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Safe Harbor Dauntless

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37 Pratt Street
Essex, CT 06426
41° 20' 58.72'', -72° 23' 2.4''
860-767-0001
VHF Ch. 68
www.byy.com
Old Saybrook
Safe Harbor Dauntless
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Possible light rain tomorrow evening.
36℉SW at 9 knots
High12:38AM2.555ft
Low06:30AM0.575ft
High12:45PM3.268ft
Low07:31PM0.068ft
Fuel
Last Updated: Aug 24, 2020

Diesel$2.34
Gas Regular$2.79

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About


Situated on the west bank of the Connecticut River, stunning New England summer sunsets await. As a sister facility to the nearby Shipyard, Safe Harbor Dauntless affords Members a full-service marina experience near the charming shopping and dining of historic Essex.

Berth Capacity


Slips:140
Moorings:60

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Apr 07, 2020

Dockage:Yes
Moorings:Yes
Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Water Taxi:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Ice:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
Security:Yes
Medical Facility:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:100.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:100.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:17.6 Feet
Fixed Docks:Yes
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30, 50, 100
Electric Voltage:110, 220
Repair Crane:Yes
Engine Service:Yes
Propeller Service:Yes
Winter Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
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essex harbor is spectacular in the fall and the amenities were clean and uncrowded

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Got a mooring where we wanted. Staff was great,nice and quiet on the mooring

Marina Response:
We appreciate the review and enjoyed having you at Dauntless Marina. Please come back and see us again soon!
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Would recommend...excellent location.. Very friendly staff..launch service is prompt and included in mooring fee.. Will definitely visit again next year ..

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Upon arrival the dockmaster answered the VHF instantly and described the mooring location. I was amazed the mooring rates were such a value. We did not use the launch, but it seemed to respond to others quickly. The facilities very good. We spent a quiet first night and it is interesting to watch the strong current move the boats against a fair breeze all around. We took a walk around town the next day and made arrangements for takeout from Sirens, a restaurant on Essex Island. The food was good! I hope they stay it is easy to reach by dinghy, and with COVID nice to bring it back to the boat. In the evening the wind picked up from the NNE and with a pretty good fetch upriver the mooring area got a little bumpy. However, good visit.

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Wonderful Staff...they guide you to your mooring. The Marina is in an amazing location, for nature photography. There is everything: jumping bass, bunker, herons, swans, seagulls, cormorants, and many Osprey. This is a gorgeous Marina!!

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Beautiful facility with incredible views of the CT river. Friendly and attentive staff, charming village. We will be back.

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Lovely stay in Essex! Facility was clean, well maintained and friendly staff. Laundry facilities are lacking though with only ONE WASHER & ONE DRYER!

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First class secure friendly clean marina facility equal to the best on the East Coast. In an idyllic country setting with splendid vistas. Has all the amenities with courteous office, dock and service staff. Most attractive facility on the CT River equal to the best in New England. A secure “hurricane hole”. Just a few steps from Essex - the premier CT River town with a notable history. Those who visit for a “short stay” tend to stay quite a while ! Some time for years.

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We have stayed many times and always a good experience. The code to the showers and heads in the welcome email was incorrect so you should check with staff first. That may mean walking out the dock as the office is closed in what seemed like a Covid precaution.

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We had a very pleasant 3 night stay at Safe Harbor Dauntless on a mooring. The Dinghy Poker Run activity was a lot of fun!

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Another enjoyable visit. The staff was pleasant, engaging and helpful in every interaction. Esuring set up was appropriate, safe and allowed for easy options for all we needed. Location is wonderful of course.

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Wonderful people. All went as planned. Facilities were very clean. Looking forward to going back after the town opens up more.

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We were promptly greeted by Cy and he brought us to a mooring. The launch was quick to pick us up and bring us back to the boat when we called. Showers and bathrooms were well lit and spotless. This was a great location to be close to downtown shops and restaurants. We stay at Safe Harbor Dauntless every fall. Great place, and great staff!

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Dauntless: Staff are excellent and very friendly. Facility is always spotless. We make a point of staying here at least once or twice each season. Bill

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Great stay! Great staff! Clean, up to date facilities. Great launch service. What more could you ask for?

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Great staff. Very accommodating, and anice experience overall.

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Great location on the river. Directed to a mooring by the launch. Launch driver made sure the pennant was clear of tangles. Prompt launch service. Fuel dock easy to approach and dock hands helpful with lines. Fuel, water, and pump out at the dock or call CT pumpout boat for service at the mooring. Laundry and showers available.

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Everyone treated us so well. What a great time we had. The club, the town, the pool. Amazing.

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Absolutely great! Highly suggested stop.

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Great location. Launch service excellent

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Worst marina experience we've had in 18 years of boating. We booked a transient reservation to stop overnight on way to winter storage. I checked the website to verify it was a deep water marina -- we need 5' 3" -- and they list 11 feet. I called ahead to verify the pumpout was working to avoid a $150 fee for pumping it out after hauling. As we are backing out of the slip the shipyard employee yells at my wife on the helm that she'll run aground if she back to the right (the logical way), and then continues to mansplain to how to manuever the boat (she's been doing this for 18 years). When we get the dock he says "Oh the pumpout is broke." When I asks what he suggests we do, he says "Should've pumped out yesterday," which wouldn't have worked since we stayed on the boat overnight. --- Update: Manager of Essex facilities reached out to me following review and has offered a future night stay as compensation and agreed to address the employee behavior (turns out we could have gone to the Dauntless Shipyard facility for the pumpout).

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Great staff. Very personable. Everything is ship shape and very punctual.

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Launch service was great with friendly helpful staff. Mooring was near Essex Connecticut Museum. Showers were clean. Took taxi to Essex Steam train for ride up river and ferry to Gillette Castle. Griswalds Resturant is walking distance with great food.

Marina Response:
We appreciate your review and feedback about the team, facilities and local area. It sounds like you had a nice visit, and we hope to see you again soon! Take care.
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We got fuel here and were assigned our mooring ball by the woman who gave us fuel. They were helpful, telling us about local eateries and they had a launch service that only ran until 9:00 p.m., and so we chose to use our dinghy to go to dinner in town. It was a short walk to town from this marina.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your review and for staying with us at Dauntless Marina. It's great to hear that you enjoyed dinner by dinghy and got to explore the local area. Please come back and see us again soon!
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Very accommodating. Great launch service

Marina Response:
Thanks for your great review! Come back and see us again soon.
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Excellent service. After hailing them on Channel 68 they immediately sent launch to guide us to our mooring which was well maintained amd had a large pennant. The restrooms were lean. The young staff was cheerful and offered to help with everything.

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One of our favorite stops. Excellent, clean facilities and a friendly, helpful crew.

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We had not been to Brewer Dauntless for three years but nothing had changed. Everyone was just as friendly and helpful as they were before, with the same harbormaster and the same great launch service. Hope to don't have to wait another three years before we make it back!

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Brewers Dauntless in Essex is a beautiful, well maintained marina. Great facilities. We met wonderful neighbors at our slip and enjoyed a night out with them. We are looking forward to returning in July.

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