32 years of assisting boaters on the Chesapeake Bay. Hard work, integrity and communication, mixed with a bit of brackish water has been our key to success.
Here’s a few fun facts:
-We are a woman owned business.
-Locally owned and operated on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, we are a family operation fortunate enough to work with some of the best captain’s on the Bay. (Shout out to Capt. Trevor for over 14 years as Head Captain)
-When we opened in 1989, our boats were green. We became affiliated with BoatUS in 1991 and have had red boats ever since.
-Boating and water safety are paramount to our business.
We would like to extend a special thank you to all of the local businesses with whom we have great working relationships, the boaters who have entrusted us to get them home safely, and last but not least, the entire Tow Jamm crew whose dedication and grit has made this all possible. Here’s to the next 32 years!
Tow Jamm Marine started in 1989 with 2 people, Mary & Bill Gilmer and 1 green towboat. At the time, there was not a big presence of marine assistance towing & salvage on the Chesapeake like there is today. We began 24/7 assistance for boaters and the rest has been history. In 1991 we signed a contract with BoatUS to become affiliated with the nations largest on-water towing fleet. We continued to grow our fleet and our captains with the mission to provide safe, reliable and quality service to boaters in need. We owe our success to our customers, local marine businesses (marinas, boat yards,mechanics), word of mouth and more (too many of you to list!). Because of your support over the years, you’ve helped a small business grow, add employees, support families and the local marine economy and beyond. For this, we thank you and you have our word that we will always be ready, 24/7, to come to your assistance. (Mary & Bill’s grandchildren are now growing up as 3rd generation towboaters!) The boating world is small and when you support local businesses, it has a positive effect throughout the community. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you! We look forward to serving you for decades to come. To the other small businesses, we support you and commend you for your dedication.
Few people know the Chesapeake Bay and it’s waterways as well as Tow Jamm’s very own Fleet Captain, Trevor Hammon. Trevor is a local captain, waterman and waterfowl hunting guide. His knowledge of the Eastern Shore and it’s tributaries are second to none. Capt. Trevor has handpicked some of his favorite anchorages and we are sharing them so that you can enjoy fall boating to the fullest.
From North to South:
*Before anchoring, please check the weather forecast, the tides and local charts of the area to familiarize yourself. Be sure you set your anchor with the appropriate scope ratio and turn on your anchor light if you are staying overnight. You are responsible for your boat and the safety of you and your guests aboard. For more information or questions, please contact us at email@example.com or 410-745-3000. Happy Boating!
Tow Jamm Marine is excited to welcome Capt. Ryan aboard the team. Capt. Ryan brings years of experience, spanning from his time in the Navy, marine construction, dive master and as an engineer. Capt. Ryan holds a 100 ton USCG license with endorsements. He excels in communication, boat handling and places safety and logistics as top priority. Capt. Ryan’s skillset and upbeat, professional attitude are a great asset to Tow Jamm Marine and we look forward to continuing to provide the best marine assistance to boaters on the Chesapeake.
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TowBoatUS: Boaters Expected To Hit Season Opener in Record Numbers
On-water towing fleet could reach record volume of dispatches
for boater assistance this Memorial Day holiday weekend
SPRINGFIELD, Va., May 19, 2020 – Recreating outdoors has become an important survival tool in the era of the coronavirus pandemic, and recreational boaters are no different. The nationwide on-water towing fleet with more than 600 red response vessels, TowBoatUS, expects this Memorial Day holiday weekend to be a busy one, responding to an increased number of requests for assistance by recreational boaters.
“While there are some locations where recreational boating hasn’t quite returned yet, those will be the exception this Memorial Day weekend,” said BoatUS Vice President of Towing Services John Condon. “Boating is an approved activity and boaters are social distancing, so we believe they will be on the water in a big way, trying to get to back to what’s familiar and enjoyable with the family.”
Condon predicts calls for assistance over VHF channel 16, cellphone and via the time-saving BoatUS App by recreational boaters experiencing engine breakdowns, dead batteries, running aground or needing a tow home will be up 20%. “We think that’s a conservative number,” he added.
Calls for assistance to BoatUS’s 24-hour dispatch is a traditional barometer of the nation’s on-water boating activity.
To prevent having to call TowBoatUS for help, ensure your boat is ready to go and spring commissioning is fully completed. Breakdowns this early in the season are often attributed to rushing to get the boat in the water.
If you’re trailering to the launch ramp for the first time, BoatUS dispatch reports the No. 1 request for roadside Trailer Assist service is for flat tires/no spare. Wheel bearings and trailer axle troubles follow, so be sure all three of these are up to snuff before you go.
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