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.