About Tow BOATU.S. Lake Lewisville
Capt. Bob Harris is US Coast Guard licensed and carries a Masters 100-ton with towing certification. Much like an auto club for boaters, TowBoatU.S. offers on-the-water towing plans for freshwater boaters and anglers for just $72 a year.
TowBoatU.S. has been operating on the lake since 2007. “TowBoatU.S. Lake Lewisville remains a 24/7 on-the-water assistance company that will get you back to a launch ramp or marina when your boat won’t get you there,” said Capt. Harris. "The lake can be challenging," says Harris. “The lake can go from a dead calm to over 40 knots of wind in just minutes and catch a lot of folks off guard.”
The company’s response boat is a 27-foot Boston Whaler Challenger with a red hull and “TowBoatU.S.” in white letters along her sides. It is fully rigged for towing and salvage work, carrying extra fuel and engine fluids, pumps, dive gear and extended jumper cables. TowBoatU.S. Lake Lewisville may be called 24 hours a day at 972-757-5004, or through the BoatU.S. toll-free dispatch service at 800-391-4869, or by hailing on VHF Channel 16. To see the location on a map, go to BoatUS.com/lakelewisville.
TowBoatU.S. Lake Lewisville currently has 4 response boats and 8 captains. Be sure and give us a wave whenever you see us on the lake. We promise to have the friendliest and professional captains.
Harris is also a member of Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), which in addition to offering on-the-water and roadside assistance towing plans, also offers boat insurance programs and is the nation’s advocate for recreational boaters. “I’ve known the value of BoatUS membership long before I started towing boats,” he says with a smile.
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