Essex Boat Works to Showcase San Juan Yachts at the Newport Boat Show


San Juan Yachts Downeast styling heads back to the East Coast  through new dealer relationship with Essex Boat Works  

Essex, CT:  Essex Boat Works, LLC, recently named as San Juan Yachts exclusive Northeast dealer, will show a luxury San Juan 40 Sedan at the 2017 Newport Boat Show.   While the finishing touches are made on the newly commissioned 2018 model, on display will be an earlier SJ40 Sedan featuring Volvo IPS propulsion with Joystick Control and a Dynamic Positioning System.  The powertrain features exceptional handling, speed and economy for boats of this type cruising in excess of 30 knots.  Boat show attendees will be introduced to the elegant style, sophistication and cutting edge technology San Juan Yachts is known for which includes the refinement their one hundred percent composite hull.  The light weight construction of the hull consists of E-glass, Kevlar® and Corecell® foam core structure infused with vinlyester resin for superior strength and ease of response. San Juan boats are available with conventional Inboard, POD or Water Jet propulsion.

Essex Boat Works (EBW), located in the historical maritime town of Essex, CT, is the first dealer ever appointed to represent San Juan Yachts, as they had previously been marketed directly by the builder.  East Coast luxury yachtsmen no longer need to travel to the West Coast to make their purchasing decisions.  EBW has commissioned two new yachts, the first SJ40 will be available for sale at this year’s Newport Boat Show, followed by a second delivery in Spring 2018.  Rick Carlson, owner of Essex Boat Works, and Diana Gregory, EBW Controller recently visited San Juan Yachts to personally view the hand crafted construction process of the new yachts and will be at the Newport Show.   “The craftsmanship of San Juan Yachts is evident in every detail from the yacht’s performance to its stunning beauty”, says Carlson after his visit to the Anacortes facility.

“The Newport Show is the ideal location to share with our clients a US manufactured luxury watercraft that features the timeless appeal of a New England downeast boat.  The San Juan Yacht’s styling was initially inspired by the classic working lobster boat.  After naval architect Greg Marshall refined the lines of the vessel, the finished craft truly has embraced an all-American state of the art design,  The new partnership with San Juan Yachts has also announced Essex Boat Works the East Coast headquarters for servicing San Juan Yacht models located from Maine to Maryland”, says Bob Jarrett, Sales Director at EBW.

The 47th Newport International Boat Show, takes place September 14 – 17th on the Newport Waterfront and is one of the largest and most prestigious in-water boat shows in the world.  Essex Boat Works will be displaying the San Juan 40 at the Oldport Dock M-15 – Gate 9.   The show runs 10 AM to 6 PM Thursday-Saturday and Sunday 10AM to 5PM and highlights over 400 in-water boats (a combination of power and sail), booths demonstrations, speakers and workshops. Thursday, Opening Day, tickets are $35 per person. Friday, Saturday or Sunday tickets are $20 per person/day. Children under 12 are FREE when accompanied by an adult. Advance Tickets are available online. For more information visit

About Essex Boat Works

Essex Boat Works (EBW) is a full service yacht yard and marina, conveniently located at the base of the Connecticut River, intersecting with Long Island Sound.  We offer premier yachting services including; slips, storage, service, and a full-service brokerage- notably named the exclusive Northeast dealer for San Juan Yachts.  For over 200 years, our historic Essex, CT village boatyard/marina has offered a legacy of skilled marine craftsmen, mechanics, and dedicated management in providing top-quality customer service and workmanship.  We maintain boats and yachts from up to 100+ft and provide the Eastern Long Island Sound area with the only 100 ton lift which serves the commercial boat market and large pleasure yachts.   For more information visit:  or call 860-767-8276.