About the Area
Greenport was first settled in 1682. The village was previously called Winter Harbor, Stirling, and Green Hill and was incorporated in 1838. Since the 18th century, Greenport has been a working seaport, boasting trades in the whaling industry and shipbuilding. Since 1844, the village has also been the eastern terminal station on the North Fork for the Long Island Railroad.
Many of Greenport’s older structures can be appreciated while visiting the Greenport Village Historic District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
Today, there are only a handful of commercial fishing vessels operating out of Greenport, but the tourism industry and recreational boating have grown substantially.
By land, Brewer Yacht Yard at Greenport is only a mile from the village's shopping district and Greenport Maritime Museum. Historic downtown Greenport features a nautical village setting, historical museums, boutique shopping, and both fine and casual dining. Old fashioned general stores, sidewalk cafes, and eateries featuring local seafood set the mood. Also showcased downtown is a beautiful 1920s carousel. All this surrounded by miles of pristine beaches and 17 wineries offering tours and tastings!
By sea, Brewer Yacht Yard at Greenport is in the midst of some of the world’s greatest cruising areas and adjacent to Long Island's famous wine vineyards and agricultural country, Brewer Yacht Yard at Greenport is an ideal home port, as well as a favorite destination for travelling yachtsmen. Cruising options within reach include Sag Harbor featuring quaint architecture, fine restaurants, and walking tours—and Shelter Island, featuring a tranquil residential community, a 200 acre nature preserve, and many beautiful anchorages. Fishing opportunities are abundant locally, as well as nearby, off Montauk, which is known worldwide as a premier sport fishing destination. Greenport is also the location to enjoy the world famous Peconic Bay scallops, Greenport oysters, along with micro-brewed beers from Greenport Harbor Brewery.
Whether visiting Brewer Yacht Yard at Greenport for its quiet and protected port, or to be nearby to some of the world's greatest cruising grounds, you can always expect the same Brewer service and quality care—for you, your yacht, and your family!