The Dock Line News | October 2020

2020 has been a year to remember. We all have had to cope with many unexpected changes such as cancellations of events. But, there has never been a better time to be on the water boating! Read on for more information about our latest news, upcoming events, and more.


In this issue of The Dock Line News:

It’s Fall Y’all – Register now for the 2020 Fall Color Cruise!

Erwin Marine announces a new boat brand

2021 models are arriving now!

Winter is coming – Your guide to winterizing your boat

Mark your calendar for these upcoming shows and events including the Lighted Boat Parade and more!

Congress Advances Key Boating Safety Priorities

Originally posted by BoatingIndustry.com.

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Elijah E. Cummings Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2020 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.

National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) played a critical role in shaping the bill—which includes key provisions that would improve the safety of the millions of Americans who take to the water each year. 

The bill includes a provision that would mandate the wear of engine cut-off devices for operators of boats under 26 feet while underway—a critical safety measure that law enforcement, manufacturers, and the recreational boating community strongly support. This measure builds upon the important steps taken two years when Congress required manufacturers to install these devices in most boats under 26 feet, which is something many boating manufacturers have been doing for years.

Additionally, the bill would grant the Coast Guard “equivalency” authority—allowing the Coast Guard to streamline approval of the recreational boating industry construction standards and new technologies, all while maintaining the highest level of safety.

Although the House had passed similar legislation in 2019, the U.S. Senate was unable to reach an agreement at that time. House and Senate leaders have spent the past several months negotiating the new agreement, which passed in the House last week and is expected to move forward in the Senate.

So Long Summer Sale

#SoLongSummer! Hello, Fall!

Erwin Marine Sales is clearing the docks of all 2019 models. Right now, all NEW 2019 Bayliner, Centurion, Cobalt, Cruisers, Harris, Sea Ray, and Supreme models are on sale!

This is what you’ve been waiting for! Stop by now and get your best deal!

Summer Boat Sale – ONE DAY ONLY!

Get your best deal on all 2019 Bayliner, Centurion, Cruiser, Harris, Sea Ray, and Supreme models at our ONE DAY ONLY Summer Boat Sale – Saturday, August 17, 2019.

Plus, get an additional 20% OFF all water toys in stock!*

Don’t miss this sale at our Alabama location. For more information, email us or call 256-582-6610.

Huntsville Area 4th of July Celebration Events

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

This list is provided for informational purposes only.


Saturday, June 29, 2019
Thursday, July 4, 2019

Wake Wednesdays

Calling all surfers and wannabe surfers!

Want to try wake surfing on a brand new Centurion, Heyday, or Supreme? Join Erwin Marine at our Alabama location for Wake Wednesdays and experience surfing behind one of our new wake boats this summer.

WAKE WEDNESDAYS start June 5th!

What are you waiting for? Sign up here.

Events and Happenings

There is so much happening at Erwin Marine Sales. You don’t want to miss it!

UPCOMING EVENTS — Are you ready?

Boating season is here! Let’s get it started with our annual “Blessing Of The Fleet” on Sunday, May 5th on Chickamauga Lake. All boaters are invited!

We meet at 1:00 EST upriver of Big Ridge Marina at Harrison Bluff. The parade will proceed slowly towards the Dam for a non-denominational “Blessing Of The Fleet” from Rev. Betsy Kammerdiener. Monitor channel 72 for communication.

For details, contact Doug at (423) 622-1978 or by email at dunderwood@erwinmarinesales.com.


Catch The Wake At “Surf’s Up Saturdays”

7 Demo Days of Summer at Erwin Marine Sales!

Experience wake surfing behind the all new 2019 Centurion Ri257 – the best wave maker on the water!

7 Days of Summer
May 4
May 18
June 1
June 15

June 29
July 13
July 27

Join Erwin Marine Sales noon-5pm on these Saturdays this Summer for special Demo Days.

Sign up here for a day of surfing. Space is limited!


CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PICNIC

CUSTOMERS, please join us on Saturday, May 18th at Chickamauga Marina, 11:30am. – 2:30pm. (EST) and let us show our appreciation for you, our customer.

Join us for an afternoon of food and fellowship with your boating neighbors. We will be serving burgers and hot dogs with all the fixins’. We sincerely appreciate you and thank you for being part of the Erwin Marine family. See you there!


Summer Marina Hours

  • Chickamauga Marina
    Dry Storage
    8:30 to 6:30 – 7 Days
  • Gas Dock/Marina Office
    8:30 to 6:30 | Wed. through Sun.
  • Pine Harbor Marina
    Gas Dock / Marina Office
    9:00 to 5:30 | Wed. through Sun.
  • Sunrise Marina
    Dry Storage/Gas Dock/
    Marina Office
    8:30 to 6:30 – 7 Days
    Effective May 1st

FREE LOCKING CLASS

We have a few spots left for our Free Locking Class on Saturday, May 18. Learn all about locking through the Chickamauga Dam–what to do and what not to do. This is a FREE event but you must REGISTER!

Click here to sign up now by or contact Jessica by calling (423) 622-1978, texting (423) 933-2630, or email jarnold@erwinmarinesales.com.


DID YOU HEAR? – WE RENT BOATS!

Introducing Erwin Boat Rentals

Erwin Boat Rentals offers luxury Harris Tri-toon boat rentals at four of our marina locations on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga and on Lake Guntersville in Alabama.

Whether you’re planning a birthday party, a family outing, or the most relaxing day on the water ever, Erwin Boat Rentals has the perfect boat for the occasion.

And Erwin Boat Rentals doesn’t price gouge on holidays or weekends. Rates are the same any day of the week as they are for the 4th of July. So, if you have a special day in mind, you might want to book now. You can do that here.

We Rent Boats!

We are proud to introduce Erwin Boat Rentals.

Erwin Boat Rentals offers luxury Harris Tri-toon boat rentals at four of our marina locations on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga and on Lake Guntersville in Alabama.

Whether you’re planning a birthday party, a family outing, or the most relaxing day on the water ever, Erwin Boat Rentals has the boat perfect for the occasion.

And Erwin Boat Rentals doesn’t price gouge on holidays or weekends. The price is the same any day of the week as it is for the 4th of July. So, if you have a special day in mind, you might want to book nowYou can do that here.

Visit erwinboatrentals.com. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, contact Erwin Boat Rentals at 423-834-7778 or info@erwinboatrentals.com.

Miami Yacht Show

Brian McNeal and Stanley Overturf will be at the Miami Yacht Show,
February 14th – 18th ready to assist in finding the yacht of your dreams. As licensed Florida Yacht Brokers, Erwin Marine can represent any of the yachts at the show. If you are looking for a specific model, we can assist you. Stop by and see Stanley or Brian at the show or contact them to talk boats. They will be at the Cruisers Yachts display 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

Stanley Overturf
423-619-1155

February 14 – 18, 2019

One Herald Plaza, Miami, FL 33132

PRIME TIME PREVIEW
Thurs. Feb 14., 10AM – 6PM

GENERAL ADMISSION
Fri. Feb. 15, 10AM – 6PM
Sat. Feb. 16, 10AM – 6PM
Sun. Feb. 17, 10AM – 6PM
Mon. Feb. 18, 10AM – 5PM
PRIME TIME PREVIEW
Thurs. Feb. 14:  $43.00
Adult (13 and up): $28.00
Child (12 and under): FREE

COMBO W/ MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
GA Adult: $53.00

Happy Thanksgiving

Erwin Marine Sales will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22nd and 23rd for Thanksgiving.
We will resume our regular schedule on Saturday, November 24th.
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.

Once you’re stuffed with turkey, we hope you’ll join us downtown Chattanooga for Holiday Cheer at the Pier and the Lighted Boat Parade.
We are grateful for over 40 years of service in the marine industry and so thankful that the Chattanooga area has recognized us yet again as the Best of the Best “Marine Dealer.” Erwin Marine is honored to serve the boating community and we look forward to doing so for many years to come. Thank you, Chattanooga and to ALL our customers for allowing us to serve you!