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This is a great (love) story about how one of those locations, TowBoatUS Lake Chickamauga, Tennessee, got their start in the business when their owners, Capt. Shane ONeal and Stacey ONeal, pawned Staceys wedding ring to buy their first red towboat. Watch for the happy ending.
Lake Chickamauga, Tenn. (PRWEB) February 10, 2014
For a former firefighter low on cash and his new bride, starting an on the water towing business that helps recreational boaters get safely home wasnt easy. It was 2008 and Capt. Shane ONeal had no capital to purchase his first towboat, but his wife, Stacey, did have the wedding ring Shane had given to her. So in an act of love and sacrifice that resonates on this Valentines Day, Stacey gave Shane the ring to sell to a local pawn shop so he could buy the towboat, a 21-foot center console fully rigged for towing and salvage work.
Fast forward to 2014, and today the ONeals are one of the most successful on the water towing companies in the BoatUS nationwide fleet of 300 locations and 600 towboats. After opening their first location on Lake Chickamauga, the ONeals now have nine TowBoatUS locations from Tennessee to Florida and 12 red response boats including the original towboat purchased with funds from the sale of the wedding ring.
However, recently Shane stopped back in the pawnshop to buy some ammo, and while casually looking at the display cases, saw Staceys ring. It had not sold in nearly five years. Youll have to watch the video to see what happens next:
About BoatUS Towing Services:
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation's leading advocate for recreational boaters providing over half a million members with a wide array of consumer services, including on water towing assistance provided by TowBoatUS and Vessel Assist. Combined, these two towing fleets offer boaters, anglers and sailors the worlds largest network of towing ports. Go to http://www.BoatUS.com/towing for more.
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