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
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.