Erwin Marine Sales Recognized in the Marine Industry CSI Dealership Award Program

We are so excited to announce that Erwin Marine Sales was a recipient of 2017 Marine Industry CSI Dealer Awards for the following:

In Tennessee – for boat brand(s):

Bayliner  |  Sea Ray  |  Harris  |

In Alabama – for boat brand(s):

Sea Ray  |

 

Thank you to all of our wonderful customers who for allowing Erwin Marine Sales to be your boat dealer and giving us the best reviews in the industry. And we are thankful to our dedicated employees who love living the boating lifestyle every day.

To learn more about this program by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), visit boatsatisfaction.com.

 

CALLING ALL SURFERS!

Don’t Miss Chattanooga’s FIRST-EVER Surf Competition!

Sponsored by Heyday, Erwin Marine Sales, and Phase Five
 

Bring your board and your best surf game. We’ll bring the wake!

Erwin Marine Sales will provide the boat, driver, and refreshments!

AND… Pro Surfer Drew Danielo will be here to present the awards to the winners! You could win a brand new Phase Five Wake Surf Board!

There will be a separate competition for adults and one for kids as well as divisions for beginner and intermediate classes. If you can get up on a board behind a boat, you can be part of this competition!

CLICK HERE to read more about division classes and REGISTER TODAY.

HURRY, the event is Saturday, June 2nd. Don’t miss it!

 

Safe Boating Events

We also know that boating safety is the most important part of making sure your day on the water stays stress-free and fun. Erwin Marine Sales offers boating instruction and education classes throughout the year. Details can be found on our event calendar at erwinmarine.com.
We would like to make you aware of these upcoming safety classes designed to educate and make you more comfortable at the helm and be the best (and safest) boater you can be.

 

FREE Locking Class

Our Spring Locking Class (originally scheduled for March 24) is coming up on Saturday, April 7th.
At this free event, you will learn all about locking through the Chickamauga Dam Locks…. what to do and what not to do.
Come Boaters, one and all! The class is Saturday, April 7, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon EST
This is a FREE event but you must REGISTER!
What to expect: Meet @ 9:00 a.m. at the Erwin Marine Sales (Showroom) located at Chickamauga Marina.
The class is all about locking through and is taught by the Lockmaster of Chickamauga Dam and our seasoned Captains here at Erwin Marine.

This class is perfect for the new boater and an excellent refresher course for the more experienced. There will also be plenty of chances for Q & A.
Space is very limited.

Register today by calling (423) 622-1978 or email amoreland@erwinmarinesales.com.


America’s Boating Course

The Chattanooga Sail and Power Squadron (CSPS) will be teaching the United States Power Squadron America’s Boating Course on Saturday, Apil 7, 2018, and again on Sunday, April 15, 2018. The cost is $40.

America’s Boating Course includes:
  • types of boats and their uses
  • boating laws, both federal and state
  • safety equipment, both required and recommended
  • finding your way, and adverse conditions
  • communications
  • trailering, knots and lines, and water sports topics

 

The class includes a final examination that satisfies the TWRA Boating Safety Class requirements.  If you need a TWRA issued boating safety education card, you must purchase a $10 boat safety Type 600 Exam Permit from any business (licensed agent) that sells hunting and fishing licenses (Wal-Mart, Academy Sports, bait stores, marinas, etc.). The receipt from this transaction is your “ticket” to take the exam, and you must bring the exam “ticket” to the examination administrator (required only if you want to obtain a TWRA boating safety education card).  The exam permit fee is in addition to the class fee.  The permit will not be available for purchase at the class site.

For additional information or to sign up for a class, e-mail Bob at csps.signup@gmail.com

THE LAW – Tennessee residents born after January 1, 1989, must have in their possession, a TWRA issued boating safety education card showing proof of successful completion of the TWRA administered boating safety exam if operating a boat or personal watercraft alone.  Non-Tennessee residents, born after January 1, 1989, must show a certificate from any course approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).

Sea Ray ® named Boat of the Year and Wins Big at Miami International Boat Show

Reposted from: Sea Ray

You know the name. You know what it means in the industry. Now it’s being honored by one of the most influential names in the business. Sea Ray is proud to announce the Sea Ray SLX 400 won the most prestigious award in the sport boat industry: Boating Magazine’s Boat of the Year. This award is the latest in a long line of accolades awarded to Sea Ray by the most prominent members of the global boating industry.

“We tested more than 130 boats during 2017, assessing their safety, performance, innovation, and place in their categories,” said Kevin Falvey, editorial director, Boating Magazine. “This ‘cruiser’ handles nimbly at 40 knots, makes a great weekender, and boasts many design innovations, not the least of which is the expandable swim platform known as the swim terrace. Dedicated stowage for a stand-up paddleboard is just one example that reflects a builder in touch with the current wishes of many boaters. Boatings Boat of the Year is the most prestigious honor awarded to recreational boat builders. For 2017, the Sea Ray SLX 400 joins the pantheon of great boats that can claim the title of Boat of the Year.”
“We are thrilled, and honored Boating Magazine awarded the Sea Ray SLX 400 Boat of the Year,” said Brad Anderson, president and general manager, Sea Ray Sport Boats and Sport Cruisers. “We are dedicated to quality, craftsmanship and inspiring families and the next generation to love and appreciate boating as much as we do here at Sea Ray.”
In addition to being recognized for Boat of the Year, Sea Ray received multiple additional awards at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious boat shows. Additional awards include:
  • Inboard Express Cruiser – Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award
  • Best Sales Promotion, #SeaRaySummer – Marine Marketers of America Neptune Awards
  • Best Website, New Configurator, Design Your Sea Ray – Marine Marketers of America Neptune Awards
  • Best Video, SLX-W 230, in partnership with MarineMax – Marine Marketers of America Neptune Awards
With the recent wins in Miami and the prestigious Boat of the Year award, Sea Ray, the most awarded boat brand in the world, continues their reign as top in class. Sea Ray is proud to have won the most editor’s choice awards and the most product quality awards in the industry, including the following accolades in the last 12 months:
  • National Marine Manufacturers Association Award, Dealer CSI Awards (Sales)
  • National Marine Manufacturers Association Award, Dealer Marine Industry CSI Awards (Customer Satisfaction)
  • SLX-W 230 Wake Sports Boat, Top Product Award – Boating Industry
  • SLX 400, Innovation Award – National Marine Manufacturers Association
  • Retail Marketing Initiative Award, Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement
  • Brunswick Distinguished Safety Award

“Not only have our boats been awarded year-after-year, but the industry also continuously recognizes our customer service and customer experience, as our recent wins at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show prove,” said Scott Ward, president and general manager, Sea Ray Sport Yachts and Yachts. “Sea Ray is proud to have won the coveted National Marine Manufacturers Association award for excellence in customer service. Our dedication to customer experience, along with our focus on providing boaters with the best boating experience available on the water today, is our focus in 2018 and will continue to be as we grow in the future.”
Sea Ray is continually recognized for its dedication to delivering a superior boating experience to every member of the family every time they are on the water. Sea Ray’s goal of building a lifestyle that redefines the boating experience is made obvious through each model’s premier craftsmanship and richness of finishes, combined with decades of expertise building the most sophisticated sport boats, cruisers and yachts on the water, and the company’s unwavering dedication to customer service and community. Sea Ray truly is more than a boat, and industry insiders continue to notice.

Check out the presentation here:

For more information about Sea Ray, and to view the complete lineup of award-winning models, please visit searay.com.

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ABOUT SEA RAY 
Founded in 1959, Sea Ray is the world’s leading manufacturer of superior quality pleasure boats. Sea Ray is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., and operates as part of the Boat Group division of Brunswick Corporation. With more than 40 models ranging from 19 to 65 feet, Sea Ray makes a boat for every lifestyle — each built with a unique commitment to quality, 
craftsmanship and excellence throughout. Additional information about Sea Ray is available at http://www2.searay.com/e/47872/2018-02-28/6krwgf/317892514.

ABOUT BRUNSWICK 
Headquartered in Mettawa, Ill., Brunswick Corporation’s leading consumer brands include Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood, Garelick and Whale marine parts and accessories; Land ‘N’ Sea, Kellogg Marine, Lankhorst Taselaar, Payne’s Marine and BLA parts and accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Thunder Jet and Uttern boats; Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Cybex, Indoor Cycling Group and SCIFIT fitness equipment; and Brunswick billiards tables, accessories and game room furniture. For more information, visit http://www2.searay.com/e/47872/2018-02-28/6krwgk/317892514

Miami Yacht Show

The forecast in Tennessee this week is cold and rainy. Let’s go somewhere warm and sunny.

How about …  Miami?

Yes, please!

The Miami Yacht Show is February 15-19!

 

 

Brian McNeal and Michael Porter will be at the Miami Yacht Show ready to assist in finding the yacht of your dreams. Both are licensed Florida Yacht Brokers and can represent any of the yachts at the show. If you are looking for a specific model, they can assist you.
Stop by and see Michael or Brian at the show or contact them to talk boats. They will be at the Sea Ray Display (Collins Ave) through Sunday and look forward to hearing from you.
Feel free to contact either of them to make an appointment for a private showing.

Brian McNeal (423) 364-4673   Michael Porter (706) 581-4510

Brian McNeal | (423) 364-4673           Michael Porter | (706) 581-4510

Making its world premiere at the show, Sea Ray’s brand new Sundancer 520 is designed for maximum flow of natural light and maximum onboard enjoyment. Click here for more information.

Other models on display will include the newly released Fly 520, the L550, and the L550 Fly.

CLICK HERE for show information and tickets.

Sea Ray at the Miami Yacht Show

The Chattanooga Boat Show is THIS WEEKEND!

Don’t miss the Chattanooga Boat Show this weekend, February 1-4, 2018 at the Convention Center in Chattanooga, TN!

Stop by and visit Erwin Marine Sales at the show.

Click here to get $2 off admission.

Show Times:

  • Friday: Noon – 9:00 pm (EST)
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm (EST)
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (EST)

Admission:

  • Adults: $10.00
  • Children (12 and under): FREE with accompanying adult
Credit/debit cards accepted.  Prices are subject to change.  Free fishing rods & reels for kids under 12! (While supplies last)
If you need assistance at the show, please email us. See you there!

Hyperlite RAD PAD On Sale Now!

Right now, Erwin Marine Sales is offering the Hyperlite 15 ft. Rad Play Pad for only $599! That’s $200 off!

Make plans for big fun on the water this boating season with the whole family and don’t miss this deal. Check out this video for more info about the Rad Pad:

Hurry, this offer is available only for a limited time and only while supplies last.

Contact Parts and Service to get your RAD PLAY PAD today!

Chattanooga | Huntsville

Happy Thanksgiving!

Erwin Marine Sales and all Marina locations will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23rd – 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Our Sales Departments in both Chattanooga and Guntersville will be open on Saturday, November 25th.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

 

FIRE EXTINGUISHER RECALL

Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment.

Kidde Fire Extinguishers

Customers! If you purchased a boat from Erwin Marine Sales between 2012 and 2017, you should check your fire extinguisher for this recall. Contact Kidde for instructions to replace.


Recall information from the U.S. Product Consumer Safety Commission:

Name of product:
Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles

Hazard:
The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.

Remedy:
Replace

Recall date:
November 2, 2017

Recall number:
18-022

Consumer Contact:
Kidde toll-free at 855-271-0773 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or online at www.kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information.