Some of the best things about our job is
even though we’re out all day working hard towing people, it’s the immediate
gratification we get of going out and helping people; making sure they get home safely. It’s really a win-win for all of us.
I like being a TowBoatUS captain for many reasons. I like the environment, and I enjoy being out on the water. I enjoy being on boats, so I found a way
to actually make money doing it (laughs). It’s very peaceful to be out on the
water. I’ve seen dolphins while I’ve been out there; I see cownose rays swim by; I see countless fish; I see blue crabs swimming
by; I mean, it’s an amazing spectacle. There’s an opportunity to help someone,
and we can fulfill that need and make sure that they’re safe, and
take care of them. They seemed grateful often, and that’s a nice
feeling. At the end of the day, every single
person that we come in contact with – every member is so grateful to see us, to
hear us on the phone, and to know that they made the right choice.
They’re members of BoatUS for a reason and when we come, we show up, we’re there on time, we do what we need to do, and we treat them with professional
courtesy. We take good care of their boats and their families. It just makes
us feel really great that we can help them. They show us how much they
appreciate BoatUS every day.