We kick off the summer at one of the northeast’s favorite boating destinations, Block Island! The weekend begins Friday as you are greeted by Brewer staff and receive a welcome…
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125 fixed & floating docks
60 fixed & floating docks
Available at Dauntless
Available at Dauntless
Indoor, Outdoor & Wet
In recent years, Essex has been labeled the "Perfect Small American Town," as well as being selected as one of "The 100 Best Small Towns in America," and has also been chosen as one of the "1,000 Places To See Before You Die"!
Brewer Essex Island Marina offers a quiet, nature-packed respite from the shops, restaurants, and quaint - but bustling - village atmosphere. The "resort" marina provides plenty of family fun, too, with an oversized swimming pool, picnic area, wheelhouse customer lounge and plenty of family recreation areas, including: volleyball, basketball, horseshoes, badminton, ping pong, bocce, and more. Marley's Restaurant and catering is also on-site.
The talented service team are part of the Brewer Dauntless Shipyard crew – with many years of experience, industry-certified credentials, and a year 'round, full-time schedule.
An ideal location for rendezvous gatherings, yacht club activities, waterfront weddings, and boat manufacturer raft ups, our facilities can comfortably accommodate large groups.
- Cable TV
- Clean Heads & Showers
- Swimming Pool
- Lawn Games
- Propane Weber Grills & Picnic Areas
- The Deck - Area for yacht rendezvous, functions, and company events
- Marley's Restaurant
Breakfast and lunch; dinner on weekends; take-out and catering. BYOB
- Essex Marine Group
Brokerage specializing in motoryacht and sportfish. (at the Shipyard)
- Essex Yacht Sales
Brokerage specializing in assisting private clients to buy and sell fine yachts, power and sail. Locally owned and operated by Leslie Quarrier, CPYB, with over 25 years’ experience in Essex.
- Oyster Harbor Marine
Since 1987, Oyster Harbors Marine has provided customers with outstanding service. Our award-winning sales team has more than 170 years of new boat and brokerage sales experience. They’ve seen it all and can expertly navigate the often complicated waters of a boat sale.
- Eastland Yachts
Eastland Yachts celebrating over 50 years of new, used and brokerage boat sales. Specializing in quality built sail and powerboat brokerage. Dealers for Hallberg-Rassy sailboats. Put Eastland Yachts knowledge and experience to work on the sale of your current boat, or that move from sail to power (or power back to sail).
- Prestige Yacht Sales
One of New York/New England’s finest yacht brokerage firms for over twenty-five years—now has three locations: Norwalk, Essex and Mystic, Connecticut. We are proud to be appointed the exclusive dealer for Beneteau Sail, Hunt Yachts and Southport Boats. The Essex office is conveniently located at the Brewer Shipyard location. Call: 860-767-0528(at the Marina)
- Griswold Inn
Fine old fare dining, in walking distance.
- The Black Seal Tavern
New England Pub in the village of Essex.
- Olive Oyl's Carry-Out Cuisine
Creative carry out cuisine.
- Sweet P's Ice Cream
Charming ice cream shop on Main Street.
- Village Provisions Company
A complete convenience market, with deli meats, groceries, beverages, bicycle rentals and laundry service.
- Abby’s Place
Casual waterfront dining overlooking the marina and the Connecticut River. Sit on the deck, or dine inside, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Open year round.
- Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Old Saybrook, CT
Will deliver and pick up the car at the marina free of charge.
- 9 Town Transit
Bus service from Old Saybrook to Chester
Runs along the Connecticut River
Will pick up and drop off at the marina with a reservation
- Essex Taxi
- Chester Airport
Chester, CT (10 minutes)
Charter and small craft available
- Tweed New Haven Airport
New Haven, CT (35 minutes)
Express flights for commercial carriers
- Bradley Airport (BDL)
Hartford, CT (50 minutes)
- Amtrak Northeast Rail Services
Old Saybrook, CT (10 minutes)
Washington – Boston line
About the Area
Friday you will be greeted by Brewer staff with your welcome bag, and enjoy a BYOB party with local oysters, locally grown fresh veggies and gourmet pizza truck. Saturday start…
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…
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
Located five nautical miles from the Long Island Sound breakwater, Essex is tucked in a convenient, sheltered, and protected harbor. Essex Island Marina is situated on the west side of the Connecticut River just 100′ from mainland Essex, CT.
Offering 125 slips, with approximately 60 available for transient guests, our slips are located adjacent to the river on the east side of the island, and along North Cove on the west side of the island. For boaters who have a preferred location, be sure to notify us of yours when making your reservation.
Our fixed and floating slips range in size from 30’ to 165’, with a minimum of 15’ width at each slip. At mean low water, the depths in the slips range from 5’-12’. Dockside accommodations consist of tying up to pilings alongside a stationary dock. We have 2.5’-3’ tidal range.
- 125 seasonal slips
- Transient slips available
- 5 – 12′ dockside depth at MLW
- Free WiFi
- VHF Info: 9
When boating season comes to an end, Brewer Essex Island, in conjunction with Dauntless Shipyard & Marina, offers winter storage for vessels either: in the water, outside on land, or inside our secure, clean, heated, and fire-protected storage buildings. Our 35-ton Travelift, working in conjunction with our 25-ton hydraulic trailer, can handle your boat with the utmost of care. The staff maintains a regular schedule of checking and inspecting boats throughout the winter, making sure that your boat is properly supported and cradled.
Take advantage of your boat’s ‘down time’ to tune up and upgrade for the summer sailing season. Our service team is available to take care of almost every maintenance, repair or improvement – whether mechanical, electrical, finish work, carpentry or rigging.
Partnering with the talented service team at Brewer Dauntless Shipyard, our year ’round, full service team is recognized for exceptional and professional skilled service work. From seasonal maintenance to a full restoration of your recreational power boat, or competitive sailing yacht, Brewer Essex Island Marina can handle all of your boat’s needs. Working with each customer, a customized plan can be implemented, resulting in a trouble-free boating season – and/or a long-term goal.
Our services include: mechanical, refinishing, electrical, carpentry, & rigging. Our service team receives regular industry training and is ABBRA certified and recognized.
ATTENTION: Brewer Preferred Members
In order to receive your free nights when making this reservation, enter BREWERMEMBER under the promo code. Your Brewer affiliation will be noted and the reservation will automatically adjust to a zero balance. Your credit card will not be charged. Green and Gold cards MUST be present at check-in, in order to keep this discount.
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.
Douglas Domenie, General Manager
Stephanie McLaughlin, Island Marina Manager
Mike Sonn, Dockmaster
Brewer Essex Island Marina
- Island Marina Manager:
- Stephanie McLaughlin
- (860) 767-2483
- (860) 767-3074
- Buoy Ref:
- 41° 21' 12" N / 72° 23' 6"W
- 26311.9 / 44044.1
- NOAA Chart: