Bausch-American Towers


BAT welderAbout BAT

Founded by Charlie Bausch in 1977, Bausch-American Towers (BAT) has represented the pinnacle of excellence in sportfishing tower design and fabrication for over three decades. Charlie BauschCharlie's son, Tim, took over the helm in 1999 after honing his skills for many years under his father's watchful eyes. In 2001, Tim moved the operation to American Custom Yachts' 63-acre marine service facility located on the Okeechobee Waterway in Stuart, Florida. The Stuart operation encompasses a covered yacht port for the installation of electronics and accessories, accommodating vessels up to 120 feet in length with a 52-foot clearance.

The demand for Bausch-American Towers' craftsmanship has grown worldwide, with projects as far away as Taiwan, Brazil and New Zealand.

BAT has assembled a team of marine tower experts with a combined experience of over 100 years in the industry. Whether designing a custom tower and accessories package for a new boat or retrofitting an existing vessel, you can be sure that the "Bausch-American Towers will create a solution that is both eye-catching and functional.

Tim BauschTim Bausch - President

You could say that Tim Bausch was born into the marine tower business. While in high school, he worked after school and weekends in his father's boat yard and tower fabricating shop. In a few short years, he went from scraping and painting bottoms to learning all aspects of the marine service industry. After high school, Tim enrolled in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. His ambition was to learn how to work on airplanes and then convert this knowledge to the marine manufacturing and service industry. Upon his return to Port Salerno, Tim rejoined the family business with a goal to expand the tower business. Tim eventually took over the business and founded Bausch Towers in 1999. In 2001, Tim was offered the opportunity to expand the business further by partnering up with American Custom Yachts (ACY). Bausch-American Towers was created and the tower facility moved to the ACY property on the Okeechobee Waterway, offering unlimited access from the entire eastern seaboard and the Gulf of Mexico. Today, Tim oversees tower installations worldwide with recent installations in Taiwan and Brazil.