Capt. Ray Holter

TowBoatUS Captain

Captain Ray Holter is retired from 30 years in the Merchant Marines and has been working as a Captain for TowBoatUS Middle River since 2012. He acquired his first deck license in 1978 and his engineer's license in 1981. He currently holds licenses as master of steam or motor vessels of 1600 tons upon oceans, master of towing vessels 1600 tons, chief engineer of steam motor or gas turbine vessels of any horsepower and several endorsements including towing. Captain Ray lives aboard in Baltimore in the summer and in the Florida Keys in the winter and agrees with the Water Rat that “there is nothing absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”