Thurston's Marina
18 Endicott Street, North
P.O. Box 5400
Weirs Beach, N.H.
(603) 366-4811
ext. 100
Fax: (603) 366-5965

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"At the Bridge" Route 3, Weirs Beach, N.H.

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Thurstson Family in Exeter

Thurston Family ~ Exeter, NH circa 1963

Our love for boating started many years ago when we lived in Exeter, New Hampshire. We spent many summers on Merrymeeting lake in New Durham.

Marina 1972

Opening the doors, July 1, 1972

When the Thurston Family; our father, Don Sr., brothers, Jeff, Bruce, Mark, David and sister Pam, all acquired the Marina on July 1st, 1972 it had been known as Bryant Marine since its’ inception in the early 50’s. Since it was now a family-run business with no connection to the name Bryant, it was felt a new name was appropriate and what better name than “Thurston’s Marina”.

Old Shop and Parts Room 1972

Our lakeside shop and parts room
circa 1972

Service has always been a major emphasis at Thurston’s, and we have had the good fortune to retain a crew of trained and dedicated marine technicians and staff to make sure it continues. From storing a few boats by hand in the winter in the only building we had, to now having 400+ boats in winter storage makes it clear that boaters appreciate that dedication to great service.

Gas Doc and Service building 1972
Gas dock and original Service building
circa 1972

Steel Storage Racks 2003

Storage racks circa 2003

With the purchase of over seven acres of land across the railroad tracks we were able to embark on a period of constructing storage buildings to meet our customer’s needs.

New showroom construction 2004

Showroom under construction circa 2004

In the fall of 2003 we began our largest and most comprehensive building project ever. This encompassed the building of three large storage buildings, the construction of our 7200 square foot service building and the complete refurbishing of the Route 3 showroom. This project took over one year to complete.

Don and Joan Thurston

Our parents Don and Joan Thurston

Our father passed on June 19, 2009. Our mother still lives close by.

New Showroom

So here we are in 2017 with many changes since we first opened our doors. In 1981 our brother Don joined the family business and our father Don, Sr. retired.

You can still stop in and meet with Jeff, Don and Mark in sales and Bruce in Service. The marina has grown to encompass over 8 acres and 15 modern buildings. All this is now situated on 800+ft. of Lake Winnipesaukee frontage with docks, dry racks and boathouses.


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P.O. Box 5400 | Weirs Beach, New Hampshire | 03247-5400 | (603) 366-4811