Arbroath lifeboat was scrambled on Tuesday afternoon after a yacht encountered difficulties on the River Tay at Broughty Ferry.
The three-man crew of Happy Days raised the alarm around 1.25pm.
The Arbroath vessel was tasked as the Broughty Ferry lifeboat was undergoing engine repairs at the time.
The lifeboat towed the yacht back to Tayport.
The Carnoustie Coastguard Team was also dispatched.
A spokesman for the UK Coastguard said the yacht suffered steering problems but the crew was never in any danger.