Sea Tow Announces 30th Anniversary Boat Building Project
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Sea Tow Announces 30th Anniversary Boat Building Project
SOUTHOLD, NY – August 20, 2013 – Sea Tow Services International, Inc. proudly announces the Sea Tow 30th Anniversary Boat Building Project, taking place this summer at its Sea Tow Treasure Coast location in Jensen Beach, Florida.
Sea Tow’s marine assistance vessels, which boaters know by their trademark yellow hulls, face constant wear and tear while responding to boaters caught in all kinds of weather conditions, as well as during towing and salvage operations. These boats must be rugged, durable, fast, and efficient in order to provide the superior on-water assistance that Sea Tow members and other boaters expect. All boats utilized by Sea Tow locations across the country are purpose-built for everyday challenges. However, Capt. Ryan Pratt of Sea Tow Treasure Coast, is building his own custom 24-foot Sea Tow vessel at his Jensen Beach, Fla., facility.
Sea Tow Treasure Coast Project RIB
Sea Tow Treasure Coast's Willard 730
“I build out every one of my boats myself, with the help of my team; I like to have control of the process and understand all the systems of the boat. This is the fifth one we’ve done,” said Pratt, “Equally important, the project allows us to outfit the boat with the very latest equipment and electronics from a wide variety of marine manufacturers, as well as innovations that we have developed over the years.”
More than a dozen sponsors are providing cutting edge accessories and equipment, including Mercury Marine (twin 150 FourStroke outboards), CPI Marine (tubes), SeaStar Solutions (hydraulic steering/Optimus 360 joystick control), SIMRAD (Structure Scan sonar, Broadband 4G radar, autopilot with iPhone control), Bluesea Systems (electrical components), FLIR (thermal imaging), Shockwave (shock-mitigation system), Marine Rescue Technology (406 EPIRB detection & tracking), Rigid Industries (LED lighting), Novabraid (dock and tow lines), Magic Tilt Trailers (custom aluminum tandem torsion axle trailer), David & Clark (wireless communication headsets), Marine Propulsion Technologies (multiple nozzle venture system), and WaveJet (self-propelled surfboard).
The project boat is based on a Willard 730 fiberglass hull manufactured by Willard Marine of Anaheim, Calif., which builds RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. “These hulls are designed to handle rough seas and waves. They are maneuverable, strong, and perform well,” Pratt said.
Please see the Fact Sheet below for more details on the boat’s innovative features and equipment. Follow the progress of the build at
Vessel  Specifications:
LOA: 24'
Inside Length: 19' 4"
Beam (max): 9'
Inside Beam:  64"
Draft (light): 16"
Draft (loaded): 22"
Tube Diameter: 22"
Fuel Capacity: 150 gals.
Power: 2x 150-hp Mercury FourStroke
Innovative equipment and systems featured on the Sea Tow vessel will include:
Sea Tow 30th Anniversary Boat Building Project Sponsors:
  • Bluesea Systems
  • CPI Marine
  • David & Clark
  • FLIR
  • Magic Tilt Trailers
  • Marine Propulsion Technologies
  • Marine Rescue Technology
  • Mercury Marine
  • Novabraid
  • Rigid Industries
  • SeaStar Solutions
  • Shockwave
  • WaveJet
For more information, please visit

 About Sea Tow Treasure Coast
Sea Tow Treasure Coast is co-owned by Capt. Ryan Pratt and his partner, Capt. Sammy Royal. Located in the Rio section of Jensen Beach, Florida, Sea Tow Treasure Coast serves boaters on Florida’s Atlantic Coast and the Indian and St. Lucie rivers from Vero Beach south to Hobe Sound. In addition to providing the full menu of on-water services for members and non-members, including towing, jump starts, fuel drops and ungroundings, the Sea Tow Treasure Coast team of U.S. Coast Guard-licensed Captains are expert small boat handlers and salvors with years of experience and a fleet of boats standing by. For more information, call: 772-225-3144 or visit
About Sea Tow
Now celebrating its 30th anniversary year, Sea Tow Services International Inc. is the nation's leading on-water assistance provider. Established in 1983 by Founder & CEO Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer, Sea Tow now serves members in more than 100 locations throughout the United States, Europe, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. For a full list of membership benefits, how to become a Sea Tow member, or to inquire about becoming a Sea Tow franchise owner, please visit

Media Contacts:
Louisa Beckett                        
Turnkey Communications & PR, Inc.
(772) 232-6457; 954-599-9355              
Cindy McCaffery         
Sea Tow Services International, Inc.
(631) 765-3660 x3161
© 2013 Sea Tow Services International, Inc.

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