Safe Harbor Bruce & Johnsons
Safe Harbor Bruce & Johnsons

Welcome to Safe Harbor Bruce & Johnsons

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Close to New York City, yet only a few miles from New Haven, Safe Harbor Bruce & Johnsons 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




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.


Bruce & Johnson's offers the finest amenities and the best marine accommodations in all of 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 Wi-Fi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bocce Ball Court
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Cable TV on Most Docks

About the Area

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 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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Safe Harbor Summer Events

Slips / Storage

Summer Slips

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

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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Marina Professional Care

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Marina Submit Float Plan

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Make the good times BETTER. Invite friends and family to join your marina. With the Safe Harbor Referral Program, when your friend signs up for a slip or winter storage, you will both receive a $250 credit towards your slip/storage agreements (see link below for more details). Please contact your marina office to help answer any additional questions you may have about this program.

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Marine Insurance

Our Staff

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    Bruce Kuryla, General Manager

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    Joe Raiola, Office Support/Billing

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    Chris Johnson, Service Manager


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