About Us

Newport Beach, CA is where VESSEL ASSIST was founded in the mid 80’s and VESSEL ASSIST Newport was the very first VESSEL ASSIST towing operation in the United States. Now partnered with BoatUS, the nation’s leading boat ownership and advocate group, you know you are with the 1st and best in the business.

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VESSEL ASSIST Newport operates a 2 boat fleet out of Newport Harbor serving Orange County waters out to Catalina and San Clemente Islands, south to San Diego and north to Marina Del Rey. Additionally, VESSEL ASSIST is the only provider in Catalina with 3 VESSEL ASSIST Boats and Dana Point Harbor with 3 VESSEL ASSIST Boats, plus 4 VESSEL ASSIST boats in the Huntington Harbor/LA/LB area, more in San Diego, Marina del Rey, Ventura and further north making up the largest full-time and most capable fleet in California all standing-by to serve you.

VESSEL ASSIST Newport Services Provided:

• Quick Response
• Boat Towing (Disabled boats, dock-to-dock towing, port-to-port towing)
• Jump Starts
• Fuel/Parts/Passenger Delivery
• Soft Ungounding Services
• Salvage, removal of boats from the coastline, refloat of sunken vessels, etc…
• Pump Outs/Dewatering

Services are provided for a fee or become a member of BoatUS Towing and, like an Auto Club, most of
these services are covered by your BoatUS Membership for free. See So Cal Coverage Page.

BoatUS/ Vessel Assist operates the largest set of VHF Hi-Sites operating on mountain tops running along
the coast and on Catalina Island all centrally monitored by a professional dispatch staff 24/7 year around
to aid your call for assistance. See 24 hour dispatch.

Nationally, BoatUS has the largest documented coast-to-coast commercial towing network. With over
290 ports and over 600 vessels standing by, help is never far away.

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There are many other benefits to membership in BoatUS.

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