Westport, CT Boating


"To young men contemplating a voyage I would say go.”

Joshua Slocum

With five miles of gorgeous coastline on the Long Island Sound, Saugatuck River and the many beautiful bays and basins, water is a very real draw when it comes to Westport real estate. Sailing, fishing, rowing, speedboats and cabin cruisers all play a big role in Westport’s local life.

While many Westport homes are waterfront properties with private docks, no matter where you choose to live in town, you're never more than a stone’s throw from the water. So whether you’re an old salt who wants to be called Ishmael or a newbie just getting your sea legs, the greatest escape of all is right outside your door in Westport. Here’s a taste of what’s available.

CLUBS & INSTRUCTION

Longshore Sailing School
260 Compo Road S
Westport, CT 06880
203-226-4646
From its humble beginnings of just a few borrowed rowboats, the popular Longshore Sailing School now teaches around 2,000 students a year on its fleet of more than 100 sailboats and kayaks from an impressive two-story boathouse.

Cedar Point Yacht Club
Westport, CT 06880
203-226-7411
Cedar Point Yacht Club is a club for sailors and their families interested in sailboat racing. With a 115-year tradition and more than 100 days of boat racing each season, CPYC is the place for racing, socializing and other activities which appeal to sailors of all skills, experience and interests.

Saugatuck Harbor Yacht Club
6 Great Marsh Road
Westport, CT 06880-6414
203-227-3607
From the mouth of the Saugatuck River in Westport, the SHYC has many services and facilities for Westport members and transient yachtsmen alike, including a pool and barbecue areas. The split between sailboats and power boats is about even. Cruising, fishing and sailboat racing are the main on-water activities. The club has approximately 200 members with 160 boats, each having its own slip.

Pequot Yacht Club
669 Harbor Road
Southport, CT 06890-1348
203-255-5740
Members of the Pequot Yacht Club in nearby Southport, CT are active yacht cruisers and racers at the regional, national and international levels. The club supports a junior program and large cruising fleet. In 1993, US Sailing named the Pequot Yacht Club innovative Ideal 18 program the one-design yacht club of the year.

Saugatuck Rowing Club
521 Riverside Avenue
Westport, CT 06880-5703
203-221-7475
Much more than just rowing, the Saugatuck Rowing Club is also a fitness club with great dining and special event facilities. On the shores of the Saugatuck River in Westport, the club offers rowing programs, two restaurants and a relaxed atmosphere. SRC introduces a broader group of people to the sport of rowing while also appealing to competitive rowers.

SALES & RENTALS

The Boat Locker
1543 Post Road E
Westport, CT 06880
203-259-7808
Established in 1657, The Boat Locker is the largest small boat dealership in the United States. With an incredible knowledge of all things nautical, their specialties include a line of sailboats, kayaks, sunglasses and all the appropriate clothing you’ll need for fun on the water.

Westport Outfitters
609 Riverside Ave,
Westport, CT 06880
203-341-9490
For more than 20 years, Westport Outfitters has provided top-notch saltwater and freshwater fishing experiences for anglers and boaters of all talent levels with premium boat sales, charters and instruction.

And:

Rod Hill Yacht Sales
21 Charles Street, #208
Westport, CT 06880
203-362-5641

H Boat of Connecticut
243 Greens Farms Road
Westport, CT 06880
203-254-1524

MARINAS

All Seasons Marine Works
609 Riverside Avenue
Westport, CT 06880
203-222-9038
A full-service marina, All Seasons Marine Works offers sales, service and storage. They have two on-the-water facilities surrounding the Norwalk/Westport islands specializing in selling Hydra-Sports and Yamaha Outboards.

Longshore
Yacht Basin - Longshore Marina
260 Compo Road S
Westport, CT 06880
203-226-3688

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Cathy Blount is a Fairfield County realtor specializing in Westport, CT homes. She is a top-producing real estate agent for The Riverside Realty Group in Westport. As a Connecticut real estate agent she also works with real estate clients buying and selling Fairfield County homes in Weston, Fairfield, Southport, Norwalk, Rowayton, Darien, New Canaan and Greenwich. She is available to consult with clients interested in Fairfield County properties seven days a week and can be reached through e-mail or by phone at 203-858-8710.