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Smith Mountain Lake

B Jones picBruce grew up sailing on the Chesapeake Bay out of Annapolis  MD, and is a 1983 graduate of Va Tech with a BS in Industrial Forestry. Since 1996 he has held a 25 Ton Masters Inland License including Auxiliary Sail and OUPV Near Coastal with a Assistance Towing endorsement.  He is also a PADI certified Divemaster. Bruce has worked as a delivery captain on the east coast and lives in Roanoke Virginia. He stays busy as a Scoutmaster for Troop 50 in Roanoke and is helping keep the VISA sailing club running on Smith Mountain Lake. Bruce also owns a Catalina 30 that he uses as his "Smith Mountain Lake Headquaters Office" when working weekends on the lake. When he is not towing for TowBoatUS Smith Mt Lake, he operates a home remodeling company specializing in kitchen remodeling.

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.