YOUR BOATU.S. MEMBERSHIP
Highlights & Benefits
Register your VHF
radio, AIS units,
and other Digital
BoatU.S. for free,
and obtain a unique
(MMSI) number that
identifies your boat.
The MMSI number is
relayed to the Coast
Guard in search-and-rescue efforts.
Watch a tutorial, register your own MMSI
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Awarded Top Honors
Recognizing just one company out of the always-reliable nationwide TowBoatU.S. fleet of more than 600 boats is not a simple task. However, each year, the annual “Tower
of the Year” award is bestowed upon the most deserving
company. 2015 honors went to TowBoatU.S. Catalina.
Owned and operated by Captains Nathan Lins, Jordan Lake,
and Greg Dreischmeyer, the company’s three bright red boats,
now rebranded from VESSEL ASSIST as TowBoatU.S., are a
familiar site in Avalon Harbor and Catalina Island, California.
The company was recognized for its near-perfect 24-hour
towing dispatch operation, superior customer service and
satisfaction, towing case management, and its work in the
local boating community.
We’re proud of TowBoatU.S. Catalina and its contribution
to the BoatU.S. mission of making boating better.
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■ Clean Boating
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■ Hurricane Preparation
■ Learn to Sail
■ Partner in Command
■ Planning Your Cruise
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VP of Towing Adam Wheeler (left)
congratulates Capt. Greg Dreischmeyer
for taking Tower Of The Year honors.
As a part of our 50th Anniversary celebration,
we’ve created a new online
history of BoatU.S. Take a
look back with us through five
decades of significant impacts
and innovation at