Owner Tim Bassett

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Tim Bassett Marine LLC

52 Commerce St, Clinton, CT 06413, US

Phone (860) 669-0100 Email Tim at stripedbassett@gmail.com


Open today

09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Bassett History

Louis Bassett Sr. began his career in the boating industry over 70 years ago, in Springfield Mass.  He first started picking nightcrawlers and selling shiners from his bait and tackle store with his wife Norma.  He soon began building his own row boats.  You can still find one in Central Park NY today.  Dawning the age of fiberglass, Lou sold various lines of boats such as Thompson and MFG.  The couple had four children and three of them grew and developed  in the business.  

Through the years, oldest son Louis Jr. made a commitment to a new brand called Sea Ray boats.  Lou, brother Richard, and youngest sister Diane worked hard for years to help make Sea Ray the brand that so many know today.  Richard would eventually move to Florida to build his own Bassett Boat Co.  For a time in the mid 80's to the early 90's the two companies competed as the two largest Sea Ray dealers in the country.  Richard later went on to co found the publicly traded company Marine Max.  

Louis Jr. separated from the original business in the early 90's and in 1993 started Louis Marine Ltd.  A large Maxum dealer for years.  This is where youngest son Tim grew and really developed his service skills, sales ability, and business sense.  In 2012 Tim helped pioneer the French brand Jeanneau power into the United States along with his father and brother.  From 2013 to 2015 Louis Marine was the largest dealer in North America for the brand.  As time passes  and families grow.  Tim saw an opportunity to purchase his own marina in the town he grew up in and started Tim Bassett Marine.  Now he  is proud to offer the many years of knowledge and experience to you and your family.