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Sea Tow Hampton Roads

Serving Hampton Roads Waterways, the Chesapeake Bay & the Atlantic Ocean

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Capt. Ed & Karen Schrader
Captain Ed & Karen Schrader
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You may rest assured that your vessel will be in good hands due to the trained and committed captains we have on staff. Our commitment to safety and customer satisfaction has helped make us the leading and most respected marine assistance provider in the world. Our captains are standing by 24/7 to assist our members both on and off the water. Give us a call any time, we can help or just say hello!

Our Team

Ed Schrader - Owner/Captain
Captain Ed purchased the Sea Tow Hampton Roads Franchise in 2007 and holds a US Coast Guard 50 ton Near Coastal License and the Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsement. Captain Ed retired from Ford Motor Company after 28 years with the Ford Parts & Service Division. I am involved with almost all aspects of the business, maintaining the boats and equipment, work schedules, boat shows and assisting our members and customers on the water. "I feel very lucky to be able to work with a great team and be involved in a great community."

Karen Schrader - Owner
Karen has been owner of the Sea Tow Hampton Roads franchise since 2007. Karen brings with her 15 years experience in the banking business from the Hampton Roads area.Karen also worked as a contractor to Ford Motor Company involved in Vehicle Launch. Karen manages the day to day operations of the office. Yes, Karen is the voice you might hear on the radio or on the phone when you are trying to contact Sea Tow Hampton Roads.

Brian Johnson - Captain
Captain Brian joined Sea Tow Hampton Roads in 2011. His background on the water ranges from operating the almost 200 foot Spirit of Norfolk, all the way down to a canoe and surfboard. Brian is a certified advanced scuba diver and has operated several dive vessels on the east coast. He also is a private captain for hire, which includes local and multi-state yacht deliveries, hands on boat handling and operations instructions, and pleasure or fishing cruises. Brian's main profession is in the industry of custom marine canvas, and commercial and private awning fabrication and installations. Brian is also a recent honor graduate from Old Dominion University, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration for Management. Brian holds a 100 ton Master License, Marine Radio Operator Permit, and a Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsement. It is safe to say that Brian is at home on the water, and he looks forward to seeing you out there.

Will Bransom - Captain
Captain Will grew up in Central Florida and Virginia Beach sailing one-design sailboats and scuba diving. He joined Sea tow Hampton Roads in 2014 following a 35 year career in the navy. Capt Will holds a 100 ton Masters License, Marine Radio Operator Permit, and Commercial Towing Endorsements. When not assisting our Sea Tow Members you'll find Capt. Will fishing or diving off the Virginia coast on his Parker 28.

Mike Mancini - Mate
Mike joined Sea Tow Hampton Roads Team in 2010 as a Mate. Mike retired from the US Navy and the US Post Office. Mike's "love for all things marine", a passion developed at an early age, growing up in a Coast Guard family. As a volunteer in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Mike enjoys fishing and "cannot imagine life without a boat or two in it."

Dominic Loper - Captain
Captain Dominic joined Sea Tow Hampton Roads in the summer of 2017. He is a full time Professional Firefighter/EMT. His background on the water started off as a charter boat mate on the Eastern Shore for 6 years then moved to a deckhand on a clam boat on the North Atlantic. Dominic is well rounded in customer service and currently holds a 100 Ton Master License Inland & Near Coastal OUPV License with a Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsement. He loves helping those in a time of need, so he is looking forward to helping our members!

Brian "Lucky" Levens - Captain 100 Ton Master/Commercial Towing Endorsement
Captain Brian cut his teeth at an early age fishing and working the deep waters off New Jersey, New York and New England. He joined the Navy in 1999 as a Deep Sea Diver and has since become a Chief Navy Diver.

Brian’s extensive background includes deep sea diving, salvage, towing and HAZMAT recovery. Along with his vast water knowledge, Captain Brian is also licensed to operate many different types of heavy equipment and certified as a marine diesel mechanic.  Since joining Sea Tow Hampton Roads in 2014, Brian has been instrumental in some of the most difficult operations this organization has faced and rest assured that you’re in the most qualified and best capable hands. 

Kelly Hoggard - Mate
Kelly holds an OUPV License with a Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsement. A hardcore fisherman, he grew up in Virginia Beach and spent his entire life on the local waterways and inlets. Kelly started working for Sea Tow Hampton Roads in the summer of 2015. He will graduate from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering early next year. His workability in all forms of weather and applications makes him ready to serve you on demand.

Our Boats

Sea Tow Hannah - 21' Sintes Design

2012 21 Ft. Sintes Design center console with a pilothouse built by Atlantic Marine Plastics with a 150 HP 2-stroke Yamaha Motor. Hannah is located on a trailer.

Sea Tow McKee - 14' McKee

1986 14Ft. McKee with a 40 HP Yamaha 2- stroke motor. Sea Tow McKee is used for salvage work and shallow water recoveries.

Sea Tow Parker - 23' Parker

2010 23Ft. Parker with a pilothouse. Single 225 HP Yamaha 4-stroke motor. Sea Tow Parker is located at Willoughby Spit.

Sea Tow Guardian - 27' Boston Whaler

1990 27 Ft. Boston Whaler commercial built Guardian with an enclosed pilothouse. Twin 225 HP Yamaha 4-stroke motors. Sea Tow Guardian is located in the Little Creek Inlet .

Sea Tow Mako - 28' Mako

1984 28 Ft. Mako with an enclosed pilothouse. Twin 250 HP Yamaha 4-stroke motors. Sea Tow Mako is located in the Lynnhaven Inlet.

Sea Tow Dusky - 20' Dusky

1982, 20Ft. Dusky with a pilothouse. Single 200 HP 4 stroke Yamaha  Motor. Sea Tow Dusky is Located in the Lynnhaven Inlet

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