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

"At the Bridge" Route 3, Weirs Beach, N.H
est. 1972


Rental Hours

We are now taking reservations for the 2017 Summer. Call or email us to make your reservation now!


Make sure your rental deposit arrives on time!

If you send your Deposit by:

US Postal Service:
Thurston's Marina
P.O. Box 5400
Weirs Beach, N.H.

FedEx or UPS :
Thurston's Marina
18 Endicott Street North
Weirs Beach, NH 03246


We offer both covered and uncovered wetslips

Don't miss out on the fun, sign up for your wet slip early.

A number of dry racks are available.

Trailer your boat? Save wear on your trailer and gas by signing up for our "Trailer Launch" pass.

Want to see more?


Click on the book to download the Boater's Guide to Boating Laws & Responsiblilities

Fish found in Winnipesaukee

Salmon, rainbow trout, brook trout, lake trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, pickerel, yellow perch, white perch, hornpout, cusk, smelt, and whitefish.

Animated Fish


How did Weirs Beach get its name?

Weirs Beach got its name  from the native Indians.  A long time ago, natives built a basket, call a weir, to catch fish (Shad) that migrated through the Weirs channel.  The constant use of the weirs in the channel led to the name Weirs Beach.


What's in a name?

"Winnipiseogee" is the Native American name for Lake Winnipesaukee, which was the most common named used by the earliest New Hampshire English settlers. The most popular translation of the name is "Smile of the Great Spirit".

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Thurston's Marina offers the newest and largest fleet of rental boats on the lake; proudly and exclusively featuring…Starcraft Deck Boats and Starcraft Pontoon Boats. "Thurston's Boat Rentals" was established by the Thurston family in 1972. Today, decades of fun-in-the-sun later, we are still offering a great fleet of rental boats selected by professionals to meet your boating needs and expectations. Thurston's Marina is dedicated to helping you enjoy Lake Winnipesaukee the way it was meant to be enjoyed...on the water!! There is no better way to do this than by renting a quality boat from Thurston's.

Rental Rates

Reservations are encouraged but only allowed for full days*

You can make your reservation with your credit card...Call for details

Call (603) 366-4811 ext. 108 for Reservations

Boat Rental Rates

Boat Description
Daily Rate
*Half Day Rate
12:30pm - 5:00pm
Weekly Rate
5 day minimum
20' Deckboat:
Seats 8
$330 per day
(save $65/day!)

25' Pontoon Boat
Seats 10
$330 per day
(save $65/day!)
Ski Equipment:
Skis, Vests & Rope

w/150 HP

Max Capacity 8 people


Pontoon Boat
w/150 HP

Max Capacity 10 people

Terms & Conditions

  • Sending in your Deposit:

    FedEx or UPS:
    Thurston's Marina
    18 Endicott Street, North

    Weirs Beach, NH 03246

  • NASBLA Approved Boating License is Required. Click here for more information.
    If you do not have a Boating license we can administer a Pass/Fail exam for a 14 day temporary license. There is a $20 fee. Click here to download the Boater's Guide to prepare for the exam.

    All reservations are subject to availability.
  • A boat style of equal or greater value may be substituted, if available, with out further notice.
  • Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate requested model of boat, however, due to unforeseen conditions we may be forced to change the style boat requested to a different style boat. Should this occur and it is not satisfactory with you a full refund of the deposit paid will be made in the same manner it was received without a cancellation charge.
  • Absolutely NO PETS
  • Absolutely NO GRILLS
  • Gasoline Extra
  • Refundable $1,500 damage deposit required
  • Picture ID Required
  • Minimum Age: 21
  • Rental Dept Hours:
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Reservations are encouraged but only allowed for full days*
  • Major Credit Cards Accepted In Person
  • Money Order required for reservations unless made in person
  • Reservations require $395 deposit
  • Late Return Fee: $100 per half hour
  • Cancellations Charge - $80 and 24 hours notice required.
  • Cancellations must be made in person
- All prices subject to change without notice -

Hours of Operation

To meet your boating needs at this time of year:

Open 5 days a week

9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm

New Hampshire has a mandatory boating education law. Everyone 16 years of age and older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating education certificate.  New Hampshire accepts the following boating education certificates:
A certificate issued by another State agency and NASBLA approved.
A certificate issued by the US Power Squadron.
A certificate issued by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
An unexpired commercial license issued by the US Coast Guard.
An unexpired commercial license issued by the State of New Hampshire.

Under the provisions of New Hampshire RSA 270-D:14, a "14 Day Temporary Certificate" option will be made available whereby a boater who takes the test and passes it will be issued a boating safety certificate valid only in the State of New Hampshire and for only 14 days. In addition to the 14 Day Temporary Certificate, there are other more permanent options available that are NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators) approved and recognized all over the country.

The 14-Day Temporary Certificate is only a short-term solution for your boating certification and it can only be used once. Individuals must be a minimum of 16 years of age to take the test and must get at least 80% to pass the test. If the individual fails, he or she will have the option to take another test at another date or elect to pursue one of the other options for certification. Individuals must provide picture identification at the time of the test.

For more information regarding the New Hampshire Safe Boating Certificate - Click here to download the Boater's Guide to Boating Laws & Responsiblilities. Boating Educations' website for more information on how to get your license.

NH Department of Safety

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Hours of Operation

To meet your boating needs our hours are:

Open 5 days a week
9:00am - 5:00pm

Closed Sunday & Monday


Where family boating memories are made

Spend a day or a week boating on Lake Winnipesaukee with your loved ones, and build those lasting memories you'll all cherish forever.





A Platinum Dealership

BRP's Platinum Certified Evinrude Dealer has demonstrated their dedication and commitment to BRP's Evinrude Brand by meeting a series of mandatory criteria in an effort to achieve excellence in the Marine Industry.  This includes but is not limited to having a BRP Certified Technician and having a sales person who has completed BRP training.


Winnipesaukee Facts

Area of water surface?
72 square miles
or 44,586 acres

Number of Islands?

The driving distance around Lake Winnipesaukee is about 63 Miles.

Lake Winnipesaukee has about 178 miles of shoreline.

The maximum depth of Lake Winnipesaukee?
about 213 Feet

Some interesting island names: Overnight, Spider, Rattlesnake, Scavenger, Winch, Upper Shoe, Little Barndoor, Sleepers, Gichigumi, Little Whortleberry, Huck, Little Ganzey.

The smallest island in Lake Winnipesaukee is called Becky's Garden.  It's about 10 feet wide and varies with the water level.

Lake Winnipesaukee is only 504 feet above sea level

"Ice-Out" on Lake Winnipesaukee was officially declared on
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 4:34 pm


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