TowBoatUS location in California has a new owner

Capt. Scott McClung is the new owner of TowBoatUS Dana Point.
Author:
Updated:
Original:
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.

Related

How to Go Strong For 75 Years!

The 4th generation, family-run Strong’s Marine has put client service at the top of its agenda for over 75 years.

NMLA Releases Annual Statistical Report

The National Marine Lenders Association’s annual report shows that marine loans increased significantly in the past two years, primarily among boat owners aged 45-54.

IBEX Education Conference Schedule Announced

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference will host 2021 pre-conference sessions, tech talks, online workshops and more.

World Cat Acquires New Facility

The catamaran builder adds a 265,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in N.C.

Executive Appointments at Numarine

The Turkish builder names head of international sales and assigns a domestic sales manager.

Click&Boat Accelerates Global Growth

A significant investment from private equity firm Permira is supported by a partnership with Boats Group.

Workforce Solutions Amendment Approved in Mass.

The Bay State’s 2022 budget includes $150,000 in workforce-development funding to support the efforts of the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association.

Palm Beach Readies Revamped Marina

The South Florida town is nearing completion of a $40 million renovation of its public marina.