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!

#WinterIsComing Don’t wait for the freeze! Winterize your boat.

Don’t get caught out in the cold! Protect your investment.

Winterizing is an important part of boat ownership. Erwin Marine offers winterization services on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Fill out this form or click on the button below to winterize your boat before temperatures dive into the damage zone. 

Let us know about your preferences for winterizing your boat. Don’t wait for the freeze. Winterize now!

New Yacht Brand, Winterization Packages, Fall Marina Hours, and More!


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.


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, 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.


Dry Storage
  • 8:30 to 5:30 7 days
Fuel Dock/Marina Office
  • 8:30 to 5:30 Wednesday through Sunday
  • Closed Monday & Tuesday

  • 8:30 to 5:30 7 days



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

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.


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

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



Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment.

Kidde Fire Extinguishers

Customers! If you purchased a boat from Erwin Marine Sales between 2012 and 2017, you should check your fire extinguisher for this recall. Contact Kidde for instructions to replace.

Recall information from the U.S. Product Consumer Safety Commission:

Name of product:
Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles

The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.


Recall date:
November 2, 2017

Recall number:

Consumer Contact:
Kidde toll-free at 855-271-0773 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or online at and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information.

The Dock Line News – December 2016


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


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

Huntsville Boat Show
January 13 – 15, 2017

Birmingham Boat Show
January 19 – 22, 2017

Nashville Boat Show
January 19 – 22, 2017

Chattanooga Boat Show
February 2- 5, 2017

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

Erwin Marine Riverfront – Chattanooga, TN

Erwin Marine Sales – Huntsville, AL


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

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:


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.


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.

New Dry Storage Building at Sunrise Marinasunrise_logo

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.


  • Huge, sliding DOORS!
  • 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.


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!




*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


One-Day Service Event & Winterization Specials

Are you enjoying the unseasonably warm boating weather? We are too! 

Brace yourself. Winter is coming.


Don’t let the cold weather sneak up on you. Beat the chill and the rush! Schedule your winterization appointment with the Service Department at Erwin Marine Sales today!


Service Day at Erwin Marine

Single engine trailer boat winterizations – ONE DAY ONLY! ONE LOCATION ONLY! Saturday, November 12, 2016 

ONLY at the Erwin Marine Alabama location (9:00am – 4:00pm) CST

  • No wait
  • Same day service
  • Enjoy light refreshments in the showroom while you wait
  • Free NADA boat evaluations from our sales team

RSVP and schedule your time slot by contacting the Erwin Marine Service Department at (256) 582-6610 or email.