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TowBoatUS Beaufort

Captain Joseph Rogers has never been too far from a boat the majority of his life. Joseph’s introduction to boating started with sailing on his family's Hobie Cat and progressed to larger powerboats. Most of his employment to date has been in the Marine Industry, so his new position as Full Time Captain of a TowBoatUS vessel was a natural extension of his ability and previous skills.

Capt Joseph has lived and boated in the area for over 10 years and is most familiar with the waters of the Salter Path area through Cape Lookout. You can generally find Capt Joseph patrolling the waters of the Crystal Coast from Pine Knoll Shores to Cape Lookout; covering Atlantic Beach, Morehead City and the Beaufort areas through Harkers Island.

Joseph stays active in his off time by sailing, exercising, backpacking, and cooking.

About the Owner

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Capt Lee Sykes is current President / Owner / Operator of the company and has been in the towing and marine salvage business since 2005. Prior to joining TowBoatUS as a Tow Captain in 2006, Capt Sykes was running his own fishing charter boat. An avid fisherman himself Capt Sykes has always enjoyed being on the water. Helping boaters that need assistance just seemed like an easy extension of his experience and background on the waters of the Crystal Coast.

In January of 2010, 2011, and 2014 Captain Sykes was awarded the BoatUS Annual Woody Pollack Memorial Certificate at the Annual BoatUS Conference. The award is given to TowBoatUS Captains who demonstrate actions above and beyond the call of duty during a heroic rescue or life saving case. Capt Sykes is never far from a VHF radio and with his fleet of boats within yards of the office, he can meet most boaters emergency rescue needs.

At the Annual BoatUS Conference TowBoatUS Beaufort has been awarded the Membership Achievement Award for outstanding membership sales in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016!!!!!!! We would like to thank the many boaters that signed up and rely on TowBoatUS to be there when they need towing assistance. Today we represent over 600,000 Members. As a BoatUS Member you are part of a family committed to boating safety, education, and the preservation of waterways for generations to come. There is strength in our numbers, and our hands on approach ensures that with any of our services - you always get more than what you pay for!

Capt Sykes is originally from Mt Olive, NC and has been residing on the Crystal Coast since 2003. He spends his off time "perfecting" his fishing skills. Capt Sykes also is available for speaking engagements on such topics as inland and off-shore fishing, as well as trends in the towing and salvage business.

Capt Sykes is married to Kristen Smith and have one daughter - Charli. What a beuatiful crew Lee has!
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Towing On-the-Water Assistance We are available 24 hours-a-day, 365 days a year.  Our comprehensive towing package insures your peace-of-mind.

 

Salvage Sinkings, hard groundings, etc.We have the equipment and expertise to help "rescue" your boat.  Sinkings, hard groundings, and more are what we do.

Environmental Services Rapid Response TimesOur professionally trained and experienced personel helps minimize environmental impact. On-the-water and on-land.