In 2014, Houghton Marine Service, Inc. celebrated over 35 years servicing Winthrop and Boston Harbors. Winthrop’s only mooring service company, Houghton Marine is known for personalized and responsive customer service while offering great knowledge of the harbors, yacht clubs and marinas in the area. We provide service to over 500 private boat owners and serve most of the marinas in Boston and Winthrop Harbors.
The Iron Eagle, was custom built in Rockport Maine in 2004. It is a 34 foot long aluminum hulled mooring hauler with twin caterpillar diesel engines. Iron Eagle has the capability to lifting 10,000 pounds and along with providing mooring service the mooring hauler has been used to salvage small boats, lift docks for repair, and special customer projects through the years.
Moorings with a mushroom design work best for muddy bottom harbors such as Winthrop and Boston Harbors because they can grab into the mud and then over time sink down and embed into the mud. Although marine chain does last longer in areas that have muddy bottoms, there are environmental and other factors that can affect the wear of the chain.
To get a mooring in Winthrop Harbor, you first must obtain a mooring permit from the Town of Winthrop by calling the assessor’s office at the Winthrop Town Hall at 617-846-2716. There is no wait currently to get a mooring. Once you receive a permit give us a call.
In 2014, Houghton Marine Service, Inc. celebrated over 35 years servicing Winthrop and Boston Harbors. Winthrop's only mooring service company, Houghton Marine is known for personalized and responsive customer service while offering great knowledge of the harbors, yacht clubs and marinas in the area. We provide service to over 500 private boat owners and serve most of the marinas in Boston and Winthrop Harbors.
A family owned and operated business; we pride ourselves in working with our customers to tailor the mooring that is designed specifically for each customer's needs using the best products available in the marine industry while making it affordable whenever possible.
Our primary business is providing our customers with their seasonal mooring service which includes a spring and fall mooring inspection of the mooring equipment, as well as storage of pennants and pick up buoys during the off season. We also design and install new custom-made mooring set ups.
Additional services include: repair of marine tackle when needed, providing small boat salvage that includes seawater pump out service, minor dock repair and custom-made boat pennants and custom-made permanent marina dock lines specific to your boat docking needs.
Inspection and Installation
Service and Repair
Removal and Inspection
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BOSTON —A Coast Guard ice breaker was freed in Winthrop after being stuck in the water for most of the day Monday. The Pendant may have run over a mooring ball that was under the ice, trapping its crew members on board. Watch report “While on their way breaking ice, they pulled up some chain Read more about Coast Guard Ice Breaker gets stuck off Winthrop[…]