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).

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.