Boating

Why Can’t I Find a Deal Like That?

It’s a question that’s asked quite often, in almost any industry. It has a shockingly simple answer: You have to know where the deals are and when they become available. If you don’t know when it’s available, and you don’t know where, you miss the opportunity. In furniture, in boats, in widgets, it pays to keep your [...]

2016-10-26T09:16:10+00:00 December 24th, 2015|Categories: Boating|

What kind of sailboat should I buy?

A letter from a Broker, That’s a good question. It’s similar to “What mattress should I buy?”. It would be nice if the answer was as simple as the question. The fact is, there are many answers. Firm, double, king? Daysailer, Cruiser, Racer? So many options and even more personal preferences. Don’t worry about finding [...]

Welcome Aboard Steve !

We are excited to introduce you to the newest member of the Port Sanilac Marina Crew, Steve Bayless! Joining the team as a Yacht Broker, Steve brings more than 30 years of sales experience and a love of sailing with him to Port Sanilac. Steve hails from Port Huron and has been sailing since 2008. He and his [...]

Holiday Closing Schedule

The boats are out and tucked in for the winter and the snow is starting to fall. The holidays are upon us and we're off to spend time with our families! Don't worry, we'll be posting updates when we're off to keep you up to date on the sailing adventures and boat show information of [...]

Ask the Experts: Small Business Saturday

November 28th is Small Business Saturday, a day created specifically for small businesses like us! Get the best deals and talk to the experts about your boating needs and wants.

Is buying a new sailboat vs used really better?

Ah the great debate.  Boat and yacht sales are continually compared to automotive sales, but the two couldn’t be more different in everything from the rate of depreciation to tax incentives. When looking for a car, you research, you test drive and then you finally find the car and options you want and need. The first [...]

2016-10-26T09:16:11+00:00 November 5th, 2015|Categories: Boating, Boats for Sale, Buying a Boat|Tags: , , , , |

Prop Repair: Henry H. Smith Co

Does your propeller need repair? The important things to look for when determining if your propeller needs repairs (besides the obvious dings and scratches) are performance changes. If you are losing speed or seeing changes in the WOT (Wide Open Throttle) rpm reading on your engines, the prop could be the problem. If you are [...]

Pettit Technical Bulletin: Varnishing 101

Original Article Why should I use a varnish? Like many others, you may be wondering ‘Why should I use a varnish’? As a boater, you take pride in the appearance of your vessel. You keep it in pristine condition and feel great satisfaction knowing that it’s protected. Using a varnishing system not only enhances the [...]

2016-10-26T09:16:11+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Categories: Boating, DIY|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |