07/16/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/16/2019 07:39
NEWS from BoatUS
Boat Owners Association of The United States
5323 Port Royal Rd., Springfield, VA 22151
BoatUS Press Room at BoatUS.com/PressRoom
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: D. Scott Croft, 703-461-2864, [email protected]
'I've been on boats my whole life in this area,' said Wooden. 'I have years of experience working in the powersports and marine businesses, and when I came across the opportunity to purchase TowBoatUS Red Wing, it just made sense.'
Wooden's 24-hour on-water assistance business services boaters in the upper end of the St. Croix River all the way to the Alma, Wisconsin, dam. He's seen the problems firsthand that boaters can run into on this waterway, with the most common being running aground on rock dams. 'In addition to your typical mechanical issues, the biggest problem here by far is groundings,' said Wooden. 'The wing dams in the area keep a navigable channel open, however, powerboaters frequently run aground on them and need assistance getting off.'
Wooden and his three U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captains have a good working relationship with local law enforcement in the area and share a common goal of getting boaters safely home when they get into trouble on the river.
TowBoatUS Red Wing operates a 27-foot Blackfin center-console that's rigged and ready for towing, jump-starts, fuel delivery and soft ungroundings any time of the day or night. The boat is located at River Valley Marina and is easily recognizable by its red hull with TowBoatUS logos emblazoned in bright white letters each side. The company also keeps another boat on a trailer that's easily launchable for flexibility and faster response times.
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Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation's leading advocate, services and safety group for recreational boaters. We are the Boat Owners Auto Club and provide our more than half-million Members with a wide array of helpful services, including 24-hour on-water towing that gets you safely home when your boat won't, will bring you fuel if you run out, jumpstart your dead battery, or provide a gentle pull after you've run aground. The TowBoatUS towing fleet is North America's largest network of towing ports with more than 300 locations and over 600 red towing assistance vessels, responding to over 70,000 requests for assistance each year. The BoatUS App makes it easy to summon water and road assistance 24/7, and can speed response times (BoatUS.com/App). For more information, go to BoatUS.com/Towing