1973 32′ Express Bridge

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 32 Sedan Bridge

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  bback5@roadrunner.com

2017 Rendezvous Recap

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

June 15 Web Update – Almost time to Rendezvous!

Just a few days left to sign up for the 2017 rendezvous at Kelleys Island. You don’t want to miss this event. What better chance to get together and speak M.

Below is today’s where am I. This is an easy one. Send your guesses to captainscott32@gmail.com. You might even win a prize! See you at the rendezvous.

June 6 Rendezvous Reminder Web Update

Hello M Family!

Hopefully a busy May means that you are all in the water and ready for some summer fun. From our family, May was hectic and awesome all at the same time. We had 2 sons graduate from college, closed the sale of our house, ended a long spring semester for Betsy and got the boat wet, WHEW!

Remember the get your rendezvous reservations in by June 15! This is always a great time. While it’s great to see a bunch of M’s together, you don’t even need too bring a boat to join in the fun. See the details from Craig’s previous post for more information.

One of our new members asked me to post this information. If you know the history of his boat, he would love to hear from you.

Hi, it’s Jim Kenney, one of the club’s newest members.

I’m not sure if anyone in Ohio might remember my boat when it was named “Bang”. I recently purchased “Surf Rider” from a gentleman who brought it over to the Windsor Yacht Club in 2009 from Ohio.

She hasn’t travelled much over the past few years and has accumulated approx. 665 hours to date. A couple years back we made some changes to improve handling and seaworthiness.

Modifications were performed by Hyke Metal out of Wheatley Ontario. This was our best choice because of their extensive experience in building aluminum Coast Guard, Fire boats and expedition yachts primarily out of aluminum.

We had the following enhancements performed on Surf Rider.

These include-

¾ inch aluminum keel to reduce roll and sliding off waves.

Forward through hull Zeus bow thruster

Transom mounted below swim platform Zeus Stern Thruster.

Both thrusters are powered by gel batteries managed by a dedicated charging system

We also installed forward sonar while at Hyke’s.

These modifications completely changed the boat’s performance. It handles great.

If any members in Ohio might remember “Bang”, I would appreciate if they could share some History.

Thanks Jim Kenney


EDIT: “Bang” was docked at Venetian Marina in Sandusky, Ohio in the 2000-2005 timeframe. We don’t know where it went when it was sold. 



Marinette Rendezvous Invitation and Registration Form

Hello Fellow Marinette owners and enthusiasts,

Below please find this year’s Rendezvous information. There is lodging available on the island for those who would like to come in from out of state. Also, Everyone is Welcome! You do not have to be a member of the Marinette Club to attend.  I hope to see you there.

Craig Purnell

President, GLMC


       Celebrate your inner child

              Disney style at the….

              The 2017 Marinette Rendezvous                                                      

                       June 23-25


          Kelleys Island,  Seaway Marina 

                   Here is your “Disney” Weekend Itinerary….

 FRIDAY June 23rd   1:00-4:00 p.m.  GLMC check in under pavilion

  • 5:30 p.m.  Mickey and Minnie  Welcome you– Cocktail Party;Appetizers provided, by Kelleys Island Brewery
    ***—Dinner on your own. Many local venues.

SATURDAY June 24th       Starting around 11:30 a.m.

  • Light lunch—- Bring a light lunch appetizer to share!
  • Annual meeting
  • 50/50 raffle
  • Home Port Basket raffle—make a basket showcasing your home port! Be creative!
  • 2:30– 4:30 Tour the Fleet or Tour the Island
  • 5:00 – Goofy, Pluto, Chip n Dale invite you to a COCKTAIL PARTY
  • 6:30– Dinner will be served, catered by Kelleys Island Brewery.

**Lemon Pepper chicken, Pulled Pork w/BBQ sauce, Scalloped potatoes,Green bean medley, Fresh Garden Salad w/ 2 dressings, rolls and butter
SUNDAY June 25th   

  • 9:00 a.m.   Join all your “Disney friends” for a delicious catered breakfast under the pavilion before departing for our Home Ports. **Fancy scrambled eggs with fresh veggies, French toast w/butter and syrup, Fresh fruit bowl, coffee and juice.

*The non refundable rendezvous fee is $45.00 for each person that attends payable to GLMC in ADVANCE.

No later than June 15th!!!

Please contact Leslie Tighe with questions  440.213.6039

Printable Registration Form      Printable Event Flyer  


April 26, 2017 Web Update- 8 Bells

How cool was this.

On Saturday, the McKays graciously invited me to participate in the renaming ceremony for their Marinette 8 Bells. What an amazing job on the new transom graphic! I’m sure it will be a hit at the rendezvous.

The Mckays plan on becoming liveaboards in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in a couple of years, taking their beautiful M with them.

April 18, 2017 Web Update

It’s officially launch time (or soon will be). As we are all getting our M’s ready to splash, how about a little “day-dream” material from yesteryear. Thanks Ray Konko!

Keep checking back often as we will be adding rendezvous information and some new club merchandise opportunities.

March 29, 2017 Web Update

Hello Marinette Friends and Family!

This update is to draw your attention to the 2017 membership application now included in the pages of the club header. New this year are some important questions as we are attempting to develop a membership directory to share within the club. Please take a moment to click on the link and download the form. After completing, please include with your dues (best deal I know of!) and mail to our secretary Nancy at:

N. J. Plosker

PO. Box 37156 

Cleveland, OH 44137-0156

Also please note, I have included the previously published Rendezvous information for your review. I will have more information in the way of reservation forms, etc. available soon, will publish here and send in a group email. Thanks, Scott

Rendezvous 2017- Save the Date!

Please save the date for the 2017 Rendezvous which will be June 23-25th at Seaway Marina, Kelly’s Island. More info to follow as the date becomes closer. 

Membership Drive

Kicking off 2017 we are looking for new members! All new members who sign up and pay the $10 dues this year will receive a free Great Lakes Marinette Club hat! Please tell a friend or a dock neighbor about this exciting offer.


Last year’s survey results stated the membership would like new clothing.  Polo shirts were at the top of the list.  We were also thinking V-neck t-shirts for the ladies.  If you are interested, please contact Julie Purnell (julie.purnell@gmail.com) who will be coordinating the order this year.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Rendezvous this year!

Craig Purnell

President, Great Lakes Marinette Club

March 19, 2017 Web Update

Thanks to members Tom and Melinda Zmina for the great shot of their 1988 28′ Express. Looks like they are having fun, Marinette style. 

Makes me think that boating is just around the corner. I don’t know about you, but I am in countdown mode. Look to the site and for an email regarding the 2017 rendezvous to be sent out soon. If you know of any M owners that are not club members, please send me some contact information and I will get in touch with them. No sales pressure here, I think the club sells itself!

Safe travels and good luck with spring prep…Scott