1985 Marinette 39 ft Tri Cabin
$50,000 OBO reduced to $19,000, Lake St. Clair, Detroit, MI
$19,000 OBO, elderly owner desires a good home for beloved boat and will consider all offers.
Fresh water use only, heated winter storage, never had hull or bottom damage. Annual maintenance included 2 coats bottom paint and wax on all paint. Second owner for 20+ years.
Twin 454 Crusader gas engines typically run at 8 knots. Radar, forward sonar, depth sounder, GPS, VHS, power anchor winch, generator, auto pilot, twin air cond., zodiac w/ outboard.
Aft state room with queen bed, head & shower. Forward vee with head & shower. Galley includes large frig, stove, microwave, ice maker and double sink. Interior upgrades include teak cabinets, lots of storage. Enclosed flying bridge and aft sun deck biminis.
Contact: Cinda Ferrier, cell: 734-323-0651, email: email@example.com
Dinner at SYC
We had a wonderful time at Sandusky Yacht Club!
- This was the 20th year anniversary of the Great Lakes Marinette Rendezvous. SYC was amazing! We had so many wonderful comments about how nice of a location this was. It was also nice for people to go and see what downtown Sandusky has to offer, since it is in walking distance from SYC.
- Ray Konko had printed out pictures for everyone to see of the first Great Lakes Marinette Rendezvous, which took place at Cedar Point Marina in 1998. They had pictures to share with everyone from 1998-2004 rendezvous. Thanks, Ray and P/P Karen for sharing!!!
- Boats were spread out a little due to dockage availability at the Yacht Club, bunched in groups of 2 and 3. This didn’t seem to bother anyone too much. It was much better than the alternative (rafting), and several people said so.
- Friday night cocktail party went well. We were allowed to use a small picnic area and there was a decent food spread.
- Saturday morning we had the breakfast and Business meeting inside the Yacht Club instead of outside at the pavilion due to the extreme heat. This worked well for both us and for SYC who handled the food set-up.
- Breakfast was a little thin. It was a continental with fruit and pastries. We elected to go that route in an attempt to keep costs down. After seeing it, I realized it was a mistake. There were several comments, all of which were 100% correct in that it could have been more to it. Next year we will have a more substantial breakfast with eggs, meat and potatoes.
- Meeting went well. Introduced Dave Dunn, Manager of SYC, and he welcomed everyone. Presented a club burgee to SYC to hang with their other burgees. Nancy delivered an excellent Treasurer’s report and Membership report. Next year, we should have handouts at the meeting for all to review at the time / Q&A etc. Meeting was over around 9:45 or so. Nice to get the business stuff out of the way and on to fun stuff the rest of the day. Several people commented to that effect as well.
- I thought splitting the basket raffle ticket selling / drawing up would be a problem but it didn’t seem to be. Thanks to Becky, Pat and Kathy for selling tickets.
- The land Poker Run was a hit in spite of the extreme heat. Most people participated. This gave everyone a chance to go downtown Sandusky for lunch and to have a drink or two. This also gave Julie and I a chance to go and pick up the cakes and do a couple of errands while it was going on.
- The Tech Talk was not as well advertised as it could have been. Still, there were about 15 people in attendance. Some people indicated they really enjoyed it. Good to split up the meeting and the Tech Talk. Those who weren’t interested in the Tech Talk generally went to the pool, a good idea on a hot day.
- Tour the fleet wasn’t as heavily attended as it used to be, but I suspect that was because it was so hot that day. Still, most boats were open and I visited as many as I could. We had many visitors to our boat.
- Cocktail party started at 6PM. Cash bar went well. The appetizers were a little thin and were well picked over by the end. Need to have more substantial appetizers next year.
- Dinner went well. Attendance for dinner was 63. We were a little cramped in the side room, but we made it work. The food was excellent, and everyone seemed to enjoy it.
- Having the cake table at the other end of the room as the cake serving area didn’t work well (minor logistical issue), but it sure was yummy!
- Baskets and 50/50 drawings went smoothly. Poker run winner was also announced. SYC was generous enough to provide the winner with dockage for 2 nights and Sunday brunch for 4 people!!!
- Clothing sales went well. The Paypal (credit card payments) went pretty well but it would be nice to process the transaction immediately. Need to look into Square next year or see if Paypal can do real time payments. Definitely need to expand the use of taking credit cards for all GLMC payments and dues etc.
- Breakfast Sunday was continental. Everyone seemed okay with a lighter breakfast on Sunday, according to the survey results.
- Normally people eat and run, but everyone took their time leaving that wonderful location!
- Boats in attendance:
- 41′ – 4
- 39′ – 2
- 37′ – 2
- 32′ – 8
- 28 – 3
- Total: 19
Thanks to Phil and Kathy Benco, Julie Purnell, Nancy Plosker, Leslie Tighe, Pat Colvin, and Becky Aumiller for their hard work to make this happen.
Also, thanks to our Sponsors, Sandusky Yacht Club, Lakeland Auto & Marine and Schrock’s Marina!
Great Lakes Marinette Club
There are two new picture galleries:
2018 Rendezvous Pictures
2018 Rendezvous at Sandusky Yacht Club
Historic Rendezvous Pictures
A collection of 1998-2004 Rendezvous pictures taken by Ray Konko (Thanks, Ray!)
Hello Fellow Marinette Owners and Friends,
It’s that time of the year again for another Rendezvous! It will be held on June 29th-July 1st. This year we will be hosted by Sandusky Yacht Club in Sandusky, Ohio. It is our 20th Anniversary this year!
In the late Summer of 1998, a group of Marinette owners met at Cedar Point Marina for an informal gathering. I don’t remember how many boats were attendance, perhaps 30 or so. At the first meeting, Don Kishmarton, George Dufreune, and a few key other people suggested we form a formal organization devoted to preserving the Marinette Aluminum boat heritage, and the fellowship that the owners felt towards their boats and other owners. The Great Lakes Marinette Club was formed shortly after that meeting. I was at the first meeting, though I don’t remember much of it. I am honored to still be a part of this organization as it celebrates 20 years.
Please join us for our annual Rendezvous this year and share some stories and pictures of our past…if you can’t make it, please feel free to post your stories or comments in the Comments below.
Great Lakes Marinette Club
Printable Flyers Below:
Hello all you happy M folks. First let me take this opportunity to apologize profusely for the lack of web updates. I have been a bit off the grid Marinette wise, but have not lacked for an active winter. With your assistance, I look forward to ramping up in anticipation of the upcoming boating season. AND, by your help, I mean submissions to share with our club members.
Betsy and I have had an exciting off-season thus far. We got to spend some of our winter break from university traveling west to see two of our sons and then a major jump to 2 weeks in Australia. What an exciting and wonderful experience. We traveled with a colleague of Betsy’s who had previously lived in Sydney for 20 years (and that was 25 years ago!). The trip consisted of reuniting with old and new friends and some great sight sightseeing. Over the course of 13 days, Betsy and I were fortunate enough to hike/walk a total of 115 miles.
A highlight of the trip for me was a sail on Sydney harbor on a new friends 44 Formosa ketch. The only words to describe the port of Sydney is WOW! I have never seen a mix of traffic like that in all my boating days. Cruise ships, fishing boats, ferries, day-sailors, kayaks, every type of craft you can imagine, all vying for the same piece of nautical real estate. My time at the helm was magical but not relaxing. Below is a quick picture of the action (Sydney Harbor Bridge).
I am thrilled to announce that the Marinette Club will be holding it’s 2018 Rendezvous at Sandusky Yacht Club on June 29-July 1, 2018!!
Why SYC? It is probably in the top three nicest Yacht Clubs on Lake Erie. The facilities are spotless and it is two blocks from the newly revitalized downtown Sandusky with restaurants, bars and nightlife.
They have large banquet rooms and a nice bar overlooking Sandusky Bay. I have visited there many times and the food and hospitality are excellent. There is also a pool and outdoor tiki bar area in the back of the facility. We will have full access to the all of the club’s facilities during our stay.
We have had a good time at Seaway but some members were not happy with the docking arrangements (ie, the rafting). Leslie Tighe our Rendezvous chairperson and I sought out to come up with a different, better location. We met with SYC and were able to secure the above mentioned date for our event.
I hope to see you there!
1966 Marinette 32 Express
318 Chrysler single engine. Repainted and refurbished 6 years ago. Inside all re-varnished. New cushions and Vberth mattress . new head with stool /shower combo.. new holding tank, marine A/C that works well. new rear deck. Painted sides and rear to look like wood thus the name Knot Wood. Runs great.
Asking $12000 with trailer.
This exceptionally well kept 1973 Marinette is ready for its new owner. She is powered by twin Chrysler 225 inboards. She is an express not a sedan. Very unique as in there are not many out there. She has complete canvas and the interior was completely done in 2007. Interior upgrade included new flooring, new cushions, new fridge/freezer, stain glass above stove, new electric head, and a new heater. The owner also had the boat bottom painted with top of the line Zyrek bottom paint. It will not need repainted, check it out at zyrekcoating.com. The owner is ready to move on and will consider any and all offers. This boat is turn key, and will make a great family, fishing, day or overnight boat.
Asking Price is $15,000
Contact Erik Kyle at 419-699-0415
1975 Marinette 32′ Sedan Fly Bridge OH 1972 ZT All Aluminum
- 32 feet long, 12 foot beam, 2 foot draft, full swim platform
- Twin 318 Chrysler engines with approximate 75 gallon gas tank V berth
- Head with 20 gallon holding tank
- A/C using lake water
- 8 gallon electric hot water tank
- Full fly bridge cover with isinglass
- Full Camper cover for sun deck with screen and isinglass
Boat bottom was sandblasted 8 years ago and 3 coats of zinc chromate primer, 3 coats of epoxy barrier coat and bottom painted with different color each year. Bottom paint has been purchased for this year, Sea Hawk copper free.
New aluminum window tracks installed.
Needs some TLC
The starboard engine has been rebuilt and has 0 hours on it, rebuilt with a new reverse rotation cam shaft. It is in the boat and needs fuel line, electric and exhaust hooked up
The boat was in a hail storm and needs paint work. No dents just paint, thick aluminum. The interior could use updated.
Price $ 6,000.00 or best offer.
Contact Bradley Beck , 740-814-0734 firstname.lastname@example.org
Marinette Rendezvous Recap
Everyone had a great time at the Rendezvous last weekend. We had 19 boats in attendance and served 45 people for dinner on Saturday. Although the wind blew hard all weekend we still had all normal club activities including the traditional “Tour the Fleet” and breakfast on Sunday. It was rough ride back with solid 4-5 foot waves. I hope you can make it next year!
Attendance by boat type:
Total: 19 boats
41′ – 2
39′ – 1
37′ – 4
32′ – 10
28′ – 1
26′ Bayliner – 1