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


FALL Newsletter ’16    8/2016 


Save the Shack

Guilford’s well known Grass Island Shack is in need of major repairs. Eagle Scout project “Save the Shack” needs our support to straighten the center section, replace the deck and roof then paint our iconic Grass Island Shack. Drawings and official approvals are done; work starts soon. All money donated will go toward construction and future maintenance. Visit for more information.


Faulkners OPEN HOUSE

Saturday & Sunday Sept. 10 & 11 10am-4pm - private vessels are welcome but not allowed to land. Water taxi service available or small boats can land on the beach north of the basin. for more information.


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. 



New Products

Alumacraft has introduced a new open 18’ YUKON 180 for 2017.  The Yukon is a deep open fishing boat with 3 seats, 18 gal. live well, 17 gal fuel tank, easy to clean vinyl floor and storage for up to 8’ rods.  Available only as a tiller model in khaki, black or bare aluminum with Aluma Trac gunwale, we expect delivery this fall.



Computer Upgrades

We have new programs for our computers and can run diagnostics on Evinrude, Suzuki and Honda outboards in addition to the Mercury and Yamaha programs.



Summer Maintenance

Three boats have been hauled away this summer. We have been mowing and trimming through the yard.  We are replacing the fuel shed and 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.  We can give you a price and help decide which engine is right for your boat.  EZ Loader trailers from 800# capacity and up can replace your older trailer to make boating more enjoyable.  Let us help find the best trailer for your boat.



Navigation & Boating Classes

USCG Auxiliary Guilford will teach Navigation courses Monday Sept. 19, 26 & Oct. 3, 2016 in Hamden, and Thursday Oct. 20, 27 & Nov. 3 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 Thur. Sept. 20 & Oct. 6 in Guilford, Tue. Oct. 11 & 18 in Hamden and Tue, Nov. 15 & 22 in Madison.  Call 458-8068 to register or on line at  Contact Madison Beach and Recreation to register for Madison.



Oystering in West River

Hundreds of bushels of oysters have been removed from the West River between the bridge and Guilford Yacht Club.  The oyster dredgers will be back at work this fall so you may see them when you come up the river this fall; give them some room to work.



Gasoline Storage

Boat US and the U.S. Coast Guard recommend built-in fuel tanks be stored 95% full with stabilizer added.  Portable fuel tanks and the built in fuel tanks on small outboards should be emptied after the engine has been winterized.  We encourage all boaters to use a fuel treatment year round to prevent varnish and gum and to keep your fuel fresh.  Fuel stabilizer & treatment are in stock in the store.



Credit Cards

We now accept American Express in our store.  Our credit card machine also accepts the new cards with chips and debit cards.   Payments by check are not delivered as quickly as in the past.  If you pay by check please schedule your payment for 5 days before the due date.




We have an inspection camera for looking where we can’t get our eyes and have replaced several shop tools. A new dark blue GMC truck has replaced the older silver truck.


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