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TowBoatUS stop in Michigan has new owner

There is a new owner at the helm of TowBoatUS Lake St. Clair, Mich.

Capt. Rob Velger purchased the business from Capt. Brian Williams, who remains a consultant for the company and the owner of TowBoatUS Detroit downriver. Velger and his brother, Rick, also are the owners of Hide-away Harbor Marina and St. Clair Marine, a full-service marina and storage facility in Harrison Township.

The brothers also are fourth-generation marina owners and they have worked their entire lives in the recreational boating industry.

“We have worked closely with Capt. Williams in the past, helping each other out when one of us was backed up and needed a hand. It's really a good fit for us,” Velger said in a statement.

All of the company's hired towing captains and operations manager William Leslie remain with the company.

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