Burlington Harbor Launch and Tow
Locally Owned and Operated-Licensed and Insured
HL&T is a locally owned and operated Marine Service company providing Emergency Marine Towing, Marine Salvage, Fuel and Oil spill cleanup, Mooring and Diving Services, and Overland Boat transport services to boaters in Vermont and New York state.
HL&T Marnie operations are in service from March 1st until November 15th every year. We also offer several land based Marine services year round.
HL&T works with several local organizations to provide services and support to Boaters, Property Owners, and Businesses in the Marine Service Industry. We, like many of our partners, work hard to provide needed services at reasonable rates that meet the expectations of our customers.
HL&T works hard to make sure that our boats and equipment are running efficiently and clean to limit the impact of our operations on the marine environment. This is our favorite place and we are lucky to work and call Lake Champlain our home, so we work hard to make sure we are doing the best we can to work efficiently and effectively.
Located on the Burlington Waterfront, HL&T was established by Mike Hendrickson in 2019. Mike has lived and worked in Vermont and on Lake Champlain all of his life.
"I have considered leaving Vermont and the lake many times in my life, but I will never leave Lake Champlain, it is my most special place."
"Belle", our little tower, is an 1976 Angler 18' with a 90 hp Yamaha Outboard and tow bar. We found "Belle" in the back of an old abandoned power plant. It took a winter of grinding, painting, wiring, and working out the engine before we got her in the water. HL&T uses "Belle" for small vessel tows, refuels, jumpstarts, and of course harbor cruising.
Big "MAE" is a 1999 C-Hawk 22' with a 175 hp Yamaha Outboard and a robust towing bar. In 2021 HL&T decided to add another purpose towing boat to the operation. The boat is set up for hard grounding and submerged salvages, diving support, towing, and is equipped with a bow lifting crane for light duty Marine work. We will be using "MAE" for long distance and rapid response towing all over Lake Champlain this season.
"Rachel Z" is a 2005 Penga 26' with a 125 hp Cummins/Merc inboard/outboard motor. HL&T has had the pleasure to have this boat as a part of the operations since the start of our operations in 2019. We have worked in partnership with the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center to have this boat as part of our operations and we couldn't be happier with it. We use the "Rachel Z" for long distance and large vessel towing.
Fast response Marine Salvage, Diving, Push Boat, Marine Spill Clean up, and Installation
Steel Hull 9000 lbs
2500 lbs. bow lifting capacity
1000 lbs. Port/Starboard lifting capacity
Lift Bag equipped with compressors up to 20,000 lbs.
Mobile Marine services able to service all of Lake Champlain, Vermont, NY and all bodies of water accessible by boat ramp launching. Please call for details and service features.