Sea Tow touts response to smart-phone app

Publish date:
Social count:

Sea Tow Services International reports that its smart-phone app has received more than 63,000 downloads since its launch in April.

The app, available for download free at, won a Mobile of the Day Award from the Favorite Website Awards and is 100 percent 5-star rated at the Apple iTunes store, according to Sea Tow.

In addition to providing smart-phone users with access to current marine weather forecasts, alerts and radar, tide tables and graphs, GPS location, speed and heading, the app gives them an instant link to on-the-water assistance. Swiping a finger on the slide bar at the bottom of every screen connects them to Sea Tow's 24-hour national dispatch center. Sea Tow said more than 120 boaters have called Sea Tow for assistance using the new app.

“In central Florida we have a lot of lakes and rivers, and it's rare that boaters have a GPS or even a marine radio on board,” Capt. Kerry Kline, of Sea Tow Central Florida Lakes, said in a statement. “We often receive calls from people who don't know their exact location. We will ask them to download the app and use its GPS function to get their exact latitude and longitude.”

The app is not exclusive to Sea Tow members; anyone with a smart phone can download it free.

Click here for the full release.


Yamaha sponsors Jacksonville show

Yamaha has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show that runs April 13 -15 at Metropolitan Park and Marina in Jacksonville, Fla.

Volvo Penta announces contest

Volvo Penta of the Americas is asking new engine owners to submit stories to its inaugural Boating Dreams contest and will award the winner with a Chevrolet Silverado pickup.

MIASF volunteers collect 32 tons of trash

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida and the Marine Industry Cares Foundation, organizers of the 41st Annual Broward County Waterway Cleanup held on March 3, collected 32 tons of trash from 31 sites around the county.

New Jersey saltwater fishing show opens today

The Progressive Saltwater Fishing Expo opens today, nearly doubling its footprint as it moves from the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, N.J., to the larger, more centrally-located New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, N.J.