The Boat

photo of the new boat on the water out in Montauk

The NOVEMBER RAIN is a 43’ Lowell, powered by an 800 hp Caterpillar diesel motor. She is USCG certified to carry 20 passengers. With a total length of 43 feet and a beam of 15 feet, the NOVEMBER RAIN provides a spacious cabin and a comfortable and stable ride.

2021 marks our 19th anniversary since starting NRC in early 2003, and it’s the 7th season fishing the Lowell. We remain tremendously satisfied with the boat and receive continuous compliments from clients and friends.

    The boat is outfitted with:
  • a carpeted cabin, with booth and bench seating
  • air conditioning and heat
  • TV and Bluetooth-enabled satellite radio
  • a galley, including a fresh water sink and microwave
  • a topside head (bathroom)

For further information about the boat you can give us a call at 646-423-8806 or 646-335-7315, or or email us at And if you find yourself in Montauk and would like to take a look in person, feel free to stop by and visit us at Westlake Marina.

Further below this page you’ll find photos and details about the Lowell rebuild in 2014-2015.

June 29, 2015

Montauk, NY

It's finally official...NOVEMBER RAIN is now certified as a Small Passenger Vessel. We had our last visit with USCG today. They looked over everything on the boat -- from electrical work, to fire suppression systems, to safety equipment, to required navigation aids, publications and logs. Even took a quick ride for a man-overboard drill. When all was said and done, we received our long-awaited Certificate of Inspection (COI). Effective immediately, we'll be able to carry up to 28 passengers!!! Granted, we won't be advertising to carry that large of a group, but having the flexibility for non-fishing trips (i.e. sunset cruises) is tremendous. Many thanks to the members of Coast Guard who conducted the inspection. They were knowledgeable and patient with us and addressed all of the questions we had. And, of course, super thanks again to Atlantic Service and Equipment for all of their hard work on the boat. We're finally there! First multi trip is tomorrow!

June 9, 2015

Far Rockaway, NY

Had our stability test today. Passed with flying colors. Expect to be certified for 25 passengers (or so). Inspection will likely be next week. For now, we'll sail as a 6-pack. Fortunately, next few trips are 6 or less. We should have the COI in a couple of weeks. Sea-trialed the boat a little while ago.

Making a few last tweaks. Then steaming east Thurs/Fri.

Hats off to the boys at Atlantic Service & Equipment. Seriously. Just an absolutely tremendous job.

And, likewise, to the Lowell family for building an outstanding hull!!! Hit 26 knots today and the boat, as big and solid as it is, just cut through the water. Was AWESOME!!

Here are a few pics, including one with the AS&E crew puttin' a load on her!

June 6, 2015

Far Rockaway, NY

She's afloat! A few hiccups that need to be addressed, but we're getting there. I had about 60 seconds at the wheel pulling it outta the slings and into the slip. The boat is a beast. Hope Steve doesn't have any problems running it!

 Profile view of the November Rain in the water, just taking off from the marina

June 5, 2015

Far Rockaway, NY

Still on the hard. Should be floating tomorrow morning. But here's a little music to my ears...