Tag Archives: TowBoatUS

TowBoatUS vessels go pink in October for breast cancer awareness

When recreational boats break down on the water and need help getting home, the red boats of the TowBoatUS towing fleet responded more than 90,000 times last year. For the month of October, however, five red towboats across the United States are going pink to bring the issue of Breast Cancer Awareness to the water. “It is a rare moment to see ...

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Capt. Chris Day acquires TowBoatUS Logan Martin Lake

In January 2022, Capt. Chris Day was awarded “Tower of the Year” at the annual gathering of the nationwide TowBoatUS on-water towing and assistance fleet. Day had purchased his first towing company for recreational boaters, TowBoatUS Lake Allatoona, Ga., in 2019 after a career in law enforcement. Now, Day grows his company’s footprint into Alabama as the new owner of TowBoatUS ...

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TowBoatUS opens Upper Rappahannock location

An underserved portion of the Rappahannock River now has professional 24/7 on-water towing and assistance coverage with the opening of TowBoatUS Upper Rappahannock. “We can now respond faster to a vessel breakdown than we could have from our Gwynn’s Island or Reedville TowBoatUS locations,” says Capt. Chris Parker, who operates the three in addition to TowBoatUS Crisfield on Chesapeake Bay’s Eastern ...

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Capt. Michael Tucker assumes ownership of TowBoatUS Lake Texoma

Capt. Michael Tucker has moved into an ownership role of TowBoatUS Lake Texoma. “Joe had been good-naturedly teasing me for years, asking when I was going to buy his TowBoatUS business as he and Roxan had plans to retire,” said Tucker. “It was the right time to move into ownership,” he added. Today, Capt. Tucker and his dad, Smokey, own ...

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TowBoatUS opens Fort Gibson Lake operation

Recreational boaters who unexpectedly need on-water help for the routine such as towing, ungrounding, battery jump-starts and fuel drop-offs now have professional 24/7 assistance with the opening of TowBoatUS Fort Gibson Lake. The local business was started last summer by Steven Rhoades when he opened his first location, TowBoatUS Grand Lake. It is the third TowBoatUS location in the Sooner ...

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TowBoatUS expands into North Carolina

Former fishing guide and lead towboat captain Seth Owens, opened his first 24/7 on-water recreational boat towing and assistance company, TowBoatUS Lake Hartwell, S.C., three years ago. He then added a second location, TowBoatUS Lake Keowee, S.C., last year. Now Owens has expanded of his company’s footprint by adding two new TowBoatUS ports in North Carolina, TowBoatUS Jordan Lake and TowBoatUS Falls Lake. ...

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TowBoatUS North Padre names new GM

Capt. Justin Nesloney, owner of TowBoatUS Port Aransas, Texas, has appointed Capt. Chris Cummins general manager of Nesloney’s newest location in the region, TowBoatUS North Padre Island. “Capt. Cummins has been an asset from day one, steadily growing into leadership roles,” said Nesloney. “In his new role as general manager, he’s completely at the helm of our North Padre Island ...

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New owner takes over TowBoatUS Anacortes

Capt. Chris Justice, a former hired on-water towing captain with TowBoatUS Tacoma, has chosen to strike out on his own and is the new owner of TowBoatUS Anacortes. “I knew I wanted to go out on my own, so when I heard about the opportunity, I immediately jumped on it, packed up my bags, and moved to Anacortes," said Justice. Asked ...

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New owner takes over TowBoatUS Naples, Marco Island

After spending years working as a part time on-water towboat captain on the waters off Southern California, Capt. Todd Dillman knew one day he wanted to have his own recreational boat towing business. The question was only where and when. “When I was out there, I fell in love with helping boaters get home safely and knew it was something ...

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TowBoatUS returns to Lake Murray under new ownership

After a nearly three-year hiatus, TowBoatUS Lake Murray has reopened under new ownership. Rick Kahn, a lifelong boater, U.S. Power Squadrons member, Mechanical Engineer, and former IT consultant, has taken the helm of the 24/7 on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters. The company recently provided towing assistance to student anglers during two days of competition at the BoatUS National Collegiate Bass ...

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