Water Transit Services, LLC
22 Prindiville Ave.
Waterford, CT 06385
Owned by Matthew Lynch, Water Transit Services was started in
2006 as an on-demand water taxi to Fishers Island, NY. With the
help of my father, Brian (also a licensed captain), I am able to offer
24-hour boat service to the Island. It is our goal to provide reliable,
quick, safe, friendly and convenient travel to Fishers Island.
In addition to the water taxi service, I provide personal boat
deliveries both in and out of the water. I have delivered boats from
New Jersey to areas in New England and have towed boats on land
to specified locations in New England.
In 2009, I added to the business by starting a marine services
division for the Southeastern CT area. I take the hassle out of
maintenance for boat owners and replace it with quality care. Price
quotes for many types of maintenance are available.
Matt's first true sailing experience came at age 8 when he started
sailing Optimists at Niantic Bay Yacht Club. He joined the junior
sailing program for some summer fun at the encouragement of a
family friend. Little did he know the type of impact this first summer
sailing experience would have on his life.
At the end of two summers, Matt was in command of his first boat
named The Beach Boys. He sailed in Optimist regattas throughout
Connecticut. Upon outgrowing the Opti, he took charge of a 13.5'
BlueJay, named Tactics. His experience with BlueJay sailing and his
love of this sailboat led him to excel at racing, consistently placing in
the top 3 of his fleet at the BlueJay Nationals and at Larchmont Jr.
As a high school student, in the spring of 2000 Matt was hired as
deckhand on the Fishers Island Ferry. This part-time job proved
again to have a significant impact on Matt's career plans. While in
high school, Matt continued his boating opportunities by sailing as
crew on the J29 Tomahawk for the Wednesday Nights Series and
when needed for weekend regattas.
Upon graduating from Waterford High School in 2002, Matt had a
short-lived summer as he accepted a commission to report for duty
at the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy on Long Island. At the
Academy, he sailed for the Dinghy Team and the Varsity Offshore
Sailing Team. During his first year he gained experience as a jib and
spinnaker trimmer on Spitfire, a Tripp 47. He quickly proved his
capabilities during the Fall of 2003 and was promoted to helmsman
on No Quarter, a Tripp 41. In the Spring of 2004, after returning from
4 months at sea as a Cadet onboard the M/V SeaLand Quality, a
950' containership (trans-Atlantic crossings to the Mediterranean),
he was assigned as helmsman of Blizzard, a One Design 48. He
also served as Watch Captain on Spitfire for the 2004 Newport -
Bermuda Race, finishing 6th in Class and 43rd Overall. These
opportunities provided invaluable insight to the marine industry. After
completing 2 successful years at KP, Matt decided to leave KP and
pursue a Captain's license on his own. He continued his education at
Central Connecticut State University while working as a part-time
Captain for the Fishers Island Ferry.
In 2006, Matt began working for the Fishers Island Ferry as a
full-time Captain. He has continued to grow professionally and has
since upgraded his U. S. C. G license to a 200-ton license.
Matt resides on the Niantic River in Waterford where he can continue
to enjoy life on the water!