FIRE EXTINGUISHER RECALL

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

Hazard:
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.

Remedy:
Replace

Recall date:
November 2, 2017

Recall number:
18-022

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 www.kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information.

Erwin Marine Voted The BEST Of The Best!

Thank you, Chattanooga for voting Erwin Marine Sales the Best Boat Dealer for 9 years in a row! We are honored to be recognized as Chattanooga’s Best Boat Dealer.

There are many reasons that Erwin Marine Sales is the Best of the Best. Here are just a few:

  • Experienced, knowledgeable, trained and certified sales staff
  • Longevity in the boat businessKayo Erwin began Erwin Marine nearly 40 YEARS ago!
  • Access to the water – We are located on Chickamauga Lake by the Dam.
  • Storage options, in or out of the water – Erwin Marine has several marinas offering a variety of storage options for every boat!
  • On-site service technicians capable of servicing inboards and outboards – Our Service Team is second to none!

Erwin Marine Sales believes that satisfied customers make the best kind of customers: lifetime customers.

We have been in the boating business for nearly 40 years and we know that WHERE you buy your boat matters. Just ask our customers!

 

Representing Erwin Marine at the Best of the Best Awards (from left to right): Marc Gentry, Manager – Erwin Marine Riverfront; Melanie Dean, Marina Manager – Chickamauga Marina and Gold Point Yacht Harbor; Michael Porter, Certified Sales Executive; Bryan Summers, Service Manager; Jessica Arnold, Marketing Coordinator.

Photo credit: Billy Ross

 

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?

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.


Erwin Marine is giving away 2 tickets for River & Brews!

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River and Brews is THIS WEEKEND (April 28-29)! Erwin Marine Sales is sponsoring this exciting event and we are giving away tickets! Two lucky winners will receive 2 tickets for the event.

Click here to enter to win!

Find out more about the contest on our Facebook page.