Products & Services Expert Advice
January 20, 2023
NEWS from BoatUS
Boat Owners Association of The United States
5323 Port Royal Rd, Springfield, VA 22151
BoatUS News Room at
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: D. Scott Croft, Vice President Public Affairs, 703-461-2864, SCroft@BoatUS.com
LONG BEACH, Calif., Jan. 20, 2023 – TowBoatUS Long Beach, a towing and assistance company much like an on-water auto club that helps boat owners get home after a boat breakdown, was awarded Tower of the Year at the annual gathering of the TowBoatUS fleet in New Orleans yesterday. Owned by captains Mike Del Grande and Ken Walker, TowBoatUS Long Beach was chosen from more than 130 independently owned TowBoatUS towing companies across the nation.
The coveted Tower of the Year award recognizes professionalism in providing recreational boaters with 24/7 on-water towing and assistance services. This includes a near-perfect 24-hour towing dispatch operation, high customer satisfaction surveys and on-water towing case management.
Also figuring into the company’s commendation is the captains’ willingness to help other new TowBoatUS companies learn the ropes of providing routine on-water assistance to recreational boaters 24/7 under all types of weather conditions.
“TowBoatUS Long Beach goes above and beyond to help mentor others who can benefit from their experience and operations,” said BoatUS towing services vice president John Condon. “If someone has a question, captains Del Grande and Walker are always willing to help. They are role models who increase the professionalism and esprit de corp of the fleet.”
The company also supported October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month activities, including changing a red towboat to pink to help grow community awareness of the insidious disease.
Providing towing, soft ungrounding service, battery jumps and fuel drop-offs, the company is part of a nationwide network of more than 600 red TowBoatUS towboats at 300-plus locations – 10 in Southern California alone – that responds to more than 90,000 requests annually for routine on-water assistance.
Suggested social media post:
.@towboatuslongbeach was honored with coveted Tower of the Year award during the annual gathering of national on-water towing fleet in New Orleans. https://bit.ly/3HhiFmR @BoatUS #towboatus #redisready #boattow #marinetowing #boattowing #longbeach #longbeachharbor
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.