Yachts For Sale In Babylon
Conveniently located about 20 miles from New York City/Queens and about 30 miles from Manhattan, the Town of Babylon on Long Island’s south shore is known for its proximity to the Great South Bay and the beautiful sand beaches of the Atlantic barrier islands; Robert Moses State Park on Fire Island being among the most well-known. The Town of Babylon was once called South Huntington, until it was partitioned from Huntington in 1872. The Town now includes 3 villages—Village of Babylon, Amityville and Lindenhurst; 11 hamlets, such as Deer Park, Wheatley Heights, Copiague, and a number of islands in the Great South Bay—Oak Island (north of Jones Beach Island, Nassau County), Captree Island, Cedar Island, Gilgo Island, Grass Island, and Thatch Island, along with the southern part of Fire island. In fact, 54% of the Town’s area is water!
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YACHTS LOCATED NEAR Babylon New York
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80' Viking 80 Enclosed Skybridge 2018
Lawrence, New York, United States
68' Sunseeker Predator 2014
Whitestone, New York, United States
65' Custom East Bay Boat Works Paddle Wheeler 1987
Oakdale, New York, United States
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65' Sunseeker Predator 64 2010
Greenport, New York, United States
64' Pershing Motor Yacht 2013
Port Washington, New York, United States
2016 SUNSEEKER 57 PREDATOR
59' Sunseeker 57 Predator 2016
Huntington Bay, New York, United States
58' Sabre 58 Salon Express 2021
Glen Cove, New York, United States
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The Atlantic Ocean is its southern border; the Town of Huntington is to the north, Nassau County borders on the west, and the Town of Islip is on the east. The Long Island Railroad Babylon Branch terminates in the Village of Babylon and the Montauk Branch continues eastward across the Babylon-Islip Townline. The Town of Babylon includes four State Parks; Captree State Park, Robert Moses State Park, Gilgo State Park and Belmont Lake State Park, along with Cedar, Oak and Overlook Beaches.
As part of agricultural Huntington in the 1700s, farmers in the northern area would come down to harvest the plentiful “salt” hay for their cattle and would stay at local inns and taverns that were built to accommodate them and travelers on their way further east to the Hamptons. By 1800, it was a busy place. The Great South Bay provided the settlers with abundant fish—flounder, bluefish and shellfish for food and income. In 1710, Captain Jacob Conklin built the first home in what is now modern Wheatley Heights. Captain Conklin sailed with the well-known local pirate, Captain Kidd, though it may not have been by choice. Either way, he was able to get away, purchase property, settle and raise a family. Conklin’s grandson, Nathaniel Conklin built a home for his mother in a nearby town that was across from a tavern; she complained that it was like living in the Biblical Babylon! Nat Conklin had a stone tablet with the name New Babylon and dated 1803 placed in the chimney, and the name stuck.
It became officially recognized by the Federal government who changed the Post Office from South Huntington to Babylon in 1830. The 1803 Conklin house is listing on the National Registry of Historical Places. Land ownership disputes over a road building project led to separation from the Town of Huntington in 1872 and South Huntington officially became the Town of Babylon. The Long Island Railroad brought population growth initially in 1842, and again in 1867 with the Babylon Branch that brought summer visitors from New York City, making it a popular resort town with many hotels to accommodate them, such as the 350-room Argyle Hotel (no longer extant) on Lake Argyle. A trolley ran from the railroad depot to the steamship dock for ferries to the beautiful barrier island beaches.
After the turn of the 20th century, the automobile also had a major impact on population growth and as the town expanded, villages were added. Veterans returning from WWII, fueled further growth as the area was an easy commuting distance from NYC and a nice place to raise a family. Today the Town of Babylon is the most densely populated town in Suffolk County. A vintage ambience has been preserved in the downtown shopping, restaurant and business districts of the villages and hamlets that comprise Babylon, with restored homes, preserved historical buildings and other artifacts providing a connection to the past for today’s residents and visitors. Argyle (Lake) Park at the west end of the Village of Babylon was formed by a dam across Carll’s River in late 1800s. It is a popular spot for weddings and photo opportunities.
The area around the lake is replete with monuments, memorial and historical markers. The Argyle Hotel was once home to America’s first black professional baseball team in 1885; they were so talented, a New Jersey promoter sent them on the road, as the “Cuban Giants” to become the “Harlem Globetrotters” of their day. Lake Argyle is fished in Spring and Fall for native species such as yellow perch and largemouth bass and stocked species—brown and rainbow trout.
For visiting boaters during summer boating season, a few of the area’s marinas are described below. It is highly recommended to make dockage arrangements well in advance of a planned visit. Membership in a recognized Yacht Club is an advantage as many Yacht Clubs offer reciprocity to visiting yachtsmen needing dockage.
The Anchorage Marina and Yacht Club Condo offers slips for rent or purchase. Club amenities include a pool and tennis courts, poolside or dockside parties. The full-service marina features haul-out service, a fuel dock, pump-out service, parking 10’ from boat, BBQ and picnic table behind boat slip, facilities and 24-hour security.
Babylon Marina, in operation for over 40 years, is a full-service marina located on Carll’s River just 3 miles from Fire Island Inlet. The marina features a pump-out station, wet/dry storage, ships store and 15 & 40-ton lifts. Summer slips include water, electrical power is available, pump-out system and shrink wrapping for winter.
Bergen Point Yacht Basin, founded in 1979, is a full-service marina with summer and winter shrink wrap storage. Vessels 17’ to 47’ accommodated in 100 slips with electric power and water, plus 30 rack storage spaces. The marina features a 35-ton travel lift, fiberglass repair service and much more.
The Long Island Yacht Club, located in the heart of Babylon, was founded in 1958 by a group of 8 sailing buddies that included Bob Keeshan (TV’s Capt. Kangaroo) as a private club. Members can enjoy summertime socializing with family and friends, swimming, tennis, sailing and dining and more.
The Yacht Club features clubhouse, pool, tennis courts, entertainment patio, private beach and marina, formal and informal dining and bar. The marina with deep-water access on the Great South Bay is within easy distance of Fire Island and area fishing grounds. It features 74 slips fully equipped with water, electric power, wi-fi and bath house in a protected marina. Members only; visiting yachtsmen should check for reciprocity.
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