Two TowBoatU.S.bases under new ownershipPosted on
TowBoatU.S. has announced new owners for its Charleston, S.C., and Port Canaveral, Fla., operations.
Capt. John “Steve” Little, and wife, Marisa, have purchased TowBoatU.S. Charleston. Little purchased the port from his former employers, Capt. Joe and Cora Beasenburg, who have retired from the business.
TowBoatU.S. Charleston is equipped with five response vessels from 15 to 28 feet.
Little previously held various positions in the local marine industry, including working for Isle of Palms Marina, Tidal Wave Water Sports and Boat Works. He holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100 Ton Master license.
Capt. Ian Cairns is the new owner of TowBoatU.S. Port Canaveral, having purchased the port from former owner Capt. Jess Cooley, who moved offshore and now operates two TowBoatU.S. ports in the Bahamas.
TowBoatU.S. Port Canaveral is equipped with four response vessels from 25 to 32 feet.
This article originally appeared in the July 2008 issue.
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