Portland, Connecticut

Petzold's Marine Center

Petzold's Marine Center

37 Indian Hill Ave
Portland, CT 06480
(860) 342-1196
Petzold's Marine Center, Boat Dealers, Services, Portland, Connecticut

Owning a boat or yacht is a dream for many people — and understandably so. It can serve as your personal oasis or as a fun place to entertain guests. Whatever your motivation, if you’re interested in a vessel of your own, look to Petzold’s Marine Center in Portland, CT. Since 1945 this boat sales and service center has been known throughout New England for first-class customer care.

Petzold’s Marine Center sells and services both new and used boats and yachts. Popular brands they stock include Sabre, Back Cove, Regal and EdgeWater. You’ll enjoy a relaxed environment in their showroom where the helpful team will answer your questions without pressuring you to make purchases. Their staff also offers a range of brokerage services.

The technical team at Petzold’s Marine Center provides a wide range of yacht and boat maintenance services. Their technicians are all factory-trained by reputable companies such as Volvo, Mercruiser and Yanmar. Whether you need custom electrical installations for your new yacht or boat winterization, these professionals can help.

Petzold’s Marine Center is the one-stop shop for New England’s boat and yacht needs. Call (860) 342-1196 or visit their website to find out more about their new and used merchandise, as well as their technical services. Stay up to date with company events by liking their page on Facebook.

Announcements & Events from Petzold's Marine Center
3 Important Tips for Choosing a Marine Mechanic, Portland, Connecticut
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3 Useful Tips for Winter Boat Storage, Portland, Connecticut
As autumn wraps up and the winter temperatures approach, now is the perfect time to prepare your boat for the upcoming season. Proper winter boat storage will keep your ves...read more
Boater's Gift Guide! , Portland, Connecticut
Here at the Ship’s Store at Petzold’s Marine Center, we have put together a selection of great gift ideas for the boater in your life. Stop in and see us and who knows, you migh...read more
3 Qualities to Look for in a Boat Storage Facility, Portland, Connecticut
Winter boat storage is one of the best ways to protect your watercraft until the next boating season. You want to be confident that your boat is safe and well-maintained, w...read more
5 Easy Cleaning Tips for Your New Boat, Portland, Connecticut
There’s nothing like spending an afternoon out on your new boat, but cleaning up when you get back isn’t nearly as exciting. As tedious as it might seem, keeping your vessel clean wi...read more
Antifreeze Matters Caring for Your Boat this Winter Putting your boat away for the winter should not cost an arm and a leg. However, it’s important to use caution and avoid cutting...read more
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Fisherman, casual boaters, and weekend cruisers in the Portland, CT, area know to visit Petzold’s Marine Center for new and used boats, as well as repairs and maintenance. For fisher...read more
Although it’s normal to wax the exterior of your boat and clean the interior to a spotless finish, you might be less familiar with the process of painting the bottom of the vessel. A...read more
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If you've just bought a new boat, it may take some time to learn to handle it smoothly. One area where new owners often run into trouble is with docking. It's easy to cause damage th...read more
Ahoy, Mateys! Petzold’s Marine Center is opening up their doors for all aspiring captains to tour first-hand more than 40 new and pre-owned boats from some of the best brands in the ...read more
Are you interested in purchasing a pre-owned boat? You can get a perfect deal that fits within your budget, but you first have to make sure the boat is in the best possible condition...read more
Just like a car, a boat for sale requires a few preparatory steps before you can place it on the market. Inevitably, over the course of your ownership, your vessel will have end...read more
When temperatures drop and winter arrives, it’s crucial to take proper care of your new boat. Doing so will protect its condition and ensure that it’s ready to use as soon as the wea...read more
As the weather cools down, many people put their boats into storage for the off-season. If you plan to store yours, you’ll need to take a few steps to keep it protected. Th...read more
A type of pleasure boat, the express cruiser is anywhere from 25 to 45 feet in length. Unlike their bulky cabin cruiser counterparts, express cruisers feature sleek designs that...read more
Whether you’ve recently bought a new boat or have had one for years, it’s important to know how to properly care for it. And while many people know to inspect their vessels before he...read more
Have your heard the big news?!  Petzold’s is now representing Sylvan Pontoons. Join them as they debut 5 Sylvan Models this Saturday & Sunday. Saturday 9-4 & Sunday 1...read more
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When you purchase a new boat, the first thing you want to do is take it out for a spin, but cruising around hardly scratches the surface of fun boating-related pastimes. If...read more
With the warm weather drawing near, it is time to pull the beloved boat out of winter storage and head out on the water. To ensure peak performance of your boat this upcoming summer,...read more
Looking for a new boat to take on the water this summer? Consider the Regal® Model 33 SAV. With a host of premium features, this sleek vessel is perfect for any water activities. Her...read more
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Join Petzold’s Marine Center for our Annual Open House & Boat Show March 17th & 18th. See new boats from Sabre, Back Cove, Regal & Edgewater in the comfort of our h...read more
Come see any of Petzold’s boats below: MODELS ON DISPLAY Regal: 1900ES, 2000ES, 26OBX, 26EX, 35SC             &nbs...read more
Come see any of Petzold’s boats below: MODELS ON DISPLAY Regal: 1900ES, 2000ES, 26OBX, 26EX, 35SC                  ...read more
Like cars, boats are complex vehicles with many delicate components and moving parts. That’s why boat repair is no simple task. Whether you use your vessel for leisurely trips around...read more
If you love life out on the open sea, you may dream of one day having your own fishing boat. However, with so many different companies and varieties to choose from, it can be difficu...read more
Looking to escape the cold winter? Come see Petzold’s Yacht Sales at the New York Boat Show January 24th-28th and dream about warm weather. Sabre Yachts will be displaying the 45’ S...read more
The decision to buy a boat can be exciting and rewarding, but to ensure the best fit for your needs, it’s important to weigh a few factors. By identifying your preferences and matchi...read more
If you want to buy a boat, choosing a new vessel over an older model may seem like the best way to go. However, as Petzold’s Marine Center in Portland, CT, explains, there are&n...read more
Before looking at boats for sale, you should narrow down your choices to the vessel that’s right for you. There are many different types of boats, which can be used for everythi...read more
On Thursday December 7th Bob Petzold was presented the Jeanne Czel Person of the Year award at the Connecticut Marine Trades Association Jingle & Mingle. This award is given to ...read more
When you’re looking to purchase a boat of your own, you will need to weigh your options in terms of new and pre-owned boats. While a new one has all the bells and whistles, you’ll fi...read more
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More than 87 million adults enjoy recreational boating in the United States. Do you want to join them? A new boat is an incredibly exciting purchase, but it can be hard to know where...read more
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Jean from Petzold’s Custom Canvas Shop has you covered! Check out some of our recent designs below.  Remember that canvas repairs unfortunately don’t fix themselves over the wi...read more
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Visit Petzolds’s Marine Center at the Norwalk Boat Show this weekend. See new boats from Sabre, Back Cove, Regal & EdgeWater. Be sure to check out Sabre’s new model the 45’ Sal...read more
Summer is the time to get out on the water and enjoy some sunshine and a warm breeze. But as the weather starts to change, you might want to start thinking about winter plans for you...read more
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When boating season comes to an end, it’s important to carry out proper winterization procedures. As Petzold's Marine Center, a boat storage facility in Portland, CT, ...read more
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