Captain Dave Winkler
Dave Winkler is a Senior Captain and Franchise
Co-Owner of Sea Tow Boston. With over 30 years experience,
as a marine professional, in the Boston area, Dave is uniquely
suited to perform his duties at Sea Tow Boston.
Dave is a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Merchant
Mariner. He currently hold a 100 Ton Master Near Coastal of
Auxilary Sail with Commercial Assistance Towing and Radar
Observer Unlimited endorsements. He is a PADI certified SCUBA
diver, a certified Oil Spill responder, a OMC certified outboard
mechanic and a Sea Tow certified Salvage Master.
Captain Dave primarily oversees the Membership
program administration duties for the Sea Tow Boston Franchise
along with assisting in the ongoing training and certification
of Sea Tow Boston Captains.
Dave also enjoys working in the Communications
Dispatch Center on busy weekends. "As a Licensed Captain
that actually works the Boston area, I feel I bring a unique
perspective to the job of Dispatcher;" Dave says. "It's
a great feeling to be able to visualize the problem a member
is having, talk them through it and get them back underway."
Dave's ability to visualize a problem and assist a boater
over the radio has saved quite a few members a long tow. "That's
what Sea Tow is about;" Dave continues, "Asisting
members, any way we can. It's not just about towing!"
Dave is also I life long sailor. He currently
ownes a Star Class One-Design sailboat and a Catalina 30 sloop.
Unfortunatly, being a Sea Tow Captain doesn't leave him much
time to sail in the summer. You can usually catch him out
there on Wednesday nights, however, for the PHRF or local