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Larry the harbor master is the absolute best. He goes above and beyond to be more than accommodating. The Pennents on the moorings are the cleanest I’ve ever seen anywhere. I’d feel comfortable on a heavy blow in this harbor.

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We picked up one of their transient moorings for the night. Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating! Prompt launch, clean facility, and friendly people, and beautiful setting. What more could you ask for?

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We stayed here on one of their moorings. Nice peaceful night, but that was the only pleasantry I have. We got in in the dark (and dead low tide) so I called ahead to get some beta on what we were looking for as far as location of balls, markings on the balls... depth. We draw 6’. As you can see on the charts, depths are super shallow around the field. “Oh yeah, we have 20’ out there. We have catamarans come here”. It was far shallower than that on our chart plotter and depth sounder. Condition of the mooring... I would not have trusted the pendant for a large dinghy! We had to run our own bridal through the top of the ball shackle. Who knows what the bottom chain looks like since the pennant was so destroyed.

Marina Response:
David, Very sorry to hear about your experience at PYC. In July we voted to invest up to $60,000 to improve our moorings and at the end of August our contractor finished the installation of state of the art Helix anchors with all new 5/8" galvanized chain. We have also ordered all new top gear but it is on backorder. I'm sorry we weren't able to install the new mooring balls and top gear prior to your visit. We are committed to attracting visitors to the wonderful harbor and city of New Haven so I'm confident that should you be kind enough to come back in the spring you will be 100% satisfied with your visit. Thanks for posting your review as that helps us improve our club. Best regards, Rick H (Board of Governors PYC.)
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