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TowBoatUS Beaufort

Carol moved to NC in September 2005 just days before Hurricane Ophelia hit the Crystal Coast. While see had spent quite a few years on the water, she had never worked within the Marine Towing and Salvage business. As it was only her third day on the job, It was "trail by fire." 

Carol's roots started in NC as she was born in Ahoskie, NC but was raised in Virginia Beach, VA. She has always been a big fan of the beach and especially the NC beaches. She and her family still spend their annual vacations in Corolla, NC. But Carol knew she had found a home when she first visited Beaufort, NC and the beautiful waters of the Crystal Coast.

Carol has been with TowBoatUS Beaufort since September of 2005 and is the "voice of the Crystal Coast airways" on VHF Channel 16. If you need assistance on the water and have a VHF radio - you WILL be heard.

About the Owner

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Capt Lee Sykes is current President / Owner / Operator of the company and has been in the towing and marine salvage business for over six years. Prior to joining TowBoatUS as a Tow Captain in 2006, Capt Sykes was running his own fishing charter boat. An avid fisherman himself Capt Sykes has always enjoyed being on the water. Helping boaters that need assistance just seemed like an easy extension of his experience and background on the waters of the Crystal Coast.

In January of 2010, 2011, and 2014 Captain Sykes was awarded the BoatUS Annual Woody Pollack Memorial Certificate at the Annual BoatUS Conference. The award is given to TowBoatUS Captains who demonstrate actions above and beyond the call of duty during a heroic rescue or life saving case. Capt Sykes is never far from a VHF radio and with his fleet of boats within yards of the office, he can meet most boaters emergency rescue needs.

At the Annual BoatUS Conference TowBoatUS Beaufort has been awarded the Membership Achievement Award for outstanding membership sales in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014!!!!!!! We would like to thank the many boaters that signed up and rely on TowBoatUS to be there when they need towing assistance. Today we represent over 600,000 Members. As a BoatUS Member you are part of a family committed to boating safety, education, and the preservation of waterways for generations to come. There is strength in our numbers, and our hands on approach ensures that with any of our services - you always get more than what you pay for!

Capt Sykes is originally from Mt Olive, NC and has been residing on the Crystal Coast since 2003. He spends his off time "perfecting" his fishing skills. Capt Sykes also is available for speaking engagements on such topics as inland and off-shore fishing, as well as trends in the towing and salvage business.

Capt Sykes is married to Kristen Smith and have one daughter - Charli. What a beuatiful crew Lee has!
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Towing On-the-Water Assistance We are available 24 hours-a-day, 365 days a year.  Our comprehensive towing package insures your peace-of-mind.

 

Salvage Sinkings, hard groundings, etc.We have the equipment and expertise to help "rescue" your boat.  Sinkings, hard groundings, and more are what we do.

Environmental Services Rapid Response TimesOur professionally trained and experienced personel helps minimize environmental impact. On-the-water and on-land.