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About the Sea Tow Foundation

In 2007, Sea Tow Services International received 501(c)(3) nonprofit status for creation of a national public service organization entitled Sea Tow Foundation. Created by Sea Tow founder, Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer, the Sea Tow Foundation promotes safe boating practices and educational initiatives that directly reduce accidents, fatalities and property damage related to recreational boating.

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Sea Tow Foundation Programs

The Boating Safety Challenge has been presented to thousands of boaters at boat shows across the country. This interactive effort not only teaches each participant about boating safety concepts in a fun way, but it also provides rewards to the participants like t-shirts and other gifts.

In the last 3 years, the Sea Tow Foundation has provided over 12,000 life jackets to recreational boaters via Life Jacket Loaner programs established by local Sea Tow Captains. Without this program, many boaters would not have had the proper life jackets for all of their passengers.

Sea Tow Foundation Partnerships

The Sea Tow Foundation works closely with the U.S. Coast Guard as well as a number of both for-profit and non-profit organizations to convey the safe boating message to the nation’s recreational boaters.

As a non-profit organization, the Sea Tow Foundation relies solely on grant funding and donations to carry out its mission. There is much more that the Sea Tow Foundation would like to do to make boating safer, including launching a nationwide boating and alcohol awareness campaign, but we can only do these things if we have the proper funding. Please consider supporting the Sea Tow Foundation by making a tax-deductible donation on their website ( Together, we can make sure that boating continues to be a safe and enjoyable pastime for everyone.

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