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The Cost Of Boat Towing On Lake Of The Ozarks Is Getting More Expensive

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Navigating A Busy Weekend On Lake Of The Ozarks

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Like far too many other things, the cost to get a boat towed on Lake of the Ozarks has gotten more expensive in the past year.

The average tow cost is now around $700, according to local towboat operators. Towing rates have gone up.

Of course you hope to never need a tow, especially on busy weekends at Lake of the Ozarks, when the queue for getting a tow can be several boaters deep. Early in the summer, as boaters shake the cobwebs off their beloved vessels, it's not uncommon for something to break down... miles from the home dock.

XTow, the Lake of the Ozarks-exclusive towing and gas-perks membership for boaters, offers a free "No-Tow Checklist" for boaters to use every time they get ready to shove off. View the No-Tow Checklist and learn more at

While the best scenario is to not need a tow at all, XTow members know if they do get stranded on Lake of the Ozarks, their tow is free (see terms and exclusions). That's a sigh of relief... and the further you are from your home dock, the bigger of a sigh it is. Tow boats can only pull a boat at a max of about 7 mph; and the bigger the boat they're towing and the rougher the water, the slower they go. Meanwhile, the clock is running, and towing companies charge by the hour.

Worried about paying for a tow? Don't worry, boat happy! Join the XTow Captain's Club.

MEMORIAL DAY FLASH-SALE! The XTow Captain's Club is our lowest-price ever, this weekend only. Just $79 for your first year* (new-members only)! Use promo code MEMORIAL at checkout, or just click here and the code will be automatically applied when you get to the checkout screen.

Fuel prices haven't been friendly to boaters the last couple of years. But XTow members get 10¢/gallon discounts at marinas up and down Lake of the Ozarks! View our Partner Marinas.

Plus, XTow members get early access to the weekly Boat Gas Report. It comes straight to their inbox, every Friday.

Ready to boat worry-free? Join the XTow Captain's Club!

*Memorial Day Flash Sale price of $79 for new members only, Captain's Club membership. XTow memberships auto-renew annually. Captain's Club membership regular rate is $159/yr. Contact XTow for more details: or visit and click the chat icon.

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