Welcome! We are glad to have you here.
Take a look around and come visit us and all
the specialists at the Noank Shipyard and
Seaport Marine booth at the
Hartford Boat and Fishing Show
NEWS Flash!! We are going to be offering a
new smart series of retracting thrusters to
service vessels in the 28 to 85 foot range. Stay
tuned for more details!
"When we install a Lewmar bow or stern thruster, novice skippers gain the confidence and control they seek and experienced captains become ROCKSTARS!"
-NEBT founder Bill Jennings
Quality sales, service and installation of bow thrusters and stern thrusters from Maine to Annapolis and out to the Great Lakes.
Our mission is to make boating safer and more fun. You know what the gas dock is like on a busy summer weekend, right? How about waiting in a congested waterway for the bridge to open on a windy day? Ever had your buddy tell you it was just a "tap" only later to find a section of rub rail is missing and you can't find your dog? OK thats a little over the top but a thruster helps take the edge out of situations like these. Spending any time at all stressing when it comes to docking and tight situations (or worse, crashing into the dock or your neighbor during windy or current laden conditions) is replaced with time spent making great memories on the water.
Make no mistake though, thrusters are NOT just for the novice. Seasoned captains are enjoying the benefits of a thruster as well and dispelling the notion they are "sissy sticks". In fact we install more thrusters for experienced boaters than the newly initiated. Why? Its just plain easier and more convenient to run the vessel. Lost time on the water is a thing of the past if you find yourself short handed. Inexperienced guests and crew are not an issue and with the advent of wireless thruster controls, picking up a mooring is performed effortlessly and with minimal hand signals. Tired of tugging on dock lines so you can board? Use the standard wireless controls and push the boat to you! The benefits of a thruster are as varied as the people who enjoy them.
New England Bow Thruster has earned the trust and respect of many boat and yacht owners and has been requested to expand that trust into the OEM market. Our thruster manufacturer, Lewmar, chooses NEBT for the training and certification of manufacturers in the proper and efficient installation of thrusters on the assembly line. If you are looking at buying a boat with a factory installed Lewmar thruster, chances are NEBT did the factory training and installation certification.
Based in picturesque Mystic, CT, home of Mystic Seaport Musuem (the largest maritime museum in the U.S.), New England Bow Thruster serves private boat owners, yacht yards, boat builders and dealers from Maine to Annapolis and out to the mid west. You will find our service and knowledge to be outstanding.