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Cove Mini Golf is CLOSED
for the Winter
See You in the Spring!

Mercury Marine Update

As a Certified Mercury Marine Dealer and Repair Center, Rex Marine offers, sales, service and genuine Mercury parts to make your boating painless and trouble free.  

Rex Yacht Sales
has long been known in NY & CT as the place to find, purchase and sell a boat. 

If you are looking to purchase a new, used or trade-in boat, or to sell the boat you own, please visit 
or give us a call at

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Cruising Offshore ?

The next day long Safety at Sea seminar will be held at SUNY Maritime on April 16th.

If you are considering serious cruising offshore, this is a must!

This is a hands-on seminar where attendees will climb into life rafts, fire off distress flares, put out fires, set storm sails and rescue a man overboard (among other things).

 Info is... HERE 
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It's hard to think about Christmas
when it's 60 degrees out!

An amazing number of folks are using this warm spell to work on their boats - take advantage
while you can!! 
SALE at the  
Cove Nautical Boutique 
until Dec. 19th at 3:00 PM ! 

Nautical Pillows on Sale

Nautical Tote Bags 30% OFF

Helly Hansen Duffle Bags
26" X 14" Heavy Duty

Canvas Riggers Pocket Bags

Helly Hansen Sea Boots
(in store stock only)

& Christmas Ornaments ! 

Cove Ships Store Sale Items

RinseKit  SALE 
Reg $ 89.95
NOW $ 69.95  (20% OFF) 
See the RinseKit  
video...    HERE


Weems & Plath and AM 
Clocks & Instruments
Now 20 % OFF

(limited to stock on hand)

Take an extra 
20% OFF Fins, Masks and Snorkels by HEAD


Rex Marine Gift Sale

Put a little Summer Fun under the tree
for the Boater on your list:
Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book... $14.95
Embassy Long Island Sound Cruising Guide
Special price... $34.95
Leatherman "Wave" pocket tool... $79.95
Standard HX290 handheld VHF... $119.95
(plus a $20.00 mail-in rebate)
Jensen MSR3012RTL Marine Stereo... $179.99
Lewmar Pro Sport 550 Windlass... $549.95
(good for 20-30 ft boats)
Lewmar V700 Windlass... $699.99
(good for 28-40 ft boats)
Mercury 3.5 Hp Four Stroke
Outboard... $949.99
Mercury 270 Sport 8"4"
Inflatable... $1399.95
If you can't decide,
remember that our
     Rex / Cove 
Gift Certificates
work for everyone!

Sail Storage, Service and Washing at Norwalk Cove   

If you need Sail Pickup / Repair / Washing / Storage services, bring your sail(s) to the Cove Service Department.

They'll connect you with Neil Pryde, Quantum, Hathaway's or North Sails.      
See the SailNet Guide to sail care...  HERE
The North Sails Guide...  HERE
and from Neil Pryde... HERE

And they're coming to NEW YORK CITY !! 
As part of the Louis Vuitton racing series, the fleet of 45 foot foiling catamarans will hold the "portable" racing series in Oman on Feb. 27th, in New York on May 6th, Chicago on June 10th and Portsmouth (UK) July 22nd. The Americas Cup finals are set for May / June 2017 in Bermuda... will you be there?

5 teams are competing to take the cup away from the winner of the last Americas Cup, Oracle Team USA. They are: Artemis Racing (Sweden), Emirates Team New Zealand, Groupama Team France, Team Land Rover BAR, and Softbank Team Japan.

The racing in NY is to be held right off Manhattan, near the Statue of Liberty and with foiling boats that can hit over 40, it's going to be amazing!

From 1870 through 1920, Americas Cup racing took place off New York. Beginning in 1930, the competition was moved to Newport, RI, where it remained until the United States finally lost the Cup in 1983, ending the longest winning streak in sports.

Since that time, racing for the America's Cup has taken place in Perth, San Diego, Auckland, Valencia (Spain), and San Francisco.  In May/June 2017, the next America's Cup series will be held in Bermuda. 

See more info...  HERE 

See the Video...  HERE 
Rex & Cove are your 
Winterizing Headquarters 
Everything you need - From A to Z 
(Antifreeze to Zincs) 

P.S.  You should be done by now - take advantage of the warm weather and get finished!
A Healthy Ocean ?  Don't be a "TOSSER"

What we do today will affect the future of our oceans whether we like it or not. The simple act of being a 'TOSSER' today could mean a world with no marine life, limited oxygen and more disease than we have today. Sounds drastic right?  

Consider these facts:

* 100,000+ Marine creatures die from plastic suffocation and entanglement every year.  
* 1 million plus sea birds die of the same thing.  
* 95% of the world's large fish contain plastic which we will consume if we eat fish.  
* 60-80% of the world's oxygen comes from the ocean  
* Plastics are related to growing numbers of cancers, autism, ADHD and more diseases than you can imagine.

If you look at the increase in our use of plastic and the rise in diseases such as cancer, they seem to be growing at the same rate. Is it coincidence or is it cause and effect?

The simple answer for us that use the ocean as our playground, our office, and even our home, is that CLEAN OCEANS MAKE US ALL WINNERS.

Read more...  HERE    
Navigating the Norwalk Islands   
The Norwalk Islands....  
Their Formation, History, Secrets, Stories and  Navigation around and between the 25 plus Islands.
From the ice age and the formation of Long Island Sound by the retreating glaciers, the Indians and early settlers, to the Oyster Industry, Hotels, Bordellos and Prohibition Speakeasy's.  The Norwalk Islands have always played an integral part in the development of Norwalk and the region. Public Islands, Private Sanctuaries, Posh Retreats.... all right off the Norwalk shoreline.  
Saturday Morning January 9th  9:30 am thru 1:30 pm    
at the Formula Boats Northeast training room at Rex Marine.    Price is $60.00 / person.     
Note: Bring a bag lunch or snack to the Seminar
Click HERE to register.   E-mail / text Capt. Rick   Call (203) 216-7800 203.216.780for info. 
Things to Do, Events, Seminars and Courses 

Going Cruising Next Summer ?
Sign your crew up for the
to be held at Mystic on Feb. 6th 2016
This is a US Sailing & US Powerboating approved Near Coastal Safety at Sea seminar.

Every serious boater who cruises the Sound and beyond should take this course. Even the most experienced boater will learn something new... guaranteed. 
The seminar provides mariners with the information and skills required to be safe on local coastal waters. Topics new for 2016 include boating safety, common medical problems at sea, safety equipment, communications, diesel engine maintenance, NOAA weather, and life raft inflation.

Sign up... HERE 

City Island NY - Ship Building Exhibit 
Now through Dec. 20th at the City Island Nautical Museum
See the history of City Island's contribution to shipbuilding.

Info is... HERE 


Mystic Seaport Exhibit - Ships, Clocks and the Stars
Open through March 2016, the captivating exhibition is on tour from England for a limited time only. "Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude" tells the extraordinary story of the race to determine longitude at sea. Spurred on by the promise of rich rewards, astronomers, philosophers, and artisans-including John Harrison and his innovative timekeepers-finally solved one of the greatest technical challenges of the 18th century. 

See more... HERE


Christmas at the Newport Mansions - Nov 21 - Jan 3

If you've never seen them... GO!  This season the Breakers, the Elms and Marble house will be decked out in yuletide finery

Get the info... HERE 
On a Final Note,