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Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina


Our Locations
Norwalk Cove Marina
Rex Marine Center  

Fuel Prices at  Norwalk Cove
89 Octane Gas
$ 4.35 /gal   &
Diesel  $ 4.25 /gal

 *Prices subject to change

Fuel Dock Hours
Mon - Sat 8-5:00 PM
Sun  9-4:00 PM    
Weekend Weather:
Saturday, Apr 27'th 
. Highs in the high 60's and lows in the 40's.

Tides: H 1:225 PM, L
7:23 AM 
Sunday, April 28'th      
Sunny. Highs in the upper 60's and lows in the 40's.
Tides: H 2:13 PM, L 8:14 AM    
Captain's Cup
Open Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 - 3:00


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Save the Date ! 
Sat. June 8'th
National Marina
Day and
Open house at
Rex Marine 
Sea Scouts
Ship 6 
Open House  & 
Membership Drive 

Tues.May 14, 2013
St.Paul's on the Green

Ph: 203.249.8138 
(include name, age, town, phone number)



Sun. May 5'th  

8:00 -5:00 PM



USCG Auxiliary   

Flotilla 72

Calf Pasture Beach


Call Joe DeFranco at 203-853-4615

 or e-mail 


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Green Marina Recycling

The boatyard in the springtime is a magical place where boat owners, crew and professionals will rub elbows as they remove covers, sand and paint bottoms, wash and wax the hull and empty that horrible tasting "pink stuff" from their fresh water systems.

It's also where a huge amount of plastic waste (shrink wrap), wood framing, paint pails, dead batteries, contaminated fuel and old lube oil is generated in a short period of time.

To battle the onslaught, the marinas have taken special measures: Trash containers and dumpsters for specific items (shrink wrap) card board, wood framing and old petroleum products have been stationed to allow easy access for all. In some cases there may be a surcharge, as hazardous materials (contaminated fuel) need to be carted away by a licensed hazardous waste disposal company. 

Please help keep the recycling and reclamation process working by putting the correct materials in the correct dumpsters or containers. Do not dump closed paint cans in the trash, allow them to dry or solidify to minimize their potential pollution footprint. Put only plastic in the large shrink wrap dumpsters and common trash in the smaller, standard dumpsters.

Pollution, global warming and environmental changes start here - please help as you can.  

Boat Show this Weekend:

The Annual Essex Spring Boat Show will be held April 26 - 28 at the Dauntless Marina in Essex, CT. The show will be presented by Prestige  Yacht Sales, Hank Aldrich Yacht Sales, Boatworks Yacht Sales, Eastland Yachts and Wilde Yacht Sales.

The show will feature more than 50 new and brokerage boats from 25 to 72 feet, including sailboats from Hallberg-Rassy, Nonsuch, Sabre and X-Yachts and powerboats from American Tug, Cabo Yachts, Grand Banks, Hatteras, Hunt Yachts, Jupiter, Nordic Tug and Ranger Tugs.

Dauntless Marina is located at 9 Novelty Lane on the west bank of the Connecticut River in Essex, within easy walking distance of the shops and restaurants on Main Street. Show hours are 10am to 5pm each day, and admission is free.
Cove Store Hours
Mon - Sat  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Sunday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   

Rex Store Hours  
Mon - Sat  8:00 AM - 5:30 PM   
Sun 9:00AM - 3:00 PM
See the great selection of new items
at the Cove Nautical Boutique
Great gifts for mother's day, weddings,
showers and graduation.
Save the Date for Ladies Night: May 16'th     

Rex Marine Introduces Boat Cloud 

Boat Cloud is an interactive online solution for scheduling and confirming boat rack launches and haul requests. Designed to enhance your boating experience, and to give you more time on the water, an easier time back at the dock, confirmation of launch, and easy haul out / leave in requests.
This unique application can be downloaded to any Apple or Android device and many other smart phones and tablets. 

The application can also be accessed online from your office or home computer. To execute a launch request, the Wiggins Forklift has been outfitted with a Boat Cloud terminal to get requests real time.   
For More Information and a Demo Video...... Click Here
It's Horseshoe Crab Tagging Time Again !

The spring moons soon will be drawing male and
female horseshoe crabs up our beaches for an annual Mating Ritual and staff and volunteers from The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk will be on hand to greet them.

The Maritime Aquarium is seeking volunteers to help attach census tags to horseshoe crabs as they come out of the water to spawn at Calf Pasture Beach.  It's all part of a census of horseshoe crabs in Long Island Sound, being led by Dr. Jennifer Mattei of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, and The Maritime Aquarium is assisting with the census and tagging.

For Information and Tagging Schedule, Click Here 
On a final note,