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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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Sea Tow Foundation awarded $220,000 in grants to support boating safety initiatives

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. – The nonprofit Sea Tow Foundation announced it has been awarded two grants from the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. The first grant award of $100,000 will fund the Sea Tow Foundation’s national Designated Skipper campaign in 2016. Launched this spring, the campaign supports the U.S. Coast Guard’s efforts to prevent Boating ...

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Sea Tow reports increased boater call volume over July 4th weekend

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. –  Sea Tow Services International, Inc., America’s leading commercial on-water assistance provider, reported a 47-percent increase in the volume of calls for assistance received by its national 24-Hour Dispatch Center over the four-day July 4th weekend, July 2-5, 2015, compared with the same holiday weekend period in 2014. “We attribute this to good weather, lower fuel prices and ...

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Michael Wesolowski named Sea Tow Foundation Executive Director

Southold, N.Y. — Michael Wesolowski recently was appointed the new executive director of the Sea Tow Foundation. Established in 2007 by Sea Tow Services International Founder Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer, the 501(c)(3) foundation is dedicated to promoting boating safety and education. “We are delighted to have Michael, with his wealth of experience leading nonprofit organizations, at the helm of the Sea ...

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Designated Skipper campaign launches nationwide

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. – In honor of National Safe Boating Week, the non-profit Sea Tow Foundation announced the nationwide rollout of its Designated Skipper campaign. The goal of this program, which is supported by a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund as administered by the U.S. Coast Guard, is to help eliminate boating under the influence (BUI) ...

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