Safe Harbor Marina
Dauntless & Dauntless Shipyard

Safe Harbor Dauntless
& Dauntless Shipyard

2:22 PM
12 mph
VHF 68
Essex, CT
With over a century of maritime excellence in its distinguished past, Safe Harbor Dauntless Shipyard & Safe Harbor Dauntless continue the same rich tradition today. State-of-the-art marine service complements beautiful views, spotless grounds and a relaxing pool, while the picturesque village of Essex is just a short walk away.

Wet Slips

Length Overall
15' - 60'
Max Height
Max Beam - Slips
Max Beam - Side Tie
Max Draft
Available at Your Slip
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Shore Power Hookups
  • Fresh Water Hookups
  • Cable TV Hookups
  • Pump-out
  • Drive-up Parking

Transient Slips

Length Overall - Slips
15' - 60'
Length Overall - Moorings
20' - 50'
Max Height
Max Beam - Slips
Max Beam - Side Tie
Max Draft
Available At your slip
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Shore Power Hookups
  • Fresh Water Hookups
  • Cable TV Hookups
  • Pump-out


Length Overall
20' - 50'
Max Height
Max Beam
Max Draft
Your Mooring Includes
  • Launch Service
  • Access to Onsite Amenities

Winter Storage

Length Overall
8' - 60'
Max Height
Max Beam
Max Weight
35 tons
  • Indoor Cold
  • Indoor Heated
  • Outdoor
  • Outdoor
  • Mast-up
Your Winter Storage Includes
  • Spring Launch
  • Secure Facility
  • Jack Stands
  • Fire-Protected Facility
  • Blocks
  • 35T Travel Lift
  • Winter Haul Out

Marine Service

We ensure your boat is cared for with passion and meticulous attention to detail.

  • Detailing
  • Carpentry Services
  • Painting/Refinishing
  • Rigging & Derigging
  • Canvas Shop
  • Restoration/Repair
  • Welding
  • Winterizing Solutions
  • Electrical Services
  • Mechanical Services
  • Fiberglass Services
  • Boat Projects/Builds
  • Certified Technical Staff
Facilities & Equipment
  • Large Full-Service Facility
  • Spray Booth
  • Hoists / Lifts
  • Rig shop
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Monday - Friday | 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday | 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday | Closed

Fuel Dock

Located at Safe Harbor Dauntless

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May 1 - October 31
Daily | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • ValvTect Marine Gas
  • ValvTect Marine Diesel
  • High-speed Pumps

Ship's Store

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Daily | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Ice
  • Boat Supplies

Featured Amenities

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Barbecue Grills
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Cable TV
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Complimentary Parking
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Complimentary Wi-Fi
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Courtesy Shuttle
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Dock Carts
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Fuel Dock
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Home Port Events
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Lawn Games
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Ship’s Store
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Swimming Pool
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Waterfront Lifestyle

Dockside Seafood & Grill

0.6 miles from marina

Selden Creek

15.4 miles from marina

The Tree Swallows

7.5 miles from marina



When you become a Member of Safe Harbor, you have access to our entire network of premium locations, amenities, events and unparalleled boating lifestyle opportunities.

Explore Benefits

Great staff. Very personable. Everything is ship shape and very punctual.

Captain Entitled

Great staff. Very accommodating, and a nice experience overall.

Edward A.

Great stay! Great staff! Clean, up to date facilities. Great launch service. What more could you ask for?

Van V.

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7:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Dockside Seafood & Grill

Located in Dauntless Shipyard in Essex, Connecticut, Dockside Seafood & Grill specializes in showcasing the bounty of the sea and the produce of the season. The menu is meticulously composed from the highest quality ingredients and features an array of selections–from fried clams, oysters, soft shell crab, and scallops to honey lemon salmon, swordfish steak, and orecchiette with lobster. Guests can dine in indoor or outdoor dining areas and enjoy expansive views of the harbor.

Selden Creek

This incredible preserve is known for its scenic trail that winds through an enchanting forest and ends on the precipice of a stunning overlook. Considered to contain one of the most biologically significant tidal wetlands of the Lower Connecticut River, the Selden Creek Preserve is home to an expansive number of bird species, including the bald eagle. During the spring, vernal pools near the trail provide important habitats for salamanders and amphibians. Visitors to the preserve are welcome to take part in hiking, canoeing, birdwatching, nature study, and cross-country skiing.

The Tree Swallows

Witnessing the annual migration of tree swallows in Connecticut is a truly unforgettable experience. From late August to late October, clouds of hundreds of thousands of birds can be seen funneling in tornado-like patterns across the sky, skimming ponds and lakes for food and swirling in dramatic choreographed displays. The best way to view the swallows is from watercraft during the early morning hours or at dusk. Various guided tours are available for those who want to learn more about these incredible birds and their migratory patterns.