Membership number to link the Message button on your inReach unit to BoatUS Dispatch Center.
Who Is The Boat Owners Association Of The United States (BoatUS)?
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation's leading advocate for recreational boaters providing over half a million members with a wide array of consumer services, including on-the-water towing assistance provided by TowBoatUS and Vessel Assist. Combined, these two towing fleets offer boaters, anglers and sailors the world's largest network of towing ports with over 300 locations and over 600 towing assistance vessels - more than double that of any other service provider.
Now, someone can always know precisely where you are.
inReach is the world's first affordable two-way global satellite communication device, offering follow-me tracking, find-me locating, SOS alerting with automatic message acknowledgement, and text/email messaging all from a wireless connection to an Apple or Android smart mobile device. It uses the Iridium satellite network for global coverage, high network reliability and fast data connections with end-to-end message delivery in under 60 seconds anywhere on Earth.
Assistance when you need it from the BoatUS 24-Hour Dispatch Service
Family and friends can reach you anytime, anywhere
Location sharing with follow-me/find-me remote tracking
2-way text messaging and instant posting to Facebook and Twitter
Free downloadable NOAA charts with our Earthmate app
Only $199 after mail-in rebate
Pair with iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, Android device,
PN-60w or use inReach by itself
The ruggedized inReach handset is waterproof, buoyant, dustproof, impact resistant and tolerant of high and low temperatures. Tests have shown that it maintains GPS tracking even under difficult conditions.
The inReach unit automatically transmits its GPS position at regular intervals. Friends and family can log onto DeLorme's Mapshare website to view the sender's latest position, breadcrumb trail and message history on a map display. They can also ping the inReach at any time to get an instant update of its current location.
DeLorme's free Earthmate app controls the interface between the inReach and smart mobile device. The app installs on a smartphone or tablet and supports free downloads of topographic maps or NOAA nautical charts, providing a portable backup GPS navigator if the boat's primary navigation systems should fail. It also enables full two-way texting with any mobile or email address when boating beyond the range of shore cellular networks or VHF radio.
The inReach won the National Marine Manufacturers Association Innovation Award at the 2012 Miami International Boat Show and has garnered numerous other accolades since its introduction to the market in November 2011.
Connect wirelessly via Bluetooth
Compose email or SMS address on the fly, or select from your phone contacts
Compose and send messages up to 150 characters
View incoming messages
Post to Facebook, Twitter, or your own shared map
Describe your situation in detail to improve emergency response
Stay in touch for mutual status updates on your situation
Automatic location tracking
Follow Me/Find Me Tracking and Location
User-selected tracking interval (10 minutes to 4 hours)
GPS position accuracy to within 5 meters
View tracking breadcrumbs online
Navigate with confidence using DeLorme Topo North America maps, DeLorme Digital Atlas of the Earth maps or NOAA Charts
Unlike streaming maps, your downloaded maps remain available even when outside of cellular coverage