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Captain Steve Winkler


Steve Winkler is the Senior Captain and Franchise Co-Owner of Sea Tow Boston. With over 50 years experience, as a marine professional, in the Boston area, Steve is uniquely suited to perform his duties at Sea Tow Boston.

Capt. Steve is a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Merchant Mariner. Originally licensed in 1967 with an OUPV (Six Pack), he currently holds 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 certified outboard mechanic and a Sea Tow Salvage Master.

Captain Winkler primarily oversees the day to day administration of the Sea Tow Franchise along with the training and certification of all the Sea Tow Boston Captains. Although quite a bit of his time is spent behind the scenes, Capt. Steve makes the time to routinely get underway and assist disabled boaters. Each year Capt. Steve will normally get underway for and assist about 200 disabled boaters. "Frankly, I just realy enjoy being on the water and assisting people," he says, "it's the reason I got into Sea Tow in the first place."

Captain Winkler also Lectures on the Assistance Towing Industry and the Sea Tow Membership program whenever he gets a chance. If you have a marine related group that need a speaker or If your Yacht Club or Marina is thinking about starting a Sea Tow "Group Membership" plan just contact Sea Tow Boston for Steve's availability.



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