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Sea Tow RESPONDER is a 26' Twin-Vee Commercial Assistance Fast Response Towing & Salvage Vessel.  She is ACAPT certified and inspected by C-PORT, the assistance towing industry association of record, to perform Coastal Assistance Towing.

The RESPONDER was custom built by Sea Tow Boston in 2006 to meet the specific needs of an Assistance Towing Vessel in the waters of Boston Harbor. The twin hull catamaran design allows a very stable, fast and smooth ride through the close chop and confused waters often found in the Boston area. The RESPONDER was also designed to carry an astonishing amount of equipment in it's jumbo pilot house. (see the list below)

Sea Tow captains often are on patrol and responding to cases for 8-10 hours at a time on a busy summer day. Functionality of the onboard systems and crew comfort were major concerns when designing the captains work station in the pilot house. All the equipment: VHF radios, digital direction finders, chart plotters, radar, depth sounders, cell phones, loud hailers as well as the switches for the various lights that the captain must operate while underway were custom placed in the pilot house to make his job safer, easier and more efficient.

In fact a "state-of-the-art" communication headset with a noise canceling mic was installed to minimize the ambient noise level on the RESPONDER. This Piratecom system integrates both VHF radios, the stereo, and the cell phone into one headset and a high quality microphone. It reduces the ambient noise level by about 90% and severely reduces operator fatigue, while still allowing him to clearly hear and use his communication equipment.

The RESPONDER and it's sister boats RESCUE 2 and RESCUE 3 have allowed Sea Tow Boston Captains to service Sea Tow Members quickly, efficiently and safely in modern purpose built vessels.





  2' 6"



DOC. #:

  N/A, State Registered


  280 HP, Twin Suzuki 140 hp four stroke engines


  Max. 38 knots, Cruise 30


  120 Gallons, in two 60 gal tanks.


  20 hours @ 70% capacity


  2015 ACAPT Certified and Inspected for Coastal Rescue Towing by C-PORT


  • (1) ICOM 504 VHF-FM Radio, DSC integrated
  • (1) ICOM 502 VHF-FM Radio.
  • (1) Standard VLH-3000 Integrated Loud Hailer & Fog signals
  • (1) Simrad/Taiyo, TD L1500A, Automatic Digital Direction Finder
  • (1) Piratecom, integrated noise canceling communication head set
  • (1) Raymarine C-120 12" Digital Chart Plotter/ Radar, multifunction display
  • (1) Raymarine ST-40 Depth Sounder,
  • (1) Ritchie 4" Compass
  • (1) Azimuth 1000 Digital Compass


  • (1) Welded Aluminum Light Mast,
  • (1) Set COLREGS Aqua Signal Series 40 Nav. Lights & Towing Lights,
  • (1) Whelan, Red / Amber, Public Assistance Strobe Light.
  • (1) Welded Aluminum 2.5" Tow Post,
  • (1) Welded Aluminum Tow Bar,
  • (3) 5 Gallon, Fuel (Gasoline) Transfer Containers
  • (1) 5 Gallon, Fuel (Diesel) Transfer Container
  • (1) Briggs & Stratton 5 hp 2" salvage pump with hoses,
  • (1) Rule 1.5" Electric (12 VDC) Dewatering Pump, 
  • (1) Jumpstart Custom Remote Starting System
  • (1) 80 Cubic Ft. SCUBA Tank with assorted gear,
  • (2) 2000 # Sub Salve Pneumatic lift Bags
  • (1) Sub Salve 3' tank whip for remote filling.
  • (1) 300' 7/8" Main Towing Hawser,
  • (1) 60' 7/8" Two Leg Towing Bridle,
  • (1) 300' 3/4" Secondary Towing Hawser,
  • (3) A-3 24" Fender Balls,
  • (2) A-2 16" Docking Fender Balls
  • (1) Salvage Damage Control (DC) Kit.
  • (1) Repair Tool Kit,

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