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.