Captain Chris Parker’s journey is rooted in a rich family history of boating, having spent his formative years around the waters of the James River in Richmond. His passion for the sea was further kindled when he and his family relocated to the Northern Neck. Initially working with TowBoatU.S. from Reedville and Gwynn’s Island, it didn’t take long for Chris to realize that his true calling was on the water. Taking over the Reedville location marked the beginning of his dedicated maritime career, which soon expanded to include vessels at Buzzard Point Marina, Whelan’s Marina, and another in Crisfield, Maryland.
Managing four distinct ports grants Chris and his proficient crew the ability to respond swiftly and efficiently to a wide range of marine situations, even necessitating the trailering of boats to access points as required.
Captain Chris Parker’s competence and composure on the water are qualities that have made him an invaluable asset to boaters in need. His wife, Katie, acknowledges his unwavering calm, which instills a sense of safety and trust in all those who venture with him.
The Parkers take great pride in what Sandy Point Marine Services offers, including round-the-clock towing, boat brokerage, concierge services, and crew boat transports for on-water construction projects. Their commitment to the community is evident, with Chris noting, “You don’t want to have to use our towing services, but when you need us, you know you’ll be well taken care of. For our members, it’s peace of mind.” Sandy Point Marine Services embodies trust, reliability, and a genuine commitment to ensuring that boaters navigate the waterways with the assurance that help is always at hand.