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.
Joseph Fiedler - Captain
A new member to the Sea Tow team, Joe previously operated crew boats in the oil fields and was also a boat mechanic. Captain Joe holds a USCG 100 Ton Masters license.
Patrick Rietkerk - Manger/Captain
Originally from the Netherlands, Patrick has been living in Panama City for over 20 years and has been a boat Captain for 17 years. After being a firefighter for six years and operating parasail boats, he went to work in the Offshore Oil and Gas industry and became a USCG instructor at a local maritime school. Patrick has been working for Sea Tow since 2003 and holds a 200 Ton Oceans License.
Sea Tow 1 - 21' Carolina Skiff
This easily trailerable skiff is a new addition to the Sea Tow fleet. We can respond and operate safely on Deer point lake, Lake Powell, and the shallow fishing flats around West Bay and Shell Island.
Sea Tow 4 - 24' Cape Horn
The work horse of the fleet. With twin 150 hp Suzuki outboards, this boat handles well around the docks, yet fast and powerful enough to handle the most challenging tows. With 150 gal. fuel capacity it also has the range to respond to distant offshore fishing spots and return the crew and tow safely.
Sea Tow 7 - 27' Cape Horn
This heavy duty Cape Horn is equipped with twin 250 hp engines to take on the most demanding jobs. It's 250 gal fuel capacity and high bow makes this an excellent offshore towing vessel.