Pick Out Your Next Boat at the Best of the Best Boat Dealers on the East End

The time is right to buy a new boat.
The time is right to buy a new boat. Photo credit: Brendan J. O'Reilly

Whether you’re looking for a dinghy, a yacht, or something in between, you don’t want to shop anywhere else but the Dan’s Best of the Best boat retailers on the East End.

On the North Fork, Modern Yachts (11455 Main Road, Mattituck; 631-298-5800, modernyachtsny.com) grabbed the platinum. Serving the East End for more than 40 years, Modern Yachts is the ambassador dealer for Sea Ray, New York State’s exclusive dealer for EdgeWater, and an authorized dealer for Cobia and Azimut. In addition, Modern Yachts features a wide variety of pre-owned boats, of every model and make, for sale.

Port of Egypt Marine (62300 Main Road, Southold; 631-765-2445, poemarine.com) is the gold North Fork boat dealer, selling both new Grady-White boats and various pre-owned boats.

Larry’s Lighthouse Marina (229 Meeting House Creek Road, Aquebogue; 631-722-3400, lighthousemarina.com), the silver awardee, deals new Bennington and Southport boats and is a yacht brokerage.

Strong’s Marine (2400 Camp Mineola Road, Mattituck; 631-298-4770, strongsmarine.com) was started by Stewart Strong on Long Island in 1945. Today, Strong’s includes businesses in Mattituck, Southampton, Port Washington and Port Jefferson. The family tradition has continued into its fourth generation, with son Jay leading the sales team, and son Ryan overseeing operations of all locations. At Strong’s you’ll find new Cobalt, Pursuit, and Regal boats 18-52′ along with a large selection of pre-enjoyed boats. Strong’s also represents Absolute Yachts, with models 40′ to 72′ providing Italian luxury and performance. Strong’s snagged the North Fork bronze.

The platinum winner on the South Fork, Hampton Watercraft and Marine (401 Montauk Highway, Westhampton Beach; 631-288-2900, hamptonwatercraft.com) is an authorized Boston Whaler, Key West Boats, Tiara Yachts, Formula Boats, MasterCraft, Yamaha Waverunners, Yamaha Outboards and Mercury Outboard Motors dealer. Also find a variety of used boats.

Mariner’s Cove (790 County Road 39, Southampton; 631-283-7001, marinerscovemarine.com) has a marina in Hampton Bays plus a showroom in Southampton. Find new Can-Am, Fountain, Kawasaki, Polaris, Sea-Doo, Yamaha and Gibbs plus a vast pre-owned inventory.

Spellman’s Marine (262 East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays; 631-728-9200, spellmansmarine.com) carries new Grady-White, Hurricane and Stingray boats plus even more brands preowned.

Modern Yachts (36 Newtown Road, Hampton Bays; 631-728-2266, modernyachtsny.com) has Westhampton Beach and Hampton Bays locations in addition to its North Fork platinum spot.

Dan’s Best of the Best 2015 voting is happening now. Visit DansBOTB.com and vote for your favorite boat retailer and the best of everything East End.

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