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Capt. Walter Garschagen
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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

Walter Garschagen - Owner/Captain
Captain Walter is the owner of Sea Tow Central Hudson River. Walter takes great pride in work, his captains and his fleet of Sea Tow response vessels. He has worked in the marine industry for 18 years as a marine systems technician and electronics installer. He grew up on the water in Holland sailing and messing about in boats.

Tim Andrews - Captain
Capt.Tim Andrews has been working on boats since he was a kid in Florida. Tim has worked for Sea Tow Central Hudson since 2000 and enjoys assisting Sea Tow members. As a certified Mercruiser mechanic, Tim will often attempt to repair the member's boat in order for them to continue enjoying their time on the water. Tim is an avid fisherman and will use his time off to catch some Hudson River stripers. Tim holds a 100 ton inland Coast Guard license with a commercial towing endorsement.

Joe Paccione - Captain
Captain Joe grew up in Nyack and has spent the most time of all of our team on the river. He holds a 100-ton USCG license and is an avid sailor.

Joe Malgieri - Captain
Capt. Joe Malgieri grew up in the Bronx and has been around boats all his life. Joe is a retired teacher from the local school district and loves his work for Sea Tow. Joe is always on the water; when he is not working for us, he is teaching boat handling skills to new boaters, delivering boats or captaining the River Rose tour boat out of Newburgh. Joe and his wife Kathy have a 44’ Carver and several PWC’s that they enjoy all summer long.

Keith Hansen - Captain
Capt. Keith Hansen grew up in Stony Point and comes from a long line of Hudson River fishermen. Keith has been around boats all his life and he and his father can often be found fishing for stripers in the early Spring. Keith is a policeman in Stony Point and the newest member to our team. His local knowledge and can-do attitude has earned him many kudos already both on the water and in the marinas. 

Our Boats

Twin - 26' Twin Vee

Sea Tow "Twin" is a model year 2005, 26' Power Cat Commercial Assistance Fast Response Towing & Salvage Vessel. The towboat, made by Twin-Vee, has a catamaran hull providing a very smooth ride in the close chop of the Hudson River. With its center console, twin hulls and open deck space the vessel provides an extremely stable work platform. The large, easily accessible center console is great for storing the pumps and salvage gear she carries. "Twin" is a great general purpose towboat in the Sea Tow Central Hudson Fleet. She consistently logs hundreds of underway hours annually assisting Sea Tow members. This Power Cat style towboat, with its high speed, soft ride and sea keeping abilities is a favorite among assistance towing professionals. "Twin" joined the Sea Tow Central Hudson fleet in June of 2005 as the business expanded. She is the newest towboat in Sea Tow Central Hudson's expanding fleet. "Twin" is equipped with state of the art electronics and a pair of 200 HP very environmentally friendly, ultra low emission, Evinrude E-Tec engines.

Zulu - 25' Boston Whaler

Sea Tow "Zulu" is a 25’ Boston Whaler Guardian with two 150HP Hondas, a former Navy boat, we customized her with a new wheelhouse and electronics.

Functionality of the onboard systems and crew comfort were major concerns when designing the captains work station in the pilot house. All the equipment: VHF radios, chart plotters, radar, depth sounders, cell phones, loud hailers as well as the switches for the various lights that the captain must operate while underway were custom placed in the pilot house to make his job safer, easier and more efficient.

Yankee - 26' Parker

Sea Tow "Yankee" is a 26' Parker Commercial Assistance Fast Response Towing & Salvage Vessel.

"Yankee" was recently added to the Sea Tow Central Hudson fleet to meet the specific needs of an Assistance Towing Vessel on the Hudson River. The monohull design allows a very stable, fast and smooth ride through the close chop and confused waters often found on the river. "Yankee" came to the Hudson from Sea Tow Portland, where she spent years working the Maine waters. She carries 400' of towline, several salvage pumps and tools, plus oil containment equipment to quickly contain an oil spill.

Sea Tow captains often are on patrol and responding to cases for 8-10 hours at a time on a busy summer day. Functionality of the onboard systems and crew comfort were major concerns when designing the captains work station in the pilot house. All the equipment: VHF radios, chart plotters, radar, depth sounders, cell phones, loud hailers as well as the switches for the various lights that the captain must operate while underway were custom placed in the pilot house to make his job safer, easier and more efficient.

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