Our Story

Find out more about R.E. Thomas Marine Hardware’s history of innovation and contributions to the marine and boating industry.

Our Story

Product Catalog

Download an electronic copy (pdf) of our 2018 product catalog for information on our complete line of marine hardware and running gear products.


Line/Rope Cutters

Have you heard about our innovative shaft mounted line cutters?  Simply put, they offer the best fouling protection for your boat’s running gear.

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Conveniently Located in Downeast Maine

Our 11,000 square foot production facility is ideally located in Hancock, ME.  Feel free to stop by our shop or give us a call with any marine hardware or running gear related questions.  We’re here to help!

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Award Winning Bronze and Aluminum Deck Plates

Recognized by National Fishermen magazine as one of the best new products of 2018, our bronze and aluminum deck plates add functionality and a touch of class to your boat.  Perfect for allowing below deck access to fuel valves, cargo tanks, voids, or any other space below deck.

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Customized Marine Engineering Solutions

R.E. Thomas Marine Hardware Inc., thrives on a challenge, so custom product orders are an integral part of our business.  From custom machining to complete running gear overhauls, let us us handle your marine hardware needs.

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Commitment to Quality

Boating safety is something R.E. Thomas Marine Hardware, Inc. takes seriously. Unlike manufacturers who have succumbed to the pressures of economics (material cost is high, so lighten the product weight) we will never compromise our products with just profit making decisions.

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What Our Customer’s Are Saying…

Underwater Marine Hardware & Marine Running Gear Manufactured in the USA


Propeller Shaft Seals

We manufacture the highest quality marine shaft seals (stuffing boxes) available today.


Rudder Ports

We manufacture a broad line of safe and reliable rudder ports (rudder shaft seals) to best fit your boat’s unique needs.


Marine Propeller Shafts

We are a leading source for AQ22 marine propeller and rudder shafts in the Northeast. We can cut and machine shafts to your exact specifications and offer both “split” and “tapered” couplings.


Marine Hardware Accessories

We offer a variety of innovative marine hardware products including our popular bronze deck plates and “Piranha” dual line cutters.

R.E. Thomas Marine Hardware Inc. is proud to work with some of the finest boat builders in the world.  Contact us today to learn more about our products and services and how we can make your next boat build or boat restoration project a success.

Marine Running Gear

R.E. Thomas Marine Hardware is a leading manufacturer of quality marine running gear including marine stuffing boxes, dripless shaft seals, rudder ports, rudder boxes, stern bearings, shaft bearings, skeg bearings and AQ-22 propeller shafts.

Marine Hardware

R.E. Thomas is a U.S.A. based manufacturer of quality marine hardware products including bronze deck plates, propeller shaft rope/line cutters, chocks, bits, bronze steering wheels, and a variety of custom marine hardware. 

Industrial Manufacturing Services

In addition to our own line of marine hardware and marine running gear products, R.E. Thomas also provides general machine shop manufacturing services to a variety of industries.  Contact us today for more information on manufacturing services and capabilities.  

Wholesalers and Distributors Wanted

R.E. Thomas offers generous discounts and terms to marine service companies including boat builders, marine service yards and marine product retailers.  Contact us today for information on our wholesale pricing programs and how our product line can add value to your customer base and improve your bottom line.