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Tug and Salvage Boat Power Systems

Tug and salvage boats play the vital role of safely and efficiently maneuvering large or disabled vessels in and out of ports and around obstacles. To be successful in this competitive industry, it’s crucial to have tugboat power systems capable of reliable precision performance in challenging applications. When you need tug salvage boat engines and backup generators or installation and maintenance services, Thompson Marine is proud to be the go-to source for everything you require.

Cat® Tugboat and Salvage Craft Power Systems for Sale

We are home to an extensive selection of commercial propulsion engines for the tug and salvage industry. We carry an array of Cat marine engines and related power systems designed to deliver the power you need along with superior efficiency. Whether you are in the market for tugboat power systems from 500 to 2,500 kW for working near-shore with medium-sized vessels or units with power ratings up to 20,000 kW for use with larger ships in deep waters, we have a solution suited to your applications.

Additional features and advantages of Cat salvage craft and tugboat engines include:

  • Exceptional serviceability and extended intervals for increased uptime and productivity
  • Warranty on factory-packaged components backed by the Caterpillar® brand
  • Innovative remote equipment monitoring and management solutions 
  • Full-service product delivery and installations support
  • Product knowledge and technical expertise of your local Cat dealership 

Along with commercial propulsion engines, we also offer auxiliary engines, high-performance propulsion and maneuvering solutions, and marine generator sets. We carry Cat tugboat backup generators and primary gen sets that deliver the power you need to overcome every challenge. Cat generators are built to last and withstand demanding environments and meet strict U.S. and international emissions standards.

Salvage and Tugboat Engine Maintenance and Parts

Thompson Marine offers full-service marine engine maintenance and repair services. Our highly trained technicians are equipped to work on all different models of Cat power systems as well as equipment from many other leading brands. Whether you’re troubleshooting a salvage craft power system or require emergency tugboat engine service, the help you need is just a call away. From preventive maintenance and advanced fluid testing and analysis to repairs of complex systems and components, we’ll work to identify cost-effective solutions for extending the service life of your fleet.

We’re a one-stop shop for all the parts you need to service your tugboat power systems. We also carry a massive selection of new engine parts and supplies as well as a variety of used and remanufactured solutions based on current availability. We offer competitive prices on top-quality replacement parts and get them to you fast to reduce loss of productivity.

Learn More About Our Tugboat and Salvage Craft Power Systems Products and Services

We call on more than 60 years of local industry experience to ensure we have the quality, selection, and value you need along with industry-leading customer support. Contact us for more information and to request a free quote on any of our marine engines, generators, parts, or maintenance and installation services.

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