Guilford Boat Yards
230 Water St.   Guilford, CT   06437
203 453-5031 • 800 590-8754 (CT only) • Fax 203 453-4313


FALL Newsletter ’17    8/2017 


Goose Island Flagpole

On August 19, a two year project was completed with the installation and raising of a new cedar flag pole at Goose Island .9 miles west of Faulkners Island. Hurricane Sandy took out the old pole; Joel Helander owner of Goose Island planned to replace the flag pole. With the help of Chris Duhaime and Matt Simon (Guilford Boat Yards) David Ott, Jim Barrow and Eric Davidson the new pole arrived by boat at Goose Island, was pinned to the base and raised into place; new stays were installed. We look forward to seeing the flag flying over the island.


Faulkners OPEN HOUSE


Saturday Sept. 9, 10am-4pm - private vessels are welcome to anchor but not allowed to land. Water taxi service is available (Ch 68 VHF) or small boats can land on the beach north of the basin. Visit  for more information.

SAVE the Shack

Guilford’s well known Grass Island Shack has been repaired! Eagle Scout project of John Markowski “Save the Shack” straightened the center section, replaced the deck and roof and painted our iconic Grass Island Shack. Stop by the Guilford Town marina and take a look. Great Job, John!


New Products

Alumacraft has introduced 3 new boats for 2018. A 16’ YUKON 165, a deep open fishing boat with 3 seats, live well, easy to clean vinyl floor, AlumaTrac rail and rod storage up to 8’, a 20’ bass boat XB 200 and 20’ bay boat center console MV 2072 AW. Dowco is making the new travel covers (new lower price) and AlumaTrac tool pouch, accessory pouch, lure box pouch, cup holder and fender strap that can be mounted on AlumaTrac clamps.

New Faces

Welcome Werner Schreiner, mechanic ABYC Certified for Diesel, Electrical and Marine Systems who is working on Mercury Outboard Certification and Chris McNeill, service writer who graduated from Whyo Tech and has worked on Mercury OB and Mercruiser I/O for 10 years.

 Boat Rentals

The Triumph 195 Center Console with a 150 HP Mercury 4 stroke outboard is our most popular rental yet. Need a smaller boat for tubing? Is your boat in for repairs? Just want to try a 17’ or 19’ to see if you like it? Available for rent 7 days a week; boat rental $ can be credited toward the purchase of a new boat. .

Summer Maintenance

We have been mowing and trimming through the yard. We plan to spread 40 tons of gravel to prepare for winter storage. Please help us keep the yard clean by using the recycle bin by the store and the trash cans in the yard.


Mercury Outboards and EZ Loader trailers

Check out our prices! If you plan to repower your boat ask us about the RePower financing for Mercury outboards. EZ Loader trailers - Let us help find the best trailer for your boat.


Navigation & Boating Classes

USCG Auxiliary Guilford will teach Navigation courses Monday Oct. 16, 23 & 30, 2017 in Hamden, and Thursday Nov. 2, 9, &16 at Guilford Community Center. Learn the basics of coastal navigation so you can find your way even if the GPS fails. About Boating Safely on Mon. Nov. 20 & 27 in Guilford, Tue. Sept 19 & 26 in Hamden and Tue, Oct. 3 & 10 in Madison. Call 458-8068 to register or on line at Contact Madison Beach and Recreation to register for Madison. Contact for Hamden


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