Details for Essex Boat Works, LLC

Essex Boat Works, LLC

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Average rating 4.8 stars from 5 reviews

Address 9 Ferry St
Essex, CT 06426

Phone860-767-8276 (Fax: 860-767-1729)

After hours contact

Mark -Yard manager, 860-391-5108

Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Richard Carlson, Owner



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

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Tide & current additional info


Approach: 8
Transient dockage: 14
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 100
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: 12
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: $35.00 per day for 1-3 days.

AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeNo

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Disability access

Launch service

Pump out











Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities

Yes - Catamaran friendly haul out to 27 foot beam.

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Catch the Shoreside Shuttle busnear the corner of Main Street and Ferry Street to go to Old Saybrook's Stop N Shop, Walmart and railroad station and downtown. Runs every 2 hours, $1.25 each way, bring correct change. Bus turns off Main Street at the Griswold Inn so wait west of the Griz. Old Saybrook is the hub where you can transfer to other lines that cover most of the area. See for schedules.

Call 860-510-0429 24 hours in advance to arrange an off route pickup at the marina so you won't have to lug provisions a couple of blocks. Off route costs $2.50 each way, which is a bargain.

Other services


Reviews for Essex Boat Works, LLC
Professional Crew Goes the Extra Mile, 2016-09-20
Captain: , Essex Connecticut (10)

In our 30th year of boating in CT and we have never worked with a friendlier and more professional crew. Each repair request has prodiced timely estimates, through cleanups with top workmanship. Essex Boat Works has earned our highest ratings and appreciation. We would not hesitate to recommend them for repairs, improvments and excellent brokerage services.

Outstanding service work, 2013-05-20
Captain: , Yorktown, VA (972)

While on a mooring in Port Washington, we experienced power loss and had lost our inverter. The local yards were all slammed with Sandy clean-up/repair and could not help us until late in the summer. (We are in route to Maine from VA). We received a recommendation for Essex Boat Works. We called them and they said they could dedicate the time for us in the next few days to help. We ordered the inverter from West Marine for next-day delivery, left Port Washington for the 78 mile trip to Essex. We arrived on May 16, the inverter on the 17th. They started working on it on the 17th but could not finish. Unfortunately that was a Friday but the work was finished on Monday. They were professional, honest, hard working and we would recommend them for any repair work. It was well worth the trip to have such competent professionals working on our boat.
It was a lovely place to get %u201Cstranded%u201D. Essex is a quaint, fun town with several good restaurants, shops, grocery, wine store, and laundry facilities. We eat at the world-famous Griswold twice and enjoyed the Black Seal. We were glad we had the opportunity to be in Essex, CT and meet the fine people.
The owner of Essex Work Works, Ted, was very impressive. At closing time on Monday, he came down to the boat since we would miss us in the morning. He thanked us for our business, wished us a good trip, and visited. That is great customer service.

Old World Craftsmen, 2011-11-04
Captain: , Murrells Inlet, SC (61)

I bought an older wooden boat this year and had it recomissioned after 4 years in dry storage. I chose Essex due to their reputation and was extremely pleased by their hard work and attention to detail. Will recommend them to anyone.

Good Weekend Service, 2011-07-29
Captain: , Denton, TX (435)

During recent 100 degree heat our genset failed. Essex Boat Works answered the phone on a Saturday and arranged for their on-call Tech to come in and clean out the heat exchanger. Very courteous and helpful. Easy access to their facility and convenient location to the town. They also have a few transient slips with power.

Great Place, 2011-02-02
Captain: , Bayshore (173)

We were anchored just west of Knot Island, and took the dinghy to Essex...could not find a place for it. Went to Essex Boat works and explained my problem, he said "Just put it where you can fit".
Went to tour the quaint town, returned several hours later and thanked him. A large yard with all the trimmings.

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