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.

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).