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