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

#SeaRaySummer Open House

Experience our #SeaRaySummer Open House as we celebrate the Summer Boating Season!

Friday, June 29th, 9a-6p (EST) and Saturday, June 30th, 9a-4p (EST) at Erwin Marine Sales, Chattanooga.

Get ready for your best Summer ever!

  • Several models to choose from

  • Sea Ray incentives

  • Low interest rates

  • We want your trade

PLUS

  • A wide variety of new pontoons, sport boats, cruisers, & yachts in the water & our showroom

  • New wake boats on display

  • A huge selection of pre-owned boats available

  • In-house financing & insurance

  • Ask our Certified Sales Team about manufacturer’s incentives

  • On-site dry storage at Chickamauga Marina

  • On-site Service & Parts department

Don’t wait – #SeaRaySummer is already underway!


AND it’s the final week to save up to $8k on HeyDay Wake Boats!

Heyday Summer Sales Event
Sun’s Out, Fun’s Out Sale Extended
*Offer good through July 6, 2018, and is available only at participating dealers. Savings cannot be used as a down payment or combined with other offers. Offer excludes WT-Surf. See Sales for details.

Browse our inventory at erwinmarine.com.

For details, call or text us at 423-622-1978.

Sail on, Sailor

Today, we lost a true hero and one of the kindest, most loving people.
This morning, Louis “Kayo” Erwin Sr. passed away peacefully at home with his son, Kayo Erwin Jr. and daughter Sandy Erwin. He was 93-years-old.

 

He was known to many around Erwin Marine Sales and Chickamauga Marina and was always quick with a smile and a kind word.
Mr. Erwin survived one of the most tragic events in American Naval history with bravery and courage. He loved telling his story and sharing first-hand with those who wanted to learn more about his survival of the historic event. But if there was one thing he could pass along to others, it was the importance of grasping the moment with happiness and a smile. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.
The family will be accepting friends for visitation at the Chattanooga Funeral Home North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN on Monday, June 11, from 2-8 p.m. and on Tuesday, June 12,  from 2-4 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12that Chattanooga Funeral Home North Chapel.
Interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

more information


“Sail on Sailor into your unaccompanied tour,
we salute you.
What greater honor, when a man moves forward,
he leaves behind in each of us
the best of what he was.
Those of us who remain behind
will continue to remember,
because he now resides forever in our hearts.”*

*Passages from “The Old Salt” poem by Mac McGovern

 

Louis Kayo Erwin Obituary

Chattanooga’s FIRST-EVER Surf Competition

On Saturday, June 2, 2018, Erwin Marine was excited to host the FIRST Surf Competition in Chattanooga!

Sponsored by HeyDay and Phase 5, the competition was a huge success with competitors from all over Chattanooga and surrounding areas.

The event was held on a beautiful, busy Saturday on Chickamauga Lake. We started with a kids’ competition. They had a blast and wow, these kids can shred it! We have amazing talent here in Chattanooga!
First place of the Youth Division went to this awesome surfer girl, Kate Rogers. Here she is with her brand new Phase 5 surfboard! Congratulations, Kate!
The HeyDay WT-Surf was busy all day with beginner and intermediate surfers. Some of them made it look so easy and effortless. Even the wipe-outs looked like fun!
Did we mention this is the FIRST surf competition in Chattanooga?
Our driver, Ben Dorton of HeyDay, did a killer job through the heat of the day and the sometimes crazy traffic in the lake. And we couldn’t have asked for a better team of judges than Keisha Bentley of HeyDay and Drew Danielo of Phase 5. They had a really tough job. In fact, they really had to put their heads together to chose the winners.
In the “Beginners” Division, First Place went to Robert Kirby.
The First Place Winner of the “Intermediate” Division was Kevin Cook.
At the end of the day, win or lose, new friends were made, everyone had big smiles on their faces, and had a little fun on the water. All-in-all, the day was a big success!
If you missed the competition this year, don’t worry. We are already working on next year’s event! If you want to be sure not to miss out on it, keep up to date by filling out the form here.
We would like to offer a huge “Thank You” to all who made this event happen, especially Keisha Bentley and Benjamin Dorton of HeyDay, Drew Danielo of Phase 5, Michael Porter and Bryan Summers of Erwin Marine. And thank you to all of the competitors and spectators for showing up and being patient with us for our first run of this surf competition. We had fun and we hope you did too. Next year will be even better and we welcome your suggestions to make it so. Thank you!