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BoatUS Towing Responder On Lake Lewisville, TX Opens
BoatUS Towing, the nation’s largest on-the-water towing service for recreational mariners, has tapped Marine Towing & Salvage , a local on-the-water towing and assistance provider on Lake Lewisville, TX, as a BoatUS Approved Towing Responder. Capt. Jay Nunnally is the owner of the new port which is located at Eagle Point Marina in Lewisville, near the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. The opening of this location brings the total number of BoatUS towing ports in Texas to nine.
Nunnally is a Texas native and recreational boater who formerly worked for Capt. Gary Lewis of TowBoatUS Lake Conroe, TX. Capt. Nunnally said he expects to continue the affiliation with Capt. Lewis for salvage efforts and mobile dive services. Nunnally operates a red, 19-foot Mako center console towing vessel with a custom tower and yellow warning lights. Onboard is a full complement of towing equipment to handle every breakdown from running out of fuel to running aground.
One reason that boaters may have a need to call for BoatUS assistance on the 23,000-acre lake is the amount of logs and debris coming from a timber tract that was illegally cut down last year but never harvested. “Now that the water level is rising, a lot of downed trees from Hickory Creek are making there way into the lake and causing some problems for recreational boaters,” said Captain Nunnally. “Striking a partially submerged log can seriously damage drive gear and even sink a boat,” he added.
Similar to a roadside auto club, BoatUS offers on-the-water assistance plans tailored to any type of boating. A new program available for anglers with freshwater fishing boats under 26-feet, BoatUS Angler, is now being offered at an introductory price of only $12.50 per year. The simple to use program pays up to $150 per breakdown – both on the water and off. A second enhanced plan for fishing boats, BoatUS Angler Plus, costs $29 a year but provides a wider service area and up to 100 miles of on the road towing to the repair facility or safe area and up to 30 miles of on-the-water towing. Other assistance plans for wakeboard boats, pontoons and other recreational boats are available and provide additional benefits. Without a towing plan, boaters face out-of-pocket costs that nationally average about $600 per incident.
Boaters in need of towing assistance can reach Marine Towing & Salvage by calling the company directly at 972-757-5004; by VHF radio on channel 16; or through the BoatUS toll-free Dispatch Service at 800-391-4869. Depending on your type of boating, visit either http://www.BoatUSAngler.com or http://www.BoatUS.com/towing for more information.
Earlier this year, the Fox Sports cable network aired the first-ever BoatUS National Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship, which was held on Lake Lewisville last October.
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation's leading advocate for recreational boaters providing its 670,000 members with a wide array of consumer services, including on-the-water towing assistance. They offer North American boaters the largest network of U.S., Canadian and Bahamian towing ports with over 270 locations and nearly 500 towing assistance vessels - twice that of any other service provider.