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Welcome Visitors

The Essex Corinthian Yacht Club warmly extends a cordial welcome to skippers, crews, and visitors. Visiting yachtsmen and women who are members of a recognized and reciprocating yacht club are welcome with proper identification. Please inquire at the office for details. Visitors shall register by either contacting the ECYC Office, or by contacting Safe Harbor Dauntless Marina. A facility fee for $50 per day is charged for each visiting yacht. ECYC and Safe Harbor accept VISA and MasterCard as the only means of payment. 


For information on availability, arriving yachts should hail Safe Harbor Dauntless Marina on VHF Channel 68 when approaching our facility, or phone 860-767-3239. Launch service is available by calling on Channel 68 or by sounding three blasts. Dinghies may land on the inland end of the southern floating docks, or at the dinghy dock behind the main fuel dock. Ice is available at the Safe Harbor Office.

Please click HERE for Essex Harbor and Hamburg Cove Mooring Rules and Regulations.

Dining Room

The Essex Corinthian Yacht Club offers a lunch and dinner menu. Please refer to our Dining page for hours of operation and menu information. We do not have a bar facility. Visitors are invited to supply their own beverages. Visiting yachts persons and members of reciprocating yacht clubs may enjoy dinner at the Dining Room once per quarter and lunch or brunch three times per quarter. (For special brunches please inquire about availability). Please be advised, we do not take reservations for regular dining. Please identify yourself to the club manager or galley staff as a visitor, present your yacht club's membership credentials for verification, and sign our guest book. The dining room accepts VISA and Mastercard for your convenience.

Dress Code

Casual dress is acceptable for all evenings, however, attire and footwear appropriate to a yacht club are expected at all times. Bathing suits, sleeveless shirts for men, and cut-offs are not appropriate attire. No denim at our special events, please.

General Information

ECYC and Safe Harbor are both green/recycling compliant. You will find containers marked for this purpose at various facility locations. 


ECYC is a non-smoking facility. Smoking is not allowed in and around the clubhouse, on the decks or the adjoining dock facilities. Smokers may use the area near the dumpsters, but are asked to dispose of cigarette butts in the trash, not on the grounds.


Fuel and pump-out stations are available at Safe Harbor Dauntless, located at the head of the dock.


ECYC is open 11 months out of the year (closed in January). Please refer to the About page for business hours.

Reciprocal Yacht Clubs

We welcome members from recognized clubs listed in the Register of American Yacht Clubs. 

Please check the Register of American Yacht Clubs for a complete list of reciprocal club information at

The Town of Essex, Connecticut

The Town of Essex consists of three villages: Essex, Centerbrook, and Ivoryton: each a part of the whole, yet uniquely different. Essex Village is just a short walk from the dock area and offers many unique shops and wonderful restaurants. Visiting Essex Village does not require transportation arrangements, however Ivoryton and Centerbrook do.

Please use these websites to familiarize yourself with our lovely or

Our Mission

Useful Links

Access ECYC's Tempest Weather Station

Need to Provision?

The ECYC Galley at the Essex Corinthian Yacht Club:

ECYC, 9 Novelty Lane, Essex 

Offers take-out during dining hours or upon special order


Olive Oyl's Deli:                  

77 Main Street, Essex  

(860) 767- 4909

That's The Spirit:                

19 Plains Road, Essex Tel

(860) 767-8979  

ECYC Members receive a discount on their purchase at That's the Spirit!


Essex also offers a variety of stores selling clothing and accessories within walking distance.

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