Yachts For Sale In Montauk
Montauk is a historic village located on the eastern tip of Long Island’s South Fork peninsula and falls within the towns of Easthampton and Southampton. The area has been known as New York City’s summer playground since developer Carl Fisher bought up Montauk property in 1926 with the intention of making Montauk the “Miami Beach of the North.” Although he was unable to realize his dream completely, much of what he built characterizes Montauk today. Montauk is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Easthampton with so many recreational opportunities and many transportation options from all over Long Island and New York City. Montauk is 118 miles east of midtown Manhattan, about a 2 to 2.5-hour drive (or more depending on traffic!) or one can take the Long Island Railroad with connection to the Montauk branch or the Hampton Jitney provides bus service. Montauk has a small airport if one prefers to escape the traffic with a 45-minute helicopter ride!
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YACHTS LOCATED NEAR Montauk 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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Montauk is known for its six State Parks, especially Montauk Point State Park, the site of historical Montauk Point Lighthouse. The Lighthouse is New York State’s first and oldest lighthouse, commissioned by George Washington and authorized by Congress in 1792 to warn mariners of the rocks at Montauk Point. Visitors can climb 137 iron steps for a breathtaking panoramic view and see documents signed by George Washington displayed in the museum located in the keeper’s house. The Montauk Lighthouse is the 4th oldest active lighthouse in the US. Concerned about erosion, the US Coast Guard had planned to tear it down in the late 20th century and replace it with an iron tower set further back on the bluff, but an outcry of protests caused them to back down. A short 5-minute drive from the lighthouse is the historic Deep Hollow Ranch that harks back to Montauk’s cattle ranching days and is the county’s oldest working ranch. Visitors can go horseback riding.
In the 1920-30s, Robert Moses, head of New York and Long Island state parks commission, designated the former Benson land to become Hither Hills State Park (to west) and Montauk Point State Park (east) connected by Montauk Point State Parkway. Hither Hills State Park is synonymous with camping! The park features 190 public campsites, that are reserved well in advance. Hither Hills features a 2-mile beach, 40-acre lake, camping, hiking and so much more. Shadmoor State Park covers 99 acres with two WWII era bunkers to explore and stairway access to beaches. Camp Hero State Park is a former military base, with hiking trails, biking, picnic areas and a great view of the ocean. Montauk Point State Park also features hiking trails on the bluffs along shore to the inland woodlands, surfcasting for striped bass, picnic areas and facilities. The other two state parks are Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course--designed by Robert Trent Jones and listed as a 'Top 10 Best Municipal Course in the US' by Links Magazine in 2013, and Amsterdam Beach State Park, a 199-acre undeveloped beach preserve. During the American Revolution, the British ship, Culloden, ran aground and was scuttled; today it is the site of New York State’s only underwater park and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The windswept Ditch Plains Beach is known for its great surf.
Of course, sport fishing is a huge attraction to Montauk. In the early 1950’s, sport fisherman Frank Mundus started a charter fishing business out of Lake Montauk, initially going for bluefish, but shark fishing proved more lucrative and game fishing for the monster sharks become Montauk’s main draw. Frank Mundus was the inspiration for the character Quint, played by Robert Shaw in the 1975 movie, Jaws. Today there are many tournaments and charter fleets for the adventurous. In 2016, research group OCEARCH designated the waters off Montauk and Long Island’s south shore as the “birthing ground” of the Great White Shark. Montauk has also been the site of many films & TV episodes or series, literature, comics, music lyrics and celebrities. In 1972 artist Andy Warhol purchased the Church Estate (also Eothen) and hosted the Rolling Stones during their 1975-1976 tour. They hung out at the Memory Hotel, the only local place back then with a pool table and bar and wrote a song with that title.
Montauk got its name from the Montaukett Indian tribe that had inhabited that area of Long Island. In the 1600s, the English settlers did land deals with the Montaukett people and negotiated to graze cattle on Indian land—becoming the oldest cattle ranch in America! These early land deals became the legal basis of ownership disputes in the mid to late-1800s when developers bought up available land. The 19th Century, especially after the Civil War, was a time of land purchases as developers with various visions sought to invest and build grand hotels and resorts and other projects—from Arthur Benson’s Stanford White designed Montauk “cottages” to Austin Corbin’s fast train from New York City to a Montauk port for transoceanic voyages (too shallow and rocky)…and more. Former TV Host, Dick Cavett, owner of “cottage” Tick Hall, has it currently listed for sale at just under $28 million. It sits atop a bluff on the ocean and was known for wild celebrity parties, especially in the 1960s.
The most influential developer was Carl Fisher, who in 1926 purchased the “east end” of Long Island (10,000 acres) for $2.5 million, looking to turn Montauk into “Miami Beach of the North.” In 1927, he dredged Lake Montauk to allow seawater flow to form a protected bay that today is the main port and marina. He built the Montauk Yacht Club on the island in Lake Montauk, that is now Gurney’s Star Island Resort and Marina. Carl Fisher also developed the Montauk Downs Golf Course, re-designed by Robert Trent Jones in 1968 and is now a public golf course in Martin Downs State Park. He built the grand Montauk Manor luxury resort hotel, designed in the Tudor Revival style, but the stock market crash in 1929 ended his development spree.
In the mid-1900s, the US military “moved in” with the Navy buying up most of Montauk, including Montauk Manor which became a base. During WWII, the US Army established Camp Hero to protect New York shipping lanes. In 1957, the US Air Force took over Camp Hero and built a massive radar installation and housing for the large computers of that era. Eventually the military sold off unused property and Camp Hero is now a State Park.
Lake Montauk, the main port and protected bay, leads out to the Atlantic Ocean and nearby Gardiner’s Island. Ferries are available to Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard, New London and other ports in CT. There are several fine waterfront restaurants to enjoy fresh seafood and the harbor’s marina ambience—Gosman’s Dock, The Crow’s Nest Inn & Restaurant, Westlake Fish House, to mention a few. For boaters, Lake Montauk offers many excellent marinas with transient dockage. Check dockwa.com and SnagASlip.com for more options, details and to make reservations.
Montauk Marine Basin has facilities for 150 boats and offers transient and seasonal dockage, with floating docks to 50’. The marina is open year-round and is located minutes from Montauk Inlet and is convenient to CT, RI and Long Island. It features a full-service shipyard, 70-ton travel lifts, ship’s store, fuel dock, bulkhead slips, tournaments, and is walking distance to the Gosman’s Dock restaurant complex. Amenities include power and cable TV. A town operated pump-out boat is available.
Westlake Marina has approximately 40 fixed dock slips for larger boats and 60 floating slips for smaller boats. Transient dockage for fishing or cruising boats up to 50’ is available for daily, weekly, or monthly stays. The marina, located in a sheltered basin in Montauk Harbor, features a ship’s store, ice, facilities, water (all slips) and power (at most). Westlake Fish House bar and restaurant is onsite. Westlake Marina is easy to access from Montauk Harbor Inlet (the jetty).
Montauk Anglers Club & Marina is a full-service marina on the northeast corner of Lake Montauk, across the street from Montauk Airport with a sportfishing focus. Offers onsite restaurant, water, power, wi-fi, facilities, fuel. It is less than 1-mile from the inlet for quick access to offshore fishing or local recreational waters (Gardiners Bay, Napeague Bay, Peconic Bay). The marina offers 170 seasonal slips for vessels up to 150’ x maximum 6’ draft and features a marine service center with parts dept, ship’s store and more.
Montauk Lake Club & Marina is a privately owned, private club with Yachting Club of America membership marina offering transient dockage to visitors with YCA Membership, for up to 5 days. Deep water marina is located midway on the protected eastern shore of Montauk’s safe harbor. The marina offers slips up to 200’ x 8’ draft, floating docks up to 60’, wi-fi, power, cable TV, dockside water, fuel, ice facilities, “dock & dine” at Clubhouse restaurant, bar and lounge. Club and Spa amenities include pool, spa, beach, fitness center, kayaks, paddleboards, peddle boats and much more.
Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Marina is situated on Star Island in the center of Lake Montauk. Guests arriving by boat can dock in Gurney’s Marina during their stay at this premier resort. The marina is a haven for cruisers, sport fishers and mega yachts, with a vessel capacity of 220’ and maximum 12’ draft. Marina guests have access to Gurney’s Resorts amenities including the Seawater Spa, private beach, 2 outdoor heated pools, fitness center, tennis, wi-fi, water & power, pump-out, custom fish-cleaning station, restaurants, and complimentary shuttle service. Seasonal only, mid-April to end of October.
Sam’s Star Island Yacht Club Marina is open year-round for cruising and fishing. The club hosts fishing tournament. The marina features 170 slips on floating docks and transient dockage up to 165-ft. with cable TV, water, power, wi-fi, fuel, full-service marine repair and parts, and 50 and 100-ton travel lifts. Amenities include heated pool, picnic with BBQ areas, onsite Star Island Grille overlooks the harbor and more.