Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

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If you’re planning to visit the “Yachting Capital of the World” for the 59th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, we hope you will stop by and take a look at the boat models on display.

Join Erwin Marine Sales in Fort Lauderdale, Florida October 31 – November 4, 2018.

Some of our Erwin Sales Team will be at the Cruisers Yachts display during the show. Feel free to contact them for details about boats on display and other boats at the show.

  Brian McNeal

bmcneal@erwinmarinesales.com

(423) 364-4673

  Michael Porter

mporter@erwinmarinesales.com

(706) 581-4510

 

Lend a Local Hero a Helping Hand

Recently, Erwin Marine Sales collected donations for
CHATTANOOGA’S OWN
CAPTAIN SHELLIE THORNE

Captain Thorne is a Chattanooga Firefighter Captain who was critically injured in an accident this summer which left her paralyzed.
Shellie’s brother is an employee at Erwin Marine. Our employees are like family and their family members are part of our extended family.
To date, Erwin Marine Sales has matched donations for a total of $7,816. We will continue to match donation amounts we collect for the family through the end of 2018.
Please consider a donation to assist Shellie and her family with medical expenses during this difficult time. Thank you for your generosity.

Captain Shellie Thorne
If you wish to make a donation or have questions, please contact Kimberly Knight at (423) 622-1978 ext. 128 or email kknight@erwinmarinesales.com.

Please make checks payable to SHELLIE’S BENEFIT FUND.

Fall Color Cruise

Update Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Unfortunately, the Fall Color Cruise has been cancelled. Due to river closure, we will not be able to cruise the planned route for this event. We apologize for the inconvenience. 


Join Erwin Marine for our Fall Color Cruise!

October 27-28, 2018

Itinerary*:

  • Depart from Chickamauga Marina approximately 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 27th and cruise to Little Cedar Mountain Cove on Nickajack Lake where we will raft-out and spend the night.

  • Potluck dinner on Saturday evening

  • Sunday, the 28th, we will cruise back at a leisurely pace while enjoying the Fall foliage on the way.

 Contact Stanley Overturf or Michael Porter for more information. Call 423-622-1978 or text 423-933-2630.

*Subject to change. Weather permitting.

New Yacht Brand, Winterization Packages, Fall Marina Hours, and More!


WINTERIZATION PACKAGES

Don’t wait for the freeze. Winterize your boat now.

Protect your investment. Winterizing is an important part of boat ownership. Erwin Marine offers winterization services on a first-come-first-serve basis.

CLICK HERE TO WINTERIZE YOUR BOAT

Questions? Contact our service department today!

In Tennessee, call (423) 622-1978, text (423) 933-2630, or email us.

In Alabama, call (256) 582-6610 or email us.

ERWIN MARINE SALES WELCOMES CRUISERS YACHTS TO BRAND LINEUP!


Erwin Marine Sales, Inc. is pleased to announce our appointment as the exclusive dealer for Cruisers Yachts in the Tennessee River and Cumberland River Valleys. Cruisers offers fiberglass luxury yachts from 35’ – 60’ in both Express style and Flybridge Models. Cruisers in an independent brand, privately owned, manufactured in the United States in Oconto, Wisconsin.

Erwin Marine Sales, Inc. begins our 41st year in business in 2019. We are also a dealer for Sea Ray sport boats and sport cruisers, Bayliner sport boats, Harris pontoons, Heyday inboards, as well as Supreme and Centurion wake boats. Erwin Marine also owns several marinas and dry storage facilities on the Tennessee River with full service capabilities.
“We welcome the Cruisers Brand to our sales dock.” said Kayo Erwin, President and Founder,  of Erwin Marine Sales, Inc.
We are excited to offer the Cruisers Yachts brand. Please contact our sales department with any questions or to view inventory.
In Chattanooga, TN, call (423) 622-1978 or text (423) 933-2630.
In Huntsville, AL, call (256) 582-6610.

MARINA NEWS


CHICKAMAUGA MARINA HOURS 
Dry Storage
  • 8:30 to 5:30 7 days
Fuel Dock/Marina Office
  • 8:30 to 5:30 Wednesday through Sunday
  • Closed Monday & Tuesday

SUNRISE MARINA HOURS 
  • 8:30 to 5:30 7 days

NEWS FROM THE CHATTANOOGA RIVERFRONT


NEW POWER PEDESTALS

NEW Lighthouse Power Pedestals have been installed on the Bluff Dock, Olgiati Dock, and the Commercial Dock.
All have two 50a 125/250V receptacles.
The Aquarium Dock power receptacles did NOT change and still has 50A and twin 30A receptacles.


Head of the Hooch
Saturday, November 3, 2018 – Sunday, November 4, 2018 (All Day Event)
Huge Fall Rowing Regatta on the TN River, Chattanooga, TN

Dock space is still available for this event. Contact Jill Price at Erwin Marine Riverfront for details at (423) 266-1316 or email jprice@erwinmarinesales.com.


For events and happenings on-the-water at Downtown Chattanooga’s 21st Century Waterfront, Erwin Marine Riverfront is the place to be! Enjoy all that Downtown Chattanooga has to offer from the comfort of your own boat. Get the “best seat in the house” for events on the Chattanooga waterfront.

Click here for more information.

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To find out more about transient dockage on Chattanooga’s waterfront, contact Erwin Marine Riverfront by phone at (423) 266-1316 or email.


UPDATE YOUR INFO

Moved? Changed your name? Different email address?

Has your contact information changed recently? Let us know so we can keep you informed about local boating events and news that matters to you. We want to be sure we have your current information and preferences. Help us out by updating your information here.

If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Arnold at 423-622-1978 ext. 129 or jarnold@erwinmarinesales.com.

In Memory

A couple of months ago, we said goodbye to a great man. On June 7, 2018, Louis “Kayo” Erwin Sr. passed away from this world into the next. He was a friend to all who knew him, a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was also one of the last remaining U.S.S. Indianapolis Survivors.
Mr. Erwin lived most of his life in East Ridge, Tennessee. This month, the city of East Ridge named a portion of Ringgold Road after him to honor his memory.
Mr. Erwin’s Daughter, Sandy points at the road sign that reads ‘Louis “Kayo” Erwin Highway’

Now, every time we drive down this stretch of road, we will think of Mr. Erwin and his friendly, gentle nature, his smile, and his brave service for our country. We will never forget him.

Chattanooga Area 4th of July Fireworks

CHATTANOOGA FIREWORKS – All times shown are local (Eastern) time zone.

This list is provided for informational purposes only.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Huntsville Area 4th of July Fireworks

HUNTSVILLE FIREWORKS – All times shown are local (Central) time zone.

This list is provided for informational purposes only.


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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).