Safe Harbor Dauntless Shipyard

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37 Pratt Street
Essex, CT 06426
41° 21' 12.96'', -72° 23' 12.13''
(860) 767-0001
VHF Ch. 9
Westbrook Harbor
Safe Harbor Dauntless Shipyard
Safe Harbor Dauntless Shipyard
Safe Harbor Dauntless Shipyard
Safe Harbor Dauntless Shipyard
Safe Harbor Dauntless Shipyard
Safe Harbor Dauntless Shipyard
Safe Harbor Dauntless Shipyard
Safe Harbor Dauntless Shipyard
Safe Harbor Dauntless Shipyard
Safe Harbor Dauntless Shipyard
Safe Harbor Dauntless Shipyard
Safe Harbor Dauntless Shipyard
Safe Harbor Dauntless Shipyard
Clear throughout the day.
22℉NNW at 5 knots
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Safe Harbor Dauntless Shipyard is located in protected North Cove, just off the CT River. and are outfitted with 30 and 50 amp power, water, cable and free WiFi.

Dauntless Shipyard, c.1917, was named for the schooner Dauntless, one of the late-1800s America's Cup yachts. The shipyard developed a strong reputation building many wooden vessels until the late 1930s. The shipyard's focus then turned to yacht maintenance, which it continues to do today along with its marina operation.

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Proceed up the Connecticut River past marker "R26" located in the vicinity of the Essex mooring field. On your port side, you will note two sets of yellow channel (local) markers, the northern pair marking the channel into Dauntless Shipyard. Proceed westward in the northern channel, past the two other marinas, and you will see Dauntless Shipyard directly ahead of you. Hail us on VHF channel 9, prior to entering the inner channel.
Minimum Approach Depth:9.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:11.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jul 25, 2017

Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Swimming Pool:Nearby
Cable TV on Slips:Nearby
Medical Facility:Nearby
Closest Airport:1
Ship Store:Yes
Max. Slip Length:100.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30, 50
Electric Voltage:110, 220
Oil Disposal:Yes
Engine Service:Nearby
Dry Storage:Yes
Winter Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
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drJul 30, 2019

My family and I had a great two night stay at the Dauntless Shipyard in Essex this past weekend. The staff there is terrific!, we got our slip assignment quickly and there was a dock hand there to help us tie up. After checking in we spent a couple hours swimming in their pool and then did some shopping in town. Saturday evening the marina put on a catered block party, very nice! We started Sunday with a great breakfast at the marina restaurant on the deck over looking the yard and and relaxing weekend, great place 👍

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askroskiJul 28, 2019

We had a great stay starting with being met with dock assistant s on the way in to attending a nicely catered block party!!! Everything is clean and working

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adamwallerJul 13, 2019

Dauntless Essex marina is a pretty, pristine and peaceful place to stay. Friendly, easy to dock, and Essex is such a great stop.

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mockusJul 07, 2019

Had a great time At Dauntless Shipyard. Essex was fun to explore. The pool was quiet and comfortable. The restaurant had a great view of the yard and the food was great. The yard staff person did a great job.

Marina Response:
Thank you very much for your review and for staying with us at Dauntless Shipyard! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Essex as well as some of our amenities. It is also good to hear that you received great service. Please come back and stay with us again soon!
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