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On-the-Water Towboat Company for Recreational Boaters and Anglers
Opens on the Hudson River, NY
HASTINGS, NY, July 7, 2009 – Capt. George Farrell has opened TowBoatUS Yonkers, NY on the Hudson River, an on-the-water towing company that recreational boaters and anglers can call to get reliable assistance and tows back to a launch ramp, marina or service facility. Battery jump starts, fuel drop offs, and ungrounding services are some of the more common reasons boaters on the Hudson call for assistance, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
TowBoatUS Yonkers is located at Tower Ridge Yacht Club in Hastings, NY and the port’s service area includes the Hudson River from Manhattan north to the Bear Mountain Bridge. Capt. Farrell has a 24-foot Privateer response vessel rigged for marine towing including extra fuel, engine fluids, pumps, and a battery “jump pack” to handle dead batteries. The vessel can be identified by its distinctive red hull, white bow stripes and “TowBoatU.S.” lettering along its side.
A Yonkers, NY native, Farrell is also a detective with the city’s police department and was formerly the marine patrol officer in charge of marine law enforcement training. He is also currently commodore of Tower Ridge Yacht Club which is located just north of the Harvest on Hudson restaurant.
The new port joins a nationwide fleet of over 600 towboats which are part of BoatUS – Boat Owners Association of The United States – the nation’s leading advocate for recreational boaters providing its 600,000 members with government representation, programs and money saving services.
BoatU.S. offers "Unlimited" on-the-water towing plans for coastal salt and brackish waters for just $135 a year, which includes BoatUS membership . Without a towing plan, boaters face costs that nationally average about $600 per incident. Boaters in need of towing assistance can reach TowBoatUS Yonkers by calling the company directly at 914-400-8276; by VHF radio on channel 16; or through the BoatUS toll-free Dispatch Service at 800-391-4869.
Visit www.BoatUS.com/towing for more information.
About BoatUS Towing Services:
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation's leading advocate for recreational boaters providing its 600,000 members with a wide array of consumer services, including on-the-water towing assistance provided by TowBoatUS and Vessel Assist Pacific. Combined, these two towing fleets offer North American boaters the largest network of US, Canadian and Bahamian towing ports with over 290 locations and over 600 towing assistance vessels — three times that of any other service provider.