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Summer 2011 Boatbuilding Workshops


Summer WorkshopsIrish Boat Shop and The Michigan School of Boat Building and Marine Technology are hosting a series of "build and take home your own" boat building workshops this summer.  For more information and to register for the workshops, visit our website.

20th Anniversary of the Alerion 28

Alerion Express 28

Pearson Marine Group, whose Alerion Express 28 is widely credited with creating the popular category of "gentlemen's daysailer" when introduced twenty years ago, is marking this epoch with a special edition. The Alerion Express 20th Anniversary model will be distinctive with several special features.  Each of the special edition Alerion Express 28s will be fitted with electric propulsion, using the most advanced sailboat e-drive afloat.


The anniversary model will be easily identifiable afloat with a custom tan deck color and choice of Awlgrip topsides.  North Sails' full-batten mainsail will carry a special Alerion Sailing anniversary logo; Halls Spars has created its own special edition spar. Recessed into the teak cockpit sole, a bronze plaque commemorates the date and identifies that each is an Anniversary edition. Furthermore, a matching half model is included and a special edition varnished tiller that includes a leather grip and an inlaid Alerion logo.  Contact us for more information!


Points of Interest

Now through Memorial Day, the Ship's Stores will be offering a 25% discount on all in stock cleaning supplies.  This sale includes boat soap, wax, polish, and specialized cleaners.  We also have a large array of cleaning equipment including brushes, sponges, and buffing equipment. 

Cleaning Supplies 

New Boston Whalers are arriving.  Come in and check them out!

Unloading Boston Whalers



The crazy wintery weather has blown the ice out of Little Traverse Bay.

Little Traverse Bay 

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