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Welcome to Brewer Dauntless Shipyard & Marina
Two great locations offer modern fully-equipped facilities and state-of-the-art service work, in an historic village known for three centuries of maritime excellence. Essex is tucked into the west bank of the Connecticut River five miles from Long Island Sound. A number of nearby coves and inlets, such as Hamburg Cove and Selden's Creek, are ideal inlets to explore by boat.
The Shipyard is located in protected North Cove, just off the CT River. 100 floating docks accommodate boats from 20’ to 100’, and are outfitted with 30 and 50 amp power, water, cable and free WIFI. Brewer Dauntless Shipyard, c.1917, was named for the schooner Dauntless, one of the late-1800s America's Cup yachts. The yard developed a strong reputation building many wooden vessels until the late 1930s. The yard's focus turned to yacht maintenance, which it continues to do today.
The Marina is located on the west bank of the CT River just north of marker R-26 in the middle of the Essex mooring field. 35 floating docks, and a 150’ fixed dock (which also serves as the Valvtect fuel dock) can accommodate any boat. Ample electric is available from 30, 50 to 100 amp service, as well as water and WIFI at each slip. Additionally, the marina has 55 moorings, which are serviced by the marina’s launch.
Brewer Dauntless Marina was originally known as the Essex Paint and Chemical Company in the 1920s — until fire destroyed the building in 1924. It was rebuilt and continued operation until 1986. The original Chandlery of Essex was constructed in 1924, and operated successfully for decades. It was eventually acquired by the Brewer Yacht Yard group in 2008.
Full Service, Year Round. Our experienced marine technicians are available to take care of your (and your boat’s) needs, year round. Offering a wide range of manufacturer-certified services, our skilled staff have an excellent reputation in the industry.
CT Certified Clean Marina. Brewer Dauntless Shipyard & Marina is proud to be recognized as a CT Certified Clean Marina.
Brewer Yacht Yards & Marina Services
Summer Slips: Summer boat slip rentals at Brewer Dauntless Shipyard & Marina. Refer a friend and save!
Member Benefits: Learn about the Brewer Cruising Club and our Preferred Member Card that offers free overnight stays and a host of savings and specials, such as fuel discounts and much more!
Professional Service: The most up-to-date service equipment, together with the most highly skilled technicians. Satisfaction is guaranteed.
Transient Slip Rentals: Short-term slip rentals at Brewer Dauntless Shipyard & Marina.
Winter Boat Storage: Store your boat safely and securely under the watchful eye of Brewer's full time, year-round staff.