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
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