Testimonials

For us, there is nothing better than a happy member, and we have lots of them! Here are just a few that let us know how much Castaways means to them.

Bill and his team are FIRST CLASS. I recently purchased a Swift Trawler 35 from them. And, in my experience, I have found them to be super responsive, knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend anyone who is interested in buying a boat to check them out!
BEAUTIFUL MARINA JUST A SHORT DRIVE FROM THE CITY! Last summer I spent a lovely weekend at Castaways yacht club with friends. Not only were we able to enjoy time together on our friend’s boat, but also relax by the on-site pool with a cocktail! This past weekend I made my first trip outside of the city since the effects of COVID-19. I was very impressed and relieved with the safety precautions taken on-site. Upon arrival, I was greeted by the owner, who like myself was wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. He reassured me that the club was […]
I just bought my first boat in October of 2019. Castaways Yacht Club has been amazing. It has easy access to the sound but is also protected. There is a pool and restaurant which is really a great bonus. Joe the Manager is always available and has given me great advice. Bill the owner is a great guy and really knows everything you need to know about all types of boats and the places to go on the sound. The people that I have met have been warm and inviting and are eager to help. The service dept is top […]
Castaways Yacht Club is a unique marina. It is a concierge operation where the excellent staff will provide virtually any service one desires. This extends to repairs, cleaning, equipment purchase, and fueling the boat in the owner’s absence. Castaways’ physical plant is impressive. It has roomy slips, a large lift, a gas/diesel dock, pool and restaurant. It is located behind Davenport Neck and therefore protected from storms. Indeed, I understand it weathered Hurricane Sandy without sustaining any damage. Overseeing the operation is the owner, Bill Michaelis. He is at Castaways seven days a week and strictly supervises the highly competent […]
We are new boat owners who took possession of our new boat in May of 2019. Bill is an amazing owner who also happens to be a very patient teacher. The dock community has also been so warm and inviting. We couldn’t be happier here and with our purchase.
I have been boating 15 yrs. 14 of which spent on the Hudson River. Bought a 2013 49 GT from Castaways and kept boat at the Castaways Yacht Club. First season at the club. Very happy with all my slip neighbors. Everyone always willing to lend a hand when docking. Staff and ownership have been very accommodating and go above and beyond dealing with boat owner issues that always seem to arise. Very dog friendly which is a huge plus. Well protected and slips have plenty of water depth. My wife and I made the right choice to switch to […]
I am a member of a Neighboring marina and needed to be hauled out for repair. Castaways owner and staff treated me like I was their best customer. I was hauled out and placed on my trailer faster than expected. I highly recommend this facility !!! Great job and Thanks !!!
Fantastic Beneteau Powerboat Dealership – Captain Mark Rossetti treated used purchase as new owners
Over the winter I purchased a new 2018 50ft Beneteau MC5 from Castaways. Bill Michealis and his team have made the process simple and enjoyable from the beginning. Bill and his Castaway’s family (I don’t call them a team, I say family, because they make feel like part of their family), have spent hours and hours going through, with me, all the nuances and intricacies of my new yacht. Their knowledge and compassion for boating so shines thru every step of the way. I would highly recommend Castaways for all your boating needs. PS. When you buy from Castaways you […]
I have been a member of Castaways for almost 20 years. My first boat was a 27 footer and last year moved up for the 4th time to a 60. There is no one that I know who is more knowledgable about boats and boating then the owner Bill Michaelis. Bill and his team provide me with incomparable service and advice and help to keep my boat in top condition. I am not a mechanical person and Bill has solved dozens of difficult problems for me. The Sunseeker brokerage even helped me to sell my old boat and purchase my […]