Maritime Boat Sales is proud to be the premier Connecticut dealer for Tidewater Boats as well as the exclusive Connecticut & Western Rhode Island boat dealer for Jupiter Marine boats. Founded in 2010, Maritime Boat Sales has only strengthened its commitment and success as a full-service brokerage & new boat sales resource.

Founded in 2010, as a member fo the blp MARINE family with a mission to provide outstanding brokerage & new boat sales experiences to the boating community. After ten years, the company continues to evolve. With Keith Abel at the helm, we have high hopes for the future. Keith Abel’s life has revolved around the boating community and he is committed to providing extensive knowledge and advice to ease the boat buying and selling process. In 2021, new boat offerings have expanded to include Jupiter Boats in addition to the TideWater Boats line.

Our Brokerage Service offers online presence, extensive marketing, and participation in regional boat shows giving your boat the highest visibility, all year long. Offering comprehensive service before, during, and after the sale, our professionals will guide you through financing, insurance, canvas, fiberglass work, engine repair, maintenance, and transport assistance. Maritime Boat Sales is here to accommodate all of your needs during the buying or selling process.

Thank you for taking the time to understand Maritime Boat Sales. We hope to get to know you and discuss your love of boating.

As a member of the blp MARINE family, Maritime Boat Sales has the advantage of three waterfront locations conveniently located in three full-service marinas:

Pine Island Marina
Groton, CT

Chester Point Marina
Chester, CT

Fort Rachel Marina
Mystic, CT


Keith Abel was born and raised in Greenwich, CT and Newport, RI where his love for the water and boating started at a very young age. Raised by a Nuclear Submarine Captain for the United States Navy, Keith developed a passion for the boating lifestyle. He was brought up on boats ever since he was a child and competed in sailing throughout New England. His achievements and awards on the water and on the football and lacrosse fields have made him a real competitor at everything he involves himself in.

After working in the financial world for seven years out of college for large companies and hedge funds on Wall Street and in Greenwich, CT, Keith quickly learned that his true passion was boats, water, customer service and people.

He soon found himself in the boating industry and excelled quickly, developing wonderful relationships. With his positive attitude, boating knowledge and experience, his goal is to make his customers satisfied by helping them to find their next perfect boat. He believes a foundation based in Customer Service and Integrity will result in his clients repeating and referring the request of his assistance.

After spending several years selling boats and yachts in Fairfield County and throughout New England, Keith relocated to Florida, and quickly became a fixture in the South Florida boating market, working for a high end yacht company. However, his love for New England brought him back where he continues to help and guide people through their next yachting adventure.

Keith has a love of the boating lifestyle and has been helping boaters over 22 years with all of their boating needs. He’s friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. Whether you are buying, selling, or just seeking advice contact Keith Abel, he is always happy to help.

Interested in Selling Your Boat?
We Make it Simple.

Our sales professionals will handle all aspects of selling your boat for you with clear communication every step of the way. From world-leading MLS listings, to displaying your boat at one of our three waterfront locations, through filtering the tire kickers & scams, right on to the sale of your boat. Let us show you why Maritime Boat Sales is the right broker for your boat.


Authorized Connecticut TIDEWATER Dealer
Authorized CT & Western RI JUPITER MARINE Dealer