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Old 12-12-2020, 01:07 PM
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Default Stamford Ct marinas

Looking for 2021 season dockage in Stamford. Any suggestions? Have a 24’ Boston Whaler

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Old 12-13-2020, 01:37 PM
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These are your choices:

1..Safe Harbors marina (Used to be Brewers)
2. Harbor Point Marina
3. Anchor Point Marina
4. Seaview
5. Hinkley
6. Czecik (town marina)
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Old 12-13-2020, 02:14 PM
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Really makes a difference where you will
be coming from. I’m at safe harbor and it’s perfect for me because of the side of town I come from (East). The ones on the other side of the harbor are very close by water but could take an15 extra minutes driving through stop lights and the train station and traffic. Vice versa if you’re coming from the Greenwich side of town.
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Coming from Portchester. Figuring a 20 minute drive early morning trips. Is that doable?
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I docked a few nights at Safe Harbor (Yacht Haven), I was coming from the west part of Westchester but from Portchester to the marina was definitely under 20min without traffic. Not a bad trip at all. It's a bit different as its part of an office complex and the parking lot/garage is the entry to the marina, but seems clean and well maintained, nice and easy to get into as well.
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The best part of Safe Harbor, if you dock at the south section, is that you get to park in a covered parking garage. nothing better than coming back from a hot august day of fishing to find your car cool in the shade of a garage. Other plusses: (1) the south side is the absolute closest part to exiting the harbor. so shortest idle time from all other marinas. (2) the beer garden and Davids on the Landing are great food options/drink options when you get back from boating.

If you are coming from Portchester, it is easier to dock at the harbor point/hinckley area. it will save you some driving time. that's also where the gas dock is, so it's easier to fill up. They have Crab Shell and Prime as food options.
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Default You should be aware of additional CT fees

The State of CT periodically walks the docks near LI Sound to document how long out of state boats are there. If an out of state boat stays in CT over a certain period of time (I think 30 days), you'll be forced to pay for a CT state registration or pay hefty fines. This is a fee based on boat length.

I was in a dockominium in Milford, CT and all the out of state boats got hit with this every year. Although private property, we couldn't legally keep the State off the docks as per our attorneys.
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From Portchester why not Catalano's just over the river in Byram?

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The Byram River in Port Chester/Byram is not a particularly scenic well-appointed locale in which to keep a boat. It's industrial, and the docks/facilities at Catalano's or Rudy's are pretty "earthy." And make sure you've got good brakes if you drop down the driveway to the docks at Rudy's.
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I almost docked in Stamford one season. Near the Fairway. All of the marinas are on navionics, activecaptain, google, etc, you can see their locations, amenities, and read reviews. Some of them have shuttle busses which could be important if you are using Metro-north (unless the shuttles have been done away with due to covid).
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Originally Posted by Bob Zolczer View Post
The State of CT periodically walks the docks near LI Sound to document how long out of state boats are there. If an out of state boat stays in CT over a certain period of time (I think 30 days), you'll be forced to pay for a CT state registration or pay hefty fines. This is a fee based on boat length.

I was in a dockominium in Milford, CT and all the out of state boats got hit with this every year. Although private property, we couldn't legally keep the State off the docks as per our attorneys.
I think its 60 days?

Key is to make sure your boat was registered and owned in a state other than CT for at least 60 days before applying for CT registration, otherwise you will owe sales/use tax too.
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Safe harbor is great nice ride in, docks are new and well maintained, if they put you on the inside part of the marina you'll be well protected from most high winds, most of the people that are there are nice and friendly, only drawback for some people is that the no wake zone is 15 min but hey thats Stamford harbor.
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Originally Posted by OnTheEdge22 View Post
Safe harbor is great nice ride in, docks are new and well maintained, if they put you on the inside part of the marina you'll be well protected from most high winds, most of the people that are there are nice and friendly, only drawback for some people is that the no wake zone is 15 min but hey thats Stamford harbor.
15 mins no wake to get out is pretty standard in most harbors in the area. Some are even longer or vary with tide.

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