Products & Services Expert Advice
August 17, 2022
NEWS from BoatUS
Boat Owners Association of The United States
5323 Port Royal Rd, Springfield, VA 22151
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Press Contact: D. Scott Croft, Vice President Public Affairs, 703-461-2864, SCroft@BoatUS.com
CROPWELL, Ala., August 17, 2022 – In January 2022, Capt. Chris Day was awarded “Tower of the Year” at the annual gathering of the nationwide TowBoatUS on-water towing and assistance fleet. Day had purchased his first towing company for recreational boaters, TowBoatUS Lake Allatoona, Georgia, in 2019 after a career in law enforcement. Now, Day grows his company’s footprint into Alabama as the new owner of TowBoatUS Logan Martin Lake.
Day says he hopes to repeat his success with growing his business on Logan Martin by becoming involved in the local boating safety and fishing community located 30 miles east of Birmingham and home to the nearby famed Talladega Superspeedway. A strong advocate of life jacket wear, he’s partnered with national boating safety groups such as the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation and National Safe Boating Council to offer no-cost life jacket loaner stations and affordable On-Water Training programs for boaters, teens and first responders. He often volunteers his time to provide safety vessel services, helps with lake cleanups, and supports community fundraisers and youth fishing programs. These distinctions helped his business earn company-wide honors earlier this year.
Much like an auto club for recreational boat owners, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) offers on-water Unlimited Towing Memberships for freshwater boaters and anglers for just $99 per year. Towing, soft ungrounding, battery jumps and fuel drop offs are all included, as well as more than 25 BoatUS benefits including discounts on transient slips and fuel, exclusive savings from national partners, a subscription to BoatUS Magazine, free DSC-VHF radio registration and more.
Day’s locations are part of a nationwide network of more than 300 TowBoatUS ports and more than 600 response vessels. Nationwide, the towing service responds to around 90,000 requests for assistance each year. Day’s ports are ACAPT program accredited, supporting best practices in the recreational marine assistance industry.
Separate from routine BoatUS on-water towing services, the company offers boat salvage and spill clean up services.
The company’s response vessel is easily recognized by its bright red hull with “TowBoatUS” in white letters on each side and is stationed at Woods Surfside Marina. The fastest way to request assistance from TowBoatUS Logan Martin Lake is to download the free BoatUS App, which connects boaters to the closest local towing captain. Additionally, the port can be reached at 770-881-1123, or by phoning the BoatUS toll-free 24/7 Dispatch Center at 800-391-4869.
For more go to BoatUS.com/Towing or call 800-888-4869.
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Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation's leading advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters. We are the Boat Owners Auto Club™ and provide our more than 800,000 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 more than 90,000 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/Towing.