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
Old Saybrook
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
Last Updated: Apr 08, 2022 4:28PM

Diesel $3.35

Gas Regular $3.99

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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.

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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
Minimum Channel Depth:0.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:11.0 Feet
Mean High Water Clearance:0.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jan 23, 2024

Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Service & Maintenance:Yes
Groceries:Within 5 Miles
Medical Facility:Within 5 Miles
Pharmacy:Within 5 Miles
Golf:Within 5 Miles
Tennis:Within 5 Miles
Ship Store:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:0.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:100.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:0.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Oil Disposal:Yes
Dry Stack:Yes
Land Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
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Most competent and Thorough Shipyard I’ve ever been at in 50 years of boating. Clear evaluations of issues, description of proposed fixes. Yard manager, service manager, mechanics, rigger, I couldn’t ask for better!

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It was ok. Great location by walking right into Essex but as far as a Quality of a marina goes, there was no one around to help, no store, Just a slip to stay in and desolate in all other ways. It was disappointing the WiFi was not working Especially since cell service here is weak. If you just want a very quiet place near town, it’s a decent choice.

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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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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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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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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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