Summer is heating up!

Don’t miss these fun summer events!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Check our event calendar for the most recent updates.

Wake the World (Chattanooga, TN)
August 19th

wake-the-worldErwin Marine will host a “Wake the World” event at Chickamauga Marina. Wake the World is a day of boating fun on the water for about 40 kids from local Children’s Homes. 

Erwin Marine Sales has organized volunteers to help with the kids as they enjoy such activities as wake boarding, wake surfing, tubing, and swimming. All volunteer boat operators have completed and passed a required boating safety course for this event.

Erwin Marine Sales is proud to host this event and we plan to make it memorable for these kids!

For information about this event or future volunteer opportunities, contact us here. To learn more about WAKE the WORLD, visit www.waketheworld.org.


Demo Days (Chattanooga, TN)
AUGUST 12th and SEPTEMBER 9th

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Demo Days
every 2nd Saturday of the month! Demo our amazing new Wake Boat Brands and learn more about wake boarding, skating, surfing and more! Come see what we have in stock on the dock.

UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE CHATTANOOGA RIVERFRONT


RIVERFRONT NIGHTS
Going on NOW through August 19th!

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What’s better than live music on the Chattanooga Riverfront? Find out more here or visit riverfrontnights.com to check out the music lineup.


NIGHTFALL CONCERT SERIES
Every Friday night through August 2017 at Miller Plaza, Downtown Chattanooga. Rain or shine, and it’s FREE! Find out more about Nightfall at nightfallchattanooga.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.

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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.

MARINA NEWS

For more information about marina happenings, contact the Fuel Dock here.


Gold Point Yacht Harbor

  • Discontinuing mobile pump out service
  • Upgrading existing 24/7 self-service system at pump out dock
Chickamauga Marina Hours 

Remaining on Summer Operating Schedule through Labor Day

Dry Storage – Open 7-days

  • 8:30 – 6:30 Sunday through Thursday
  • 8:30 to 7:30 Friday & Saturday

Fuel Dock/Marina Office

  • 8:30 – 6:30 Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
  • 8:30 – 7:30 Friday & Saturday

We hope you’re having a great summer. And remember. . . life is better on a boat!

Boaters Are Happy People
by Jessica Arnoldemojis

There’s nothing quite like cruising the lake with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face. Boating is a diverse recreation offering one the ability to sail, ski, surf, fish, or just enjoy the ride. To some, boating is more than fun on the water. It’s a way of life.

What is it that draws us to the water? Why is it good for us?


Connection
Memories made while boating can be some of the fondest of childhood experiences. Children learn so much boating like appreciation for the time spent connecting and building relationships with parents, siblings, and friends.

They can also learn important lessons such as concern and safety for others and themselves. Boaters tend to be very social and enjoy being part of a community of people who share their love of the water and boating.


Stress Reduction
Science shows that being outdoors can make us healthier by reducing stress levels. We all know that stress can make us sick and can also be blamed for shorter lifespans. Not only is boating fun, it can reduce stress, making you happier, healthier, and live longer.

In addition to decreasing stress, spending more time with nature can put you in a more positive mood. Fresh air and sunshine have been shown to fight depression and tend to make us just feel better. Boating can feel like being a million miles from the stress of the daily grind.

So, whether you prefer spending the weekend skiing, tubing, or cruising or; just kicking back and relaxing. Slow down. Take a mental health day. Go boating!

Who says money can’t buy happiness?

Dock Line News – Free Locking Class, Riverbend info and more!


LET ERWIN MARINE SELL YOUR BOAT!Did you know that Erwin Marine Sales has 39 years of experience in the boat-selling business?

10 Reasons To Broker Your Boat With Erwin Marine Sales:


1. Marketing through major websites, ads, boat shows, etc. – We list your boat on 6 websites and advertise in 3 showrooms as well as boat shows and events!

2. We have the largest customer base in the region. One of our customers has likely been searching for your boat!

3. Results! 100 days average selling time

4. Aggressive Lead Tracking – We have a state-of-the-art database management system that keeps us in touch with buyers actively searching the boat market.

5. Erwin Marine Sales is a licensed Florida Yacht Broker.

6. MLS – We cooperate with other Brokers to get your boat sold faster.

7. We can trade!Not ready to be totally without a boat? Or, want to trade up to the boat you’ve been dreaming of? Ask us about trading!

8. Erwin Marine Sales offers in-house financing, insurance, and service. We make it easy for buyers!

9. Customer Satisfaction – Satisfied customers make lifetime customers.

10. Erwin Marine has 10 full-time, professional salespeople to work on getting your boat sold!

Contact Erwin Marine Sales today to find out how we can help sell your boat!

MARINA NEWS


THANK YOU to all of you who came out to the picnic last weekend! We always enjoy seeing everyone, spending time catching up, and enjoying the great food!
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PROOF OF LIABILITY INSURANCE
Please make sure the marina office has a CURRENT copy of your insurance on file as per section 5 of the Lease Agreement. Contact the marina office with questions at (423) 622-1978, Option 4 or mdean@erwinmarinesales.com.

SPRING CLEANING TIME ON THE DOCKS

Spring is a GREAT time to take a moment to de-clutter your area around the boat. Clutter is not only an eyesore but can also be a trip hazard. So, please be mindful of your “neighborhood” and be a safe and courteous neighbor.


PINE HARBOR RESIDENTS

If you have not already returned your new license agreement please do so at your earliest convenience.


PINE HARBOR PROGRESS

  • Ship Store remodel is moving right along – stop by & check out the progress!
  • WiFi up & running
  • New Dock Carts in place – if you had a personal one they are stored & available for pickup – See Marina Manager, Steve Roberts pineharbor@erwinmarinesales.com
  • 10% Fuel Discount in place at fuel dock

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Spring is here and we have a lot happening! For details about upcoming events, check the event calendar for the most recent updates

JUNE 3
FREE “Just In Time For Riverbend” Locking Class (Chattanooga, TN)IMG_9335
This is a FREE class open to ALL BOATERS! However, space is limited so RSVP TODAY by calling (423) 622-1978 or click here.


JUNE 10
Demo Days (Chattanooga, TN)
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Demo Days on the Dock – every 2nd Saturday of the month! Demo our amazing new Wake Boat Brands and learn more about wake boarding, skating, surfing and more!

JUNE 9-17  RIVERBEND FESTIVAL (Chattanooga, TN)
8 DAYS. 5 STAGES. NEARLY 100 ARTISTS. Learn more about Riverbend here.
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To find out about dock space for Riverbend, contact Erwin Marine Riverfront at (423) 266-1316 or jprice@erwinmarinesales.com.


JULY 8
Demo Days
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Demo Days happens every 2nd Saturday of the month! Come see what we have in stock on the dock! 

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 like Riverbend, Riverfront Nights and more!EM Riverfront_2color

Click here for more information.

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


Dock Line News – March 2017

Pine Harbor Marina, Welcome to the Erwin Family!

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Erwin Marine Sales is the proud new owner of Pine Harbor Marina. Pine Harbor is located on Soddy Lake in Soddy Daisy, TN and offers such amenities as:

  • Covered wet slips 24ft to 48ft.
  • Uncovered wet slips
  • On-site restaurant, Steve’s Landing
  • Picnic areas
  • Public restrooms
  • Fuel & Ship Store
  • Fuel discount for slip customers
  • Pump-out station
  • Picnic areas
  • Convenient parking

For more information about Pine Harbor, contact the marina office at (423) 622-1978.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Spring is coming and we have a lot happening! For details about upcoming events, check the event calendar for the most recent updates

MARCH 18
FREE Locking Class (Chattanooga, TN)IMG_9335
This is a FREE class open to ALL BOATERS! However, space is limited so RSVP TODAY by calling (423) 622-1978 or click here.


APRIL 8
America’s Boating Course (Guntersville, AL)

Americas Boating Course logoAmerica’s Boating Course is an 8-hour public boating course approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). The class is taught by Certified Instructors who are members of the United States Power Squadrons, a nation-wide non-profit boating organization. Graduates usually experience a reduction in the cost of their boat insurance. Completion of this class substitutes for the examination required by the state of Alabama for a vessel operator license. Cost for the all day class is $40 per student age 12 and over. Each student will receive a comprehensive student manual and a certificate of completion.

To register for this course, email bmc3i@yahoo.com.


APRIL 22-23
Spring Boat Show (Chattanooga, TN)

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Boating season is almost here! Don’t miss our Spring “in-water” Boat Show! Shop new and used boat models, get manufacturer’s incentives, in-house financing and insurance, and more!


MAY 6
Grand Opening at Sunrise Marina (Guntersville, AL)
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Join us to celebrate more boat storage options now at Sunrise! If you’re looking for dry storage for your boat on Honeycomb Creek, look no further! Sunrise Marina has a brand new Dry Storage building. Sunrise is located on Highway 431, just a few miles from Huntsville, AL and is the closest marina to Huntsville on Guntersville Lake.

Find out more.


MAY 12
Marty’s Center Fundraiser (Chattanooga, TN)
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Join us for this 4th annual fundraiser event benefitting hearing-impaired and speech/language impaired children. 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm on the grounds of Chickamauga Marina.

Purchase tickets at Chickamauga Marina or online at: www.martyscenter.com.

MARCH 25
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Demo Days on the Dock starts on March 25th and continues every 2nd Saturday of the month! Come see what we have in stock on the dock! Test out our amazing new Wake Boat Brands and learn more about wake boarding, skating, surfing and more!


APRIL 8
Demo Days (Chattanooga, TN)spring show marina pic 2015
Demo Days happens every 2nd Saturday of the month! Come see what we have in stock on the dock! Test out our amazing new Wake Boat Brands and learn more about wake boarding, skating, surfing and more!


APRIL 28-29
River & Brews (Guntersville, AL)
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Live music, craft beer, and boats on the water! CLICK HERE for details and ticket information


MAY 7
Blessing of the Fleet (Chattanooga, TN)

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IMG_0367All boaters are invited! Get your boating season started with our annual “Blessing Of The Fleet” on Chickamauga Lake.

We meet at 1:00 EST upriver of Big Ridge Marina at Harrison Bluff. The parade will proceed slowly towards the Chickamauga Dam for a non-denominational “Blessing Of The Fleet”.

For details, contact Doug at (423) 622-1978 or email.


MAY 13
Customer Appreciation Picnic (Chattanooga, TN)

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We want to show our appreciation to all of our customers! Mark your calendars now and plan on joining us for an afternoon of food, fun, and fellowship with your boating neighbors. We will be serving up burgers, hotdogs with all the fixins’! Please join us 11:30 am – 2:30 pm on the grounds of Chickamauga Marina for our Customer Appreciation Picnic.

We sincerely, appreciate you being a part of the Erwin Marine family & look forward to seeing you all there! 

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 like Ironman, Riverbend, Riverfront Nights and more! EM Riverfront_2color

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

Enter to WIN a Paradise Pad!

 

THE HUNTSVILLE BOAT SHOW IS THIS WEEKEND! COME SEE US AND ENTER TO WIND A PARADISE PAD! 

HOW TO ENTER

  • Visit Erwin Marine Sales at one of the 2017 Boat Shows (See show schedule here)
  • Text the word “PARADISE” to 33233

The Boat Show in Huntsville Alabama is having its 17thannual show! 2017’s show will be at the Von Braun Center – South Hall, Huntsville, Alabama and show dates are; January 13, 14, 15 2017. And show times are Friday: Noon – 9:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm, Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. If you are fisherman or just a boater in general, you want to make sure you come see the 100,000+ square feet of show space with the latest in aluminum boats, fishing boats, inboard, wake boats, pontoons, runabouts cruisers and personal water craft and more.
Show Location:

Von Braun Center – South Hall, Huntsville, Alabama

Show Dates:
January 13, 14, 15 2017
Show Times:
Friday: Noon – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admissions:
Adults: $10.00
Children (2 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)
Get a $2 coupon here

The Dock Line News – December 2016

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Happy Holidays from all of us at Erwin Marine Sales!

We would like to thank you for your business and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. As we begin our 39th year, we look forward to serving you during the New Year!


Christmas & New Year’s Holiday Closing Schedule

 (All departments and locations)  – Erwin Marine Sales will be closed Saturday, December 24th thru Sunday, January 1st. We will return to normal business hours on Monday, January 2nd


SALES DOCK NEWS

2017 Boat Shows – Mark your calendar for these upcoming events!

Huntsville Boat Show
January 13 – 15, 2017
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Birmingham Boat Show
January 19 – 22, 2017
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Nashville Boat Show
January 19 – 22, 2017
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Chattanooga Boat Show
February 2- 5, 2017
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Erwin Marine Sales will display boats at each of the above shows. We are looking forward to the boat show season and we hope to see you there! Please contact your nearest location with any questions.

Erwin Marine Sales – Chattanooga, TN
423.622.1978

Erwin Marine Riverfront – Chattanooga, TN
423.266.1316

Erwin Marine Sales – Huntsville, AL
256.582.6610

FROM THE SERVICE DESK

Do you have questions about service for your boat? 

The Erwin Marine Service Team announces the launch of a brand new websiteblog, and Q&A forumServiceMyBoat.net.

service_my_boat_final_logoweb“Service My Boat” is open to the boating public but users must register to ask questions on the forum. The site is monitored by our factory-trained and certified Service Technicians who can answer any of your service and parts-related questions.

Ask questions and learn all about marine service and boat maintenance. Get the most out of your boat and get on the water faster. Check it out here:

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To keep your boat running in optimal condition, contact our Alabama or Chattanooga locations today to schedule service.

Chattanooga: Call 423-622-1978 or email.
Huntsville: Call  256-582-6610 ext. 206 or email.


MARINA NEWS

Off-Season Hours

Dry Storage & Ship Store (Chickamauga Marina – Chattanooga, TN & Sunrise Marina – Guntersville, AL)

Winter Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 8:30am to 5:30pm

With the end of Daylight Savings time, the Fuel Dock & Dry Storage operations at Chickamauga Marina and Sunrise Marina will close on Sunday and Monday – this schedule will continue until spring.


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Sunrise Marina is now renting space in their BRAND NEW Dry Storage Building – Just completed this Fall! The new dry storage has more space, more amenities, and more reasons to store your boat at Sunrise Marina.

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  • Huge, sliding DOORS!
  • SKYLIGHTS!
  • MORE space for bigger sport boats, pontoons, and small cuddy cabins.
  • Storage available for boats up to 28 FEET.
  • CLOSEST marina to Huntsville.
  • Just minutes from Hampton Cove!
  • The ONLY indoor boat storage facility on Honeycomb Creek!
  • AFFORDABLE! Starting at just $140 per month.
  • Offers year-round and WINTER BOAT STORAGE.

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PLUS…. Sign up now and take advantage of our WINTER STORAGE SPECIAL: Sign up for an annual lease now and get a gift certificate for $100 towards any boat service at Erwin Marine Sales*. Don’t wait! Limited space available!

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*Gift certificate available to annual lease agreements signed by January 31, 2017. Space is limited and not guaranteed.


Prepare for winter

  • Remove any food/perishable items from boat.
  • Docks: Take home any water toys not deflated & stored inside boat. Please never leave water hoses connected to faucet – ESPECIALLY during freezing weather!
  • Remove Summer clutter from the docks. A neat & orderly dock is a safe dock.
  • Remove any food/perishable items from boat.
  • Take home any water toys not deflated & stored inside boat.
  • Dry StorageBoat Winterization: Winterizing is an important part of boat ownership. The Dry Storage building is NOT heated so boats inside are subject to freeze damage. Boats in the water utilizing bilge heaters are also subject to freeze damage in the event of extended power outages.

Emergency Contact Numbers

Emergency contact information for our marina tenants is posted on signs on the inside all of the dock gates at Chickamauga Marina and at the electricity meter centers at Gold Point Yacht Harbor. Since time is of the essence in an emergency, take a moment to enter these numbers into your mobile phone or other electronic device. It’s also a great idea to form a “Neighborhood Watch” and exchange contact numbers with your dock neighbors.


For more information about Erwin Marine Sales, Erwin Marine Riverfront, Chickamauga Marina, Gold Point Yacht Harbor, Sunrise Marina and DockLineNews.com:contact-us

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The Dock Line – October 2016

The Dock Line Newsletter – Volume 6, Issue 7 October 2016

In The News……

Erwin Marine Sales has been awarded Chattanooga’s “Best of The Best” Award for “Best Marine Dealer” again! This is our 9th win and our 7th in a row! Thank you, Chattanooga!

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SALES DOCK NEWS

CALLING ALL BOATERS . . . and Football Fans!
The Erwin Marine Vol Navy is cruising to the Alabama game!

The Vols and the Tide go at it Saturday, October 15th! We invite you to join us! There are two separate groups cruising to the game. Choose the itinerary that works best for you and register here.


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LUNG FORCE GALA “Touch of Turquoise”

Erwin Marine Sales is proud to be a sponsor of the American Lung Association’s Lung Force Gala coming November 19, 2016.
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We will be displaying boats at this event. We hope to see you there!

Please contact the American Lung Association in Tennessee at 423-629-1098 for more information or go on-line www.TNCelebration.org to make reservations.


FROM THE SERVICE DESK

It’s Time To WINTERIZE!

Do you feel the chill in the air? That’s Fall y’all! And that means it’s time to winterize your boat.

Winterizing is an important part of boat ownership. Our Service Department can help! Click here to take a look at our Winterization options and choose the one that’s right for you. Winterizing is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

To keep your boat running in optimal condition, contact our Alabama or Chattanooga locations today to schedule service.

Chattanooga: Call 423-622-1978 or email.

Huntsville: Call  256-582-6610 ext. 206 or email.


MARINA NEWS

CHATTANOOGA RIVERFRONT EVENTS

November 5-6 : Head of the Hooch
November 25 : Grand Illumination

For boat slip information on Chattanooga’s Downtown Riverfront for these events and more, contact Erwin Marine Riverfront.

(423) 266-1316 or email jprice@erwinmarinesales.com.

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