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How It All Started

Sea Tow Services International Inc., better known as Sea Tow, has been the innovative and premier leader of on-water assistance since 1983. The pioneering concept, founded by Captain Joseph Frohnhoefer, was established in Southold, NY when the United States Coast Guard ceased response to non-emergency assistance calls.

Over the last four decades, Sea Tow has grown into a thriving network of franchises located across the United States (with additional offices in Europe and the Caribbean). The network of franchisees consists of dedicated teams of captains, crew and support staff that are all standing by 24/7, to serve our members and members of their boating community.

Our Mission: In all things we do, we help people enjoy boating.

Locally Owned and Operated

Sea Tow is a second-generation, family-run privately owned business. Headquartered in Southold, NY; …..

We are Sea Tow, and this is our story – thank you for being part of it.

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We’re Committed to Giving Back

Help is at the core of everything we do. Sea Tow gives back to the community on a local and national level, through our work with the Sea Tow Foundation.

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Locally Owned. Nationally Respected.

Sea Tow has been the premier leader in on-water boating assistance since 1983.