Details for Brewer Stratford Marina

Brewer Stratford Marina

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Average rating 4.3 stars from 19 reviews

Address 605 Broad Street
Stratford, CT 06615


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Manager is Rod Swift


Ross Hatfield


Caitlin Worcester

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Cash and credit cards are accepted for fuel purchases. MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Slips are seasonal but service is year round. The fuel dock is open year round, by appointment only during winter months.






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 12
Transient dockage: 15
Fuel dock: 12

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - YES
Other - YES

Additional info: Floating docks with a shared finger between each slip. Three of the docks are composite and two are wood surfaced. The docks are well maintained, very stable, and scrubbed daily.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $3.00/ft (2017-09-08)

Other price info: $4.00 per foot for T-heads, accommodating to 80 feet.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info:

Pricing info: 30 amp is $6.00.
2-30 amps are $9.00.
50 amp is $12.00.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - Have cable hookups but not on the transient docks.

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Valvtect

Gas price$3.23/gal (2017-09-08)

Other price info:

Diesel price$3.07/gal (2017-09-08)

Other price info: Fuel dock open 8 am to 5 pm, weather permitting.


Yes - They offer CNG swaps.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: There is a doggie station on site stocked with biodegradable bags and a container to dispose of them.

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out

Yes - Free for all Brewer members and $5 for non members. The dockstaff are trained and available to take care of your pumpout needs. The pumpout is available on either end of the fuel dock.


Yes - They have both block and cube ice available at the fuel dock.


Yes - Dumpsters in the parking lot near the head of the docks. One for trash and one for recycle.




Yes - Each of the heads are single and equipped with a shower. They have five recently renovated heads around the pool and picnic deck and two on the north side of the yard where the laundry is located.


Yes - Two washers and two dryers are available for customer use. Coin operated. The laundry area is equipped with an island for folding and a seating area.


Yes - Stop & Shop, Shop Rite, Walmart, and West Marine, plus PO and many other stores all in the same area about 2 miles away.


Yes - Marina has a well stocked Ships Store.


Yes - Outrigger Restaurant on premises, others within walking distance.


Yes - Outrigger Restaurant.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Full service marina with ABYC certified master technicians. Kohler, Mercury, Yanmar, Westerbeke, Sealand, and Crusader certified repair service. Fiberglass shop on the premise.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - 35 ton travelift capable of hauling out boats up to 19 foot beam.

They offer short haul specials to clean bottoms and check zincs in late summer. Check with the marina office for details and dates.

Storage facilities

Yes - Land storage for both summer and winter. Indoor storage in heated bays, trailer storage, sailboats - mast, sail (heated and dry) and bimini storage, andpower boats - bimini storage. They also offer miscellaneous storage - outdrives, outboards, dinghy, and batteries.

Fishing supplies

Yes - A bait and tackle is located within walking distance.

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Sprint 3 bars. Verizon 3 bars. 6 channels on TV masthead antenna. Complimentary WiFi available throughout the marina.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Public ramp .


Yes - Enterprise will pick up and return.

Other services


Reviews for Brewer Stratford Marina
Great place to stay- Watch the currents!, 2017-08-07
Captain: , Brookhaven, NY (396)

Had a wonderful 2 day stay. As previously stated, pool and restrooms/showers were very nice. Also available were quite a few Weber propane grills and picnic tables. We had a wonderful barbeque on the 1st night. On site restaurant had great food. Not cheap, but not too expensive either (entrees in mid $20 range).
Steve was fantasic on the docks! He yelled out docking suggestions on my way in, as the current was brutal and his plan was better than mine! He was calm and curteous, and very knowledgable. Good representation for the marina.
On the subject of current, that river can be brutal! When your boat only powers at 5Kts, you have to watch these things. It also made the docking arrival and departure challenging. But, Steve and company were as I said earlier, very helpful in this area.
I'll be back again!

Very Nice Staff, 2017-07-30
Captain: , San Diego (300)

We stayed for two nights at Brewers to avoid Gale force winds. When we arrived two dockhands helped us tie up and were very nice and professional. Immediately as we arrived a girl with a welcome bag stood patiently while we got tied up and worked on lines for a few moments. As soon as the dockhands and I were done she gave us a welcome bag with all the info about the facility and surrounding town. She brought us back a pool and restroom key for a 20 dollar deposit. She too was very friendly and nice. The pool was clean and refreshing. A little cold but other then that really nice. Restrooms and showers were clean and modern. We walked into the office to figure out what to do and where to go and Josh was particularly helpful. He highlighted a town map for us and printed out a train schedule. He even took the time to talk through a mechanical issue with the captain. He was most hospitable and kind. We did not patronize the onsite restaurant but it sounded fun with live music both nights we were there. Prior to departure the same two dockhands came back and helped us cast off and collect our pool key. Again both very friendly and professional. Would highly recommend staying at Brewers Stratford.

Nice stop in Stratford, 2016-08-09
Captain: , Fernandina, FL (448)

Stayed one night on July 23, 2016 in a slip. Breezy coming in so two dock hands provided good help. Nice facilities. Had to leave a $20 deposit for the rest room key and as we left early, they had to mail the refund. Couldn't put it on a card for some reason. Said they were working on a code for the door which would be more efficient. Walked a couple of blocks to main st for a good local restaurant.

Nice marina, 2016-05-28
Captain: , Newport Beach, CA (420)

As with most Brewer marinas, Stratford is very nice. Quiet, helpful staff, GREAT Internet. Our bow thruster was out so they put us on the fuel dock for two days while Naiad fixed a fin problem. Closest marina to the Naiad home office. Only had take-out dessert at the on-site restaurant, but it was packed at night.

Friendly, helpful staff - loud restaurant, 2013-08-02
Captain: , Freeport, ME (608)

Facilities were clean and well kept. We needed groceries - the store is about a mile away. We opted to walk over, but had too much to carry back easily. A phone call to the dock office produced a ride in short order from a young man who made it clear that they were there to help out, and if we needed anything else, we should speak up.

Update 2 August: The restaurant has live entertainment on some nights. Tonight (Friday), a particularly gruesome duo was performing with very loud amplification. We found this quite objectionable, as we had to close up the boat in an effort to attenuate the noise. This is not a part of the marina, but be aware.

Nice marina, could use stand some improvement in service, 2013-07-01
Captain: , New Castle, NH PGI, Florida (320)

The dock hands were great, check in was a breeze, the restaurant was quite good, landscaping is pretty, pool looked inviting. However, when we went to shower at 6:00 in the morning, the porch on the bath house had a large garbage can spilled all over it (animals?) so it obviously was not emptied the night before. The shower room was nice, but lacking in simple things that transient boaters need - like hooks outside the shower on which to hang your towel and bath kit? The trash was overflowing so again, don't think anyone cleaned the bath room overnight, which I would expect in a marina of this caliber and cost. I really appreciate a nice clean bathroom that someone has given some thought to designing!! It appeared that there was an on site manager who may live upstairs from the bath house (mattress on floor) . . . or at least sleeps there at night.

Great Restaurant, Good Marina, 2013-05-25
Captain: , Mattituck, NY (74)

Just to reiterate what everyone has said. The onsite restaurant is great. We have a family of 4 and everyone really enjoyed their meals. The current is really strong. The facilities are nice and well kept. Did not have much interaction with the staff, but they seemed friendly enough

Nice but Expensive, 2012-11-15
Captain: , East Falmouth, MA (1643)

While delivering a boat to Norfolk, VA from Falmouth, MA this was my second night's stop. The marina was in good condition after hurricane Sandy on Sun. 11/4/2102. We were welcomed with an info package and the staff was friendly and capable. The only complaint I had is we were not given any off season on dockage and they do not offer any discounts on fuel.

A very nice marina, 2012-08-12
Captain: , Red Lion, DE (712)

2012-08-12 Staying five nights, tonight our last. Previous reviews have covered it very well. Just want to repeat that the current is quite strong and the marina is open to all winds, and the little black flies can be annoying. Also, the local boaters either don't seem to understand "No Wake" or they just don't give a damn - 50% of them will rock you. Onsite restaurant food is quite good.

Very nice Marina, 2012-08-06
Captain: , New York (187)

Be careful of the current, it is very strong mid tide. Nice onsite restaurant.

Great Place to Stay, 2012-07-28
Captain: , Midland Ontario (660)

Nice marina, courteous staff and within walking distance of malls and downtown. The current can be interesting.

Great stop over, 2012-05-28
Captain: , mamaroneck (140)

Not enough can be said about the marina itself. The current and wind can be difficult and if you can time it to arrive at slack tide you will be ahead of the game. But, if you can't, gain comfort in knowing that the dock hands will help you in and are patient if you misjudge on the first attempt as did yours truly. The inlet is narrow at times and some of the boatsman coming out were not as courteous as one would wish. We were pushed by wind and current and people "hogging" the lanes, beyond the channel markers; so be careful. Having said that, the estuary on the starboard side, made for beautiful scenery. There is a restaurant, The Outrigger, not affiliated with the marina, but a definite welcome addition. The food was good, the waitstaff very friendly and efficient and the music great. Note, watch for those little black flying insects. The restaurant provides the off, but long sleeves and socks will serve you well.

The town is a short walk up Broad Street, but there is no much to do. There is summer theater but the productions are geared to the older crowd. There is a magnificent War Memorial paying tribute to those Stratfordites who served and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice. It is worth the walk. The historical society house is only open two days a week, so if you are interested in history, time you visit; we weren't so fortunate.

All in all, it is a good layover; I would not make it a vacation destination spot.


Nice marina, 2011-12-24
Captain: , Huntington (465)

Well maintained dock with stunning sunrise views of the marsh land. We used this as a stopping off point from Newport since we had not been in the Housatonic. The current is amazingly strong if you enter at the wrong time. Nice stay and no reason to go into town.

Great Brewers Service, 2011-08-02
Captain: , Mount Sinai, NY (61)

My wife and I visited Brewers Stratford this weekend for a 2 day stay. What can I say other than the staff was as professional as they come. Could not be more accomodating and the dockmaster Josh is a true professional.

The Outriggers restaurant was very enjoyable and had a great selection of food and the view and service was excellent. One suggestion, don't try to get seated 10 minutes before closing. The hostess and a clerk in the front did everything they could to discourage my wife and I from staying. They said we could stay if we decided on what we want to eat within 2 minutes, otherwise the kitchen closes at exactaly 8PM on Sunday. In my book this is under the heading of the tail wagging the dog and the restaurant has too much business. The funny thing is that we saw main course meals going past our table as late as 9PM. I guess they ordered in from another restaurant....By the way..Outriggers is NOT part of Brewers...

Anyway, back to boating... taking the tender up the Housatonic was magnificent once you get beyond the power plant...

Brewers Stratford will be on our itenary every year for years to come...thank you Josh and the gang for making our stay an enjoyable one!!!

Nice Service Too, 2011-07-30
Captain: , Darien (10)

Ceol na Mara, July 2011

Pulled in here with engine problems, Rob and the staff could not have been more helpful. Spotless facilities and a good meal at the restaurant also contributed to a great experience.

Slooow service, 2009-09-23
Captain: , Buffalo (1154)

Nothing special, but certainly adequate. Took 1/2 hour to find someone who could give us our key deposit back when we were ready to go

Nice Marina, 2009-08-21
Captain: , Sag Harbor, NY (637)

This is a good quality marina. All the facilities are in good shape and the staff is friendly and knowlegable.
The onsite restaurant is very good and it is only a short walk into town center which has a variety of stores, restaurants and entertainment.
On the downside, not all slips have working cable TV and it was obviously the 1st day for the dock hand that helped us tie up. He was very friendly and enthusiastic, but just did not seem to understand how liness, electric and water had to be connnected. He did have a more experienced person with him when we actually entered and tied up to the slip, so that was not a problem.

Heaven on the Housitonic, 2007-07-23
Captain: , City Island, NY (120)

I pulled in here with engine problems during a recent cruise. They had a diesel mechanic on board within 15 minutes. Once the problem was fixed, I stayed overnight and enjoyed their great hospitality and clean facilities. Outstanding.

Great place to be, 2007-02-01
Captain: , Stratford, CT (146)

This has been our "home" marina for 7 years. Great location, good docks, friendly staff and dockmates! Kids love the smallish swimming pool and Outrigger Restaurant is worth a trip from anywhere on the sound.

The only downside is the strong current on the river which makes docking a challenge, but the dock staff will make you look like a pro.

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