Boatworks Yacht Sales has long been guided by a simple principal: the passionate and dogged pursuit of just getting the boat right. We care about our customers with over seventy five percent of our sales represented by repeat business or referral by existing clients. We have been regularly awarded top dealership awards and we are exceptionally proud that we have never missed a CSI citation since the inception of the program. It is this attention to the needs of the customer which has buoyed our long standing record of success… "Happy boat: happy customer."
R. Grosvenor Ely bought a long established boat yard in 1971 and founded Boatworks Yacht Sales. It has been a family owned and run business for over forty years. Grove’s son Clute is President of Boatworks Yacht Sales continuing the family tradition. The original facility on Five Mile River in Rowayton, Ct., continues to provide customers with new and brokerage boat sales, service, slips and maintenance. The facility has expanded to include ownership of the full service Wilson Cove Marina with a crew of twenty three year round employees. A second office was established during the 1980s at Dauntless Shipyard in Essex, Ct., on the Connecticut River. Finally a third office was opened in Rhode Island during the early ‘90s, now located in Snug Harbor, Rhode Island.
Today Boatworks Yacht Sales proudly represents several exceptional boat builders: the entire Grand Banks line, which includes the Heritage series, the Eastbay series, and the new pilothouse Aleutian series; Hatteras Yachts, a legendary builder of sportfish convertibles as well as luxurious motoryachts 54 to 105 feet and Cabo Yachts, a builder of acclaimed rugged sportfish convertibles and express yachts from 32’ to 52’.
Six brokers provide a wealth of experience in all facets of yachting, with an average of over 20 years of industry experience helping customers. Please consider our offer to help you in buying or selling your next boat.
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