Bow Thrusters

Has anyone installed a bow thruster on their 380? If so, any details with the installation would be helpful. Cost, brand, effectiveness, etc.

380, hull 375

I spoke to New England Bow Thrusters at the Newport Boat Show.  Their verbal quote was $8000-$8500.  He seemed to be very familar with the Catalina 380.  They are based in Groton CT

Harlan Shakun
Morning Star

We were also at the show and talked to Floridabowthrusters for a quote of about $6700 installing a Vetus BOW55 121 lbf./12 volt bow thruster .  We were looking for anyone who had installed a thruster and/or had experience with  Floridabowthruster.
We also requested a quote from New England Bow Thruster, but have yet to receive a quote.  We are located in Groton Ct.

2003, 380, hull 375

My bow thruster was installed in 2007 by Engineered Marine Systems in Annapolis.  The total cost

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