Essex Boat Works, LLC

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MAIN STREET MATTERS, please voice your support June 19th at the town meeting

Dear Friends, Many of you are aware that Essex Boat Works has proposed a new Essex waterfront marina building and restaurant. After a year of thoughtful planning by top-notch engineers and local architects, we have presented a final plan that is in compliance with town zoning regulations and has the needs and desires of our local townspeopl...
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We Can Do Better, Letter posted in ZIP06

We have received many letters in support of our planned expansion on the Essex waterfront. Click the link below for one supporters unique view on our plans, the town and the spirit of good neighbors.
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San Juan Yachts names Essex Boat Works Exclusive Northeast Dealer

San Juan Yachts Continues the Art of Boat Building Legendary leader in West Coast yacht construction is under new ownership and names Essex Boat Works as Exclusive Northeast Dealer   Release Date:  May 2, 2017 Anacortes, Washington:  San Juan Yachts of Anacortes Washington expands under new ownership, the c...
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We invite your support!

Your support matters, an important meeting will take place next week. We are getting excited here at Essex Boat Works as our final zoning hearing will take place on Monday, May 15th at 7pm to provide us with the final ok to break ground on our proposed new Essex waterfront marina building and restaurant. After a year of thoughtful planning by top-notch engineers and local architects to be sure that we have complied with all codes and regulations, we are prepared to present our finalized plans. We are not only business owners in town, but also longstanding residents. Our plans are within compliance and have the needs and desires of the townspeople in mind. The spirit of our new building and restaurant will respectfully keep to the aesthetic of our town and history while providing further economic benefits to the town for years to come. And…of course, who wouldn’t love to enjoy a nice meal while overlooking our beautiful Connecticut riverfront. WE ARE REQUESTING AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. WHO: Diana Gregory and Rick Carlson of Essex Boat Works WHY: For a zoning permit to allow for a restaurant as an accessory use on 63 Main Street. WHERE: Essex Town Hall Auditorium. WHEN: May 15th, 7:00 p.m.
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Recent article in Shoreline Times features Essex Boat Works expansion with marina building and waterfront restaurant

Shoreline Times features Essex Boat Works LLC planned construction of a new marina building and restaurant on the Essex waterfront, scheduled to open this Fall. Read more for the full article.
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Essex Boat Works Announces Expansion Plans

Essex Boat Works Announces Details on Plans for Essex Waterfront Marina & Proposed Restaurant Almost one year after the purchase of Essex Boat Works, LLC (EBW) and months of planning, EBW announces the details of their plans for renovations at the 9 Ferry Street/63 Main Street locations which will begin with the construction of a new marina building with proposed waterfront restaraunt.
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New Crew at the Helm!

Essex Boat Works is one of the oldest businesses on the Essex waterfront, with roots stretching back to the days of wooden sailing ships. It's a proud legacy that is surely destined to continue. In February 2016, the Boat Works was purchased by Richard (Rick) Carlson of Essex, a boat owner and businessman who's been a customer at the yard for years. Carlson is passionate not only about preserving this piece of local marine histtory but intends to upgrade the yard and offer new services to the town's burgeoning boating community. Read more about the exciting plans at Essex Boat Works.
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Supporting International Rescue Group and Haiti relief efforts

We are honored to have the 'Tandemeer' ofInternational Rescue Group docked here at Essex Boat Works. We will be heading up a collection Thursday, Oct. 6th - Saturday, Oct. 8th for #Haitidisaster relief. This organization is 100% volunteer with ZERO overhead. These boats go to the remote locations, exactly where the needs are. Please drop donations off at 9 Ferry Street, Essex, CT.
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EBW Launches dynamic new web site

Essex Boat Works, LLC launches dynamic new web site The new site is designed to provide valuable information for visitors interested in Service, Sales, Storage and the Marina. The site was developed by Director of Sales and Marketing Bob Jarrett with support from Dreamscapes Design Group and First Position Media.
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Essex Boat Works, LLC under new Ownership and Management

New ownership, management and improvements in process at Essex Boat Works. The historic boat yard is under new management with Bob Jarrett and John Lewis heading up yacht sales and service! Now offering 100 ton lift, increased services, and beautification to an important waterfront location in Essex, CT
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