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.
The Thimble Islands, with 30 islands for anchoring, birding and exploring, are only three miles away. Port Jefferson, with its great shops, numerous restaurants and historic houses is a short cruise across the Sound. With 20 miles of coastline on Long Island Sound, Branford is an idyllic setting for traveling boaters. On shore, there are plenty of opportunities for hiking, cycling and kayaking. Additionally sites to enjoy ashore include: Stony Creek's Trolley Trail and the Harrison House Museum.


Brewer Bruce & Johnson Marina is proud to offer the best in marina amenities. Clean and user-friendly facilities are our trademark. Enjoy the refreshing swimming pool on a leisurely summer day, or enjoy our picnic areas with family and friends. Call on our experienced staff for marine supplies and service, or enjoy a great meal at our own Dockside Restaurant. In traditional Brewer Yacht fashion, you will enjoy the finest amenities and the best marine accommodations in New England.
  • On-site 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
  • The Dockside Restaurant
    (203) 488-3007
    Waterfront dining. Outstanding seafood, service and atmosphere. Lunch and dinner served daily starting at 11:30 am. Open March thru October.

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

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
  • 20 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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Professional Service

Brewer Bruce & Johnson’s Marina is a Member of:

  • ABBRA — American Boat Builders & Repairers Association
  • ABYC — American Boat & Yacht Council

Situated on 23 well-groomed acres, Brewer Bruce & Johnson Marina provides complete yacht service, repair and maintenance. With a well-rounded highly respected crew of 20 mechanics, carpenters, painters, and riggers, our experienced crew works year ‘round to maintain over 600 yachts.

Facilities: Our buildings are clean, tidy, well-lit and heated. Concrete floors provide an excellent working surface. We operate two 15-ton travel lifts; one 50-ton travel lift; a 20-ton hydraulic trailer; a 15-ton mobile crane; and a stationary mast crane. Our facilities are well-equipped to handle almost any type of yacht.

Mechanical: Our mechanical team is best known for its ability to decipher fuel system problems, trouble-shoot electrical system issues, and re-power engines. The longevity and experience of our crew allows us tackle virtually any service challenge that comes our way.

Refinishing: Managing our finish department is an industry veteran, who has over three decades of experience in the trade. Our reputation for fine finish work includes Awlgrip, varnish, and conventional paint application. In addition, this crew is well-versed in major fiberglass repair.

Electrical: Onsite ABYC certified marine electricians are capable of handling any electrical project or challenge.

Carpentry: Our carpentry shop is recognized to be among the best in the business. This department, also, is managed by another industry veteran. Whether tackling interiors, built-ins, transoms, trim, or plank-on-frame restoration work, our wood shop crew is meticulous. Additionally, our master carpenter has a special affinity for classic wooden yacht restoration.

Rigging: Our riggers service furlers, wind instruments, winches and all other components critical to sailboats. Off-season, we store masts indoors – away from the wear and tear of harsh winter weather.

We would welcome the opportunity to offer our yacht care services. Please call us (203 488 8329) to learn more, or visit us for a tour of our facilities.

Brewer Bruce & Johnson’s Marina Specializes in:

  • Awlgrip
  • Interlux
  • West System
  • Yanmar
  • Westerbeke
  • Mercury
  • SeaLand
  • Side-Power Thruster
  • Teak Decking Systems

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Forms & Information

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Transient Slip

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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 click here for the form or contact your office to help answer any questions you may have about this program.

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


Brewer Bruce & Johnson’s Marina

145 South Montowese Street Branford, CT 06405
General Manager:
Bruce Kuryla
(203) 488-8329
(203) 488-5010
Buoy Ref:
"Big Mermaid # "7""
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!!


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145 South Montowese Street Branford CT 06405 USA
41.265371 -72.802195