New C-Tow capability in Oakville

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Capt. Michael Naumetz, proud new operator of C-Tow Oakville has a background vessel restoration and repair. Currently nearing completion of a 40ft houseboat, which will be used as on the water accommodations,” living on the water will allow for a very rapid response to vessels in need” said Captain Mike.

C-TOW offers on-water Unlimited Towing Memberships for Boaters; power, sail, or anglers for $100 per year. A boater without C-Tow service could weather costs of $750 per tow if privately contracted, some paying in the thousands out of pocket.

Surrounding C-Tow locations are Niagara and Toronto C-Tow operators, which rounds out extensive C-Tow coverage across Lake Ontario. C-Tow, founded in 1984, has locations across Ontario, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and BC.

“Embarking on a new venture, a full time job on the water is a dream come true” says Captain Mike. “We hold safety and professional courtesy in priority” when asked about his mindset proceeding the upcoming season. 

Lake Ontario is a recreational paradise. Mariners like to get the most out of their boating season and accidents can happen, especially with the unpredictability of the last few years on Lake Ontario with the rising water levels and the unusually low levels the years before, navigating these waters can be treacherous. Captains Mike’s vessel is rigged for towing, jump starts, fuel delivery and soft ungrounding

Boaters can reach any C-Tow vessel by calling directly as (888) 419 CTOW(2869) toll-free 24/7 Dispatch Centre, or via smartphone using the C-TOW App. More information can be found at

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