Burlington Harbor Launch and Tow
Little "Belle" 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. Last fall HL&T decided to add another purpose towing boat to the operation. We were lucky to find this one out in St. Johnsbury for a reasonable price. It took a winter of grinding, wiring, and set up work to get the boat going, but we are happy to have this one as part of the 2021 fleet. The boat is set up with a lifting bag system for hard grounding and submerged salvages, diving support equipment, and 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.
24 hour Marine Services
Marine Operations are in service from April 15th to October 31st every season
Harbor Launch and Tow is now up and running for the summer of 2021. We are very happy to have the boats running and seeing people getting out on the water again. It was a long winter. Especially if boats are your thing. Wanted to remind everyone to be safe out there. Make sure you have all the necessary safety gear on your boat, a good radio, first aid kits, and some spare water. I always come across folks on the water that don't have towing insurance on their boats. If you haven't gotten insurance on your boat yet, or if you don't think you need it. Please take some time to take a look at some of the many towing insurance plans there are out there. They are very reasonably priced and if you end up needing a tow or on the water assistance, the towing insurance will be well worth your investment trust me.
Happy Boating anyone and if you need help on the water this year...we are here to help you. Mike
2021 hours of operations
Tuesday: 9 am-9 pm
Wednesday: 24 hr
Thursday: 24 hr
Friday: 24 hr
Saturday: 24 hr
Sunday: 9 am- 9 pm
Emergency Assistance hours of Operation
Water Taxi/Launch Service - Scenic Burlington Harbor Tours
Payments and Partnerships:
All major credit cards accepted
Licensed and Insured
Water Taxi Launch Service serving:
By reservation only
Burlington Harbor Moorings
North Beach Transient mooring area
Burlington Boat House
Burlington Harbor Marina
Ferry Dock Marina
Children under 12 free accompanied by adult
Call for reservations
The newest addition to our Overland Transport Services. Now transporting vessels up to 14,000 lbs.