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!
Using the Sea Tow Automated Radio Check system is a great way to ensure that your VHF radio is functioning properly and ready for a day out on the water.
Our automated system will play a message to let you know where the antenna is located and will then play back your recorded radio check message. You will be able to hear whether or not your message was clear and assess your signal strength. Try it out today if you haven’t already.
While Sea Tow is a proponent of having a working VHF radio on board your boat, your cell phone can be a good back up. In an emergency situation your VHF radio is your best tool for alerting fellow boaters and emergency responders. However, for non-emergency assistance from Sea Tow you can not only call us via VHF radio, but if you are an iPhone or Android phone user, you can now use the Sea Tow App. Plus, our app gives you access to tides and weather information.
Sea Tow Crystal Coast is happy to have a dedicated team to assist boaters in Southern Outerbanks. All of our Captains are USCG licensed and standing by if you ever need expert, local knowledge of the area.
Capt. Salvatore "Cody" Catapano, Salvage Master and Owner - Captain Cody has been a Sea Tow franchise owner for over 15 years. He has extensive salvage experience and is HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) trained. Capt. Cody has been awarded for his numerous life saving efforts.
Dana Catapano, Marketing and Sales - Dana has been in the Sea Tow family for over 10 years. She is HAZWOPER certified and manages the Dispatch Center for Sea Tow Central Coast. She is an able bodied crew member when the circumstances call for it and has many years of salvage administration experience.
Corbett Johnson, Captain - Captain Corbett has been with the Sea Tow Crystal Coast team for over 2 years and has been on the water his enitre life. He has spent most of his life working in the marine fishing industry and knows every inch of the local waters. Capt. Corbett is HAZWOPER certified and has aided in countless salvages and rescues during his time with Sea Tow Crystal Coast.
Zachary Willis, Captain - Captain Zach has been with Sea Tow for over 4 years and on the water his whole life. He is HAZWOPER certified with many years of salvage experience.
Devan Foley, Captain - Captain Devan is in the army reserve, previous wildlife officer and sheriff with a 100 ton license. He is also HAZPOWER certified. He was stationed over in Kuwait before joining us here this past April 2017.
Brian Davis, Captain - Captain Brian is a diver, EMT, and fireman at Beaufort Fire Dept. He has a OUPV with tow endorsement license and also is HAZPOWER certified. Brian works part-time when he is not at the fire department. He started working with us on occasion since April of 2016 just coming on as a mate while going for his license.
Sea Tow Crystal Coast has a dedicated team of captains, crew and support staff that are standing by, 24/7, to serve our members and other boaters. Our vessels are ready to perform all towing, ungrounding, jump starts, fuel delivery and other on-water assistance operations. Sea Tow boats can be spotted by their distinct yellow hulls.
Sea Tow Intrepid - This 1988 Intrepid is equipped with two, 2013 200 HP Evinrude E-TEC. She was rebuilt in 2012 and is our fast response recover vessel. The Intrepid cruises at 40 mph and can run in just 18" of water.
Sea Tow 747 - This 1990 Zodiac is a 24' RHIB with a single 2011, 300 HP Yamaha Outboard. The vessel was rebuilt in 2012 and is another fast response boat, capable of speeds up to 50 mph and can run in just 16" of water.
Sea Tow "Mamo" - This 1991 Zodiac RHIB has a single 350 HP I/O. Rebuilt in 2005 after being purchased from the U.S. Coast Guard, the boat has been retrofitted for salvage and commercial towing.
Sea Tow 33 - A 33' Alpha Rigged inflatable equipped with two, 2013 300 HP Mercury Verados. This is a fast response, long range recovery vessel. Holding 250 gallons of fuel, this boat can also reach speeds up to 50 mph.
Sea Tow 41 - An ex-USCG vessel, this 41' boat has been completely rebuilt with the most up-to-date equipment available. It has the abilities to handle just about any assistance call.
Sea Tow Defiant - This is a 34' Kevlar Cat boat equipped with twin diesels. It is capable of speeds up to 40 mph, with a range of 200 miles.
Sea Tow Privateer - The Privateer is equipped with twin outboard motors. With a large open deck, it is houses plenty of salvage equipment.
Sea Tow Boston Whaler - This 22' multipurpose shallow water vessel is primarily trailered to help us access remote locations that may be inaccessible by conventional vessels.
Sea Tow Nemo - 13' Zodiac is another one of our shallow water rescue vessels, primarily trailered for specialized jobs requiring a vessel with a shallow draft.
Sea Tow Hyuscat - 28ft Hyuscat rigid inflatable with twin 200hp Suzuki, it is a fast response vessel.