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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 fleet races.



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