Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

TowBoatUS operator adds Florida location

Capt. Chris Shaffner has been assisting boaters along Florida's Gold Coast for more than 10 years and has now expanded his business southward by taking command of TowBoatUS Boynton Beach.

Shaffner now will have towboats near three busy inlets — Boynton, Lake Worth and Jupiter. With the inlets just 12 miles apart, the expansion means his company will be able to offer faster and better service to boaters who have a breakdown, run aground, or need fuel or a jump-start.

“I love this work,” Shaffner said in a statement. “I grew up in Florida and all I have ever done is work on boats. I like the day-to-day challenges. Every job is different; every person is different.”

TowBoatUS Boynton Beach is part of the world's largest boat-towing program, with more than 600 towboats servicing hundreds of ports and waterways.

Related

Year-End Tax Planning Guidance

These tips can help employers maximize cash savings, minimize tax exposure and more

Mercury Marine to Open Ind. Distribution Center

The new 512,000-square-foot facility will help the manufacturer meet record consumer demand for parts and accessories. The company is also expanding production at its main campus in Wisconsin.

GM Invests $150 Million in Pure Watercraft

An interview with Pure founder and CEO Andy Rebele.

Sea Tow, Southport Boats Form “Peace of Mind” Partnership

Sea Tow’s Gold Card, which includes two years of coverage, will now come standard with new Southport models.

Yamaha Rightwaters Goes International

The conservation initiative becomes an international effort as Yamaha Motor Australia joins a cleaner-ocean campaign.

Perfect Timing

With all the new boats sold recently, it’s inevitable that a good percentage will wind up on the used market. MRAA has launched a Certified Pre-Owned Boat Program to help dealers strengthen this profit center.

A Boatbuilder in Congress?

Robert Healey Jr., of Viking Yacht Co., is running for a U.S. House of Representatives seat in New Jersey.

Monterey and Blackfin to Expand Operations

The company will add 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space to meet increased demand, creating 150 job opportunities.