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                    Sea Tow Awards New Pennsylvania and Georgia Franchises
                        Announces New Ownership at Three Existing Locations

Southold, N.Y., Feb. 11, 2010 – Sea Tow Services International Inc. (Miami Boat Show Booth
#S40), the world’s largest and only international marine assistance company, today announced the
opening of new franchises on Lake Raystown in Huntington County, Pa., and Clarks Hill Lake (J.
Strom Thurmond Lake) along the Georgia-South Carolina border. Owned by The Patt Organization
(Josh Patt), Sea Tow Raystown Lake is based at Lake Raystown Resort and Sea Tow Clarks
Hill Lake marks the fourth franchise to be developed by Capt. Howie Kaplan. The franchise is co-
owned by Capt. Jon Gridley.

The company also announced the sale and transfer of ownership of three existing locations. Sea
Tow Myrtle Beach (S.C.) is now under the ownership of Capt. Douglas Dougherty, a lifelong
boater and professional captain who brings with him more than two years experience as a captain at
Sea Tow Freeport (N.Y.). Sea Tow Galveston (Texas) is now under the ownership of Galveston
natives Christina and Capt. Billy Kern, who has ten years experience in the marine industry. Capt.
Howie Kaplan also recently took over the Sea Tow Kerr-Gaston Lake (N.C.) franchise.

“In a struggling economy, franchising presents entrepreneurs with the opportunity to establish new
businesses while being supported by a well established brand,” Capt. Tim Wilson, Sea Tow’s vice
president of franchise development and sales said. “We are proud to welcome these new owners
into the Sea Tow network and look forward to supporting them as they offer a critical service to the
marine industry and boating community at large.”

Sea Tow Kerr-Gaston Lake, Sea Tow Clarks Hill Lake, Sea Tow Myrtle Beach and Sea Tow
Galveston are open and operational. Sea Tow Raystown Lake opens May 1.

About Sea Tow:
Sea Tow Services International, Inc. is the nation’s leading marine assistance provider. Founded in 1983 by Chairman & CEO
Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer, Sea Tow now serves over 160,000 members at over 100 locations throughout the United States,
Australia, Bahamas, Europe and Puerto Rico. For a full list of membership benefits, or to inquire about becoming a Sea Tow
Services International franchisee, please visit

For more information, please contact: Emily Corman, Corporate Communications Dept. – or
(800) 473-2869 x3136.


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