About Us

A&S Boats began in 1957 in Livermore, CA by two dedicated boaters, Al and Shirley Passeri, when they decided to build their first boat. Two boats later, after coming to Connecticut, they saw the need for a store that sold superior boating products. Thus, A&S Boatique was formed in East Hartford in 1970. That premise has carried over with their son Mark, who in 1975 took over A&S Boatique. In 1977, Mark bought his own first boat, a new Baja 18SS. This started the tradition of carrying only the boats with the highest value in their respective classes. These boats included the very first line that Mark chose in 1983, Chaparral, as well as Baja, Moomba, Supra, Triumph, and Leisure Life Limited. We carried these boats with pride, and the knowledge that we’ll continue to bring you the highest quality and value we can offer. Below are listed several ways in which A&S Boats continues to be “The Boats Store that Saves You More.”

Sales Staff

Our factory-trained sales staff lives to help you! We save you both time and money, by helping to guide you into the right boat for the right price, the first time. We do this by asking the right questions, being good listeners, and having extensive product knowledge. Come on in and ask us anything … we want to help! Or E-mail us with your question.


Our large accessory department has what you need for a safe, fun time on the water, as well as what you need to keep your investment in its best condition. We also have daily deliveries from the country’s largest suppliers. This means more time on the water for you and more enjoyable use of your boat.

Parts Department

We have parts in stock for all major power options; be it Mercruiser, Volvo Penta, Suzuki, Yamaha or Indmar. Our motor parts inventory is in excess of $225,000. Our Parts Manager has years of parts experience to help you with any and all of your needs.

Service Department

A&S Boats uses factory-trained personnel. A&S Boats has earned the Super Service award for 14 years running. This award is given to only a limited number of dealers nation wide. We have earned it since the program first started. What does this mean to you? Less down time/less costly repairs because our factory trained technicians are more experienced thus quicker diagnostics and repairs. Click here to E-mail our Service Department


We have the largest pro waterski/wakeboard shop in the Greater Hartford/Springfield area. We have all of the right products to make what ever you do on the water more enjoyable. The highest quality products “the stuff the pros use”. HO waterskis, Hyperlite wakeboards, Connelly skis, CWB wakeboards, O’Neill wetsuits and jackets, Jet Pilot, Aquaglide towables, Perfect Pass, Proline, Accurate lines, Barefoot International, ECI booms and extended pylons, Roswell towers and accessories, and more…. Also, our sales staff really knows how to ski, foot, and ride, and they do it well.

The Boats

We have all of the right boats for your needs. With our wide selection of boats from Chaparral, Moomba, Supra, and Tracker, we won’t put you into the wrong boat. Having only the highest quality boats will save you with better value, higher resale, and higher satisfaction. See our Links Page for details on these lines.