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.

 

Welcome the boating season at our 2018 Spring Boat Show!

April 20-22, 2018 at Chickamauga Marina by the Dam

Erwin Marine invites you to join us for our Spring Boat Show to welcome the boating season!

Friday & Saturday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (EST)
Sunday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM (EST)

What to expect at the show:
– A wide variety of New pontoons, sport boats, cruisers, & yachts in the water & our showroom
– New Wake Boat Brands 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

Browse our inventory at erwinmarine.com.

Check out other boating events coming soon!

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).

Sea Ray ® named Boat of the Year and Wins Big at Miami International Boat Show

Reposted from: Sea Ray

You know the name. You know what it means in the industry. Now it’s being honored by one of the most influential names in the business. Sea Ray is proud to announce the Sea Ray SLX 400 won the most prestigious award in the sport boat industry: Boating Magazine’s Boat of the Year. This award is the latest in a long line of accolades awarded to Sea Ray by the most prominent members of the global boating industry.

“We tested more than 130 boats during 2017, assessing their safety, performance, innovation, and place in their categories,” said Kevin Falvey, editorial director, Boating Magazine. “This ‘cruiser’ handles nimbly at 40 knots, makes a great weekender, and boasts many design innovations, not the least of which is the expandable swim platform known as the swim terrace. Dedicated stowage for a stand-up paddleboard is just one example that reflects a builder in touch with the current wishes of many boaters. Boatings Boat of the Year is the most prestigious honor awarded to recreational boat builders. For 2017, the Sea Ray SLX 400 joins the pantheon of great boats that can claim the title of Boat of the Year.”
“We are thrilled, and honored Boating Magazine awarded the Sea Ray SLX 400 Boat of the Year,” said Brad Anderson, president and general manager, Sea Ray Sport Boats and Sport Cruisers. “We are dedicated to quality, craftsmanship and inspiring families and the next generation to love and appreciate boating as much as we do here at Sea Ray.”
In addition to being recognized for Boat of the Year, Sea Ray received multiple additional awards at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious boat shows. Additional awards include:
  • Inboard Express Cruiser – Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award
  • Best Sales Promotion, #SeaRaySummer – Marine Marketers of America Neptune Awards
  • Best Website, New Configurator, Design Your Sea Ray – Marine Marketers of America Neptune Awards
  • Best Video, SLX-W 230, in partnership with MarineMax – Marine Marketers of America Neptune Awards
With the recent wins in Miami and the prestigious Boat of the Year award, Sea Ray, the most awarded boat brand in the world, continues their reign as top in class. Sea Ray is proud to have won the most editor’s choice awards and the most product quality awards in the industry, including the following accolades in the last 12 months:
  • National Marine Manufacturers Association Award, Dealer CSI Awards (Sales)
  • National Marine Manufacturers Association Award, Dealer Marine Industry CSI Awards (Customer Satisfaction)
  • SLX-W 230 Wake Sports Boat, Top Product Award – Boating Industry
  • SLX 400, Innovation Award – National Marine Manufacturers Association
  • Retail Marketing Initiative Award, Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement
  • Brunswick Distinguished Safety Award

“Not only have our boats been awarded year-after-year, but the industry also continuously recognizes our customer service and customer experience, as our recent wins at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show prove,” said Scott Ward, president and general manager, Sea Ray Sport Yachts and Yachts. “Sea Ray is proud to have won the coveted National Marine Manufacturers Association award for excellence in customer service. Our dedication to customer experience, along with our focus on providing boaters with the best boating experience available on the water today, is our focus in 2018 and will continue to be as we grow in the future.”
Sea Ray is continually recognized for its dedication to delivering a superior boating experience to every member of the family every time they are on the water. Sea Ray’s goal of building a lifestyle that redefines the boating experience is made obvious through each model’s premier craftsmanship and richness of finishes, combined with decades of expertise building the most sophisticated sport boats, cruisers and yachts on the water, and the company’s unwavering dedication to customer service and community. Sea Ray truly is more than a boat, and industry insiders continue to notice.

Check out the presentation here:

For more information about Sea Ray, and to view the complete lineup of award-winning models, please visit searay.com.

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ABOUT SEA RAY 
Founded in 1959, Sea Ray is the world’s leading manufacturer of superior quality pleasure boats. Sea Ray is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., and operates as part of the Boat Group division of Brunswick Corporation. With more than 40 models ranging from 19 to 65 feet, Sea Ray makes a boat for every lifestyle — each built with a unique commitment to quality, 
craftsmanship and excellence throughout. Additional information about Sea Ray is available at http://www2.searay.com/e/47872/2018-02-28/6krwgf/317892514.

ABOUT BRUNSWICK 
Headquartered in Mettawa, Ill., Brunswick Corporation’s leading consumer brands include Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood, Garelick and Whale marine parts and accessories; Land ‘N’ Sea, Kellogg Marine, Lankhorst Taselaar, Payne’s Marine and BLA parts and accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Thunder Jet and Uttern boats; Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Cybex, Indoor Cycling Group and SCIFIT fitness equipment; and Brunswick billiards tables, accessories and game room furniture. For more information, visit http://www2.searay.com/e/47872/2018-02-28/6krwgk/317892514

Miami Yacht Show

The forecast in Tennessee this week is cold and rainy. Let’s go somewhere warm and sunny.

How about …  Miami?

Yes, please!

The Miami Yacht Show is February 15-19!

 

 

Brian McNeal and Michael Porter will be at the Miami Yacht Show ready to assist in finding the yacht of your dreams. Both are licensed Florida Yacht Brokers and can represent any of the yachts at the show. If you are looking for a specific model, they can assist you.
Stop by and see Michael or Brian at the show or contact them to talk boats. They will be at the Sea Ray Display (Collins Ave) 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   Michael Porter (706) 581-4510

Brian McNeal | (423) 364-4673           Michael Porter | (706) 581-4510

Making its world premiere at the show, Sea Ray’s brand new Sundancer 520 is designed for maximum flow of natural light and maximum onboard enjoyment. Click here for more information.

Other models on display will include the newly released Fly 520, the L550, and the L550 Fly.

CLICK HERE for show information and tickets.

Sea Ray at the Miami Yacht Show

The Chattanooga Boat Show is THIS WEEKEND!

Don’t miss the Chattanooga Boat Show this weekend, February 1-4, 2018 at the Convention Center in Chattanooga, TN!

Stop by and visit Erwin Marine Sales at the show.

Click here to get $2 off admission.

Show Times:

  • Friday: Noon – 9:00 pm (EST)
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm (EST)
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (EST)

Admission:

  • Adults: $10.00
  • Children (12 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)
If you need assistance at the show, please email us. See you there!

Happy Holidays from Erwin Marine!

Happy Holidays from Erwin Marine

We will be celebrating Christmas and the New Year with our families and will be closed December 23rd – January 1st. All locations will be open Tuesday, January 2nd.

 

Mark Your Calendar – Boat Shows are coming!


The Boat Show – Huntsville

Von Braun Center, South Hall, Huntsville, AL

January 12-14, 2018


Nashville Boat Show

Music City Center, Nashville, TN

January 18–21, 2018


Birmingham Boat Show

Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center, Birmingham, AL

January 18-21, 2018


The Chattanooga Boat and Sport Show

Chattanooga Convention Center, Chattanooga, TN

February 1-4, 2018


Downtown Knoxville Boat Show

Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN

March 8-11, 2018

Fall In-Water Boat Show, New Online Shop, River Closures, and more!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Don’t miss these events! Check our event calendar for the most recent updates.


DEMO DAYS

(Chattanooga, TN)
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.


FALL IN-WATER BOAT SHOW 

(Chattanooga, TN)
SEPTEMBER 23rd-24th

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Our Fall Boat Show is September 23-24! We have a huge selection of new and used boats in the water and ready to demo! TWO DAYS ONLY! Don’t miss it!

Erwin Marine Sales at Chickamauga Marina by the dam

NEWS FROM THE CHATTANOOGA RIVERFRONT


VOL NAVY CRUISE CANCELLED

Due to several dock closures, this year’s VOL Navy trip to Knoxville is canceled. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Marty Puryear at (423) 208-8033 or mpuryear@erwinmarinesales.com.


TN RIVER CLOSURE AT CHATTANOOGA WATERFRONT

Erwin Marine Riverfront will host Ironman 70.3 World Championships September 9th & 10th. The riverfront will be closed on the 9th & 10th from 4:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. both mornings.

Dock space is still available for this event as well as Ironman Chattanooga on September 24th. 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.

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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

“NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH”
HELP DETER THEFT & VANDALISM

Please DO NOT leave anything of value or “perceived” value in your vehicle. “Smash n grab” break-ins have been all across the area with our Erwin properties being no exception. Please be aware of any suspicious activity in and around the marina grounds. If something or someone looks suspicious do not hesitate to call the authorities.


VOL NAVY SWAG

It’s “Football Time in Tennessee”! Vol Navy burgees and bottle koozies are available in the Chickamauga Marina Ship Store.

Burgee | $24.34 (plus tax)
Koozies | $9.00 (plus tax)

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CHICKAMAUGA MARINA HOURS 

Dry Storage

  • 8:30 to 5:30 Monday through Friday
  • 8:30 to 6:30 Saturday & Sunday

Fuel Dock/Marina Office

  • 8:30 to 5:30 Wednesday through Friday
  • 8:30 to 6:30 Saturday & Sunday
  • Closed Monday & Tuesday

SUNRISE MARINA HOURS 

  • 8:30 to 5:30 Monday through Friday
  • 8:30 to 6:30 Saturday & Sunday

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


NEW ONLINE SHOP COMING SOON TO ERWINMARINE.COM!
Check out some of the new t-shirt designs that will be featured in the online shop! Below are just a few examples of the designs, styles, colors, and sizes available. There is a version of each design for Erwin Marine Sales, Chickamauga Marina, Gold Point Yacht Harbor, and Pine Harbor Marina.

Order now for introductory pricing and FREE SHIPPING. Contact Jessica Arnold for details.
(423) 622-1978 ext. 129 or jarnold@erwinmarinesales.com


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WHY BOATING INSURANCE?

No roads. No signs. No stoplights. So why boating insurance? No roads. No signs. No stoplights.

Boating has its fair share of hazards. Our insurance agent at Erwin Marine can work closely with you to find the coverage you want, for the price that fits. We pride ourselves on providing a broad range of insurance for boats. 

So when we’re finding the perfect match for your unique needs, it’s nothing short of easy. For more information, contact our agent at (423) 622-1978.

Matt Head
Business Manager & Travelers Insurance Agent
Erwin Marine Sales
mhead@erwinmarinesales.com

Travelers

Travelers is proud to work with the finest independent agents.

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?