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TowBoatUS location in California has a new owner

Capt. Scott McClung is the new owner of TowBoatUS Dana Point.
Capt. Scott McClung has been boating and fishing near Dana Point, Calif., for most of his life.

Capt. Scott McClung has been boating and fishing near Dana Point, Calif., for most of his life.

Capt. Scott McClung is the new owner of TowBoatUS Dana Point, an on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters in Dana Point, Calif.

McClung has been boating and fishing in the waters around Dana Point for most of his life.

“I’ve been working here as a first-out captain for five years, and this is the job I was born to do,” McClung, who bought the business when the previous owner retired, said in a statement. “I love helping people, and I know this area so well that I am able to provide prompt service 24/7 to anyone who needs fuel, a jump start or a tow back home if their boat breaks down.”

McClung holds a 100-ton Coast Guard Master license and has worked as an ocean lifeguard, a dive master and a captain of his family’s 150-foot oceangoing research and training vessel for 20 years. After the family sold the research ship, McClung taught captain’s license courses.

“I like the teaching, but I had to get out of the classroom and back on the water,” he said.

He worked for the former Vessel Assist Dana Point, which was renamed TowBoatUS Dana Point.

TowBoatUS Dana Point covers the Pacific Coast from Laguna Beach to Oceanside, Calif. Dana Point has slips for 2,500 boats and Oceanside is home to about 1,000 vessels.

TowBoatUS Dana Point operates two boats — a 27-foot Farallon with a 400-hp diesel inboard and a 24-foot Skipjack with a 400-hp sterndrive.

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