Crocker's Boatyard, Inc.

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56 Howard St
New London, CT 06320-4999
41° 20' 53.49'', -72° 5' 57.04''
8604436304
VHF Ch. 9
$3/ft - $7.50/ft
www.crockersboatyardinc.com
New London
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Fuel
Last Updated: May 14, 2024 4:52PM

Diesel $4.75

Gas Premium $5.16

Awards


Boaters Choice 2018Boaters Choice 2019Boaters Choice 2020Boaters Choice 2022Boaters Choice 2023

About


Whether cruising from Maine to Florida or just looking for a new overnight spot, Crocker's Boatyard is a great family destination. Attractions include a lively and culturally diverse city with over 30 restaurants, within walking distance to historic Fort Trumbull and minutes drive to beaches, shopping, and the US Nautilus museum. The most protected marina in Southeastern Connecticut. Crocker's amenities include a pool, laundry, floating docks, a hauling capacity of 75 tons, a complete ship store, and a full-service facility. Crocker's location is situated just minutes from New London's transportation hub which includes trains and ferries. Celebrating over 140 years of family ownership now in our 5th generation.

Summer Dockage Rates*:

Under 20' $130/foot

21' to 44' $140/foot

45' to 54' $8640/season

Rates do not include facilities fees or taxes. Contact us for more information and discounts!!!

Berth Capacity


Slips:230
Winter Storage:200

Approach


From the mouth of the Thames river, motor north and head west at green buoy # 11. Located inside of Shaw's Cove Railroad Bridge, VHF Ch. 13. Crocker's Boatyard monitors VHF Ch. 9
Minimum Approach Depth:12.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:12.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Feb 05, 2024

Fuel Dock:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
Dockage:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Transient Storage:Yes
Long Term Storage:Yes
Service & Maintenance:Yes
Water Taxi:Within 5 Miles
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Security:Yes
Swimming Pool:Yes
Groceries:Within 5 Miles
Medical Facility:Within 5 Miles
Pharmacy:Within 5 Miles
Car Rentals:Within 5 Miles
Hotels:Yes
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Within 5 Miles
Dog Park:Within 5 Miles
Pet Friendly:Yes
Golf:Within 5 Miles
Tennis:Within 5 Miles
Ship Store:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:150.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:96.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:30.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Oil Disposal:Yes
Repair Crane:Yes
Engine Service:Yes
Propeller Service:Yes
Dry Stack:Yes
Land Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
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We decided to get out of TS Ophelia's path and knowing that Crocker's Boat Yard is extremely well protected we spent 4 nights on their very comfortable and well-protected docks. Crocker's Boat Yard is also located in close proximity to some very nice reprovisioning markets and good restaurants.

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Interesting boat yard. Not. in a great part of town. More industrial. The fence has barbed wire for protection. It was difficult to get the dockhands on the radio during a holiday weekend. After docking nobody was around. Great lobster shack in walking distance. Canceled my 2nd stay on dockwa at 2:30 the previous day because nobody was in the office. We needed to leave early. I was a bit disappointed that there was no refund. It is privately owned and a little courtesy would of been appreciated. We are not going to return.

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Stay was great, they were terrific and very accommodating. Great mechanics; I had prop damage from debris in LI Sound and they fixed the props and had me on my way in two days including hauling boat twice so we could stay aboard. Highly recommend them.

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Great people safe harbor

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Great family run business with safe dockage, great amenities and easy access to downtown New London and Long Island Sound

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No one assisted us when we pulled into our slip, and no one when we were leaving. Ben was on the dock when we got fuel, but was also assisting another boat. Pretty sure we won’t be back

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Great location, facilities, and service.

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Great marina. Nice pool. Great staff, particularly when getting a pump out. In fact their pump out system is one of the best I've seen. Very powerful. Very reasonable fuel prices as well. I love how protected this marina is. No wakes from passing boats. Also, location is perfect. Easy walk to everything in the city. I would definitely return the next time I am in the area.

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Very good baths/showers And dock staff And docks and power kiosks. All the night lights worked!! Pump out was exceptionally well handled- a fresh water back flush and second pump out ?? Never had that anywhere else! A very pleasant surprise!!

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Great location nice facilities

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A good marina, protected, good facilities and the staff could not have been more helpful or professional. We would stay there again.

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I have had my boat at Crockers for servicing and repairs on two different occasions...owners on premise and available...service top notch...excellent marina and location

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Excellent and clean. Swing bridge ch 13 was fun

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Dock hands were great upon arrival, Theresa was very helpful upon check in, the pool was wonderful, the facilities were kept clean and downtown was easy walking distance. The rate was good with a helpful Boat US discount. We'll be back.

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Nice marina. Friendly and helpful crew. Beautiful pool. Restaurants within walking distance. Would definitely return in the future.

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Very good communication for arrival instructions on a Sunday (when marina is closed), welcoming boat yard, friendly people everywhere. Easy bridge opening (although you better check the operating schedule). Very well protected. Walking distance to downtown and lots of restaurants nearby.

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Friendly staff, nice marina, and great access to the town. The only negative is the nearby Amtrack trains which start blowing whistles around 0430.

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Dockhand knowledge of area limited. Docks in poor condition. Didnt feel SAFE to walk alone in town so wont return. On a positive note, they were prepared with paperwork and KEY upon our arrival.

Marina Response:
We would like to thank you for your recent stay with us at Crocker's Boatyard. We apologize for the small issues that encountered during your stay. As we are constantly striving for improvement, what could you suggest to bring the condition of the docks to a better condition? Thank you and have a great day!
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Grandkids loved the pool

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Always a great stop! Owners are awesome and facility is very nice! Well protected floating docks and clean facilities.

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Very convenient, centrally located to downtown New London for clubs and restaurants

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Nice/well protected dockage. Easy walk to numerous bars and restaurants. Helpful competent staff. Great place.

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Great service from a well knowledgeable staff. Dock hands were careful with our boat, professional, courteous and swift with service. The pool was clean and pleasant. My go-to for future stopovers in New London.

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Great location, easy access, protected cove and very friendly people. Pool onsite and the city of New London is an easy walk with dining, museums, etc.

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CBY is a very reasonable marina for cruisers. It’s a large facility, so the dock hands can be overwhelmed and unresponsive on VHF10. They’re very helpful once on scene. The pool is a nice touch and the showers and heads are fine. The facility is weathered but pricing is reasonable. Sailors need to contact the Shaw Cove bridge on VHF13 to request an opening but be prepared to wait since Amtrak rolls over the bridge with surprising regularity!

Marina Response:
We thank you for your stay with us at Crocker's Boatyard. We apologize about the delay from the dock hands upon your arrival, but our dock hands monitor VHF Ch. 9. Enjoy the rest of your summer cruise and stop back and see us again!
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Friendly and available staff and gregarious boaters. Clean facilities and floating docks. Convenient walk to great food and bars.

Marina Response:
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Since you booked online, we didn't realize that you wouldn't contact us before coming in. Hence we couldn't give you the slip assignment, instructions on where to get your info packet and card key, plus our hours of operation. We apologize for your discomfort. We are now implementing a routine of contacting the transients that don't contact us to make sure they know all the things that would have made your stay better. I think you have already been contacted by our customer service department as well. Again, Thank you
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Excellent customer service from friendly, professional staff! Well-sheltered location about half-mile walk from downtown waterfront. Floating piers; heads and showers nothing fancy but clean and spacious. Nice pool. Reasonable rate. Positive experience all around.

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Good location,friendly staff, I would come back again.

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My husband and I have been here several times, including their fireworks weekends and had a great time. The place is very clean, professional and helpful. Other then the fireworks weekends, the place is quiet and restful. I love going to the casino and eating downtown. My husband likes to bike around the coast and all the historic places. Also a great place to go in bad weather!

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