Monday, April 7, 2014

A & S Boats

Join us April 12 & 13, 2014, 9 am – 4 pm at the Greenwich Boat Show!

Whether you’re in the market for your first boat or your fifth, the folks at A & S Boats in South Windsor have the know-how to match you to the perfect boat. 

Their sales staff works to ensure that each customer’s experience — both in the store and on the water — is comfortable and memorable. They know how to ask the right questions, listen to the needs of each customer, and put their extensive product knowledge to good use to save boaters time and money.

A & S Boats’ large selection of great boats means they have the right boat to meet each customer’s needs. Their inventory includes Chaparral, Moomba, Supra and Tracker boats. Such a lineup of high quality vessels means boaters get better value, higher resale and greater satisfaction. Some examples of the boats they offer include the following:

Chaparral 327 SSX: The 327 SSX mixes bowrider roominess with a full-beam cabin. Equal parts family bowrider, performance-minded sport boat and overnight cruiser, the 327 was the NMMA's Innovation Award winner the year it was christened. With its standard fiberglass hard top, striking interior accents, dual forward facing helm seats and practical full beam cabin, the 327 is one-of-a-kind. A stainless steel windshield and heavy-duty rails say quality in every detail.

Chaparral 264 Sunesta: Built to the precision standards you expect from Chaparral, the 264 features stainless steel hardware, a Kevlar reinforced hull, Quad Radial lamination and an integrated cockpit drainage system. An optional thru-hull exhaust allows you to turn the performance volume up or cruise in quiet luxury. Stain-resistant upholstery, a self bailing cockpit and a molded drainage system are all designed to take your cares away.

Chaparral 216 SSi: Turn low-key weekends into exciting adventures with a 216 SSi that delivers Chaparral innovation at its family bowrider best. Wide Tech engineering provides a smooth, dry and confident ride with more space in the bow. Stainless steel hardware, premium vinyl and molded recessed side panels add a touch of class and are engineered to last. A large Bimini, front windscreen, full height windshield and a hinged bow door combine for all season comfort. Time-tested Quad Radial lamination with Kevlar reinforcement keeps the strength up and the weight down.

To learn more about A & S Boats, visit

Contact: Gil Valfer, 860- 528-8682,
Address: 735 John Fitch Blvd., South Windsor, CT 06074

Click here to schedule a sea trial.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Marine Max

Join us April 12 & 13, 2014, 9 am – 4 pm at the Greenwich Boat Show!

The people at Marine Max share the same love of boating that you do. That’s part of what makes them one of the best resources in the country for getting people on the water.

A national retailer with 55 locations nationwide, Marine Max has built a reputation in the Norwalk area for being more than just a boat dealer. Offering educational classes and a multitude of services, Marine Max can meet the needs of any boater. And their representatives use their wealth of experience and knowledge to match each customer with the perfect boat.

When it comes to choosing the right boat, you won’t find a better selection. Marine Max offers nearly 20 different brands of boats, including Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Meridian Yachts and many others. With boats ranging from 11 to more than 111 feet, Marine Max’s diverse selection includes boats for cruising, fishing, watersports, vacationing and more. For a few examples of their many boats, check out the following:

Sea Ray 260 Sundancer: The 260 Sundancer’s performance-enhanced design inspires longer cruises and greater confidence on the water. It features an open cockpit with a reversible helm seat and wet bar, a streamlined V-berth and mid-berth, full galley and head, and plenty of storage. It’s increased cockpit space and the addition of a cockpit galley gives the 260 Sundancer the perfect social atmosphere.

Boston Whaler 315 Conquest: The Boston Whaler 315 Conquest is a fishing and pleasure boat that gives boaters enhanced utility, convenience and stylish comfort. It features a host of functional and aesthetic upgrades that are bound to impress both saltwater anglers and those who favor luxury cruising. An insulated 30-gallon livewell/cooler, increased bait prep storage, and dual in-deck fishboxes ensure the diehard angler has everything he needs to get on the fish. The boat's cabin features new interior styling, including a skylight over the galley, and an expanded mid-berth offering improved headroom and flexibility for bringing on extra family members or friends.

Meridian 341 Sedan: Meridian's 341 Sedan has redefined the under-40-foot-yacht by providing the comfortable accommodations and extra features you need for extended cruising. It features accommodations for four in two spacious staterooms, a full-service galley with all the amenities and an airy salon with opening windows, panoramic views and entertainment center with a 20-inch LCD television, AM/FM/CD/DVD system and both salon and bridge speakers.

To learn more about MarineMax, visit

Contact: David Dzurilla 203-831-6311;
Address: 144 Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854

Click here to schedule a sea trial.

Petzold’s Marine Center

Join us April 12 & 13, 2014, 9 am – 4 pm at the Greenwich Boat Show!

With its large inventory of new and pre-owned boats, a professional sales team and top service technicians, Petzold’s Marine Center in Portland and Norwalk has a well-earned reputation as one of the most respected yacht sales and service centers in the Northeast.

Petzold’s is a dealer for such boat lines as Back Cove, Sabre, Edgewater and Regal  and they are home to one of New England’s largest heated showrooms, with models up to 50 feet on display. They also provide a wide range of services, including seasonal commissioning and decommissioning, engine repair, repowering, custom canvas and electrical installation or customization and more.

Some examples of the boats they offer include:

Sabre 38 Salon Express: The Sabre 38 Salon Express represents the latest in design and naval architecture. It is built in the tradition of Maine boat building: beautiful, strong, steady, reliable and very seaworthy. Yet below the skin, technology is everywhere, from its resin-infused laminates, to state of the art systems, to the pod propulsion drive. Its hull lines are the latest thinking in vee-hulled motor yachts and are specifically designed for the installation of pods, allowing fuel economy, quiet running and a pleasant dry ride. The interior provides an open design that will suit a day’s outing with friends as easily as a longer cruise.

Regal 35 Sport Coupe: While its competitors are playing checkers, the 35 Sport Coupe is playing chess. Tired of canvas? The 35 Sport Coupe features the unobstructed view through glass. Like a hardtop, but don’t want to always exclude the sun? The push of a button retracts the convertible top. Hot summer days forcing you in the cabin? The 35′s cockpit AC helps you keep your cool. With all the amenities of a 50 foot yacht in a 36-foot package ~ Check & Mate.

Back Cove 37 Hardtop Express: One of the most popular Back Cove models to date includes the same practical features, usability and low maintenance, which have built the popularity of the Back Cove brand since its inception. Its master stateroom features an island berth for ease of egress, and many lockers and drawers are provided for gear. To starboard aft of the master is a full guest cabin with double berth and plenty of storage capacity. Opposite and to port is a large head unit with separate stall shower. Between the lower and salon sole levels, there is a mid-galley fully-equipped with a refrigerator, a freezer , microwave and deep stainless steel sink, as well as many drawers and lockers for galley storage.

Edgewater 280CX: Its 4 AM, you break out the rods and reels, and set a course with friends for that secret fishing spot offshore. The next morning, the dog waits patiently next to the boat gear for a day on a secluded beach, chasing a Frisbee with the kids as you prepare the water tube for rides. As the day concludes and the blue sky gives way to a brilliant orange sunset, the memories of the weekend and the comfort and versatility of the 280CX draws a deep sigh of enjoyment from the family, and your four legged mate. Built with an unsinkable deep-V design and using EdgeWater’s proprietary SPI (single Piece Infusion) process, and powered with Yamaha’s reliability and fuel efficiency, the 280CX makes it possible to escape and create memories every day. Within the 280CX’s clean lines conceals outstanding seating and storage.

To learn more about Petzold’s Marine Center, visit

Contact: Ken Petzold, 860-342-1196, or Diana McCabe, 203-838-4523,
Address: 37 Indian Hill Avenue, Portland, CT 06480 and 48 Calf Pasture Beach Road, East Norwalk, CT 06855
Click here to schedule a sea trial.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Portland Boat Works

Join us April 12 & 13, 2014, 9 am – 4 pm at the Greenwich Boat Show!

For more than 60 years, Portland Boat Works has been a fixture in Connecticut’s boating community. Providing excellent service and quality craftsmanship to the region’s boaters from the shores of the Connecticut River, Portland Boat Works is one of the area’s finest marine centers.

This family-owned and operated business is a full-service facility specializing in the service, restoration and general maintenance of larger yachts. They feature a highly-skilled and experienced service team that is available to address any engine maintenance, repair or re-powering needs, as well as electronic installations, finish carpentry, fiberglass finishing and repair, painting and varnishing.

Portland Boat Works is also a Platinum Dealer for Tiara Yachts, distinguishing themselves annually as one of the region’s top dealers in both sales and customer service. A few of their available boats include the following:

3600 Coronet: The innovative  Coronet Series introduces smartly re-imagined day boats. Sophisticated  designs deliver style to take your breath away. And yet, like every Tiara, that style is built on an unmatched heritage of American Made quality, strength and seakeeping designed to bring you safely home again; one carefree day on the water after another.

The Tiara 3600 Coronet offers a luxurious array of features including redesigned interior compartments, seating, fabrics and available state-of-the-art electronics from Garmin. The most remarkable feature, however, may be the return on investment you feel every time you hit the water.


Tiara 4300 Open: The 4300 Open comes ready for both fishing and cruising. An incomparable deepwater performer, it presents a secure platform to aggressively manage sea and weather conditions, with a fuel-efficient hull design and power package that provide optimum performance, handling and maneuverability. The cockpit features two insulated flush floor storage/fish boxes, a wet bar, a starboard aft prep center and plenty of storage. Below deck, the 4300 Open has a luxurious, roomy interior, with a salon/dinette/galley greatroom combo and two large private staterooms.

For more information on Portland Boat Works, visit

Contact: 860-342-1085 or
Address: 1 Grove Street, Portland, CT 06480
Click here to schedule a sea trial.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Twin Hull Boats

Join us April 12 & 13, 2014, 9 am – 4 pm at the Greenwich Boat Show!

Twin Hull Boats in Bridgeport is just what the name says: They exclusively sell power catamarans.

The folks at Twin Hull are the only authorized sales and service dealer in Connecticut for World Cat, Glacier Bay, Carolina Cat and Livingston power catamarans. They are convinced that dual-hull boats provide a better ride than monohulls, with better fuel economy, stability, comfort and fun in any kind of weather. And they think that if you try one, you’ll be convinced, too.

Some examples of the boats they offer include:

World Cat 295 DC: An upgraded version of World Cat’s most successful model, seating improvements abound on this vessel, improving comfort and increasing capacity to 10 people. The twin captains’ chairs have been changed to twin bench seats with flip-up bolsters. The forward bow seating allows better lounging, and with optional flush mounted seats in the transom and gunnel you can enjoy lounging in the cockpit when you’re not fishing. The euro-style walk-through transom brings you closer to the fish and allows easy access from the water.

Carolina Cat 23 DC: Carolina Cat’s 23 DC is a mid-sized dual console with a full-sized head enclosure. And it gives you big boat performance in a mid-sized package. Best of all, the 23 DC takes full advantage of the cat shape, giving you seating for 10 in its wide beam. There’s plenty of room for a cruising crowd and lots of open cockpit space for fishing fanatics. Perhaps best of all, unlike most mid-sized dual console monohulls, the Carolina Cat 23 DC has a full-sized head.

Glacier Bay 2740 DC: A wonderful combination of features and ride makes the 2740 dual console the most versatile boat on the water. Whether you are piling the kids in the bow for a trip to the beach or ranging far offshore for billfish, you can do it in this vessel. The 2740 features 27 feet of open boat space with a full stand-up head in the port hull. There is seating for six under the standard hardtop, four more in the box area and two aft with the optional flip-out seats.

To learn more about Twin Hull Boats, visit

Contacts: Chris & Donna 203-334-4403,
Address: 135 Bywatyr Lane, Bridgeport, CT 06605
Click here to schedule a sea trial.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Hinckley Company

Join us April 12 & 13, 2014, 9 am – 4 pm at the Greenwich Boat Show!

With a reputation for exquisite craftsmanship, innovation, service and performance, the Hinckley Company has become synonymous with the highest levels of yachting.

While the company is based in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Hinckley was born from Maine’s rich maritime heritage. That’s reflected in their boats, from each vessel’s beautiful lines to its sturdy build, strong enough to take on the challenges of the North Atlantic.

To see Hinckley’s innovation and craftsmanship, look no further than their popular jetboat. Hinckley originated and perfected the concept of a jetboat — a vessel powered by engines but propelled by waterjets. Jet propulsion ensures reduced drag, greater fuel efficiency at high speeds and environmental sensitivity. And remarkably shallow draft affords you easy access to beaches, sandbars, and other secluded spots.

Hinckley’s boats feature classic shapes and dramatic lines, but they’ve also merged the integration of new technologies into their craftsmanship. The result is a fleet that articulates a timeless aesthetic and the most advanced practices in yacht design and construction. For some examples of Hinckley’s boats, check out the following:

Hinckley Picnic Boat MKIII: This vessel’s strength comes from the most advanced hull construction techniques in practice today. And it features new technological and design elements that make it the most exciting picnic boat ever crafted by Hinckley. A raised pilothouse deck delivers superior visibility, seated or standing, giving captains a more commanding view, and a sense of connection to the environment. Relaxing and entertaining are taken to a new level with a spacious, open-deck design and step-up pilothouse deck ideal for lounging with loved ones or serving a small party of friends. And with power hatches and side windows with push-button control, it’s easy to keep everyone onboard comfortable.

Hinckley Daysailor 42: Hinckley’s DS42 has an Old World elegance that is immediately apparent in her 13 feet of overhangs and carbon fiber spars meticulously painted to a wood-like finish. The cockpit, while maintaining a traditional feel, accommodates six to eight passengers and provides a comfortable helm seat for single-handed sailing. This vessel is perfectly designed for days on the harbor and nights with guests, anchored in a tranquil bay.

For more information on the Hinckley Company, visit

Contact: Ted Gerson 401-683-7005;
Address: 1 Little Harbor Landing, Portsmouth, Rhode Island 02871
Click here for more information on the Greenwich Boat Show

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Catalano and Sons

Join us April 12 & 13, 2014, 9 am – 4 pm at the Greenwich Boat Show!

Nobody cares for you like family. And the Catalano family at Catalano and Sons in Greenwich has been making boaters feel like family for more than 50 years.

Serving boaters on the waters of Long Island Sound, Catalano and Sons is one of the region’s premier dealers. They offer customers award-winning customer service and feature an impressive inventory of boats from Grady White and Hurricane Deck boats.

At the Greenwich Boat Show, Catalano and Sons will be introducing Grady White’s new 251 Coastal Explorer. The 251 CE is the first of its kind from Grady White, and it represents a whole new category of inshore/offshore boat. Designed for practicality, utility, ease of use and family fun, the 251 CE will keep boaters and passengers comfortable while navigating back waters, beaches, waterways, sounds and inlets. It’s Grady White’s answer for off-the-beaten-track coastal fun and versatility in skinnier water. But this is not a “bay boat.” It offers much more offshore capability and versatility than any boat in its genre.

The 251 CE features low gunwales that provide very easy access to the water, and a bow ladder for beaching. Transformable seats forward and aft go from bench style to lounge, making the boat perfect for playing, relaxing or socializing. As with every Grady White, add rods and tackle and you have a fishing boat that is without peer.

Catalano and Sons will also feature a variety of Grady White’s popular Freedom Series at the show, including the Freedom 335. With a modern design and packed with amenities, the Freedom 335 is a beautiful blend of form and function. This large dual cabin boat can handle every need a boater may have for it, from serving as a fishing boat to towing wakeboarders to family cruising. With plenty of seating, the Freedom 335 is set up for entertaining. It has three large coolers, plenty of storage, and it comes with a standard hardtop that lets you squeeze more out of the boating season.

Also at the show, Catalano and Sons will have their Hurricane deck boats on display, including the Hurricane SunDeck 2200DC. Hurricane deck boats are simply the most fun you can have on the water. No other boat is designed to be as versatile. No other boat has more layout options. And no other boat is built to maximize your fun with family and friends the way Hurricane deck boats are. The wide open layouts in the SunDeck line make the best boating activities easy: cruising, watersports, fishing, rafting. Or you can just spend the afternoon relaxing. The choice is up to you.

For more information on Catalano and Sons, visit

Contact: Phil Catalano 203-531-9207;
Address: 34 South Water Street, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830

Click here to schedule a sea trial.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Beacon Point Marine

Join us April 12 & 13, 2014, 9 am – 4 pm at the Greenwich Boat Show!

“Boating” can mean many different things to different people. It can be time spent cruising and picnicking with your family. It can be a day of fishing with your buddies. Or it can simply be an escape from the rigors of daily life. Whatever “boating” might mean to you, the folks at Beacon Point Marine excel at meeting boaters’ needs.

A full-service marina with locations in Cos Cob and Shelton, Beacon Point Marine’s sales and service departments have been meeting the diverse needs of boaters for 25 years. They offer a large inventory of new and pre-owned vessels, and they’re an authorized dealer for Scout Boats, SeaFox, Carolina Skiff and Premier Pontoons. Some examples of their boats include the following:

Carolina Skiff 198 DLV: While its unsinkable, all-fiberglass, modified-V hull is designed for offshore excursions, the wide beam and narrow draft on the Carolina Skiff 198 DLV lets you navigate across shallow flats, up coastal rivers and even into tidal creeks. The 198 DLV comes standard with a spacious console, high-speed bilge pump, cushion seat set, built-in cooler and lots of storage space for family gear.

Premier 310 Boundary Sky Dek: The only double-decker pontoon boat available in the Northeast, Premier’s 310 Sky Dek is a pontoon like no other. It boasts a Coast Guard capacity of 25 people, making it the perfect boat for hosting a summer party. To spice things up, the second deck station even features a slide, which promises entertainment for kids of all ages.

Scout 245 XSF: This power-packed center console features a 125-gallon fuel tank, helping anglers get to the fishing grounds and back with unprecedented range. The technologically-advanced, fuel-efficient NuV3 hull means tremendous fuel savings, and the bow flare assures a very dry and exceptionally smooth ride when slicing through rough seas. The Scout 245 XSF also features insulated port and starboard fish boxes, an insulated forward cooler, and the forward console seat houses an insulated console cooler.

To learn more about Beacon Point Marine, visit

Contact: Rick Kral, Brian Luby or Karen Piscitelli 203-661-4033;
Address: 49 River Road, Cos Cob, Connecticut 06807 and 722 River Road, Shelton, Connecticut 06484

Click here to schedule a sea trial.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Harborside Yacht Sales

Join us April 12 & 13, 2014, 9 am – 4 pm at the Greenwich Boat Show!

Harborside Yacht Sales knows what boaters want because they are boaters themselves. Harborside’s employees all have years of boating experience which makes them the perfect people to turn to when you are looking to buy or service a boat. 

Family run, this business is centrally located on the Connecticut Shoreline in the heart of historic Clinton. Conveniently located between New York City and Newport Rhode Island, Harborside is able to provide sales and service to their clients with ease. They offer dockage, quick launch, Winter & Summer storage, indoor showrooms, service department and much more!

Harborside is the premier dealer for both Chris Craft and Bennington in the Northeast and features a high end inventory of new and pre-owned vessels to meet the needs of even the most discriminating boaters. In fact, Harborside consistently ranks as one of the Top 5 Chris Craft dealers in the world.

Some examples of their inventory include:

Chris Craft 29 Suntender:

Chris Craft’s 29’ Suntender was built to meet the needs of any boater. From the gorgeous teak accents to the numerous conveniences including abundant seating and ample storage, the Suntender is perfectly suited for a day of cruising and picnicking with family and friends. If it’s a fishing trip you have in mind, the 29 Suntender is outfitted with port and starboard fish boxes; 13 rod holders and a 28-gallon live well.

Bennington 2575 QCW:

This is a stunningly-designed vessel from the world leader in pontoon boats. This offering from Bennington’s Sound Edition was created with the coastline boater in mind and is ideal for watersports, touring and entertaining. The 2575 QCW features a Sport Tower that offers sun protection, wet sounds lighted speakers and optimal fun for your favorite water sports! It also has a cockpit table, wide berth plush chaise lounges, stylish cup holders and much more. 

Contact Harborside Yacht Sales at 860-669-1705 or
Address: 131 Grove Street, Clinton, Connecticut 06413

Click here to schedule a sea trial.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

All Seasons Marine Works

Join us April 12 & 13, 2014, 9 am – 4 pm at the Greenwich Boat Show!

Buying a boat can be a big, intimidating step to take, especially for the first-time boat owner. You don’t want a dealer to sell you a boat only to later find yourself alone with a lot of questions and not knowing what to do. Some dealers understand that, and among the best of them is All Seasons Marine Works.

The folks at All Seasons Marine Works don’t just sell you a boat and then walk away. With a firm belief that it’s not just sales, but service that drives their business, they make a point of being available to answer questions and help people enjoy their boats long after the sale has been made.

Beyond their commitment to customer service, All Seasons Marine Works also offers a great selection of Pursuit, Regulator and Sea Hunt boats at their two on-the-water locations in Norwalk and Westport, Connecticut. A few examples of their boats include the following:

Pursuit OS 315: This brand new vessel isn’t just a good boat. It’s also easy on the eyes, with a beautiful dark blue hull and a stunning red boot stripe. It has an integrated fiberglass hardtop and windshield with no visible external support structure. It’s loaded with standard features, including a windlass, air-conditioning and bow thruster. And it comes powered with Twin Yamaha F300XCA Four-Stroke outboards.

Regulator 23 CC: Despite its trailerable 23-foot size, Regulator’s 23 CC packs in a lot of amenities for fishing and cruising. The integral transom bench seat simultaneously provides comfortable seating, while the seat base houses a 22-gallon storage compartment. To port is a 23-gallon recirculating livewell with a rigging station located at the transom. A removable cooler tucks easily under the leaning post, and an expansive insulated cooler is in the molded-in forward console seat base.

Sea Hunt Gamefish 25: Exactly what a serious fisherman wants in a sportfishing center console, Sea Hunt’s Gamefish 25 comes ready to fish with standard features such as multiple insulated fishboxes and livewells, cockpit and bow bolsters, all stainless hardware and Yamaha Command Link digital gauges. Recessed trim tabs and hydraulic steering come standard. The cockpit is designed to have abundant room for 360-degrees of fishing, while the hull delivers a soft dry ride.

For more information on All Season Marine Works, visit

Norwalk (Rowayton) Location: 203-838-9038 or
Westport Location: 203-222-9038 or

Address: 167 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton, CT 06853 & 609 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT 06880
Click here to schedule a sea trial.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Bassett Yachts & Boat Sale

Join us April 12 & 13, 2014, 9 am – 4 pm at the Greenwich Boat Show!

If you were to take the friendliness and personal touch of a neighborhood mom-and-pop store from decades ago and combine it with the scale and benefits of a large, successful modern company, you’d have something that looks a lot like Bassett Yachts & Boat Sales.

Bassett has been a family-owned business for more than 70 years. They place an emphasis on creating a personal connection that extends beyond their award-winning customer service to the fun-filled rendezvous they host for customers.

But along with that friendly, small-business atmosphere comes the selection and benefits of a large, successful dealership. Bassett has built itself into one of the biggest dealers of new and pre-owned boats around. They have become the third-largest dealer of Monterey boats in the entire country, and they have two locations — in Old Saybrook, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts — to serve customers. A few examples of Bassett’s vast inventory of boats include the following:

Monterey 234 Super Sport: This boat is a dream for sun worshippers, with one of the largest sun pads in the industry for a boat this size. The sun pad features a flip-up backrest for aft-facing transom seating. The 234’s trunk storage has plenty of room for all your accessories and gear. And you have a choice of a portside bucket seat or a multi-position flip-up backrest that turns the port side seating into a huge chaise lounge arrangement.

Monterey 280 SY Sports Cruiser: Distinctive lines and superior performance define the 280SCR. With a 29' length and a wide 9'2 beam, the 280SCR is roomy, comfortable and stable. The stylish helm features a dual helm seat with flip up thigh rise bolster with ample storage underneath. The large wet bar is perfect for preparing snacks and drinks. The integrated swim platform is both stylish and functional, allowing easy access in and out of the water via a telescopic stainless steel boarding ladder.


To learn more about Bassett Yachts & Boat Sales, visit

Contact: Diane Bassett Zable 413-374-4880
Address: 163 Ferry Road, Old Saybrook, Connecticut 06475 and 883 Alden Street, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109
Click here to schedule a sea trial.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Connecticut’s Greenwich Boat Show is a Favorite Among Boaters

If you were to design the perfect boat show, you’d probably start by having a huge selection of great, new boats. Next, you’d have all those boats in the water ready to be tested because, if you’re going to buy a boat, you want to know how it rides, not just that it looks pretty. Finally, you wouldn’t want to pay a single cent to attend the show, so you’d make it completely free.
What you’d be creating is Connecticut’s best in-water boat show, the Greenwich Boat Show.
Early each spring, the Greenwich Boat Show is held on the Mianus River in Cos Cob, where boaters can easily test new boats on the open waters of Long Island Sound. The show has earned a reputation as being unique among the region’s boat shows because its location and offer of free sea-trials lets boaters try an incredible variety of new boat models. It’s an event where consumers are treated with respect. Dealers are invited back based on the show’s gentlemen’s agreement: There are no hard sales, no gimmicks, no vendors pushing products. Just a lot of interesting dialogue and a lot of boat rides.
The show features a remarkable selection of boats. Those in the market for luxury, high-end vessels have brands such as Chris Craft, Tiara, Hinckley and Hunt Yachts to consider. Meanwhile, the serious fisherman has a wide variety of fishing boats to choose from, including Edgewater, Scout, Grady White, Pursuit and Tide Water. Family cruising boats are well-represented with favorites like Sea Ray, Monterey, Carolina Cat and three new pontoon brands. With such a large selection and the offer of free sea-trials, it’s no wonder local residents and boaters from throughout the Northeast consistently praise the Greenwich Boat Show as being among their favorite shows.
This year’s show will be held on April 12 & 13th, and promises an even wider array of dealers, boat lines and a large selection of family and luxury vessels. More than 30 of the finest brands for fishing, luxury, power, sport and cruiser boats will be showcased. Show organizers recommend attendees visit the show’s website in advance to schedule sea-trials. They can do so by visiting
DATES: April 12 & 13, 2014
HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 9 am – 4 pm, rain or shine
For more information on the Greenwich Boat Show, visit, or contact Karen Piscitelli at 203-661-4033 or