Malcolm Hudson began his fishing career back in 1929 down on Plum Island Point. For a dollar a day he would row you out in his wooden dory to fish for mackerel and pollack. The bait of choice back then was sand eels, and Malcolm and his wife Beverley, out of a pitched tent and still on the Point, were selling eight quarts of sand eels for twenty five cents. As business grew the need for a larger boat was evident. In 1934 his first custom boat, a Downeaster with a 90 HP Gray Marine engine became a reality. The fishing party boat business was sold in 1972.
Malcolm and Beverley went on to work for their son Craig Sr at his outboard motor repair, and bait and tackle business on Brown’s Wharf in Newburyport. Business grew quickly and a new building was erected in 1978. With the expansion of boat sales, motor repair, and a ship store that included, hardware, bait and tackle, Hudson’s Outboard relocated in 1991 to 50 Bridge Rd. Salisbury, MA. Hudson’s Service Department has over 50 years combined experience, and they understand customer satisfaction comes from good quality service. Your challenge becomes our challenge, and we welcome it!
Our knowledgeable Sales Department takes great pride in each and every product line that we carry. As a customer you should expect a stress free and fun experience! Whether you’re in the market for a new or used boat, motor or trailer, Hudson’s is the place for you!
For a wonderful boating experience our Ship Store is still the place to come! You’ll find the best supplies, rods, reels, bait, tackle, hardware, and maintenance products, also an enthusiastic and informative staff to guide you along. So come aboard and let us show you the way!