TowBoatUS currently operates 20 ports in NC with 12 of the ports on the NC coast. More towing ports means more towing assistance at the ready, which equals less wait time when you need assistance on the water.
TowBoatUS in Beaufort, NC operates under the company of Atlantic Coast Marine Group, Inc. Capt Lee Sykes is President / Owner / Operator of the company and has been in the towing and marine salvage business for almost 10 years.
In May of 2011 TowBoatUS expanded their operations to include TowBoat Jordan Lake (and the surrounding areas) and is now operating on Falls Lake, Lake Gaston and Kerr Lake. In 2012 TowBoatUS Beaufort expanded operations to include Swansboro! We have two captains dedicated to the Swansboro area working out of Caspers Marina. New ports for the NC Lakes in 2015 are High Rock Lake and Smith Mt Lake (in VA).
In addition to Captain Sykes, he has Office Manager and Dispatcher Carol Roop. Carol has been with TowBoatUS Beaufort since September of 2005 and is the "voice of the Crystal Coast airways" on VHF Channel 16. Joining Carol in Dispatcher and Marketing duties is Lesa Rhodes. Lesa's background was in AAA dispatching so she knows how to handle calls! If you need assistance on the water and have a VHF radio - you WILL be heard.
Capt Sykes also has four full time Tow Captains (view our Captains below) as well as many on-call/ part-time Tow Captains to cover our Beaufort through Swansboro operations. Our lake operations have grown over the years and we now have 12 full to part-time captains covering 6 lakes. All combined there is over 85 years towing experience of Licensed and Qualified Tow Captains within the company ready to assist!
Our NC Lakes Division covers the areas of Jordan Lake, Falls Lake, Kerr Lake, Lake Gaston, High Rock Lake and NOW Smith Mountain Lake! But remember now - no matter where you boat in the United States you are covered (up to your per incident level) if you have a TowBoatUS membership.For more details about your membership coverages on the NC Lakes call locally 919-303-1669.
This is a picture of our NC Lakes Captains in one of our Privateers in front of the Falls Lake response center.
TowBoatUS Beaufort covers the areas along the ICW from "The Wiggles" up Adams Creek down through Swansboro to the Onslow Swing Bridge. Off shore coverage is up to 75 miles (WE GO TO BIG ROCK!). Keep in mind though that you are covered no matter where you boat in the United States. One membership covers you on any recreational boat you own (and as many as you own), borrow or happen to rent for the day. Call for more details 252-728-5088!
More Ports + More Boats = Faster Response Time!
And let's not forget our pups! Capt Joe's dog Scout is featured first. Second pic is of Capt Andrew's puppy Ally. And finally - Capt "Chainsaw" Arthur's dog Skipper!