Brewer Bruce & Johnson’s Marina
Brewer Bruce & Johnson’s Marina

Welcome to Brewer Bruce & Johnson’s Marina

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Close to New York City, yet only a few miles from New Haven, Brewer Bruce & Johnson’s Marina is conveniently located in Branford, CT, and is nearby to wonderful weekend cruising destinations.
Slips Transient Slips Moorings Mean Low Water Max Length/Beam Fuel Hauling Capacity Winter Storage

650 floating docks

25 floating docks

15

7.5′

60’/19′

Gas & Diesel (ValvTect)

50 tons

Inside, Outside & Wet


Branford is an idyllic setting for traveling boaters. On shore, there are plenty of opportunities for hiking, cycling and kayaking. Additional sites to enjoy ashore include: Stony Creek's Trolley Trail and the Harrison House Museum. Only 3 miles away by water are the Thimble Islands with 30 islands for anchoring, birding and exploring.

Amenities

In traditional Brewer fashion, you will enjoy the finest amenities and the best marine accommodations in New England. Clean and user-friendly facilities are our trademark. Call on our experienced staff for marine supplies and service, or enjoy a great meal at our own Dockside Restaurant.
  • Dockside Restaurant
  • Fuel Dock
  • Clean Bathrooms/Showers
  • Laundromat
  • Picnic Pavilions with Grills
  • Play Scape
  • Well stocked Ships Store
  • Free Brewer Wi-Fi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bocce Ball Court
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Cable TV on Most Docks

About the Area

Brewer Bruce & Johnson's Marina is less than one half mile from Long Island Sound on the marsh-lined Branford River. Branford was first settled in 1638 by the Mattabesech Indians and was initially called 'Totoket.' It is believed that the name changed to Branford as a namesake to Brentford, England. As a highly accessible port, ships traded lumber, livestock and produce among other items from the West Indies. Branford still offers excellent protection during stormy weather in its secluded harbor.

Today, Branford has six historic districts that are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, and more than 20 historic homes and properties are listed on the National Register.

Branford's recreational facilities include several town-maintained parks and beaches owned by private foundations, hiking trails along Lake Saltonstall and a stretch of the Shoreline Greenway Trail, and 20 miles (30 km) of coastline. Cruises of the Thimble Islands depart from the Stony Creek dock, and seal-watch cruises take place in March.

The Thimble Islands, just three miles east, offer close cruising, while Brewer Bruce & Johnson's Marina’s central location along the Connecticut coast, is just 65 miles from New York City. The marina is only 25 miles to Plum Gut, which is the gateway to some of the greatest cruising in the world including Shelter Island and Peconic Bay. Port Jefferson is also just a short trip across Long Island Sound.

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Brewer Events

Brewer Rendezvous at Mystic Seaport

We return to Mystic Seaport for another weekend of special events and the magic of being in the Seaport. Friday welcome by Brewer and Mystic staff. Saturday breakfast is followed…

Rendezvous at Brewer Essex Island Marina

The Fall Rendezvous has become a homecoming at Brewer Essex Island. The weekend will offer fun activities like an outdoor movie on the lawn, campfire and s’mores.  Also included are…

Slips / Storage

Summer Slips

Brewer Bruce & Johnson’s Marina is a completely protected and secure spot on the quiet, marsh-lined Branford River. Only one mile from the center of Branford Harbor, you will find plenty of marina and dockside amenities, at our convenient location. Floating docks give shape to 500 slips, with all the modern conveniences you’d expect to find at a first class facility. Dock staff are always within a radio call, and are ready to help with your every need.

 

  • 500 seasonal slips – Main yard
  • 150 Seasonal slips – West yard
  • Fuel dock – West yard
  • 15 seasonal moorings
  • 25 average available transient slips
  • 8′ dockside depth at MLW
  • Approach channel well marked
  • Floating docks
  • Water at slips
  • 110v / 30A power outlets
  • 208v / 50A power outlets
  • Pumpout facilities

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Winter Storage

Brewer Bruce & Johnson’s Marina offers plenty of storage options throughout the Main Yard, and newer West Yard. The Main Yard offers inside, outside & wet storage, while the West Yard offers outside and wet storage.

 

Boat Servicing

Throughout the winter, our staff maintain a regular schedule, and are available to take care of all of your maintenance or modification needs. Storing your boat with us during the winter ensures that it will be set to sail during the following boating season.

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Forms & Information

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ATTENTION: Brewer Preferred Members – All Member Promo Codes have expired.

In order to receive your Green or Gold Card discounts, you must register your Membership on Dockwa. Your Membership ID can be found on the back of your Membership Card.  You can either register during the registration process or by visiting dockwa.com/brewer Your Brewer affiliation will be noted and the reservation will automatically adjust to reflect the proper discount.

Green and Gold cards MUST be present at check-in, in order to keep this discount.

Brewer Transient Reservation Cancellation Policy

 

Marina Winter Storage

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Marina Professional Care

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Marina Submit Float Plan

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The Brewer Yacht Yard Group has a great program that can save money for you and your friends.  We offer a Refer a Friend program for new customers or a Brewer customer who has not been with us for two or more years.  When your friend signs up for a slip or winter storage, you will both receive a 5% discount!  Please contact your office to help answer any questions you may have about this program.

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General Inquiries

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Marine Insurance

Our Staff

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    Bruce Kuryla, General Manager

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    Thomas M. Raiola, BookKeeper

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    Tom Deary, Office Support

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    Joe Raiola, Office Support/Billing

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    Chris Johnson, Service Manager

Contact

Brewer Bruce & Johnson’s Marina

145 South Montowese Street Branford, CT 06405
General Manager:
Bruce Kuryla
Email:
bjm@byy.com
Phone:
(203) 488-8329
Fax:
(203) 488-5010
Buoy Ref:
"Big Mermaid # "7""
Lat/Long:
41° 15.7' / 72° 48'5"
Directions by Sea: Branford Harbor Entrance Buoy, Cow & Calf R "34", Lat. 41° 14.3 N, Long. 72° 50.5 W. Follow marked channel into Branford River, NOAA Chart #12373. Bruce & Johnson's West Yard is the first marina on the left (west) bank of the river. Note: Cow & Calf R "34" is NOT a Branford channel marker; leave to port entering Branford River. (Also note: Upon entering the channel, the Branford Yacht Club is the first marina seen on the left (west) bank of the river, followed by our West Yard. This yard houses our gas dock and our customer slips; most transients are docked in our East Yard, which is past the West Yard and on the right of the channel). REFER TO CHART 12373!!

Schematics

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145 South Montowese Street Branford CT 06405 USA
41.265371 -72.802195