Safe Harbor | Yacht Haven Marina

$2.50/ft - $3.50/ft

Not Offered

Day Trip
Not Offered
181 Harbor Drive
Stamford, CT 06904-0931
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Check-out before 11:00 AM
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10 Reviews

by obmd1 on Jul 04, 2018

I've been sailing since boyhood, and have had a boat with my family at YHE since about 1978. I know I’m older, and romanticize the simplicity and peace of my youth, but this isn’t my father’s Yacht Haven. There are some things you should know before booking a stay here, particularly if you are looking for peace and quiet.

The docks are well maintained with wide berths and great protection. The staff is friendly and capable. The facilities are clean. But the peace and tranquility of all things is destroyed by the beer garden operated on the property. Ruined. Music played until midnight and beyond is one thing (bad music and foul lyric laced rap that I have to explain to my young children); but 20 somethings sleeping it off in their cars in the lot, racing through it at unsafe speeds, playing their own music in their cars seriously detracts from the neighborhood. Last weekend I was nearly in an accident, and the weekend before had to remind them at ten after midnight that closing time was midnight. Their patrons also have been known to help themselves to dock access, found sleeping on our boats. I’ve never felt the need to lock my boat and take the keys before.

I will spend each weekend calling police to the marina to deal with this, and have little hope that the “we’re working to resolve this” response I am getting from the local management actually goes anywhere. Bottom line is it may not be worth it to stay here. It's sad to see what was once the jewel of the Western Sound fall victim to this neighbor. I feel bad for local management; they may in fact be helpless. The spot this bar occupies would make a great pool deck.

Marina Response:
Hello. We appreciate you and your family’s long-term membership at Yacht Haven Marina, and we are grateful for your kind words about our team and facilities. Thank you for voicing your concerns about the Beer Garden. From our understanding, you are referring to a particular event that took place on June 22nd. Like us, the Beer Garden is a tenant of the Shippan Landing property. We have passed on your concerns to the property owners, and they have spoken with the Beer Garden management team. They have agreed to keep the noise levels down after 11pm and have also stepped up their security. We have also increased security at the marina. Please feel free to reach back out to us with any additional issues as we will continue to monitor the situation.

by simplyirresistible on Jul 02, 2018

Very nice marina, great location, easy to get an uber and calm water. Kieth is very personable and helpful. Also good breakfast on the weekends.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your review and feedback. We are happy that Kieth was able to help you and that you enjoyed the breakfast, location and facility. Please come back and stay with us again soon!

by alittlejohn on Jun 29, 2018

Very nice and clean although I never saw any dock crew

Marina Response:
Hello. Thank you for your review and for choosing Yacht Haven. We appreciate you letting us know that you did not see our dock crew. This should not have been the case! Please come back and see us again, and we will make sure that you have an even better experience!

by nobletom1 on Jun 27, 2018

Came in for a one day stay and it ended up being three, people were very friendly and offered help any time we needed it. Coffee and Bagels, muffins each morning made it fun.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your review and for choosing Yacht Haven. We really enjoyed having you here, and hope we can convince you to stay even longer next time :) See you soon!

by spirit388 on May 16, 2018

Excellent stay. The dock staff was polite and helpful. The facilities were very clean. Will stay there again in the spring on the way back north. This Brewer marina is run just like all of the other Brewer shelf.

by cgilbert on Nov 11, 2017

Highly dissapointing experience. Worst ever. Despite 9 phone calls starting day prior to arrival did not see one person from Brewer's on the docks. Despite radio call and phone call received no guidance as to berth or location. We chose a berth at random, tied up and called in again. To add insult to injury, they turned off the water to the piers and laundry; then pad locked the toilets, without notifying us. Two young men from Brewer's did help my wife get her laundry to a nearby facility. That's the only reason of getting any star at all. We are going to ask for our money back and have decided against joining Brewer's. Simply awful!

by scotm666 on Sep 11, 2017

Very friendly service.

by mbrownmsb on Sep 09, 2017

Friendly, helpful staff. Wide lanes between piers and wide berths that are easy to enter. Immacuilate restrooms.

by josephafickjr on Aug 10, 2017

Nicely maintained marina with a very helpful staff. Quiet and peaceful. But the place is spread out and there are long walks to get from here to there. We were on a T-head and the internet service (important to us) was terrible.

by whomper on Jul 30, 2017

Made the reservation in the afternoon on Dockwa and they confirmed it very quickly. Keith (dockmaster) was extremely friendly and there with an extra hand as we came in to tie up! Beer garden with live music and food trucks was open on Friday. Will come again whenever we pass through!!!

About Safe Harbor | Yacht Haven Marina

Previously known as a Brewer Yacht Yard facility, Yacht Haven Marina is now proudly owned and operated by Safe Harbor Marinas after the two companies merged in 2017. Yacht Haven Marina offers easy access by sea or land making it Long Island Sound's gateway to all points heading east. Protected by a breakwater, Stamford Harbor is divided into two branches. Yacht Haven Marina can be found on the East branch and has over 350 slips. Accomplishing a lot with a little is the hallmark of Yacht Haven. In addition to storing over 200 boats year-round in water, the service staff includes mechanics, carpenters, and general maintenance experts who can accomplish just about anything from the waterline up.

If you are looking for first-class amenities, just minutes from New York City, Yacht Haven Marina is your ideal location. Midtown Manhattan is only a 45-minute ride by train or car, and the train station is nearby. Whether you are a casual cruiser, an ocean voyager, or a competitive sailboat racer, you will find a home for your boat at Yacht Haven Marina.


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  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Floating Docks
  • Ice
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance Facilities
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Security
  • Showers
  • Winter Storage
  • Wireless Internet


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