Sea Tow Georgetown (South Carolina), owned and operated by Captain Jerry Caton, will now cover the busy waters of Murrells Inlet, increasing its coverage area to the north by about 30 miles. This expanded Area of Responsibility for Sea Tow Georgetown came after Caton purchased the old Sea Tow Myrtle Beach franchise jointly with Sea Tow Ocean Isle (N.C.), and the two Sea Tow locations split the acquired territory. The franchise will now go by the name, Sea Tow Georgetown / Murrells Inlet.
Sea Tow Georgetown/Murrells Inlet’s new Area of Responsibility runs from the Santee River Base to the south, through Greater Winyah Bay and Murrells Inlet to the Socastee Swing Bridge to the north.
“We are adding an additional Sea Tow Captain to our team and two new distinctive yellow Sea Tow vessels in the area, including one at Murrells Inlet, which will a great addition to service the boaters in the community,” said Capt. Caton. Captain Caton has owned Sea Tow Georgetown since 2014. Prior to purchasing the Sea Tow franchise, Caton served as a U.S. Marine for eight years and has also captained sportfishing boats.
Last year Sea Tow Georgetown answered 200+ calls for on-water assistance. Capt. Caton’s operation includes four U.S. Coast Guard-licensed Captains and the service fleet includes a 26-foot RIB with a jet-drive diesel, 25-foot SAFE Boat, 23-foot Albury, and 21-foot SeaCraft.
“Our goal is to increase the service in this area so boaters can relax and enjoy their time on the water,” Capt. Caton said. “We have strategically placed our boats in areas which improve our response times when boaters need our help."