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New Owner of 4 TowBoatUS Locations Ready to Assist Upper Chesapeake and Delaware Bay Boaters
Capt. Brandon Meshey expands 24-hour assistance service for recreational boaters
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CHESAPEAKE CITY, Md., March 29, 2018 – Capt. Brandon Meshey, the new owner of TowBoatUS Chesapeake City, a 24-hour on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters, has been a Chesapeake Bay boater for the majority of his life. He says the business will keep him closer to the bay, but what really led him to this line of work was his desire to help others in need.
“Becoming a TowBoatUS owner has allowed me to combine my passion for boating with helping people who may be having a bad day on the water,” said Meshey, whose towing ports are part of a nationwide network of over 300 TowBoatUS locations.
Much like an auto club for boaters, BoatUS offers TowBoatUS on-water Unlimited Towing Memberships for saltwater boaters and anglers for just $149 per year. Boaters without BoatUS towing services face costs that average $750 per towing incident, with some paying into the thousands out of pocket.
Meshey and his wife, Christina, who helps on the front line with running the company, along with their two sons, have called Chesapeake City home for years. In addition to their Chesapeake City port, Meshey’s other TowBoatUS locations are in Georgetown, North East, and Bear, Md., covering the top of the Chesapeake and Delaware bays and the C&D Canal.
“The top of the Chesapeake Bay is a fantastic recreational boating area,” said Capt. Meshey. While the bay is federally designated as ‘navigable,’ there are plenty of shallow spots that often cause boaters to run aground, making it essential to have access to Meshey’s professional on-water assistance provided by US Coast Guard-licensed captains. “We now have one full-time local captain and several part-time captains at each port, providing greater coverage for boaters in the area,” added Meshey.
Meshey’s fleet includes four response vessels with red hulls and bright white TowBoatUS name and logo on their sides. The boats are rigged for towing, jump-starts, fuel delivery and soft ungroundings.
Separate from BoatUS on-water towing services, the company also provides salvage services such as refloating sunken boats. Meshey is in the process of upgrading to a 20-foot salvage trailer to expand his capabilities even more this boating season.
Boaters can reach any of Meshey’s TowBoatUS ports by hailing on VHF channel 16, by calling the company directly at 410-885-5988, by phoning the BoatUS toll-free 24/7 Dispatch Center at 800-391-4869, or via smartphone using the new BoatUS App. More information can be found at BoatUS.com/Towing, or call 800-888-4869.
Capt. Brandon Meshey expands his 24-hour on-water assistance service for recreational boaters with the acquisition of 4 TowBoatUS ports servicing the top of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays. https://goo.gl/me8dT1 #TowBoatUS
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation's leading advocate, services and safety group for recreational boaters. We are the Boat Owners Auto Club and provide our more than 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, jump-starts, fuel delivery, and soft ungroundings. The TowBoatUS towing fleet is North America’s largest network of towing ports with more than 300 locations and over 600 red towing assistance vessels, responding to over 70,000 requests for assistance each year. The BoatUS App makes it easy to summon water and road assistance 24/7, and can speed response times (BoatUS.com/app). For more information, go to BoatUS.com/Membership.