We look forward to a nice show weekend. We will be showing the all new Jeanneau 490. One of the best sailing boats in her class with safer walk around decks for all ages, young and older. Largest
cockpit for entertaining friends and family. Scroll for more information on the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490!
Next Weekend Join us at the
4th annual Connecticut Spring In-Water Boat Show
Friday, May 3rd 1pm-6pmSaturday, May 4th 10am to 5pm
Sunday, May 5th 10am to 5pm
$5 requested donation at the gate will be
collected to benefit SailsUp4Cancer.
at Essex Island, A Safe Harbor Marina
11 Ferry Street Essex, CT
Have you ever seen an amphibious boat that can
tow a water skier? How about the latest 2019 center consoles with one to four outboards?
Or perhaps a lifestyle change is in order?
Come see boats over 40′ that you could easily live aboard
and sail boats that can make ocean passages with ease.
Center consoles, fishing boats, luxury cruisers, sport, sail boats and more!
Plus all kinds of nautical suppliers will be on-shore to help you get your season started, not to mention a 45′ life size whale that you can walk into… and importantly, walk out of!
Visit our website for a full listing.
A number of special events will be occurring
throughout the weekend.
On Friday, May 3rd
The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat will once again offer
a sunset fundraiser cruise to benefit Sails Up 4 Cancer
on the Becky Thatcher
Friday, May 3rd
Boarding: 6:00pm at Essex Island Marina
$20/pp Includes Light Food Table
All proceeds from the ticket sales and cash bar benefit
Sails Up 4 Cancer
Tickets are first to come, first served and capacity is limited to 125 guests.
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.
On Saturday, May 4th at 2pm, Bill Luce, Soundkeeper, for Save the Sound, will present a Long Island Sound report card and will discuss improvements to the local water quality and how we can keep improving it. This free presentation will take place in the main shed on Essex Island.
In addition, on Saturday, May 4th, ‘Puzzle B’, a 2018 14′ Brockway replica, along with a refurbished 1958 10hp Johnson Seahorse motor and 2018 Venture trailer will be raffled off to raise money for preschool and elementary school children with special needs at Essex Elementary School. Joe & Liz Boccia have coordinated the raffle of ‘Puzzle B’ and the proceeds of the raffle will be donated to the Essex Elementary School Foundation. The raffle drawing will take place at 4pm at the show.
Also on Saturday, May 4th at 5pm, the CT Spring Boat Show will host the 2019 CT River Leukemia Cup post-race party on the Becky Thatcher. The party is open to the public and will offer food, drinks, music and a silent auction to raise money for Leukemia. Tickets may be purchased online.
The CT Spring Boat Show is an ideal location for you to compare boats, dealers and options in one convenient location. Enjoy seeing a wide range of new and brokerage, power and sail models of all sizes, 10ft to larger than 75ft.
Select opportunities for sea trials are also available throughout the weekend!
The resort marina is family friendly with on-island activities for all to enjoy.
Food and beverages concessions will be available, live music and more!
Historical Downtown Essex is located on the Connecticut River, a few short miles from Long Island Sound. The small waterfront town is a boating, sailing and tourist destination featuring quaint shops, markets, and restaurants. Bring your family and friends out to enjoy this waterfront boat show. Make a weekend of it!
The Historic Griswold Inn is offering a 20% Discount to Boat Show Attendees. Just mention the show when you book your room. 860-767-1776
The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490 is another new model is to be added to Jeanneau’s prestigious Sun Odyssey range for the 2018 season.
Jeanneau have released details, plans and pictures for the new Sun Odyssey 490 which, like the Sun Odyssey 440, is from the design stable of Phillipe Briand and Jean-Mark Piaton, and packed with some ground breaking new design features.
The Sun Odyssey 490 is a new vision of life on-board and combines the very latest in hull and interior design while still incorporating the heritage of 27 years of Sun Odyssey yachts.
She will feature many of the innovations in her smaller Sun Odyssey 440 sister and promises to be a truly revolutionary cruising yacht.