Sea Tow Services International and the Sea Tow Foundation joined the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas as platinum partner members.
Based in Southold, N.Y., Sea Tow Services International and its network of local Sea Tow locations, captains and staff have been providing on-water assistance since 1983. Later, Sea Tow founder Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer launched the Sea Tow Foundation, a nonprofit public service organization with a mission to promote safe boating practices.
“Sea Tow has been a long-term member of MRAA,” Sea Tow president Kristen Frohnhoefer said in a statement. “Working closely with marine retailers is critical to our business, and we are thrilled to be able to increase our support of MRAA and its members by becoming a platinum partner member.”
In addition to the financial support Sea Tow and the Sea Tow Foundation have made to the MRAA, the organization is offering MRAA retail members a series of benefits. It is guaranteeing wholesale rates on full-year Sea Tow memberships for MRAA members to be able to include with the sale of a boat, making on-water assistance standard for all boat buyers.
Additionally, Sea Tow offers MRAA members free newsletter and email content, participation in the Sea Tow Life Jacket Loaner Program, promotion of the Designated Skipper program, and distribution and use of safe boating activities for children.
“We are honored to welcome Sea Tow as our newest platinum partner,” MRAA president Matt Gruhn said. “It’s always a privilege to us when we can work with an organization who can help our members take better care of today’s boating consumers, and this partnership is a perfect example of that.”