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Sea Tow Foundation launches life jackets loaner stands in 16 states

To kick off National Safe Boating Week, the Sea Tow Foundation is working with 22 organizations around the United States to launch 14 new life jacket loaner stands and replenish eight already established loaner stands, in 16 states. The new and replenished life jacket loaner stands will make 1,188 life jackets available to anyone, adults and/or children, to use for ...

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C-PORT appoints Sea Tow Captain John Ward appointed as chairman

The Conference of Professional Operators for Response Towing recently appointed Captain John Ward, of Sea Tow Destin, Fla., as its new chairman of the board. C-PORT is the only association that represents the marine assistance industry nationwide. Ward owns and operates Aquanaut Towing & Salvage/Sea Tow Pensacola, Destin, Lake Norman/Wylie and Lake Kerr/Gaston. He was appointed chairman at the organization’s ...

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Sea Tow presents franchise awards at annual meeting

Sea Tow Services International, Inc. honored members of its national network for outstanding customer service and dedication to boating safety at the Sea Tow Awards Luncheon held on November 17. The event was part of the organization’s 2016 Annual Meeting, which brought Sea Tow operators from across the country to the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort in Orlando from Nov. ...

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Boatsetter partners with Sea Tow

Boatsetter, a boat sharing community that connects renters to boat owners and Coast Guard licensed captains, has partnered with on-water assistance provider Sea Tow. “By aligning with Sea Tow, Boatsetter continues to focus on its commitment to provide customers with the safest boat rental experience available. We want Boatsetter customers to know that we are working with top on-water service ...

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Sea Tow Foundation launches EPIRB and PLB rental program with support from ACR Electronics

Sea Tow Foundation has launched a new emergency beacon rental program, allowing boaters across the nation access to Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) for rent. The launch of this program is supported by a donation of eight beacons from ACR Electronics. ACR Electronics is celebrating its 60th anniversary, and to mark this milestone it made a ...

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Sea Tow Fort Lauderdale under new ownership

Sea Tow Services International Inc. announced Thursday that Sea Tow Fort Lauderdale (Fla.), is under the new ownership of Capt. Vinny Focaracci. Focaracci is a Fort Lauderdale native who grew up in nearby Pompano Beach, sailing with his parents on weekends. His first boat was a Parker 19’, and he earned his 100-ton Captain’s license at the age of 19. ...

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Sea Tow Foundation launches second annual Designated Skipper Campaign

The Sea Tow Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting boater safety, is urging boaters to be safe this Memorial Day weekend through its second annual Designated Skipper Campaign. Memorial Day is one of the busiest holidays on the water, often revered as the kick off to the boating season. Alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents where the primary cause was ...

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Bennington Marine joins Sea Tow’s Sea Care program

Under a new partnership with Sea Tow Services International, Inc., Bennington will now include a 95-day Sea Tow membership with each new boat sold. The Sea Tow membership provides on-water assistance for free, such as towing, fuel drops, jump starts and prop disentanglements. In addition, Sea Tow members receive discounts at more than 1,700 national and local partners including Avis ...

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Sea Tow family’s second generation takes the helm

Sea Tow Services International, Inc. has named Captain Joseph Frohnhoefer III its CEO and his sister, Kristen Frohnhoefer, president. The new titles recognize the leadership roles both have held at Sea Tow for the past several years, especially after the untimely passing in March 2015 of Sea Tow Founder, Captain Joseph “Joe” Frohnhoefer, Jr. “Joseph and Kristen spent their childhoods ...

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Sea Tow’s Joseph Frohnhoefer III named to AFRAS Board of Directors

Sea Tow Services International, Inc., America’s leading maritime assistance provider, is proud to announce that Joseph Frohnhoefer III, Sea Tow chief operating officer, has been named to the board of directors of the Association for Rescue At Sea, Inc. (AFRAS). Founded in 1976, AFRAS’ mission is to support volunteer maritime rescue services worldwide, and honor extraordinary maritime rescues. Joseph Frohnhoefer ...

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