About Louis Marine


“The Bassett Family has Served New England’s Boating Community for Over 70 years!”

Louis Marine offers you a proud heritage that can help ensure that you find the right boat for your needs.Whether you want to fish in a quiet spot, water ski, or cruise around with friends, we have the boat you
want. Please read a bit about our company’s history and stop by to see us. We’re conveniently located in Westbrook, CT and serve most of New England.

Awards

Louis Marine Named “2017 Best Place to Buy a New Boat on the Connecticut Shoreline!” – Shoreline Publications Reader’s Poll
Louis Marine Awarded, “2013 Dealer of the Year, North America” for Jeanneau Powerboats!
LARSON Awards Louis Marine with “Dealer of the Year!”
Louis Marine has been awarded “Dealer of the Year” from Larson Boats for the 2011 Model Year!

 


History

The Bassett family boating legacy began in Springfield, MA, where Louis W. Bassett, Sr. could be found gathering nightcrawlers for sale at a small bait & tackle shop opened with wife Norma. As their bait & tackle business grew, the first “Bassett
Rowboats” came into production, one of which can be seen to this day floating in Central Park, New York. With time, their four children Louis, Richard, Nancy and Diane joined them in the boating business, selling and servicing MFG and Sea Ray boats
at the very dawn of fiberglass boat production.

With Louis W. Bassett, Jr. at the helm, Bassett Boat Company eventually branched out to six New England locations (Springfield MA, Ludlow MA, Westbrook CT, Stamford CT, Norwich CT, and Wakefield RI) and became one of the most successful marine retailers
in the country. Richard “Dick” Bassett moved on to establish Bassett Boat of Florida, and collectively therafter, the Bassetts would become the largest Sea Ray dealers in the world. In 1993, youngest daughter Diane Bassett-Zable took the reins at Bassett
Boat of New England, while Lou and wife Carol established Louis Marine, Ltd. in Westbrook CT.

Today, Lou and Mike Bassett run the day-to-day operations of Louis Marine Ltd. in Westbrook,
CT . The Bassett family’s 70 years of boating experience translate into an extremely knowledgeable and family-oriented dealership..a legacy that will continue for years and years to come!