Safe Harbor | Stratford Marina

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605 Broad Street
Stratford, CT 06615
41° 11' 21.23'', -73° 7' 13.52''
VHF Ch. 9
Bridgeport Harbor
Safe Harbor | Stratford Marina
Safe Harbor | Stratford Marina
Safe Harbor | Stratford Marina
Safe Harbor | Stratford Marina
Safe Harbor | Stratford Marina
Safe Harbor | Stratford Marina
Safe Harbor | Stratford Marina
Safe Harbor | Stratford Marina
Safe Harbor | Stratford Marina
Safe Harbor | Stratford Marina
Rain starting this afternoon, continuing until this evening.
51℉ENE at 1 knots
Last Updated: Oct 18, 2018

Brand: ValvTect
Gas Regular$3.89
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Previously known as a Brewer Yacht Yard facility, Stratford Marina is now proudly owned and operated by Safe Harbor Marinas after the two companies merged in 2017. Stratford Marina is located where shipyard activity has been the theme since the 1700s. Today it remains an active boat yard and serves as homeport to a variety of recreational yachts. Located a mile and a half up the Housatonic River, Stratford Marina is completely sheltered from inclement weather. An ample channel winds its way to the marina, through a broad expanse of salt marsh grasses where boaters are treated to frequent wildlife sightings. In addition to the beauty of this port, the convenience of the location has great appeal. Several Western Long Island Sound cruising destinations are within striking distance, and there is easy access by land - car, train or plane!


Enter the Housatonic River to the east of Stratford point. The channel begins with marker "G-1" at W 73° 05.40' / N 41° 09.42'. Follow the well-marked river buoys 1-1/2 miles to Can 19". Stratford Marina is on your port side just opposite Can 19. Dock staff monitors VHF Channel 9.
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:12.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: May 30, 2018

Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Boat Ramp:Yes
Swimming Pool:Yes
Cable TV on Slips:Yes
Medical Facility:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Closest Airport:LGA
Fitness Center:Nearby
Ship Store:Yes
Bait & Tackle:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:85.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:85.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:25.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30, 50, 100
Electric Voltage:110, 220
Oil Disposal:Yes
Repair Crane:Yes
Engine Service:Yes
Propeller Service:Yes
Dry Storage:Yes
Winter Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
Live Aboard:Yes
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doublejdSep 30, 2018

Nice facilities, great restaurant, excellent dock staff.

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johntanderson40Aug 25, 2018

Great hospitality from the staff. Went above and beyond, by driving us to pick up a car. A super place to stay.

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The dock staff were very helpful with assisting us with docking our sailboat. The bathrooms and showers were cleaned often and well maintained. The weber grills were great for our BBQ needs and the picnic area is a nice amenity for our sailing club.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the great review and feedback! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our team and the facilities. Hope to see you again soon!
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mark42060Jul 17, 2018

Liz is the greatest Dockhand!!!

Marina Response:
We agree; Liz is great! Thank you for your review and for choosing Stratford Marina. Please come back again soon.
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loonJul 16, 2018

Super clean (5) shower/restrooms around the pool area, Weber grills on all docks, super shaded picnic pavilion on the water to hang out, great pool, excellent dock hands who could not have been nicer, and the Outrigger restaurant for 3 + meals was amazing. We didn't even want to go to town! Great Job Stratford Brewers Safe Harbor!

Marina Response:
Wow! Thank you for this great review. It is so nice to read that you enjoyed the marina, facilities and restaurant. We sincerely appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon at Stratford Marina!
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alacrity43Jun 14, 2018

The dock staff was great helping us get our 43’ sailboat tied up in strong cross winds and a heavy current. The ships store staff helped us retrieve some digital installation instructions for our new ice box compressor and helped us properly recycle the old one. We had guests join us at the Outrigger Restaurant for dinner, the food and service was great... lobster mac and cheese as well as soft shell crabs were amazing. WIFI was solid, showers were very clean and comfortable.

Marina Response:
Thank you for such a wonderful review of Stratford Marina! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that our dock staff and ships store staff was able to help you. And we agree, the lobster mac and cheese is delish! Please come back and stay with us again soon! Happy sailing!
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mdhayMay 30, 2018

Steve was great at customer service and he made the effort to work us in when he was pretty full with transients. "A" dock left a little something to be desired, particularly on the approach, very, very shallow -come in on a rising tide or with some water under you. Stratford doesn't offer much but we did get our laundry done in a very good facility

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winedown23Mar 07, 2018

It was very nice but they kick you out at 11am which is to early then other places. And if you are over by a minute they charge you. Then keep charging you minute by minute. Get's expensive. Which is was the old Brewers...

Marina Response:
Good Morning. Thank you for taking the time to review us online and also for staying with us for an overnight visit. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay! Since our slips are all occupied by slip members during the season, our members submit float plans with us to let us know when they will be vacating the slip. This allows us to enjoy the company of visiting vessels such as yourself! Unfortunately we have to make sure that these slips are available for the returning slip member's arrival based on the submitted transient reservation. The time agreed upon to our members for return is after 11 am. We would love to have you with us for much longer, but this window allows for less confusion from the departing vessel to the returning slip member and allows time to greet the next incoming vessel. We try to be lenient with the schedule by only charging $10.00 every additional hour past 11am and sometimes this is waived dependent upon communication and circumstances. If ever there is a condition where one would like to stay an additional night, we can always make adjustments and find another slip for the vessel if the current slip is unavailable for the additional night. We hope you understand why this is necessary and we thank you again for coming to stay with us! We hope you have a great 2018 season and please let us know if we can accommodate you and your vessel in the future. Happy Boating!
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dharpleNov 25, 2017

Beautiful location! Super clean and well maintained facility. Very friendly staff. Outrigger restaurant is wonderful.

Marina Response:
Good morning and thank you for staying with us! We are very pleased that you were able to enjoy the marina so late in the season. I'll make sure to forward your comments to the staff at Outriggers. Thank you again and we hope the rest of your trip offers favorable seas!
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roomfortwoOct 02, 2017

Staff very friendly and helpful. Josh was they to great us and help with docking Added a night d/t rain and wind. Ride into town

Marina Response:
Good Morning! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was an absolute pleasure to have you as our guests. Sorry the weather wasn't more cooperative. I hope you enjoy the rest of your season and please let us know if you will be back around next year. Have a wonderful off-season! Best Regards, Josh
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margozinkSep 04, 2017

What a wonderful marina with such hospitable staff and management. Josh went out of his way to try to accommodate us after we needed to change our arrival date several times due to engine work. Steve drove us to the store and picked up a supply at West Marine for us.

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mitch2554Aug 22, 2017

Marina condition was very nice and clean. Good amenities. Staff was good and willing to provide assistance. Permanent slip holders were friendly and offered information. Marina rules are a bit stringent. If you exceed the 11AM checkout they will charge $10 hour afterward and a $20 dollar key deposit was high. The key did not open the bathroom as promised.It only opened the gate. There was no discount on fuel. All in all we would go back. It was much better before they got purchased / aquired by safe Harbor. Here's a great suggestion since you can't check in until 1pm you should have to leave before then. Other Marina's don't kick you out early or exorbitantly charge you. We will be back. The Captain.

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jcwfpmdAug 21, 2017

Marina condition was very nice and clean. Good amenities. Staff was good and willing to provide assistance. Permanent slip holders were friendly and offered information. Marina rules are a bit stringent. If you exceed the 11AM checkout they will charge $10 hour afterward and a $20 dollar key deposit was high. The key did not open the bathroom as promised.It only opened the gate. There was no discount on fuel. All in all we would go back.

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joeavellarAug 08, 2017

Avoid this Brewer's. I am a repeat Brewer's customer. This year, I stayed in Branford and Stratford. The dock hands at Stratford are great. The Manager HORRIBLE. After arriving at 3pm, I was told they had to "straighten out returning bathroom keys" before I could get one. Two and a half hours later, the staff still could not give us and the other boat we were with a bathroom/pool key because the manager, Rod, had not dealt with them yet. They had tried to raise him on the radio but he had told them specifically not to bother him because he was busy. After 2 and a half hours, Rod released the wrong keys to the bathroom/pool area. They didn't work. My wife became involved and was with the crew when they contacted Rod again to say he'd given us the wrong key. He berated them over the radio, saying things you shouldn't say to any employee, in my wife's presence. She is a manager herself, and went with the dock hand to get the correct key from Rod. His apology was that he had 100's of things to do that day and his apology for showing disrespect to his employees was that he didn't know she was there when he berated his workers. I overheard this encounter. A lousy excuse on so many levels. One, what customer should wait for 2 and a half hours for a bathroom key, cause the manager doesn't know how to delegate. Two, the correct apology for abusing employees is not "I'm sorry you overheard" but "I shouldn't have done it." We shall avoid Brewer's Stratford and suggest you do too. The others are far better managed.

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coldwdAug 08, 2017

Excellent facilities & service. Will be back.

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dougabel52Aug 07, 2017

The dock staff were excellent but the management made our stay there less than ideal. It took 2 hours to get a key to access the bathrooms, showers , and pool. We had to actively persue the staff for a key only to find out that management was responsible for the delay in obtaining a key. In fact we overheard management on the radio state that servicing us was not a priority. We will not stay here again.

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tapestryJul 30, 2017

This marina is excellent! They were quick to respond to my reservation request as well as answer any questions before arrival. Dock master Steve couldn't have been more accommodating. He keeps clean, organized docks and communicates well. At the marine store, Josh went out of his way to assist with a problem and relieve my concerns. All the staff were friendly and helpful. We highly recommend this marina!!

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lawrence2Jul 17, 2017

Very Nice marina. They had the slip I asked for and the staff was very helpful.

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top1performerJul 13, 2017

Brewer Stratford Marina is a clean, well run facility. The staff is very helpful, pleasant and professional. We've been guests there for a number of years and always look forward to the visit. We don't know of any other place we'd rather be. Thank you! Fred & Jan

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fullcircleJul 05, 2017

Brewers Marinas are always great and the staff Is helpful. It is very relaxing in their pool after a long hot sail. Had a good time.

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