Southern Marine Towing & Salvage LLC (TowBoatU.S. Chickamauga Lake) was founded in 2008 by Shane and Stacey O’Neal.
As avid recreational boaters, they recognized the need for a professional towing service on the water when they became stranded on the water and didn’t know who to call.
The initial operation was based out of Island Cove Marina with a single boat, a 1978 20’ Continental Center Console. Island Cove Marina remains one of our home ports to this day.
Since 2008, we have experienced tremendous growth including the addition of 13 more boats to our fleet, two fully stocked salvage trailers, several support vehicles, and 8 additional ports.
We currently operate on a major section of the Tennessee River, specifically Chickamauga Lake, Guntersville Lake, Watts Bar Lake, and Nickajack Lake.
We pride ourselves as being the fastest growing towing company in the BoatU.S. towing services fleet, which has over 600 boats servicing hundreds of ports and waterways coast to coast.
In 2013, two new ports on the Florida Gulf Coast were added. We are excited to begin servicing customers in Destin, Florida and Panama City, Florida!
In 2014, we were proud to add Mexico Beach, Florida to our service ports.