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TowBoatUS Catalina Takes Tower of the Year Honors at BoatUS Towing Services Conference

(L) BoatUS Vice President and Director of Towing Services Adam Wheeler; (R) Capt. Greg Dreischmeyer, TowBoatUS Catalina.
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AVALON, Calif., January 19, 2016 – A local company that that helps boaters get safely home was singled out for its professionalism at the BoatUS Towing Services Annual Conference recently held in Jupiter, FL. “Tower of the Year” honors went to TowBoatUS Catalina, which is owned and operated by Captains Nathan Lins, Jordan Lake and Greg Dreischmeyer. The company, a familiar site in Avalon Harbor and Catalina Island waters with three red response vessels, was recognized for its near perfect 24-hour towing dispatch operation, superior customer service and satisfaction, towing case management, and its work in the local boating community.

Much like an auto club for boaters, TowBoatUS gives recreational boaters and anglers a reliable way to summon routine assistance when their boats break down on the water, run out of gas, or run aground.

Formerly known as Vessel Assist Catalina, the red towboats in all of the former West Coast Vessel Assist locations in CA, AZ, OR, WA, HI and British Columbia, Canada were recently rebranded TowBoatUS. The move recognizes TowBoatUS standing as North America’s largest provider of on water assistance with over 300 locations and 600 towing response vessels. Other than the name change, boaters can still see the same familiar BoatUS buoy logo on the hull and professional captains at the helm.

TowBoatUS Catalina can be hailed on VHF channel 16 or reached by calling the BoatUS toll-free 24/7 Dispatch Center at 800-391-4869. More information can be found at or call 800-888-4869. 


About TowBoatUS:

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation's leading advocate, services and safety group for recreational boaters. We provide our over half-million members with a wide array of helpful services, including 24-hour on water towing that gets you safely home when your boat won’t, will bring you fuel if you run out, jumpstart your dead battery, or provide a gentle pull after you’ve run aground. The TowBoatUS towing fleet is the North America’s largest network of towing ports with over 300 locations and over 600 towing assistance vessels, responding to over 70,000 requests for assistance each year. For more go to