Essex Boat Works, LLC


We are committed to providing concierge-level service

Our service commitment is clear from the moment you enter our yard.  Beginning with a friendly greeting from our office manager, Donna Dean, to receiving clear communication regarding problem resolution, our customers will receive timely, innovative and cost-sensitive solutions to suit their needs.  We are observant industry leaders who seek to be a trusted resource for delivering a friendly service experience.  Because we limit the number of customers we work with, we take the time to ensure that our top priority is your first-rate experience. 

Experience matters

For over 200 years, our historic Essex, CT village boatyard/marina has offered a legacy of highly skilled marine craftsmen, mechanics, and dedicated management in providing top-quality customer service and workmanship.  Our mechanical staff have expertise in all types of propulsion systems including inboard, outboard, stern drive, pods and jets.  We service engines produced by Cummins, Detroit/MTU, Volvo and Yanmar among others. 

Our Yard Manager, Captain John Lewis, has over 30 years of experience working with boats.  His greatest satisfaction in his daily leadership role is providing our customers with exceptional service.  John not only oversees the yard and service department, he is also a hands on technician who happily will roll his sleeves up to the job done. 

We offer all aspects of yacht maintenance for sailing and motor yachts.  Our capabilities span boats built of wood, fiberglass, composite, aluminum and steel.  We offer competitive labor rates, have a dedicated year-round staff and the quality of our work is unsurpassed.  Essex Boat Work custom services include:  (link to each subpage)

•           Mechanical, Electrical, Propulsion Systems*, & Solar

•           Fiberglass, Paint and Varnish

•           Carpentry

•           Rigging - Metal Fab

    *Certified Hamilton Jet Service Provider

We look forward to servicing your valued boat investment.  Contact us today for a service or storage quote.