Water Transit Services, LLC
22 Prindiville Ave.
Waterford, CT 06385
About Us

Company History

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.

Boating History

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. Race Week.

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!