Sea Tow Miami

Our Team & Boats

You may rest assured that your vessel will be in good hands due to the trained and committed captains we have on staff. Our corporate commitment to safety and customer satisfaction has helped make us the leading and most respected marine assistance provider in the world. Our captains are standing by 24/7 to assist our members both on and off the water. Give us a call any time we can help or just to say hello!
Capt. Chris Smith
Owner
Our Captains and Crew
  • Fernando Sordo - Captain
    • Capt. Fernando Sordo is a US Coast Guard licensed captain and holds a 100-ton Master License. He is also Sea Tow Miami’s primary diver. He was born in San Turce, Puerto Rico and has one child. Capt. Fernando joined Sea Tow Miami in March 2010. Capt. Fernando regularly patrols the South Miami area and most usually near the Government Cut Inlet. Capt. Fernando grew up on boats and has always had a love of the water. He enjoys working for Sea Tow Miami because he likes the hands on experience and truly enjoys helping others.

  • Brett Sternbach - Captain
    • Capt. Brett Sternbach is a US Coast Guard licensed captain & holds a 100-ton Master License. He was born in Queens, New York and is married with three children. Capt Brett joined Sea Tow Miami on April 21, 2009. Capt. Brett regularly patrols the Haulover Inlet area here in Miami.  He has been involved in boating his entire life; ironically, his first time passing through the Haulover Inlet was when he was just 3 years old. Capt. Brett spent 25 years as an Automobile Technician and left because the industry had changed and it was no longer enjoyable for him. That is when he decided to join our team here at Sea Tow Miami which has allowed him to be out in the sun, go out on the water daily, and assist his fellow boaters.

  • Chris Smith - Owner / Captain
    • Capt. Chris Smith is a US Coast Guard licensed captain and owner of the Sea Tow Miami franchise. Born and raised in Miami, FL, specifically on the Miami River, Capt. Chris has intimate knowledge of the Miami area waters. He owned and managed commercial fishing vessels and boat rental companies in Miami Beach and the Florida Keys prior to making his start in the Sea Tow network in Key Largo, FL in 2006. Capt. Chris can be found sometimes out on the water enjoying the day but mostly chained to his desk in the office. Feel free to stop by anytime if you have any questions or would just like to chat

  • Chris McBride - Captain
    • Capt. Chris McBride is a US Coast Guard licensed captain & holds a 50-ton Master License.  He was born in Mount Vernon, Illinois and has three children. Capt. McBride joined Sea Tow Miami in April 2010. Capt. McBride regularly patrols the South Beach area here in Miami. He was raised in a boating environment and frequently as a child his family would take him fishing.  Being out on a boat with his family is where his passion for boating started. Capt. McBride enjoys working out on the water and working for Sea Tow Miami because it is an internationally known company with years of experience and credibility behind it.

Our Boats
  • 28' Commercial Zodiac RIB
    • The primary vessel that Sea Tow Miami relies on is our 28’ Zodiac Rigid Hull Inflatable. Custom built by Zodiac Hurricane and delivered in 2011, this unsinkable vessel is constructed out of commercial grade fiberglass with inflatable pontoons. It’s powered by twin 250 HP Yamaha outboard engines. This unique vessel allows us excellent maneuverability, in extremely shallow water, while still maintaining control and having tremendous power available. Top speed is over 65 MPH.

  • 24' Commercial Zodiac RIB
    • Sea Tow Miami has (4) additional 24’ quick response salvage vessels also delivered new in 2011 that are custom commercial grade 24’ Zodiac Rigid Hull Inflatables. Each vessel is powered by a 225HP Suzuki outboard. All are capable of speeds in excess of 50 MPH. These highly versatile RHI vessels are able to come along side distressed vessels in rough sea conditions and provide an excellent stable working platform.