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Dec 4, 2018 4:32 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Gone Fishing Marina In Montauk Has Been Sold

Gone Fishing Marina In Montauk. KYRIL BROMLEY
Dec 4, 2018 5:42 PM

Gone Fishing Marina in Montauk has been sold.

According to the Real Estate Report, which bases its list of transactions on recorded transfers in Suffolk County, the marina sold for $5 million on October 11.

Sennefelder Properties Inc.—Thomas and Maureen Sennefelder—the previous owners, sold the property to 467 East Lake Drive LLC, whose principal seems to be Thomas Cornacchia, the owner of a residential property that is also on East Lake Drive. He could not be reached by phone this week for a comment on plans for the property.

According to its website, the marina sits half a mile from the Montauk Inlet and boasts 170 boat slips, a restaurant, 4,000-square-foot indoor repair facility, and a large ship’s store selling marine parts, hardware, tackle bait, snacks and beverages.

The 2.46-acre waterfront property is just north of Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Cafe and just west of the Montauk Airport.

Mr. and Ms. Sennefelder could not be reached for comment this week, and Rick Gibbs, owner of Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Cafe, said he was not aware of the property being sold. However, he said that the Sennefelders are in their late 70s and have spoken about plans to retire and move to Florida.

Currently, the new staff is working closely with the previous owners to switch hands, according to a new office manager, who asked not to be named, who said that the new owner plans to keep the property the way it is, as a marina.

Marguerite Wolffsohn, the planning director for East Hampton Town, said the property is zoned for waterfront use. According to the town zoning code, allowable commercial uses under that zoning might include agriculture, boat rentals, a ferry terminal, fishing, storage, a marina, a restaurant or a retail store. Uses such as resorts, nightclubs and major recreation facilities are not permitted under zoning.

Due to the property’s proximity to the water, special permits are required for construction.

“It’s right on the water,” Ms. Wolffsohn said. “Anything within 150 feet of a wetland requires a natural resources special permit.”

Dave’s Gone Fishing—a popular East End seafood restaurant previously called Dave’s Grill which recently shared the space with Gone Fishing Marina—closed its doors for good this year.

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Tom and Maureen were great owners and pleasant to deal with at the marina.
Good Luck
By knitter (1537), Southampton on Dec 5, 18 1:54 PM
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