Welcome to Cedar Island Marina!
Nestled in between a protected residential area and Hammonasset Nature Preserve, Cedar Island Marina is a perfect choice both seasonally and as a transient. Consistently rated one of the best marinas on the Connecticut Shoreline, we invite you to view our full-service facilities and to meet our expert staff whose experience in the marine industry is unmatched.
At Cedar Island Marina, we offer more than just a slip to tie up at. We offer a community of diverse boaters and a complete summer experience. From those looking to go fishing early on a Saturday morning, those looking to relax with their families on a Sunday afternoon, or those looking to stay up way too late on a Friday night, we are confident you will find like-minded individuals here.
Whats New at Cedar Island Marina?
The Ice Has Finally Melted
March 28, 2015
There is finally some life inside the marina! We are getting boats ready for launching. In addition we have a few projects going. We are redoing the lounge, repairing and replacing some fingers, and replacing our gas tanks. Gas tanks need to be replaced every 30 years - no matter what shape they are in. This year was the 30 year mark. We had 4- 3,000 gal tanks in the ground. We are taking them out and replacing them with 2- 6,000 gal tanks. This picture shows one of the old tanks being removed, loaded, and then taken away.
It's Cold Out Here!
February 20, 2015
We are in ice chopping mode lately! If the ice gets thick enough, the tidal change can actually cause pilings to get pulled out of the water. To combat this, on super cold days, we chop ice around all of the single pilings. This winter has been very busy for us. We got a few big jobs in our service department - keeping most of us busy. We also are redoing our lounge area this year and will be starting that soon. In addition, Rocky is upgrading parts of Rocky's Aqua Restaurant. We are all looking forward to this upcomming summer and boating season!
Cedar Island Marina Celebrates 40th Anniversary
August 28, 2014
In 1974, 40 years ago, Jeff Shapiro purchased Cedar Island Marina at the age of 22. Back then it was less than a 1/3 the size of what it is now. As a recent college graduate, Jeff learned the ins and outs of the marina life. Since buying the marina, he has grown it into one of the five largest in Connecticut. It has survived ups and downs in the economy, four major storms (Belle, Gloria, Irene, and Sandy), and massive changes in the regulations and culture that surrounds in Connecticut. Today, Jeff and his son Kristopher run Cedar Island Marina. In a time when family-owned businesses are failing, we believe it is important to recognize and celebrate the success of remaining in business for so long. We believe that this success is based on the positive culture brought to us by our great and loyal customers AND our dedicated employees.
Research Lab Open House
August 07, 2014
Ever wonder exactly what is being studied at Cedar Island Marina's Research Lab? You see the signs for our resaerch lab, you see our employees doing studies, and our marketing both at the marina and online. Well we are offering a chance to find out! Mark your claenders for a special event on Saturday, August 16th from 10:00am - 10:45am. We will be hosting an Open House and short informative discussion on our past and present research. Adults and children welcome. You do not have to be a marina member to attend.
Clinton Harbor finally has a Pumpout Boat
May 19, 2014
Clinton Harbor FINALLY has a Pumpout Boat!
Coastal Environmental Services Inc. (CES) and Cedar Island Marina are pleased to announce the introduction of a marine pumpout boat, which will service marinas in Clinton Harbor, Madison, Westbrook, and Old Saybrook. Clinton Harbor is home to one of the busiest recreational boating areas in Connecticut, comprised of over 10 marinas with almost 1,000 boats berthed in the harbor and contiguous rivers during the summer.
A partnership between the Connecticut River Department of Health, The East Shore District Health Department, CES, the towns of Clinton, Old Saybrook, Westbrook, The State Department of Environmental and Energy Protection, and Cedar Island Marina has made this service possible for boaters in the area. Funding for 75% the pumpout services comes from the Sportfish Restoration Program. The remaining 25% of the funding is going to be provided through user donations and town contributions.
The arrival of the pumpout boat addresses the ongoing concern of boaters dumping their waste into the harbor. Before the boat, the only way to discharge waste was to drive a vessel to a shore based facility, like the fuel dock at Cedar Island Marina. A pumpout boat allows for faster, direct service to the user, without the hassle of having to move their boat. Additionally, CES uses a secure on-line reservation system (www.pumpout.me) that enables boaters to request immediate, on-demand pumpouts, and also schedule pumpouts in the future. All these aspects make clean discharges easy for boaters, reducing pollution into the Long Island Sound.
Enforcement of dumping waste overboard is hard as often times the dumping takes place outside of regular hours of operation, with few people around. The addition of the pumpout boat should alleviate most illegal dumping, making Clinton waters clean and healthy.
The boat is partially funded by CT DEEP, allowing free service for all boaters. Users can register online and immediately begin scheduling pumpouts. The boat will be operational Memorial Day with regula operating hours from 9:00am – 7:00pm Saturday and Sunday. The vessel will be berthed at Cedar Island Marina, though any boater in the area can use it. To schedule a pumpout call 860-514-7664, hail on VHF Channel 68, or register online at www.pumpout.me. More information about the program can be found atwww.coastalinc.org Program support can be made at www.coastalinc.org/donate
The Service Department is in Full Swing!
April 11, 2014
Our service department had a very busy winter, and now we are more than ready to switch gears into an even busier spring and summer season!
We are ready to work on the projects you need completed before it's time launch! Please call Lynn in the service department at 860-669-8681 Ext. 14 to schedule your work today!
Pictured to the right are two members of our service staff applying a gelcoat of Awlgrip to finish a custom fabricated hardtop.
Dredging of the Entire Marina is Complete!
April 01, 2014
Despite breakdowns, snow, ice, wind (and more snow) we have completed our dredging project as of March 5th, 2014! Last year, as many of you know, Mobile Dredge Corp. dredged the Clinton Channel to 8.5' MLW. This year, the marina basin has been dredged to 8' MLW for 40' slips and 7' MLW for under 40' slips.
August 06, 2013
We just got new aerial photos from Tom Walsh of Shoreline Aerial Photography. We are incredibly impressed with how they turned out! Please check out our gallery for more great pictures (linked in the above title). Also, if anyone is interested, Tom has these pictures for sale and also has incredibly reasonable prices for custom aerial photography. He even sells pictures on merchandise like coffee mugs, cards, etc. Please check out the gallery and his website!
New Fitness Center Open
July 02, 2013
We are pleased to announce that construction of our fitness center is complete. The fitness center has 4 cardio machines: an eliptacal, a bike, and two treadmills. There is a stretching area with mats, stretch cords, yoga blocks, and an ab machine. Also, there is an all-in-one LifeFitness dual adjustable pulley for weight lifting. It is equipped with a Television, Air Conditioning, and Heat. It is open from 7:30am - 7:30pm everyday. Please check it out!
Western Side of Outer Marina Dredged
April 29, 2013
After Mobile Dredge completed the channel dredging, we hired them to dredge the outer end of the marina where we had a large buildup of silt due to Irene and Sandy. They dredged from the outer end of H dock to the end of K dock. The shallowest depth now is 8' MLW.
Clinton Channel Fully Dredged
March 28, 2013
This past winter, Mobile Dredging & Pumping Company was awarded a contract by the Army Corps of Engineers to restore the channel to its original size. This means that the channel is AT LEAST 8’ deep at mean low tide and 100’ wide. After a few weather and political setbacks, Mobile Dredge was able to complete the job. The dredging effort was a joint project with CT Department of Environmental Protection to restore beach erosion at Hammonasset State Park. The dredge was hooked up to a pipe that was approximately 2.5 miles long and the sand at the bottom of the channel was pumped onto the beach. All of this means that we will be able to accommodate (even at low tide) boats with a deeper draft than before!