Boatworks Yacht Sales came into being when Grove Ely bought a long established boat yard in 1971. It has remained a family owned and run business for all of these years. Today Grove’s son, Clute, is President of Boatworks Yacht Sales, continuing the tradition. The original facility on Five Mile River in Rowayton, Ct., continues to provide customers with new boat sales, power and sail brokerage sales, service and maintenance. The facility has expanded to include nearby full service Wilson Cove Marina. To better serve customers, a second office was established during the 1980s at Dauntless Shipyard in Essex, Ct., on the Connecticut River. A third office was opened in Rhode Island during the ‘90s, now located in Wakefield, 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 Aleutians; Hatteras Yachts, a legendary builder of sportfish convertibles as well as luxurious motoryachts 54’ and bigger; Cabo Yachts, a builder of acclaimed rugged sportfish convertibles and express yachts from 32’ to 52’.
Why buy from Boatworks Yacht Sales? Seven brokers provide a wealth of experience in both sail and power yachts, with an average of 20 years experience helping customers find the boat of their dreams.