Sea Tow Cape and Islands now operates out of Nantucket
Sea Tow Cape and Islands announced today that it is now operating out of Nantucket.
With crews residing directly on the island, this additional port will provide even better response times while increasing peace of mind for Sea Tow members, according to Sea Tow.
“In New England, there is a very real limit to the marine technicians available who can repair boats to get them back on the water,” said Captain Ramsey Chason, owner of Sea Tow Cape and Islands. “Summer is a short season and marine technicians can sometimes take weeks to complete a repair. We are in a unique position to not only provide access to Sea Tow services, but also to offer our ability to troubleshoot and avoid repairs. We can give them back their season.
Captain Ramsey Chason oversees Nantucket, Cape Cod and surrounding areas. It also owns and oversees the Rhode Island region.
Although he has wanted to establish operations in Nantucket since taking over in 2017, Chason ships boats from Cape Cod, about 20 miles away. Now operating directly from Nantucket, Chason can significantly reduce response time for its members.
With a Sea Tow membership, boaters pay an annual fee and enjoy the most comprehensive member benefits available 24/7/365. Members get free boat towing, unlimited dock-to-dock towing on all boats, nationwide coverage, free fuel delivery, battery jump starts and savings and discounts exclusive for members.
With more than 500 ports nationwide, including the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Sea Tow has been the leader in on-water support since 1983. The franchise concept focused on members, invented by Captain Joseph Frohnhoefer, was established in Southold, NY, when the United States Coast Guard stopped responding to non-emergency boat calls. Today, in addition to on-water assistance, the franchise network handles rescue and recovery missions and responds to natural disasters, environmental hazards and oil spill cleanups.