Bruce & Johnson's Marina

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145 S. Montowese St.
Branford, CT 06405
41° 15' 47.41'', -72° 48' 35.99''
(203) 488-8329
VHF Ch. 9
Branford Harbor
Bruce & Johnson's Marina
Bruce & Johnson's Marina
Bruce & Johnson's Marina
Bruce & Johnson's Marina
Bruce & Johnson's Marina
Bruce & Johnson's Marina
Bruce & Johnson's Marina
Bruce & Johnson's Marina
Partly cloudy until this afternoon.
77℉NNW at 6 knots
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Close to New York City, yet only a few miles from New Haven, Bruce & Johnson’s Marina is conveniently located in Branford, CT, and is nearby to wonderful weekend cruising destinations. 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.


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!!
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:10.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Mar 07, 2018

Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Swimming Pool:Yes
Cable TV on Slips:Yes
Medical Facility:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Closest Airport:Tweed, New Haven
Dog Park:Nearby
Fitness Center:Nearby
Ship Store:Yes
Bait & Tackle:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:60.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:60.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:19.0 Feet
Fixed Docks:Yes
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:50
Electric Voltage:130/208
Oil Disposal:Yes
Repair Crane:Yes
Engine Service:Yes
Propeller Service:Yes
Dry Storage:Yes
Winter Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
Yacht Brokerage:Yes
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amity1983Jun 11, 2018

Great marina. Well protected, nice and quiet. Big clean bathroom and great restaurant. We chose Branford as a stop mostly due to distance between our prior and future stops, but will definitely consider cruising back this way.

Marina Response:
We appreciate the awesome review and are happy that you enjoyed your stay as well as our facilities. Please come visit us again next time you are cruising this way. Happy boating!
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whomperJun 10, 2018

Short stay, but great service as expected. Made the reservation on Dockwa and shortly after got a phone call confirming, then another asking when we would arrive as the dock hands could stay a little late if needed. Came in near high tide with a 6’-0” draft and we were fine. Channel looks narrower on the charts. Just follow the guidance and you will be fine. Would love to come back !

Marina Response:
Thank you for the great review of the marina. We also appreciate the details about your experience making the reservation and your arrival. You are more than welcome back anytime! Hope to see you soon. Enjoy your summer on the water!
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captainbulldogApr 08, 2018

One of Jack Brewer's destination marinas. Huge! But also the place to go for yacht repairs. Particularly those scratches and dings that need special professional talent to restore your vessel to like new condition. Beautifully maintained grounds and great restaurant on site. GM Bruce Kuryla is tops.

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starshipenterpriseSep 15, 2017

I had requested an end-dock, and even though there were a few open, they gave me a slip deep in the marina. Arriving dock hand seemed very inexperienced with dock lines. No ice available. Dockhouse didn't open until 10:30am the next morning (Monday). He arrived at 10:40 and helped us reverse out. Also, the WiFi was not working anywhere in the marina. On the plus side, great restrooms and great on-site restaurant. I just wish the marina portion was better managed.

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mbkuckSep 13, 2017

Great marina great services a bit out of town

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reelmagicAug 29, 2017

Staff is very helpful and pleasant. Facilities are clean and well maintained. Dinner at Dockside was great.. Have been there several times in the past and it never disappoints. THe bar is high and many other marinas could benefit from how Bruce & Johnson operates and treats its transients....

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margozinkAug 23, 2017

Enjoyed our visit to Branford to renew memories of when we had a slip there in the 90's. Very attractive setting and great on-site restaurant, Dockside

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rkg123456Aug 19, 2017

perfect spot ... great restaurant on site ... will return

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pvgasAug 17, 2017

Nice pool facilities and clean bathrooms. Were assigned a slip in pretty skinny water, but other than that a fine stay. Good wifi and stable AC power.

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lhauptnerAug 14, 2017

Prompt service and courteous staff. Clean facilities and available power. We wish our Brewers in Stamford could be as great as Bruce & Johnson!

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dvenutoAug 07, 2017

Friendly, helpful staff. - great pool and good dockside grill made the short stay totally enjoyable. Slips are tight though if that's a concern. Brewer Marinas deliver!

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scotm666Jul 21, 2017

Great friendly service.

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dsleimanJul 16, 2017

Nice facilities. Great and helpful staff. Enjoyed going into the town.

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hoganJul 03, 2017

Very nice marina, clean and well equipped. Not happy that the new owners have discontinued the cruising club discount, this was one of the reasons we favored staying at Brewer yards on our vacation. Also, no "welcome bag" anymore... Looks like Brewer will no longer be our first choice for transient dockage.

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nrJun 30, 2017

Great - the staff was wonderful on a very busy weekend. Love staying there.

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fullcircleJun 26, 2017

Great Marina, this was my second time there for the fireworks. They easily accommodated our group of twenty boats.

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smallrJun 06, 2017

Great stay at this marina. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming, marina was easy to locate and navigate to my assigned slip. Would stay here again in the future.

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jmauceri007Feb 24, 2012

Stayed for a week over the summer of 2011. Very nice. We loved the restaurant and food was very good. The pool, picnic area, laundry and bathrooms are all top notch. We were particularly impressed with how the friendy staff maintains the grounds. Beautiful flowers everywhere and the docks are kept very tidy. We did explore outside of the marina. Town 10 mins. away. Definitely on our list of repeat marinas. One of our favorites also.

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