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Essex CT, home port of Essex Yacht Sales

Essex CT, home port of Essex Yacht Sales

Contact Leslie Quarrier, CPYB, Principal and lead yacht broker
Cell (860) 388-8701
Office (860 767-3013
eFax (860) 760-6797

Contact Peter Amos, CPYB, Yacht Broker
Cell (860) 304-1399

Contact Reuben Trane, Senior Professional Adviser
Cell (786) 303-1013

If by sea:

41.353422 N / -72.387617 W    VHF Channel 9

If by land:

Essex Yacht Sales LLC
Safe Harbor Dauntless Shipyard
37 Pratt Street
Essex, CT 06426

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    Essex Yacht Sales is located in the Safe Harbor Dauntless Shipyard. The main offices are in the building directly facing the head of A and B docks, adjacent to the main Pratt Street entrance. Ample parking for clients is available directly in front of the office.

    When in Essex, be sure to visit the historic Griswold Inn, serving travelers and yachtsmen continuously since 1776. Take a moment to enjoy the famous Taproom, the unique collection of Antonio Jacobsen portraits of the great steamships of the nineteenth century, nautical ephemera, and the Norman Rockwell sketch for his September 21, 1940 illustration for the Saturday Evening Post “River Pilot.”

    Also, call in at the Black Seal for some hearty grub and salty bar-chat, and do not miss the Connecticut River Museum, and former Steam Boat Dock, celebrating “one of the last great places in the hemisphere.”

    To celebrate buying that great boat, why not set course to the Copper Beech Inn, for sophisticated dining, a terrific bar and elegant, romantic, accommodations? It is just three miles from the Shipyard.

    Connecticut River Museum

    Connecticut River Museum “Essex CT museum” by Joe Mabel

    Featured Listings

    For Listings Click here. If you're looking for a particular kind of boat, Essex Yacht Sales can find it for you. Click here.


    News & Events

    June 6-7, 2024: Eastbay Rendezvous, Essex

    April 26-28 2024: CT Spring Boat Show, Essex Island

    June 9-11, 2023: Eastbay Rendevous at Safe Harbor Essex Island

    April 28- May 1, 2023: CT Spring Boat Show at Safe Harbor Essex Island

    July 22-24, 2022: Classic Wooden Boat Show at Safe Harbor Essex Island the the Connecticut River Museum, Essex

    June 10 – 12, 2022: Eastbay Rendezvous at Mystic Seaport, supported by Essex Yacht Sales

    April 29 – May 1, 2022: CT Spring Boat Show, Essex Island

    Jan 28, 2021: Leslie Quarrier CPYB was honored with CPYB’s 2020 Dedicated Service Award.

    Dec 30, 2020: The 2021 boating season is coming very soon! Let us help you buy or sell a boat

    Dec 1, 2020: The CT Spring Boat Show will take place at Essex Island from April 30, 20201 to May 2, 2021

    Nov 20, 2020: The market is still very active. This is an excellent time to offer your boat for sale. Contact EYS (860) 388 -8701

    Oct 3/4, 2020: Essex Yacht Sales Open House, Dauntless Shipyard, Essex, 10 am to 4 pm

    August 4, 2020: We have many new listings. Now is the time to list, and sell,  your boat.

    July 7, 2020: All boat shows have been cancelled due to COVID. However sales activity is at record levels and we are actively listing, showing and selling boats.

    May 20, 2020: Our office has re-opened. Activity is strong.

    April 9, 2020: The Connecticut Spring boat Show has been cancelled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    December 4, 2019: Essex Yacht Sales reports that Peter Amos has been admitted as a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB). Essex Yacht Sales has the rare and coveted distinction, held by only 39 other brokerages throughout the US and Canada, of being an ‘Endorsed Brokerage’ with all of its brokers holding CPYB certification.

    October 10, 2019: Yacht sales continue to be strong, and the market is active into this beautiful New England fall. This reflects strong consumer confidence, highs on the Stock Market, and a shortage of boats in some sectors. This is supporting the prices of good brokerage boats. We are looking for quality listings, and will market your vessel professionally and energetically.

    August 17, 2019: Join us a the 2019 Newport Brokerage Boat Show, Sept 12-15

    June 2, 2019: See new listings: Duffy 35 HX and Eastbay 38

    May 6, 2019: Great Show in Essex!

    Feb 7: The Connecticut Spring Boat Show will take place at Essex Island, Essex, CT from May 3-5, 2019. Join us!

    Dec 26: Read Steve Knauth’s Eastbay 43FB article in Soundings. Click here

    November 24: Just listing a  rare and very special Uniesse 48′, 1998. In the Essex CT area.

    October 15: Just listed a nice Legacy 28, 2001

    October 31- November 4: See the new Nimbus W-9 series at the Fort Lauderdale International boat Show

    September 13-16, 2018: Newport Boat Show and Brokerage Show – see us in Newport!

    August 31, 2018: See our beautiful 1997 Grand Banks Heritage Classic 42, just listed

    May 19, 2018: Just listed a beautifully maintained and upgraded Krogen Express, 2009, commissioned 2011, sold new 2012

    May 2, 2018: Just listed an impeccable 2015 Regulator 25

    April 30, 2018: Just listed a beautiful Grand Banks 42 Classic, 1986. See her at the CT Spring Boat Show , Essex Island, May 4-6.

    April 5, 2018: Jon’t miss the CT Spring Boat show in Essex Click here

    March 2, 2018: We survived the great ice dam in the CT River and were so grateful to the USCG. We dodged Winter Storm Riley, so what else is is in store? Hopefully tranquil, warm waters ahead, and a splendid boating season. The CT in-water Spring Boat Show is coming soon to Essex: May 4-6, 2o18

    February 26, 2018: Started the year really well, with excellent sales in February, despite the weather – we predict a very good season. Brokerage prices are strong, so this is the perfect time for Essex Yacht Sales to list your boat, with good exposure at the upcoming CT in-water Spring Boat Show and comprehensive marketing.

    January 18, 2018: Click here to see the latest Newsletter # 18: Click here

    January 14, 2018: Click here to see the latest Newsletter # 17: Click here

    January 9, 2018: Happy New Year! Essex Yacht Sales just listed a beautiful Eastbay 50 SX Click here

    December 23, 2017: We have passed the shortest day (!) and are already seeing stirrings that 2018 will be an exceptional year for boat sales. Meanwhile we wish our many clients and friends a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and best wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year.

    December 7, 2017: We were delighted by Steve Knauth’s terrific article in ‘Soundings’ about GB 42 Europa ‘Paradis’. This is an historic boat, hull number 1560, and the last of a storied tradition. Essex Yacht Sales was pleased to negotiate the sale of ‘Paradis’ Click here

    November 1-5, 2017: Let us know if you will be visiting the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). See us at the Nimbus display.

    October 29, 2017: See new listings: Sabreline 47 Motoryacht -2003, and Hunt Yachts Surfhunter 33 – 2006 Click here

    September 28-30, 2017: TrawlerFest, Bay Bridge Marina, Stevensville, MD – see us there.

    September 21-24, 2017: Norwalk Boat Show – see us in Norwalk.

    September 14-17,2017: Newport Boat Show and Brokerage Show – see us in Newport

    September 1, 2017: Nimbus Boats now come with a 10-year hull warranty. Click here

    August 13, 2017: The brokerage market is very hot right now, so this would be an excellent time to list your boat with Essex Yacht Sales.

    July 24, 2017: Subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest boating videos Click here

    July 21, 2017: We added two exciting new videos. Click here

    July 14, 2017: Your Marine VHF is DSC-capable in an emergency, but have you registered it? It may save your life. Click here

    June 2 and 3, 2017: Mystic Seaport hosts an Eastbay Rendezvous.
    Click here

    April 11, 2017: Join us at the CT Spring Boat Show, Brewer Essex Island, May 5-7. Free entry, free parking

    April 2, 2017: David Dorrance, CPYB joins Essex Yacht Sales. Click here

    March 23-26, 2017: Join Essex Yacht Sales at the Palm Beach International Boat Show to view the Nimbus 305, 34 Nova and 405 Flybridge at the Palm Beach International Boat Show.

    February 24, 2017: 68F today! The buyers are coming, the phones are ringing. List your boat now! We are very active showing boats and getting strong offers.

    February 8, 2017: Essex Yacht Sales offers the rare opportunity to acquire a superbly presented Windy Tyhoon 43, 2007. Click here

    February 4, 2017: Spring is coming soon! We are preparing for Boat Shows, listing boats, showing boats, and getting offers. Watch for several exciting new listings this week!

    The market is hot, and good boats are in demand, so call Essex Yacht Sales today.

    February 3, 2017: Three exciting new Nimbus videos have been uploaded to Essex Yacht Sales’ You Tube Channel, which may be viewed here on the Nimbus page on this website Click here

    January 19, 2017: Essex Yacht Sales will be exhibiting at the Connecticut Spring Boat Show, Brewer Essex Island, Essex, CT May 5-7, 2017

    January 17, 2017: Essex Yacht Sales will be at the Nimbus display, at the Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 23-26, 2017,

    November 19, 2016: Boat sales activity continues, with strong accepted offers in November. Buyers are seeking good quality brokerage boats, which are in short supply. Now is a great time to list your boat with Essex Yacht Sales, or engage us to find that special boat for you (no fee to buyers).

    November 8, 2016: Essex Yacht Sales has been appointed Strategic Sales Partner to Delta Powerboats. Essex Yacht Sales is excited to present the exciting and innovative range of boats and motoryachts from Delta Powerboats, from 26′ to 88′.
    Click here for more information

    November 5, 2016: Please call us about listing your boat. We are seeing strong buying activity from the west coast and south-east, where the boating season continues year round. Certain US brands of new boat are not keeping up with demand, This drives a strong market for well-maintained, quality boats, available, immediately. This is a great time to list your boat.

    October 16, 2016: Essex Yacht Sales welcomes on board Reuben Trane, as senior professional adviser and southeast representative. With deep roots in Florida, and extensive global experience, Reuben brings exceptional knowledge of the yachting industry and market. Mr. Trane has more than 35 years’ experience designing, building and marketing pleasure craft, from 14’ sail boats to 65’ trawlers. During this period, he successfully created five different brands. Click here for more information

    October 8, 2016: Three surveys in the space of 7 days, 3 showings just today tells us that the market is very active. We are seeing buyers from the South-East and West Coast. It is a great time to list your boat with Essex Yacht Sales. A quick fall sale can save you the cost of hauling, winterizing and storing.

    October 1-2, 2016: Eastbay Rendezvous at Mystic Seaport. Postponed due to weather

    September 15-18, 2016: Essex Yacht Sales displayed three boats in the Newport Brokerage Show: 2014 Eastbay 50SX, 2015 MJM 40z and 2000 Grand Banks 52 Motoryacht

    July 24, 2016: See us at the Newport Brokerage Show (in association with the Newport International Boat Show), Sept 15-18, 2016.

    July 22, 2016: Our newly listed Eastbay 50 SX has just 114 hours. Impeccable quality and condition throughout. (No longer available)

    July 7, 2016: Check out the superb Grand Banks 52 Motoryacht, just listed today. Perfectly appointed for long-term cruising and enjoyment. (No longer available)

    Contact Us Today!

    Find out how we can work with you on a direct, personal level to meet your buying or selling needs.
    Thank you!

    Leslie Quarrier, CPYB, Principal and Lead Yacht Broker (licensed in Florida)
    Cell (860) 388-8701
    Office (860) 767-3013
    eFax (860) 760-6797

    Reuben Trane, Senior Professional Adviser and Southeast Representative
    Cell (786) 303-1013

    Peter Amos, CPYB
    Yacht Broker and Operations Manager
    Cell (860) 304-1399