Capt. Todd Dillman, new owner of TowBoatUS Naples & Marco Island, with wife, Dominique, and daughters Download hi-res photo
NAPLES, Fla., June 23, 2021 -- After spending years working as a part time on-water towboat captain on the waters off Southern California, Capt. Todd Dillman knew one day he wanted to have his own recreational boat towing business. The question was only where and when. “When I was out there, I fell in love with helping boaters get home safely and knew it was something I wanted to do full time,” said Dillman. Recently that came to fruition when he became the new owner of TowBoatUS Naples and TowBoatUS Marco Island.
Eleven years of operating a commercial lobster boat and another six years spent commercial fishing has helped give Dillman the experience he needs to assist the Southeast Florida boating community with routine on-water towing and assistance services. “I’m excited for the opportunity, and I’m looking forward to becoming part of the community,” he said. The small business is a family affair – Dillman’s wife, Dominque, assists with operations. Their two young daughters are frequently seen around the port as well. Dillman and all of the company’s towing captains are U.S. Coast Guard-licensed.
The company’s red 24/7 on-water response fleet includes three vessels fully rigged for towing and salvage work. Docked on the Halderman Canal in Naples is a 23-foot Dusky, and docked at Rose Marina is a 25-foot Boston Whaler and 26-foot Douglas Gold Line.
BoatUS offers on-water Unlimited Towing Memberships for saltwater boaters and anglers for just $165 per year. Boaters without BoatUS towing services face costs averaging $800 per towing incident, with some paying more. Included with Unlimited Towing membership are more than 25 Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) benefits and discounts, a subscription to BoatUS Magazine, free DSC-VHF radio registration, and more.
Separate from BoatUS on-water towing services, the company also offers salvage and dive services.
The fastest way to summon assistance from TowBoatUS Naples and TowBoatUS Marco Island is to download the free BoatUS App, which connects boaters to the closest local towing captain in under a minute. Additionally, the company can be reached at 239-389-1177, by hailing on VHF channel 16, or by phoning the BoatUS toll-free 24/7 Dispatch Center at 800-391-4869.
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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 80,000 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.