Service & Parts


Carolina Bow Thruster (CBT) has over 30 years’ experience in servicing marine bow and stern thrusters, stabilizers, engine controls, windlasses and other electrical and hydraulic control systems that improve your boating experience.  We service most every brand and have experience with them all.  In addition we are very familiar with most boat manufacturers and models.

Conveniently located to all New England, Long Island and Carolina marinas and boatyards, we make every effort to minimize your boating downtime, respect the value of the time you have to enjoy your boat and schedule away from precious weekend days. Our experience makes it easier for us to arrive at your boat with all of the tools and parts we need to make our service appointments a one stop event.  We do our best to honor our schedule and communicate with you quickly when the inevitable unforeseen events occur that might put a hitch in our best laid plans.

In addition to fast access to a stock of parts and a network of distributors, CBT can fabricate its own parts – often a key to quick turnarounds and servicing certain foreign boats with long parts lead-times.

CBT can also help do-it-yourself services by helping to identify and supplying the right parts when you are unsure of what is needed.

Call or contact us to schedule a service appointment or discuss your service and parts needs today.

Pyrogen Fire Suppression Systems 

Carolina Bow Thruster is the exclusive U.S. East Coast distributor for Pyrogen Fire Suppression sales, installation & service – including annual re-certifications.

Pyrogen is the world’s first aerosol fire extinguishing system. It is the most advanced fire suppression system on the marine market and provides these significant benefits:

  • 3 times more effective in extinguishing properties than Halon by volume
  • It is very environmentally friendly
  • No pressurized cylinders or piping – Pyrogen canisters are zero pressure
  • The smallest and lightest fire extinguishing system available
  • Simple wiring and installation
  • Pyrogen produces no aggressive acids, chlorine or bromides & doesn't deplete oxygen during suppression
  • Long service life – 7 years for marine applications
  • Compact and aesthetically pleasing dash mounting control unit

Even a small fire at sea or on a waterway can have serious consequences if it isn't extinguished immediately. Portable fire extinguishers are well suited for smaller fires in the galley or the accommodation spaces. In the engine compartment it can be difficult to use a portable unit as it requires that the operator get uncomfortably close to the hot oil fire flames and it may be difficult to get close enough to the source of the fire. With a Pyrogen fixed fire extinguishing system you don't have to access the engine room or lift a hatch, and thereby increase the fire intensity. All that is needed to extinguish even the most severe engine or bilge fire is to push two buttons. As a fail-safe, the Pyrogen fire extinguishing system activates automatically when the sensor cable in the engine area reaches 105 degrees C.

Give us a call or fill out this contact form for a free consultation and quote.  You can also request re-certifications for your existing Pyrogen system.

OEM Bow Thruster Installation

Carolina Bow Thruster is the OEM installation resource utilized by trusted boat manufacturers such as Regulator Marine and Tidewater Boats.

We design the bow thruster installation kit and process for each manufacturer so that it seamlessly fits with their unique boat design, fabrication and assembly sequence.  In addition, we work out a communication and work plan with the OEM’s production control planners so that our crew can be on the factory floor ready to go as needed. And, of course, our work is performed to the quality and workmanship standards that each OEM expects.

With Carolina Bow Thruster’s unique cooperative approach an OEM boat manufacturer can easily add bow thrusters as a factory installed option.

Why leave opportunities on the table? Contact us today to find out how easily bow thrusters can be added to your customer option list and factory process.