H U RO N | O N TA R I O | M I C H I G A N | E R I E | S U P E R I OR
SUNSEEKER PREDATOR 50 A SUNLIT PERFORMANCE CRUISER. p. 32
PRESTIGE 630 S Best of both worlds. p. 36 CHICAGO SAILING This sailing school aims to transform novices into expert sailors. p. 40 DISPLAY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
PORT OF CALL: MUNISING, MI This U.P. town is so much more than just the beautiful Pictured Rocks. Munising offers tasty local fare, new downtown developments, watersports rentals, art and entertainment — no matter the season. p. 44
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Features Boat Test: Sunseeker Predator 50 Breaking from the pack. by Chuck Warren.................................................
Boat Test: Prestige 630 S Subtle beauty, innovative heart. by Chuck Warren ....................................
Rough Water Smooth Sailing From inexperienced to capable beginner, Chicago Sailing offers an approachable course to get your sailing feet wet with the Chicago skyline as a backdrop. by Matt Bush ........................................................
Port of Call: Munising is Rockin’
ON THE COVER The Sunseeker Pre vdator 50 is making waves in the Great Lakes. Literally. The newest member of Sunseeker’s Predator series just completed a round-trip of the Great Lakes, stopping at many in-water boat shows. With an open-air design, plenty of seating, a spacious bow sunpad and luxurious accommodations below, it’s no wonder that Great Lakes boaters are fawning after her.
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4 Dockbox............................................................................................... 6 Calendar .............................................................................................. 8 Scuttle......................................................................................................... 12 Shoreleave: Titletown, WI .......................................................... 22 Great Gear........................................................................................24 Electronics ....................................................................................... 25 Beneath the Surface ....................................................................26 Safety First ...................................................................................... 27 Boat Spotlights: Cape Dory, Sabre, Vanquish, Weldcraft ... 28 Lakeshore Life: Indian River, MI ............................................... 52 Marina Watch: Harbor Park .......................................................54 Marine Marketplace ...................................................................... 56 Classifieds ........................................................................................ 71 Classic Craft .................................................................................... 72 From the Helm ..................................................................................
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The Grand Island National Recreation Area, a shipwreck preserve, waterfalls, plenty of eateries and, of course, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, make Munising, Michigan a stunning tourist destination. by Kath Usitalo ...........................................................................................
Fish & Cruise While the 236CC was designed for use as a coastal fishing boat, it's really a multi-purpose boat that can be used for lots of activities — pulling kids on a tube, cruising to dinner, or just a leisurely ride along the waterways.
With seating for up to twelve passengers, rod holders and storage throughout, and a changing compartment that can be upgraded with an optional porta potti, the 236CC is ready for a full day of fun on the water with family and friends! 236CC Deck Boat 23’ 8” | 101” beam | 3648 lbs (w/ popular engine) | 68 gal fuel capacity | 12 ppl, 3250 lbs VISIT STINGRAYBOATS.COM /236CC FOR MORE INFORMATION
FROM THE HELM
BY KAT E B U S H
What’s the best part of summer in the Great Lakes region?
Work Perks W
orking for a boating publication has its perks; namely, being presented with the opportunity to board the newest, sleekest, biggest and baddest boats on the water. In June, a few of us at Lakeland Boating were invited to check out the Sunseeker Predator 50 as she made her way around the Great Lakes. I had a chance to get behind the wheel, inspect the luxurious accommodations below and — with the expansive sunroof wide open — get a bit of a tan as we cruised Chicago’s lakefront. Now that’s what I call a work perk. Check out Chuck Warren’s sea trial on this brand-new Sunseeker on page 32. If you want to cruise Lake Michigan at a more leisurely pace, check out Chicago Sailing’s many courses designed to help both youth and adults at every skill level learn to sail (p. 40). I’m sure you’ve heard of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. But did you know that the town of Munising has a lot more to offer? New downtown developments, plenty of restaurants, tour boats and year-round outdoor activities make Munising a fantastic Port to add to your list (p. 44). We want to see your summer snapshots! Tag us in your Instagram and Facebook photos using @lakelandboating. See you on the water!
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Being in such close proximity to so many beautiful locations to explore, camp and boat on. You could spend your entire life exploring here and never get bored. HHH
Kath Usitalo The variety! Sure, we’ve got the big waters, but we also have beautiful inland lakes. We recently rented a pontoon and had a picture-perfect day on Michigan’s Higgins Lake. There’s something to satisfy any mood and activity level — even if that’s settling into a beach chair to read or gaze at the water. HHH
AREAS FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE Munising, MI p. 44 Indian River, MI p. 52
Chuck Warren Titletown, WI p. 22 Two Rivers, WI p. 54
This might sound crazy since we’re still in August, but I think the best part of summer around the Great Lakes is that it ends. If we didn’t experience an offseason, we wouldn’t appreciate the beauty that surrounds us throughout the warm months or look forward to the coming year.
SEPTEMBER 2018 | VOLUME LXXII, NO. 9
Goodbye to a Friend Brunswick has decided to close down the Sea Ray Yacht and Sport Yacht divisions. It is sad for those of us with boats 40 feet and above to say goodbye to Sea Ray. For many of us, our Sea Ray boats have carried us all over the Great Lakes and beyond. We have enjoyed moving up within the Sea Ray range of models. And for those of us with further upward moves to make, it looks like we will need to find a new “friend,” and perhaps even a new dealer! It is a sad time for many of us. —E. Webb Bassick IV, Lake Forest, IL
CANINECREW OLLIE Ollie, my parents' 7-yearold Aussidoodle, enjoys his first-ever trip out on a boat. He cruised with Captain Greg from Michigan’s White Lake to Lake Michigan's dunes. —Kate, Lakeland Boating’s editor
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS BY KAT E B U S H
1 AUG 28 – SEPT 15
Detroit Jazz Festival 2 Detroit, MI
Apostle Islands Lighthouse Celebration Bayfield, WI
AUG 30 – SEPT 3
Go Packers – Go Badgers Shoreline Cruise Manitowoc, WI
Sheboygan County Fair Plymouth, WI
Thumbfest Lexington, MI
Bell’s Beer Copper Harbor 1 Trails Fest Copper Harbor, MI
SEPT 1 – 2
Arts & Crafts Dockside St. Ignace, MI
Marquette Area Blues Fest Marquette, MI
Marinafest Sister Bay, WI
Paramount Blues Festival Port Washington, WI
SEPT 1 – 3
AUG 31 – SEPT 3
Blues in the Bay Weekend Alexandria Bay, NY ALEXBAY.ORG
Aurora Borealis Weekend Tehkummah, ON
Great Lake Erie Boat Float Cleveland, OH
Mural Fest & Car Show Ashland, WI
Cleveland National Air Show Cleveland, OH
Stone Laboratory Open House Put-in-Bay, OH
Treasure Island Day Kelleys Island, OH
Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk St. Ignace, MI
Canada’s Largest Ribfest Burlington, ON
SEPT 6 – 16
U.P. Fall Beer Festival Marquette, MI
SEPT 8 – 9
Toronto International Film Festival Toronto, ON
Harvest Stompede Suttons Bay, MI
SEPT 7 – 9
SEPT 7 – 8
Heritage Weekend Pelee Island, ON
SEPT 7 – 10
Niagara Frontier Antique and 3 Classic Boat Show Grand Island, NY
Historic Weekend Put-in-Bay, OH
Door County Century Bike Ride Sturgeon Bay, WI DOORCOUNTYCENTURY.COM
PHOTOS COURTESY OF 1 : CHRISTOPHER SCHMIDT; 2: DETROIT JAZZ FESTIVAL FACEBOOK; 3: OLD BOATS BUFFALO FACEBOOK; 4: LAKEERIEBOATFLOAT.ORG
AUG 31 – SEPT 2
Central New York Boat Show Syracuse, NY
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Holland Haven Marathon and Half Marathon Holland, MI
SEPT 9 – 15
Antique and Classic Boat Society International Boat Show Port Huron, MI
Soo Film Festival Sault Ste. Marie, MI
SEPT 12 – 30
Niagara Wine Festival St. Catharines, ON
SEPT 13 – 15
Paddle Antrim Festival 5 Ellsworth, MI PADDLEANTRIM.COM
SEPT 13 – 16
Metro Boat Show Harrison Township, MI
SEPT 14 – 15
Grand Haven Salmon Festival 6 Grand Haven, MI GHSALMONFEST.COM
SEPT 14 – 16
Owen Sound Ribfest & Music Festival Owen Sound, ON ONTARIOFESTIVALGROUP.COM
Quincy Classic Boat and Outboard Show Quincy, IL QUINCYBOATSHOW.COM
Alexandria Bay Wine Festival & Farmers Market Alexandria Bay, NY ALEXBAY.ORG
Dragon & Bacon Fest Sandusky, OH
Great Lakes Brew Fest Racine, WI
Harvest Festival Sturgeon Bay, WI
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Miller Boat Line 5k & 1 Mile Family Fun Walk Put-in-Bay, OH 5KATPUTINBAY.COM
PointFest Sandusky, OH
Winefest & Art Fair Kelleys Island, OH
SEPT 15 – 16
Big Mac Shoreline Fall Scenic Bike Tour Mackinaw City, MI MACKINAWCHAMBER.COM
Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe Race Paradise, MI MIRACING.COM
SEPT 21 – 23
Prince Edward County Studio Tour Picton, ON PECSTUDIOTOUR.COM
Blue Harbor Craft Beer Festival Sheboygan, MI BLUEHARBORRESORT.COM
Port Huron Beer Festival Port Huron, MI PHBEERFEST.COM
Taste of Harbor Springs Harbor Springs, MI
SEPT 24 – 27
Vintage Sports Car Racing Put-in-Bay, OH PIBROADRACES.COM
Kelleys Island Harvest Festival Kelleys Island, OH
Leelanau UnCaged Northport, MI
Sault International Festival of Races Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Oktoberfest Sault Ste Marie, MI
Whistles on the Water St. Clair, MI BLUEWATER.ORG
Fall Festival St. Joseph, MI
Historic Home Tour Petoskey, MI
SEPT 29 – 30
Geneva Lakes Boat Show Fontana-on-Geneva Lake, WI
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SEPT 12 – 16
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Formula 400 Super Sport Crossover
The fifth model in the Formula Crossover fleet, the 400 Super Sport Crossover debuts in September at the Newport Boat Show. The 40-foot model — 37 of which is cockpit space — takes cues from the 430 SSC, including offshore performance, a versatile, open bow and cabin Crossover elements. Other features include a full-height windshield that encloses the entire width of the cockpit; a fiberglass hardtop with full-width motorized glass sunroof; a convertible dinette/sleeping berth; and an aft stateroom with a private head compartment. Quad Mercury 300 Verado outboards power the 400 SSC. For more information, visit FORMULABOATS.COM.
SCUTTLE GREAT LAKES NEWS
Navico Group — Lowrance, Simrad and B&G’s parent company — announced that C-Map and Navico have merged. The two have a “shared ambition” to fashion the “world’s biggest digital marine ecosystem,” according to the press release.
PEOPLE & PLACES
New Marina Opens on Trent-Severn Waterway After 13 years of planning, a 1,000-slip marina has finally opened along Canada’s historic Trent-Severn Waterway on the western shore of Lake Simcoe. The full-service Friday Harbour Marina, which cost $25 million, is now Canada’s largest inland boating facility, with more than 42 acres of lagoons and 2.8 miles of waterfront. “At Friday Harbor we want to accommodate all boaters,” says Ed Modzelewski, the founder and chairman of ATM, the company that designed the marina. “We want this place to be a destination unto itself.”
The marina is part of a larger resort with an 18-hole golf course, retail shops, performing arts center, and about 2,000 condominiums and hotel residences. The facility meets Clean Marine ecological standards, and can accommodate boats more than 100 feet in length. To learn more, visit FRIDAYHARBOUR.COM/MARINA .
Prestige 590 to Debut at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show
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The all-new Prestige 590, a flybridge model with a hardtop Bimini, is expected to make its North American debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November. The yacht — the largest in her class — features expansive windows, a forward sundeck that can transform into a drop-down table, and a collapsible sun awning. The cockpit is L-shaped and opens into the inner living space. The main deck has 360-degree views. Twin Cummins QSC 600-hp engines equipped with Zeus pod drive technology power the vessel. This model will be the first in the line to offer on-board command and control via Ship Control. Visit PRESTIGE-YACHTS.COM for more information.
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Pursuit Boats Debuts Highly-Anticipated S 288 Pursuit Boats’ new S 288 — part of the Sport series — debuted at the annual Pursuit Rendezvous and Customer Appreciation Event in July. The model features an oversized fiberglass integrated hardtop and tempered safety glass windshield system; comfortable seating areas; a roomy, enclosed head; as well as storage space in the bow and cockpit. For anglers, there’s a 24-gallon livewell, in-floor fishboxes, and plenty of room for rods, bait and other supplies. With a cruising speed of 30.8 mph and powered by twin Yamaha F 300s, the S 288 has something for everyone. To learn more, visit PURSUITBOATS.COM.
Garmin Adds to Fantom Series
Garmin has announced the GMR Fantom 54/56 and Fantom 124/126 solid-state pulse compression marine radar series. MotionScope technology allows captains to see instantaneous movements. The new models double the power output of earlier Fantom models, offering improved detection range, more precision and target separation at close and long range. Captains can get the new models, available in a 4or 6-foot array, for $5,999.99 to $8,499.99. For more information, visit GARMIN.COM/MARINE .
Groupe Beneteau Acquires Seascape Polaris Industries Inc. — manufacturer of ATVs and snowmobiles — has purchased Boat Holdings LLC, signaling its entry into the marine world. The company now owns Bennington, Godfrey, Hurricane and Rinker — the four brands under Boat Holdings.
Groupe Beneteau now has majority ownership of Seascape, a Slovenian company that builds four affordable and easily transportable sailboat models ranging from 14 to 27 feet. In 2017, they had sales of $4.9 million. “Our acquisition of a stake in Seascape will enable us to offer a selection of small sailing yachts designed for both novice sailors and enthusiasts, often younger and first-time buyers,” says Hervé Gastinel, the CEO of Groupe Beneteau. The original founders of the sailboat company will retain 40 percent of the ownership, and say the change will have no effect on the events, services and boats the company produces. For more info on Seascape, visit SEASCAPEUSA .COM.
Volvo Penta Announces New Hybrid Propulsion Systems Volvo’s new hybrid concept for propulsion systems will provide more environmentally-friendly, electrified power for your boat’s engine by 2021. The hybrid system includes Volvo diesels, electric motor drive and lithium batteries that produce zero-emission propulsion, are quieter, and have a lower vibration and running costs. The system is planned initially for the 8- to 13-liter Volvo engine range for yachts, ferries, pilot and supply boats. The hybrid IPS will be available commercially in 2021, followed by a leisure boat option soon after. To learn how the system works, visit VOLVOPENTA .COM.
Palm Beach GT50 Check out Palm Beach’s newest venture: The GT Series. The first model in this new class is the GT50, which will unveil at the Newport International Boat Show in September. The GT50’s twin Volvo IPS 800s 600-hp engines can reach speeds up to 42 knots, making the model fast and fuel efficient. At a cruising speed of 35 knots, fuel usage is only 40 gallons per hour. Its unique hull design creates less resistance, keeping the bow in the water and ensuring more fuel efficiency. “We designed the systems and built the yacht to be turnkey,”
says Mark Richards, Palm Beach Motor Yachts’ founder and CEO. “We want you to step onboard, turn on the engines and go out and enjoy the water. That’s what yachting is all about.” For more info, visit PALMBEACHMOTORYACHTS.COM.
Seakeeper Releases 5HD Though it manufactures gyro stabilizers, Seakeeper isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t slowing its roll any time soon. The company recently announced the all-new Seakeeper 5HD, designed for smaller commercial boats around 35 to 44 feet and up to 15 tons. This is the smallest in the HD line of stabilizers. The system is designed to eliminate up to 95 percent of boat roll. It is completely internal, requires only a small amount of electric power to operate, and can be installed virtually anywhere on-board. The 5HD also features a new user-friendly dash display to help control your roll with the push of a button. To learn more, visit SEAKEEPER.COM.
Jeanneau Announces NC 1095
Jeanneau has released the new flagship of the NC line, the NC 1095. The model is 35 feet with a modular cockpit, skylights, aft sliding door, a third cabin or storage space, and a recessed side-deck on the starboard side. The NC 1095 also features outboard power and a large, forward sunpad. For more information on this new model, visit JEANNEAUAMERICA .COM.
Tannery Bay Opens on White Lake
What was once the site of Whitehall Leather Co. tannery has been redeveloped into a brand-new waterfront community. Tannery Bay has opened in Whitehall, Michigan, with access to Lake Michigan, providing residents with a beautiful beach, communal fire pits and stunning views of White Lake. The community will soon have a marina, waterfront restaurant open to the public and a clubhouse.
Princess Yachts Announces Six New Yachts, Two New Classes
Princess Yachts has been busy. Two new classes and six new Princess yachts will be launched over the next year. Princess announced the new models after seeing the sales performance for the first half of 2018, which is set to break 2017’s record financial gain. Production will increase 30 percent to follow the almost 300 yacht orders in 2018, the company says. The new models are: The R35; F45; V55; V78; Y85; and X95 super flybridge. The new classes are the R Class performance sports yachts and the X Class luxury flybridges. To learn more, visit PRINCESSYACHTS.COM.
Tannery Bay offers a variety of move-in ready townhomes, single-family homes, condos and beachfront homes. Residents will have easy access to local attractions, including a weekly farmer’s market in Montague, the classic Dogs ‘n Suds drive-in, a 22-mile bike trail and plenty of watersport options on beautiful White Lake and nearby Lake Michigan. Visit TANNERYBAY.COM for more information.
Downeast – Cr afted in Maine
The Sabre 45 Salon Express
abre Yachts introduces the Sabre 45 Salon Express, the latest addition to the Salon Express range which
has redefined the downeast style of motor yacht over the last decade. Our design team has created a “space-withina-space” concept, which blends interior and exterior spaces into one. In her open, social areas she has a feel of graceful space and energy; and in the privacy and comfort of her two cabins, each with en-suite head, a sanctuary exists for her owners and for their guests.
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Third Annual Whiskey City Regatta
Mark Jakob, from Clifton, Illinois, scored a “ trifecta” with two heat wins and the victory in the 30-lap final heat race at the Third Annual Whiskey City Regatta on June 16, 2018, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. BOATS
Star brite has announced the acquisition of Snappy Marine, Inc., a leading distributor of teak care products for the marine industry.
The new Walker Bay Supertender 325 Deluxe Console is here, rounding out the RIB line with four different models. Features include a deep-V hull and a wide bow, which work together to block spray and create a smoother ride. The hull gradually reduces to the stern, which improves lift. The console has a large dashboard for a 7-inch chartplotter, and a cushion top seat has an insulated cooler below. Because of the wide bow, a 6.6-gallon gas tank and a locker can fit up front. Thick, comfortable cushions are on every seat, and dry storage is available. The Supertender 325 Deluxe Console weighs just 259 pounds, can take up to five passengers, and has a starting price of MSRP $14,500, fully rigged. To learn more, visit WALKERBAY.COM.
Jakob battled all day long with second place finisher, Lee Daniel, from North Augusta, South Carolina, on the Ohio River race course. Daniel scored second place in all three heats. The action was just as hot as the temperature, as it reached 100 degrees. Breakwater Powerboat Association, based in Millersport, Ohio, organized the SST120/ Formula Two class tunnel boat racing series. —Paul Kemiel
Riviera to Debut Four New Models in Fort Lauderdale
The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in November will be an exciting time for Riviera, as the brand-new Belize 66 will make its world premiere, and three new models will make their Americas premiere. The new Belize 66 evokes the styles of a bygone era of yachting, and features a submersible swim platform; a large cockpit with a dinette and L-shaped seating; and a massive forward sundeck. The accommodation deck offers many layout options: Three or four staterooms, including a midships master, and three bathrooms. A space aft of the master stateroom can be fitted out as full-beam head, a massive walk-in wardrobe, a utility room, workshop or a crew cabin. Riviera CEO Wes Moxey says: “We have been able to include a wide range of options as standard in the Belize 66, beginning with the overall layout of a single-level lifestyle sedan or a daybridge with classic Bimini top or hardtop.” The three models making their Americas debut are: The Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht; the 39 Sports Motor Yacht; and the sporty 395 SUV. For more info, visit RIVIERA .COM. AU.
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Walker Bay Supertender 325
Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht
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Titletown, WI A new, year-round outdoor play and stay destination. icture a vast playground that is home to an award-winning brewery; high-end hotel and spa; a hilltop bar and terrace; outdoor ping pong, Foosball, bocce and shuttle-board games; a sprawling lawn; a weekly market; a regulation, anyonecan-play football field; outdoor fitness programs; and an ice rink and sledding hill in the winter. What’s this playground, you ask? Welcome to Titletown, Green Bay’s newest community centered around the Green Bay Packers’ Lambeau Field. Play Called Titletown to honor Green Bay’s beloved championship football team, this new community spreads 45 acres just west of Lambeau Field. About 10 acres of it is parkland where visitors can toss a football, play numerous games in nice weather, enjoy the snow and ice in winter and relax all year long. “It’s a very unique playground for all ages,” says Titletown Residential and Programs Manager Jackie Krutz. Pointing out that current summertime activities and classes run the gamut from yoga, zumba and dance to chess, story-time and outdoor movies, Krutz adds: “We have programs every day. They’re all free; you just [have to] show up.” If you want to use the Titletown football field, which is regulation size, Krutz suggests asking a park attendant to borrow a football. The same is true to borrow equipment for any of the other lawn games. “There are bistro-size tables and chairs on the plaza. People can move their chairs to watch games,” Krutz says. “It’s for the community. It doesn’t matter whether you are a resident or tourist, Titletown is for anyone who comes here.” But it’s not just a bustling community in the summer. Titletown is also a must-visit destination in the winter, when the looped trail transforms into an ice skating ribbon, the lawn freezes into a hockey rink, and Ariens Hill — a man-made, 46-foot-tall hill — becomes a four-lane tubing slope. Stay Just a 15-minute cab ride from South Bay Marina and an easy exit off US Highway 41 or Interstate 43, visitors can spend a day or a long weekend at Titletown. Walk into Lodge Kohler to find a sophisticated hotel with ambiance similar to the American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin. Stay in one of Lodge Kohler’s terrace-level accommodations, which also features a private grill and fire pit for tailgating. Relax with a latte in the cozy lounge or sit on the outside patio at Leaps & Bounds Café. Head up to the fifth floor to get a panoramic view of Titletown at Taverne in the Sky. Positioned at the inside edge of Titletown, Lodge Kohler is perfect for experiencing the park activities and trying different restaurants. With Lambeau Field looming just
across the road, staying at the hotel means also fitting in a stadium tour, which is best reserved in advance. If weary from traveling, book a time at Kohler Waters Spa to relieve achy muscles. “We’re at the heart of the action,” says Kohler Group Lodging Director Christine Loose, explaining why the Kohler Group chose to open in Titletown. Loose notes that the hotel is also down the street from the Resch Center, an entertainment complex that includes the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena. “We shuttle guests there for events. We’ve had Jerry Seinfeld stay with us,” Loose says. She also likes that Titletown’s activities are immediately outside Lodge Kohler’s steps. “Titletown has been open a while, but the big opening celebration was June 2, 2018, so now we have a lot going on right here. There’s yoga, arts and crafts, and concerts. The activities spill into winter when the rink reopens and the hill has sledding. The Packers felt there should be something to get people out of their houses in winter,” Loose says. Krutz notes that having a hotel at Titletown means people have time to do everything offered in the new development. “The great thing about having Lodge Kohler here is that people can stay and then merely walk outside to participate in programs,” Krutz says. “They can go across to Lambeau Field, have dinner at Hinterland Brewery or go to the bistro, 46 Below.” Dine Just across from Lodge Kohler is the award-winning Hinterland Brewery, a popular place known for really good food and beer that moved from downtown Green Bay to Titletown. The restaurant specializes in farm-to-table dishes served both downstairs and in the High Gravity Kitchen upstairs. A heat-lamp-equipped patio and tasting rooms offer other dining areas. If not in a hurry, ask about brewery tours. The move to Titletown gave Hinterland owner Bill Tressler the space he needed to expand the brewery and dining area. He also loves sitting across from Lambeau Field, which draws local fans and tourists throughout the year, while Titletown’s activities bring a constant flow of people to the brewery.
PHOTOS TH IS PAGE COURTESY OF TITLETOW N; MAIN PHOTO COURTESY OF LODGE KOHLER
BEER AND CH EESE PH OTO COU RTESY OF H INTERLAND B REW ERY; ALL OTHER PHOTOS COURTESY OF TITLETOWN
“It’s been amazing,” Tressler says. “In the winter, there was sledding and ice skating. Now, there are activities almost by the hour, like on a cruise ship. Titletown is driven by programming: Some for young kids, some for older folks, some for millenials.” “It was a no-brainer to come out here,” Tressler continues. “You have Lambeau Field and the ease of access. It’s become a destination.” Since opening in 2017, Tressler says business has been far more than anticipated. “We’ve grown exponentially; it’s been crazy.” Titletown dining and drinking options also include 46 Below, an indoor-outdoor bistro named after the Packers’ famed Ice Bowl game when the wind chill factor registered at negative 46 degrees. The bistro — which serves everything from a tomato bisque with grilled cheese croutons to a grilled angus burger with bacon and cheddar on brioche — is also 46 feet below the top of Ariens Hill. For coffee or Happy Hour, there is Leaps & Bounds Café. For lunch or dinner with a view of Lambeau Field, stop at the Taverne in the Sky. Both restaurants are at Lodge Kohler. Another Happy Hour choice is to go to the top of Ariens Hill Thursday through Sunday for specialties ranging from margaritas and craft cocktails to bloody Marys or mimosas. H
Plans are in the works for more retail and business operations to open in the future, but if you go now, you’ll be able to enjoy the following places. n Ariens Hill for winter tubing and summer fitness activities. Top of Ariens Hill, the place to go for weekend Happy Hour. Underneath the hill, you’ll find 46 Below bistro, serving quick bites and comfort food. n Rockwood Terrace, a rentable indoor/outdoor event space. n Bellin Health, behind Lodge Kohler, is a sports orthopedic and medicine facility to prevent, diagnose and treat injuries. BELLIN.ORG n Kohler Waters Spa at Lodge Kohler, for a soak in the pool, relaxing massage or facial. n Leaps & Bounds for breakfast and cocktails, and Taverne in the Sky on the fifth floor with panoramic views of Lambeau Field. LODGEKOHLER.COM n Hinterland Brewery for a brewery tour, beer flight and farm-to-table food. HINTERLANDBEER.COM n Titletown’s recreation area, to play ping pong in the game courts; toss a football on the turf field; sit at a bistro table and read a book; or play on the 36,000-square-foot playground. n Titletown Night Market on Thursdays for a bite to eat, shop the market vendors and listen to
n Lambeau Field. The Packers’ stadium is impressive, as is its two-story Hall of Fame. Tickets are primarily time- and date-sensitive, so it’s best to call ahead. PACKERS. COM/LAMBEAU-FIELD
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Available in two sizes — 4 and 6.4 liters — this fluid-extracting hand pump makes quick work of removing fluid. It can extract oil in 16 pumps or less. Package includes portable hand pump and extraction tube kit. No power source is needed. Can remove both warm or cold fluid, but not for use with gasoline.
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ELECTRONICS BY G L EN N HAY ES
A Boat’s Lifeblood Protecting your onboard batteries.
nboard batteries can be considered the lifeblood of your boat’s systems. Without them, your boat won’t run, your electronics are useless and your enjoyable day on the water will not happen. However, taking care of your batteries with proper maintenance will result in them providing good service for many seasons to come.
PHOTOS BY GLENN HAYES
First things first The first step to inspecting your batteries is making sure they are clean and clear of grease and grime, and the terminals are free of corrosion. Disconnect the cables from the battery, then use a battery terminal cleaner and a stiff brush to remove any corrosion. If a commercial cleaner is not readily available, make a paste of baking soda and water. Once the battery case, terminals and connectors are clean, apply dielectric grease on the terminals and connectors to ensure corrosion does not become a problem later down the road. Some claim Vaseline will do the same thing; however, in the hot environment of an engine room or battery compartment, this can thin and end up making a mess. It’s best to stick with dielectric grease. Use the correct nuts and water Loose connections at the battery terminals can result in poor performance and lower voltages at the equipment end of the circuit; this can also lead to sparking and possible fires. If you have any wing nuts on your battery terminals, replace them with locking nuts to prevent loosening terminal connections. Most new batteries come with these or regular nuts as opposed to wing nuts for this very reason. Once the nuts are replaced, check all your battery connections and make sure they are snug. Even if your battery is in a battery box, it’s advisable to put a cover or boot over the positive terminal of the battery. This will ensure nothing crosses the terminals, which could potentially cause a fire or explosion. Also check to make sure the battery is tied down well and cannot move about as the boat is jarred and jolted. Straps work well to hold a battery in place, as do secured boxes and battery trays. If batteries are of the wet cell variety, it’s important to make sure they are kept topped up. When doing so, make sure it is with distilled water only, which can be purchased in most grocery stores or drugstores. Do not use tap water, as chemicals within tap water may affect the internals of the battery and shorten the battery life. It is important to add distilled water prior to charging. The internal lead plates within the battery need to be submerged so as not to allow lead sulfate to harden on the plates, as this can also shorten the battery life.
Be sure to charge The single most common battery life killer is not keeping it sufficiently charged. The average marine battery is drained more and charges less often via the onboard alternator than a standard car battery, which gets topped up by the vehicle’s alternator. Charging the battery after each day’s use — and especially at the end of the season — will ensure a longer battery life. Whether the battery is a deep cycle, a starter, wet cell or AGM, each type requires charging when brought down. A smart charger should be used to charge at the corrected voltage in stages that bring the battery up and then maintain voltage over time. Simple chargers that output a single charging voltage can in fact “cook” the battery by overcharging it over time. It’s important to know the specifics of your battery type and the right type of charger for it. Do not try to charge more than one battery at a time with a single charger, unless you have a multi-output charger and batteries are isolated from one another. If you don’t have the correct multi-output charger, you can end up cooking the first battery that the charger is connected to before fully charging the next connected battery. Once you have done all the above to maintain your batteries, it’s important to remember that cold temperatures can kill even fully-charged batteries. If possible, try to keep marine batteries protected from extreme temperatures. Clean, corrosion-free, fully-charged and well-maintained batteries will reward you with many seasons of service. Neglected and ignored batteries will leave you at the dock searching for new batteries. By performing some simple battery maintenance, you can keep that life blood flowing. ★
GLENN HAYES is a marine writer and photographer whose background in the marine industry and in marine electronics spans almost three decades and many thousands of miles at sea traveling the world. He can be reached at HAYESSTUDIOS.COM .
BENEATH THE SURFACE BY HE AT H E R ST E IN B E R GER
Oh Captain, My Captain Hiring a skipper isn’t just about deliveries or chartering; it’s about peace of mind, even in your own backyard. rofessional captains have to wear a lot of hats. They deliver boats and yachts from manufacturers to dealerships, and from dealerships to boat shows. They also deliver to owners’ home ports, providing any necessary instruction en route. Many owners might not realize, however, that the pros can help in a much more personal way. Even experienced boaters can benefit from their services, in both distant cruising destinations and home waters. Chicago-based captain Ron Silvia has held a captain’s license for approximately 15 years, skippering boats up to 75 feet throughout the Great Lakes, as well as along the East Coast. He says it’s a natural fit for him, as he grew up in the boat business. “My family owns a dealership in Cape Cod, so I grew up around the boatyard, doing all the dirty jobs,” Silvia says with chuckle. “I moved to Chicago for grad school, and I joined Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales (JBYS) in 2008.” The vast majority of his deliveries are what he calls “point A-to-B situations.” In some cases, he’s delivering a brand-new vessel, and the owner is along for the ride to become better acquainted with unfamiliar systems and handling. In other cases, he’s moving snowbirds’ yachts from the Great Lakes to lower-latitude ports for the winter. Roughly 10 percent, Silvia says, are something entirely different. “That’s when the owners hire a captain to be responsible for the boat so they can enjoy themselves,” he explains. “And it’s only 10 percent because people Ron Silvia don’t realize what their options are.”
HEATHER STEINBERGER is an award-winning writer/ editor who has specialized in boating, travel and outdoor adventure for more than 20 years. Visit her website at WRITEONLLC.COM.
Save time on the big cruise Boaters who have chartered in cruising destinations around the world already know the value of hiring a captain to manage the boat during vacation. These charter captains know the local waters, and they can handle everything from navigation to dropping the hook for the night; it’s a great comfort to know that someone else can obsess about the anchor alarm in the middle of the night. But here’s a great twist for those who are planning to cruise aboard their own boats: You can hire a captain for the journey, as well as the destination. Perhaps you want to explore the North Channel, visit Mackinac Island, take the family to Cedar Point on Lake Erie, or venture
into Lake Superior; not only can you hire a captain to skipper your boat to these places, you can hop on a plane or jump into your car to meet them there. That way, you can enjoy your vacation time in your chosen cruising ground, instead of sacrificing several days to on-water travel. Your boat will be there waiting for you, and when the big cruise comes to an end, the captain will bring it home. “At JBYS, we don’t have geographical restrictions, so we can take owners’ boats all over the Great Lakes and to Florida, the Bahamas, even the Caribbean,” Silvia notes. “That’s important, because time is one thing we can’t create more of, regardless of money.” Relax and enjoy the local scene You also can hire a captain for an afternoon or evening of recreation in your own backyard. Chicagoans, for example, can hire Silvia if they wish to take family and friends to the Downtown Docks so they can enjoy the Chicago Riverwalk, one of the city’s most popular areas. “Some of our customers might go across Lake Michigan occasionally, but most do their boating right here,” Silvia says. “A lot of people just don’t have the time to travel, and there’s always more to do in Chicago. If you have a captain, he or she can manage the responsibilities and the details while you focus on your guests and having a good time. It makes the whole experience flow more smoothly.” That’s true if you’re a less-experienced boater who wants a stress-free excursion, or if you have all the necessary experience but simply want to decompress a little. Or, consider a boat manager. A local captain’s services can also extend to a more permanent arrangement. Some boat owners seek to hire a professional who can skipper the vessel as needed and also be responsible for the vessel when it’s in the marina or at the boatyard. The boat manager will check on the boat regularly, keep track of maintenance schedules, serve as the primary liaison for boatyard work, and schedule cruising arrangements, haul-outs, launches and winter storage. The list of services will depend on owner needs. “Whatever experience a boat owner is looking to have, we’ll work with them,” Silvia says. “No limits. We want to make boating easy for them.” If you’re interested in working with a professional captain like Silvia, the best place to start is with your local dealership or marina. Get recommendations for professional captains in your area, and with their assistance, see how you can take your own boating lifestyle to the next level. ★
PHOTO COURTESY OF RON SILVIA
SAFETY FIRST BY HEL EN A I T K EN
Be Weather Wise What to do if you get caught in bad weather.
PH OTO BY MIKE EYESPLASH
eather can be unpredictable. As the saying goes: “If you don’t like the weather, just wait 10 minutes.” One minute the sky is clear, then the air becomes unstable, changing from white puffy clouds to an overcast sky, and then ominously dark before it rains in buckets. The winds pick up with thunder and lightning. The barometer and temperature drop. Suddenly, it begins to hail or snow. It’s good if you’re not in a boat, but what should you do if you are?
1. Wear life jackets. Turn on navigation lights and reduce your speed while continuing to advance. 2. Use a compass to identify other boat positions. Mark your position on a chart or a chartplotter, and monitor radar. 3. Post lookouts on the bow and other spots. Keep alert for buoy bells or fog horns. Powerboats sound one prolonged blast every two minutes. Sailing vessels sound one prolonged blast plus two short blasts every two minutes.
First things first Smart boaters are prepared for bad weather, including handling a boat in different circumstances. The boat has the required USCG equipment, including sound signaling devices and a VHF radio that broadcasts NOAA weather alerts. Conscientious boaters take classes through the U.S. Power Squadrons (USPS.ORG) or USCG Auxiliary (CGAUX.ORG) on weather, engine maintenance or “Partner in Command.” They know how much fuel the boat holds, how much fuel is in the tank, and how much fuel is used under normal conditions over a certain distance. Fuel gauges can be inaccurate. The rule of thumb is to use ⅓ of the tank’s total fuel level going out, ⅓ fuel coming back, and leave ⅓ fuel reserve for unexpected circumstances. In rough weather, fuel consumption generally increases.
Back to port in poor weather: Allow enough time to get to a safe harbor. Let other boating friends know your intentions; if within cellphone range, call your float plan point of contact about your decision. 1. Put on life jackets and have the ditch bag at the ready. 2. Reduce boat speed but keep moving forward, and turn on navigation lights. 3. Stow loose gear and seat passengers at the centerline of the boat to stabilize it and keep passengers from going overboard. 4. Cut through large waves at a 45-degree angle. Personal watercraft should move at a 90-degree angle for lateral stability. Watch for changing currents, high or shallow water areas, and floating or submerged debris. Keep the bilge dry with a bilge pump or a bailer to stay above the water level.
Be weather wise Check the weather before going out, and monitor NOAA weather on VHF channels: WX1 (162.550 MHz), WX2 (162.400 MHz), WX3 (162.475 MHz), or others in your area. Understand terminology like Small Craft Advisory: Dangerous conditions for small boats with 18 knots (24 mph) winds and rough water. Gale Warnings indicate strong winds 34 to 47 knots (39 to 54 mph). Storm Warnings predict winds of 48 to 63 knots (55 to 73 mph). Hurricane Warnings have winds of 64 knots and higher (74-plus mph) with dangerously high water and rough seas that impact coastal areas — even winter storms can have these high winds. Consider adding a laminated “Captain’s Quick Guides: On-Board Weather Forecasting” by Bob Sweet to your helm for identifying clouds, understanding fog formation, fronts, storms and systems, weather forecasts, and making your own forecasts.
Riding out the storm Perhaps a sudden storm pops up and the decision is made to stay put. What now? Follow numbers 1-4 and then: 5. Position the bow heading into the waves at a 45-degree angle to keep from drifting or being swamped by the waves. Drop the bow anchor (or homemade anchor of a rope tied to a submerged bucket). 6. Turn off electronics. Take a portable VHF radio and a sound signaling device to the center of the boat. Signal your position, sounding rapidly for several seconds in intervals over one minute. Attach EPIRBs to life jackets and the ditch bag; activate if needed. Monitor weather conditions and Coast Guard notifications on the radio. 7. As the storm subsides, carefully resume your cruise, avoiding debris and shallow water. Use a compass and a chart for positioning and navigation if the electronics fail. 8. Lastly, if there are onboard or medical emergencies, hail the Coast Guard. No one wants to boat in bad weather, but if the weather changes quickly, stay calm and battle the elements with preparation and common sense. After all, being weather wise is smart boating. ★
Getting caught in fog Fog can appear quickly and may linger. It can disrupt normal boating and can be dangerous in high-traffic areas. Stay calm and wait for it to clear.
HELEN AITKEN is a boating writer, photographer and science educator from eastern North Carolina. She loves classic wooden boats, is a U.S. Power Squadron member and plays in the Intracoastal Waterway. Visit her website at HELENAITKEN.COM.
BOAT SPOTLIGHT BY C RA IG R ITC H IE
Cape Dory Marinaut 220 Pilothouse
SPECIFICATIONS LOA: 21'6.5" Beam: 7'9"
A trailerable trawler for year-round boating.
Draft: 9" Weight (dry): 1,800 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 60 gals. Power: 140 hp Base Price: Contact dealer CAPEDORYCRUISERS.COM
DEALER Cape Dory Cruisers CAPEDORYCRUISERS.COM
railerable trawlers have long been popular with boaters who enjoy exploring distant corners of the Great Lakes, but who may not have time for an extended multi-week cruise. That’s where versatile, easily-towable boats like Cape Dory’s new Marinaut 220 Pilothouse truly come into their own. “Our new Cape Dory Marinaut 220 Pilothouse is an excellent boat for the Great Lakes area as the boat provides a great amount of versatility, economy and comfort both in the summer and in the cool spring and fall months,” says Ricardo Ruelos, CEO of Madison Bay Holdings, Cape Dory’s parent company. The Marinaut 220 Pilothouse packs a lot of capability into its trim 21-foot frame. Its spacious aft cockpit provides plenty of room to fish or soak up the sun, while an available Bimini top provides protection from the midday heat. Owners can also opt for a full canvas camper to accommodate overnight guests. The main cabin offers large, tinted side windows that open to let in the light and fresh air. The aft cabin door features a standard slide opening and screened window, while the entire bulkhead is removable, allowing owners to
completely open the boat on nice days. There is a dinette to port with storage underneath the aft dinette seat, while the forward dinette seat swivels. The helm faces three large front windows, each equipped with pantographic wipers and gear-driven motors for excellent visibility in any condition. The helm console is neatly laid out, with plenty of space for aftermarket electronics. Aft of the helm seat is the galley with a standard sink and single burner butane stove. The deep galley counter neatly conceals a cavernous storage space. For those who prefer it, an alternative floorplan without a galley provides additional seating options. With its removable extensions in place, the forward V-berth is nearly 7 feet long, surprisingly wide and quite comfortable. The lack of a cabin bulkhead on the port side gives this space an open, airy feeling, while greatly facilitating access. A portable toilet is located under the center V-berth filler cushion, but most cruisers will take advantage of the available portside rear head upgrade — a rare and unusual option in a boat of this size, and one that represents real value. ★
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Sabre 45 Salon Express
SPECIFICATIONS LOA: 49' Beam: 14'8"
Classic styling and modern amenities make for comfortable cruising.
abre Yachts has developed a loyal Great Lakes following and with good reason: Its full line of luxurious, capable cruisers neatly blend classic Downeast styling with modern amenities and advanced performance. One of the most intriguing models in the lineup is the all-new 45 Salon Express. “The Sabre 45 was launched in January 2017 and instantly became a popular choice for Great Lakes boaters,” says Bentley Collins, VP of marketing and sales for Sabre and Back Cove Yachts. “The beautiful cruising grounds of the Great Lakes are ideal for a luxurious boat like the Sabre 45, with her large windows that surround the entire main salon.” Those windows provide magnificent 360-degree views, while a powered drop window on the aft bulkhead opens the boat up to let the fresh air flow through. The salon features an L-shaped settee to starboard and a straight settee to port, both facing an attractive TV cabinet with the screen on a power lift. There’s an audiophile Fusion black box stereo system with four speakers and remote controls at both the helm and cockpit. The spacious galley offers a solid surface countertop, a
stainless steel undermount sink with cover and a pull-out faucet. There’s also a stainless steel two-drawer refrigerator, a stainless single-drawer freezer, a two-burner induction cooktop and a convection microwave. Twin Stidd N-Series seats with Ultraleather fabric face a helm console with dual Volvo/Garmin 17-inch glass bridge displays, a Volvo/Garmin autopilot display, joystick steering on the helm armrest and triple windshield wipers with multiple speed settings. A starboard-side swing door allowing direct deck access is a thoughtful standard feature. Options include luxuries like a Seakeeper 6 gyro stabilizer, a FreedomLift tender lift, a power sunroof, a central vacuum system and a washer/dryer for convenience. The master stateroom has an island berth, a large cedar-lined closet to starboard, a large bureau to port and a spacious, private ensuite complete with a separate shower stall. The guest stateroom offers a comfortable double berth that converts into separate twin berths. Ensuite access to the day head, which also features a separate shower stall, is yet another nice touch. ★
Draft: 3'9" Fuel Capacity: 450 gals. Water Capacity: 150 gals Power: T-Volvo Penta D6 / IPS-600 Base Price: Contact dealer SABREYACHTS.COM
DEALERS Bay Marine Chicago Yachting Center BAYMARINE .NET
Down East Yachting DOWNEASTYACHTING.COM
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Vanquish 23 Bristol Harbor Series CC Modern center console built for family fun.
SPECIFICATIONS LOA: 23'3.6" Beam: 8'5" Draft: 14" Displacement: 2,775 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 85 gals. Power: 150-hp Mercury Four-Stroke Base Price: Contact dealer VANQUISHBOATS.COM
DEALERS The Marina at Lake Gage LAKEGAGE .COM
866-977-1717 Executive Yacht EXECUTIVEYACHT CANADA .COM
iding on a foam-filled, epoxy resin hull that’s literally unsinkable, the 23 Bristol Harbor Series center console by Vanquish Boats is designed to blend versatility and comfort in a family-friendly package. Based on the company’s popular 21-foot center console, the 23CC adds features and a bit more interior space to give this model even greater capability while maintaining its easily trailerable footprint. Wood-free construction and generous use of stainless steel fittings ensure the 23CC will keep looking great for years to come. “The 23CC is well-suited for the Great Lakes because of her performance, the efficiency of the hull and the stability of the hull design,” says Christopher Hughes, who oversees marketing for Vanquish Boats. “Since the Great Lakes can get a bit of chop, the Vanquish 23CC can stay out in total comfort when many other boats need to head back in.” The elegant fiberglass console comes with a comfort-grip steering wheel, plenty of space for flush-mounting large multifunction displays, an electric horn and a unique wooden
shelf for securing cell phones or tablets, complete with a USB charging outlet. Standard features on the 23 Bristol Harbor Series CC include an insulated livewell, a self-draining cockpit and a fiberglass leaning post with a custom seat that hides an integrated cooler. What’s more, the center section of the full-beam rear bench seat folds down to provide clear access to the broad swim platform. LED courtesy lights, a porta-potti (which can be upgraded to a full head with holding tank) and comfy bow seating with a full wraparound coaming backrest also come standard. Owners can further choose from a range of options that include niceties like trim tabs, teak decks, teak trim, a Bimini top, a T-top, Ultraleather upholstery and a transom shower. Base power for the 23 Bristol Harbor Series Center Console is a 150-hp Mercury Four-Stroke outboard, which delivers a top speed in the range of 45 knots and economical cruising at just under 30 mph. Moving up to maximum power of a 200 Verado or Yamaha four-stroke raises the performance bar even further with comparable fuel economy. ★
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Weldcraft Cuddy King 280
SPECIFICATIONS LOA: 30'2" Beam: 8'6"
A no-nonsense, offshore fishing boat in a class of its own.
eavy-duty, welded aluminum boats enjoy a loyal following in the Pacific Northwest, where serious anglers appreciate their functionality and unequalled durability. Models like Weldcraft’s 28-foot Cuddy King 280 have also caught on here in the Great Lakes, where their simplicity and low maintenance requirements appeal to anglers who fish from ice-out to freeze-up. The Cuddy King 280 is designed with a deep-V, reversechine hull that allows the boat to handle rough water with ease, while maintaining a trailerable 8.5-foot beam. Wide gunnels, an in-transom baitwell, locking rod storage, a huge fish box and abundant rod holders immediately confirm this boat is built with anglers in mind. But it’s also a capable weekender that will be appreciated by boaters with an eye for simple functionality. From the aft cockpit, a sliding door opens to the pilothouse where a spacious head compartment with an electric flush porcelain toilet sits to port. To starboard, there’s a full galley with an ice box, sink and a diesel stove that acts as a cabin heater. Forward of the galley, a bench seat runs lengthwise
Weight (dry): 5,756 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 121 gals.
along the starboard side to the helm, facing an optional dinette along the port side; the forward seat back can be adjusted for forward-facing seating while underway. Removing the dinette table and substituting a pair of small cushions converts this space into a comfortable bunk for overnight accommodation. The helm is no-nonsense, consisting of a welded console with plenty of space for adding aftermarket electronics. A matching passenger console provides convenient storage for small items, while both the driver and companion ride on swiveling, heavy-duty suspension seats with integral footrests, mounted on aluminum risers for excellent visibility. Between the helm and passenger consoles, a set of double doors open to provide access to the 8-foot cuddy cabin with its comfortable V-berth. An overhead screened hatch lets in plenty of fresh air, while large windows and multiple lights give the cabin a bright, inviting feel. Rated for up to 500 hp, the 280 Cuddy King works really well with twin 250-hp outboards, which provide a top speed in the 55 mph range while still delivering excellent fuel economy and range. ★
Max Power: 500 hp Base Price: Contact dealer WELDCRAFTMARINE.COM
DEALER Reed Yacht Sales LaSalle, MI; Racine, WI; Grand Haven, MI REEDYACHTSALES.COM
BY CHUCK WARREN
Breaking from the pack.
n the charts carried by the old-world explorers, the edge of the known world was often marked by the phrase,
“Here, there be monsters.” Those words signified the unknown, the ends of the earth, a place of mystery and surprise. A place
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where Britain’s Sunseeker Yachts has never feared to tread.
Sunseeker was one of the early explorers into the world of sportboats, designing models that could provide comfortable accommodations for two couples and still tow a waterskier. Leading the fleet once again, Sunseeker has helped to usher in the sport cruiser era by building luxury vessels that can comfortably carry a family and guests at speeds previously uncommon with vessels in the 50-foot range. Sunseeker’s newest addition to its performance cruiser line, the Predator 50, puts the same high quality, craftsmanship and performance in an entry point to the Predator line that feels more accessible than its larger siblings. The Predator 50 also has some mysteries and surprises all its own.
The Beach Club
As I walked down the Chicago Yacht Club dock, I had time to really appreciate the lines and contours of the new Predator 50. The exteriors is sporty, with hullside window accents that are reminiscent of shark’s teeth. The Predator 50’s windshield design presents a sharper, more streamlined appearance than many of its peers. The bow seems longer, but still sleek, with less of a bubble shape to the salon. Stepping down to the teak swim platform,
I entered the optional “Beach Club,” which includes a flip-down bench seat and electric grill, and outdoor transom shower. Beneath the transom is a surprise: A garage large enough for a tender that’s molded in so well that you might never notice it. Port and starboard entryways provide access to the cockpit, where fore and aft seating face a teak cockpit table that folds open to create a huge serving space. The aft seat backrest can transform into a large sunpad directly above the Beach Club. For sunbathers who would like to skip Beach Club activities, the bow is nicely appointed and easily accessible. There are no steps along the way, just a smooth incline as the teak decking on the outboard walkways leads forward to another huge sunpad. The atmosphere up front is less “beach party” and more “cold drink and great book.” The sunpad can be converted into seats with backrests to make reading, lounging and napping an option.
The salon’s entry door and rear window can be locked open, creating a patio atmosphere — especially when the massive sunroof
is retracted. The salon itself is unusual by today’s standards; Sunseeker made its name by breaking away from the fleet and testing the limits of the known world. But here, the risk was in choosing a traditional design. Instead of today’s common galley-aft layout, the Predator 50’s galley is left below. The difference is immediately noticeable. The U-shaped dinette to port is big and comfortable but does not dominate the salon. Without the galley, the main entertainment space feels much longer and wider, and the extra floor space allows guests to stand around and talk without requiring breath mints. The comforts are still there, along with plenty of counterspace on the starboard side. A sink, wine cooler and cold storage drawer round out the wetbar, but the cook surface and related accessories are below the horizon. Throughout the boat, entertainment options are fairly standard for a boat of this class and size. Fusion audio systems with separate equipment for the main stateroom, Samsung LED TVs and zoned environmental controls are all available in the Predator 50. A hidden TV in the main salon tucks away to let in light and improve visibility.
Sunseeker Predator 50 SPECIFICATIONS LOA: 52'5" Beam: 14'9" Draft: 4'4" Weight: 41,888 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 576 gals. Water Capacity: 119 gals. SUNSEEKER.COM
DEALER Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales St. Clair Shores, MI; Charlevoix, MI; Grand Haven, MI; Holland, MI; Milwaukee, WI; Chicago, IL; Catawba Island, OH JBYS.COM
Forward, and down a “user-friendly” stairwell, the galley makes its appearance. This was one of my favorite features of the Predator 50. The galley feels like a true kitchen workspace with its cooktop, preparation surfaces and serving area that doubles as a breakfast bar. There is even room for high-top bar stools on the outside of the counter. Across from the galley, a dinette with a breakfast nook-feel occupies the starboard space. A family of four can easily enjoy meals there or play board games in foul weather conditions. The dinette can also double as a workspace, where a laptop will leave enough room for paperwork. With the third stateroom option, this space becomes sleeping quarters with bunk beds. Forward, the VIP stateroom features a scissor berth where close friends can share quarters without sharing a bed, or couples can pull the two halves together into a comfortable double bed. Large hullside windows pour sunlight into the stateroom and opening portholes let in fresh air. Aft of the galley, access to the master
stateroom leads past the main head before ending in a full-beam suite with plenty of headroom on either side of the bed. The large hullside windows flood the space with light and also provide a beautiful view from the starboard dinette; this is a nice touch that provides space for quiet meals or a private workspace for last minute projects. Both heads feature fine marble flooring and countertops, adding to the richly appointed feel of the vessel. Opening portholes are also a nice touch. The heads are roomy with plenty of space to get ready for the opera or a day at the beach.
At the helm, glass panel touch-screen controls grace either side of the dash. There’s another surprise here: The glass panels provide feedback from twin Volvo D8-600 shaft drives, not pods as one may expect. With Volvo D8s and shafts, it performed well, easily cruising at 23 knots. The boat once again held up to the Sunseeker standard with its incredibly quiet ride. At cruising speeds with the sunroof completely open, conversation is possible in the salon at normal levels.
The difference in cost is the first and most obvious reason for once again breaking from the pack and staying with the tried-and-true shaft drives. Pods are incredible advancements in marine propulsion, but also come with the ownership and maintenance costs to match. Shaft drives are simple. But, without pods, maneuverability suffers, correct? Standard two-lever controls with thrusters allow easy maneuverability from the Predator 50’s helm. However, Sunseeker mysteriously managed to provide an option for joystick controls that provide the maneuverability of a pod-driven boat, and did it with shaft drives, rudders, and bow and stern thrusters. On a boat marketed as the entry point for the Predator line, the shaft drive cost savings and simplified maintenance put a world-class boat in reach for many more potential owners. Never afraid of the unknown, Sunseeker has once again sailed for the horizon ahead of the fleet and, as ye seek, so ye shall find. Boaters seeking space, comfort, class and style at an attainable price will find it in the Predator 50. Here, there are no monsters; there is only Sunseeker. ★ LAKELANDBOATING.COM
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Prestige 630 S
Subtle beauty, innovative heart.
by Chuck Warren
fter spending a day aboard Prestige’s 460 Fly several months ago, I had become really impressed with the Prestige brand. So when I found myself back at Chicago’s Burnham Harbor to meet Spring Brook Marina’s Zack Mann and Captain Tony Salazar, I was excited to take a look at the new-for-2018 Prestige 630 S. One of two vessels in the 630 series, the S brings something extra to the game. Although the 630 offers a full flybridge experience with all of the wetbar and outdoor cooking options to be expected, there is no retractable roof over the salon. With so many people interested in the 63-foot fly and drop-top versions, Prestige found a way to please both sides. LAKELANDBOATING.COM
Prestige shortened the flybridge to make room for the retractable roof, but was still able to provide plenty of space and options up top. A well-equipped helm on the port side allows the captain to join guests in the open-air, and provides a different vantage point while maneuvering. A large L-shaped settee and teak hi-low table sit just aft, and the space converts into a huge sundeck with grill and sink nearby. The shortened bridge, or Mini Fly, provides plenty of room to entertain, share a meal, or lay out comfortably. Best of all, guests on the main level still get an open-air ride. Approaching from the dock, the Prestige 630 S is the perfect example of the term “understated.” At a time when swoops, curves, slashes and color contrasts seem to dominate many vessel’s exterior design, Prestige kept things simple, sophisticated and stylish across all of its models. That same subtle styling continues as you step onto the huge teak swim platform and board the boat. At the transom, instead of cooking surfaces or a garage, you’ll find a door that opens to a standard crew quarters to port, complete with a wet head and separate environmental and entertainment controls. Access to the crew cabin from the swim platform also means wet guests do not have to trek through the entire vessel to use the forward head. Here, Prestige also added easier access to the vessel’s mechanical space. A door from the rear of the crew quarters opens into the engine room, allowing for easy maintenance of the two Volvo IPS 950 Pod systems and all of its related equipment. Although there is an access panel in the cockpit floor, the crew quarters door makes getting in so much easier.
A few steps up the single starboard stairwell lands you in a comfortable cockpit with a huge sunpad across the stern and flip-up backrests that convert the pad into seating. A teak table can either fold open for more serving space or stay closed to expose cupholders and grabrails. A portside ladder provides bridge access, with an icemaker and serving space nearby. At the cockpit’s starboard side is an access panel with a third set of joystick controls. The placement of each of the three joysticks allows the vessel’s operator to drive from the location that provides the best visibility for any given situation. The salon’s rear door and center window can open to give the main deck nice airflow. With the retractable roof open, the salon feels like an outdoor living space. To port, between the salon and the cockpit, is a well- designed galley with a cooktop, microwave oven and fridge/freezer. An optional wine cooler and dishwasher are also available. Many of the aft galleys sandwiched in this space have something missing, but here, it felt like Prestige did its best to make this a great, workable space. Matched with the huge windows, the light-colored upholstery in the salon creates a comfortable entertainment or relaxation space. The retractable blinds can be raised to let in the colors of the evening sunset, or dropped for privacy.
At the main helm, three glass panels are available to the captain instead of the traditional two. This gives the operator more customizable feedback; instead of splitting two screens to fit the depth, radar and GPS on the dash, each system can have its own panel. All of the helm’s controls are well-placed, including the main helm’s Volvo joystick. There’s also a door from the helm out to the starboard walkway, allowing the operator quick access to lines and to the dock. Down the main stairwell, the VIP stateroom lies straight ahead, while the guest (or third) stateroom is aft and to port. Both the VIP and guest staterooms have private heads. The master suite, accessed via a private entrance near the rear of the salon, spans the entire width of the vessel’s 16-foot beam. The headroom is incredible, with more room than seems possible in a sport cruiser of this size. The master head is forward and to starboard, with access through a sliding door to save space. The master cabin, with its queen-size bed and lounge at the port side, also has plenty of hanging storage, drawer space and spots to hide other accessories. Another great use of space by Prestige: Both the master and VIP suites include a vanity for people to sit and get ready for a night on the town. The vanities provides a great way to free up the bathroom so multiple people can get ready at once.
After I finished touring the 630 S, Captain Tony fired up the Volvos and we took the big boat out for a spin. It was a nearly perfect day on Lake Michigan so, although we had a beautiful ride, we did not get to see how it handled in the rough stuff. The boat cruised smoothly up to planing speeds and kept her nose down so the horizon was always in view. Once we hit 22 mph, even with the roof open, the three of us were able to have a normal conversation in the salon without straining to be heard. Prestige claims the 630 S will cruise at 22 mph with a top speed of 28 mph. We were able to climb up and over 28 mph, nearly touching 29 before backing down again. The Prestige 630 S has so many features it’s impossible to discuss them all. There are industry-standard options, like zoned HVAC and entertainment systems. It would be easy to fill these pages with talk about electrical control panels, underwater lights, central vacuum and all of the other things appearing on nearly every new boat in this class. But it’s the little things that caught my attention on the Prestige. The speakers were chosen to closely match the color where they were mounted. And, everywhere I reached, even without looking first, there was a handrail. It’s the attention to detail, quality workmanship, innovative construction methods and a finished product that delivers more than promised that sets Prestige apart. Hopefully, I’ll get to review the 750 next. ★
Prestige 630 S SPECIFICATIONS LOA: 62'4" Beam: 16'10" Draft: 4'11" Weight: 52,470 lbs. Fuel Capacity: 713 gals. Water Capacity: 212 gals. Power: T-Volvo IPS 950 (2 x D11 - 725 hp) Base Price: Contact dealer PRESTIGE-YACHTS.COM
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rriving promptly at Dock B in Chicago’s Belmont Harbor, I anxiously awaited getting out on the frigid Lake Michigan water on a cold April morning. Having not operated a sailboat since grade school, I was embarking on Chicago Sailing’s “Basic Sailing 101” course with few expectations but plenty of excitement. The course requires no previous sailing experience and is designed to transform novices like myself into a qualified skipper over 16 hours of on-the-water training. Any nerves I had quickly gave way as our class of four introduced ourselves; luckily I was not alone in my lack of experience. Within the first hour, our instructor, Jacob, had us familiar with the basics of the J/22 keelboat and out on the water. After raising the
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Smooth Sailing From inexperienced to capable beginner,
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mainsail and exiting the harbor, I was quickly reminded of a lesson learned as an avid motorcyclist: Always dress as if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 20 degrees colder. The air off the lake was cool, and downtown Chicago was drenched in fog, but we had a calm and steady breeze that provided an appropriate foundation for Jacob to leave us with an understanding of how to operate the vessel from tiller to jib by the end of day one. Day two was par for the course (aside from the warmth provided by a couple extra layers). A calm lake allowed us to comfortably nail down the concepts we had been introduced to the day before: Preparing the boat, getting into position to raise the mainsail, finding the most efficient point of sail, and performing some simple tack and jibe maneuvers. Like all new LAKELANDBOATING.COM
learned skills, repetition was key for the basics to become second nature. This is a concept that Chicago Sailing excels at by maximizing time on the water. Feeling pretty confident in my abilities at this point, I knew my skills would be tested after looking at the next day’s forecast.
A similar anxiety to that first day on the dock crept up as I received word that class was a go. Conditions were described as rainy, 20 mph winds, 5- to 7-foot waves, hovering in the balmy low 50s. As we huddled together, the view of the water looked about as inviting as that description sounds; however, the instructors reassured us that we were up for the challenge and that the unpredictable Midwest spring weather always produces more experienced sailors. Little did I know that the day we took off into those rough waters would end up being not only the most informative session, but also the most fun. The conditions forced us to work together as a crew and quicken the pace of the actions we’d been repeating over the last session. Lackadaisical tacks and jibes no longer cut it; keeping course required consistent effort, and everyone’s role required tight coordination to avoid losing control. Concepts were nailed down as we experienced the whipping winds, waves crashing over the rail of our rocking boat and the inertia of surfing back down those waves. The conditions allowed us to experience sailing under too much power and having to work to keep things under control on our course. Docking under sail power ended up being icing on the cake for a challenging yet satisfying day.
We experienced every sailable weather condition over the four-day class, and luckily the best was saved for last. With a sun-drenched lake and a steady, moderate wind, we set out with
Communication is Key Being on the same page with your crew is extremely vital on the sail. When circumstances call for multiple crewmates coordinating a maneuver in a tight time window, a simple misinterpretation can be the difference between avoiding a close call and heading straight into the dead zone (pointing the bow directly into the wind). When sailing with a new crew — or just as a general refresher — make sure to take some time before leaving the dock to ensure everyone is familiar with all aspects of the vessel, understands the forecast and its implications, and knows the course plan.
the goal of nailing down some drills that would require more coordination, communication and technical ability than any previous day of class. Each class member had the opportunity throughout the day to captain the crew through several drills. In one drill, we practiced reefing the main, a method of reducing the surface area on the mainsail in overpowered conditions. To take advantage of our first clear day, we “heaved-to” — positioning the rudder and sail in a manner that halts progress — and took in the Chicago skyline. My personal favorite drill (although this would not be the case in a real-world scenario) was the man overboard drill. This drill combined all aspects of sailing into one fluid motion in order to pick up an object thrown overboard: Communicating with your crew, assessing wind speed and direction, quickly changing course and timing maneuvers correctly.
The overarching goal of Chicago Sailing’s “Basic Sailing 101” course is to “transform you from landlubber to qualified skipper in just 16 hours of on-the-water training.” Over the four-day course, I feel as though we accomplished exactly that — and then some. The course design and instruction masterfully balanced teaching theory, vocabulary, hands-on training and a myriad of other sailing topics (including knot tying, general water traffic rules and the physics of different sailboat designs) that I never would have considered grasping within that time frame. If you would have told me that I would leave the final session feeling confident enough to captain the same boats we practiced on, I would have replied with a healthy dose of skepticism. But now I can’t wait to head back to Dock B to rent a J/22 from Chicago Sailing and let my newly-learned skills continue to evolve. For more course details and scheduling options, visit CHICAGOSAILING.COM. ★
Matt Bush at Dock B in Belmont Harbor
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The Grand Island National Recreation Area, a shipwreck preserve, waterfalls, plenty of eateries and, of course, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, make Munising, Michigan a stunning tourist destination. BY KATH USITALO
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illions of years in the making, the geologic formations that line the southern shore of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula have fascinated humans for centuries. The colorful sandstone cliffs, sculpted by wind and water and painted by seeping minerals, inspired stories and awe in the region’s first people, in the French explorers and Jesuit missionaries of the late 1600s, and those who’ve followed — from fur trappers, fishermen and lumbermen, to modern-day adventurers discovering Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and its western gateway city on Munising Bay. Munising’s natural harbor is protected by the 13,500-acre Grand Island, which gave the location its name; the Ojibwa word for “at the island” or “island in the lake” is minisiing. The harbor bustled as an industrial port from the fur trading days through a short-lived iron mining period and lucrative logging era, and welcomed ships seeking refuge from the volatile Lake Superior. Its waters are the final resting place of dozens of vessels, which are now protected in the Alger Underwater Preserve. Grand Island National Recreation Area, shipwrecks, the area’s 16 waterfalls, lighthouses and the main attraction — Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore — make Munising a destination during the warm weather months, but it’s growing as a year-round destination, as well.
Towering 50 to 200 feet above Lake Superior, the 15-mile-long work of naturally-formed art known as Pictured Rocks is best viewed from the water. Mineral-rich waters ooze from the sandstone walls to “paint” the surface in red and orange (iron), white (limonite), brown and black (manganese), and blue and green (copper). Pounding waves and winds have carved arches and shaped towers, sea caves, spires, turrets, blowholes and formations that observers have given descriptive names like Miners Castle, Indian Head, Chapel Rock and Battleship Row. The first boat tours meant for enjoyment of Pictured Rocks date to the 1920s, when the Cleveland Cliff Iron Company offered outings on Sunday afternoons. But it wasn’t until after World War II that dedicated sightseeing cruises took visitors on shoreline excursions. In 1966, Pictured Rocks was designated as the first National Lakeshore in the U.S., and within several years, Pictured Rocks Cruises was established and is now a concessionaire of the National Park Service. There are multiple 2 1/2-hour outings daily throughout the season, from mid-May through mid-October, and they often sell out; reservations are recommended.
Beyond the spectacular rocky cliffs, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore encompasses 73,000 acres of forest, beaches, waterfalls, inland lakes, bogs, marshes and sand dunes along the 42 miles of wilderness from Munising eastward to the village of Grand Marais. Exploration of the park can be easy or strenuous. The 100 miles of trails range from remote backcountry hikes to a short, paved path to view one of the most-photographed landmarks, Miners Castle. The park’s more than 12 miles of sandy Lake Superior beaches are made for sunning and picnicking, including Miners Beach and Sand Point, where the shallow water is warmer and the sunsets are memorable.
The welcome mat is out
The National Park is by far the Munising area’s biggest visitor draw, and thanks to increased media exposure in recent years, the region’s popularity as a tourist destination is exploding, says Kathy Reynolds, executive director of the Alger County Chamber of Commerce. A “Good Morning America” broadcast from Pictured Rocks in 2015, and Kid Rock’s “Born Free” music video filmed on location, sparked the tourism boom, which has been fueled by digital media. “Visitation has grown 50 percent in the last five years,” says Reynolds, with nearly 800,000 visitors in 2017 — the majority during the short summer season. The economic impact of $33 million is having a tremendous effect on the Munising population of fewer than 2,500. Multiple projects recently completed or underway include the Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center a renovated bank building with local history exhibits, National Park information desk and gift shop, and dining and drinking spots filling handsome buildings just a short stroll from the waterfront. Much of the investment is coming from locals and residents who left but have returned to the area, says Reynolds. Entrepreneur and developer Tom Dolaskie grew up near Munising, served in the Air Force, succeeded in a couple of businesses in Florida and California, and moved back to his hometown, where he’s now behind multiple projects bringing new life to the city. Dolaskie renovated a former lumber baron’s mansion and adjacent medical facility into the boutique Roam Inn and farm-to-table Tracey’s restaurant. He also transformed a tired diner into Eh! Burger, where the short menu of fresh, Great Lakes whitefish, burgers and fries comes with a view of the bay. And he turned an empty, 36,000square-foot eyesore into offices and retail space, including his own speakeasy restaurant and bar
“The community is starting to pay attention to what a unique opportunity we have, with the harbor, Munising Bay and the protection of Grand Island, and the National Lakeshore.” —Tom Dolaskie
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Munising’s traditional meat-and-potatoes food scene is buzzing with new options to satisfy more adventurous appetites. One young couple remodeled grandma’s house, added a wood-fired oven, and is winning raves for their thin crust and gluten-free Pictured Rocks Pizza. Another family serves whitefish and traditional tacos from their cozy Taco Primo Mexican Kitchen. At his Fish Basket food truck tucked away off a downtown alley, Sam Corp lightly fries whitefish straight from Lake Superior until the catch of the day runs out. East Channel Brewing Company, making beer in Munising since 2016, usually has at least six brews on tap at its downtown pub. But not all businesses are recent startups. Since 1989 Muldoons Pasties (rhymes with nasties) has been baking the handy and hearty all-in-one meal wrapped in a flaky crust that was favored by copper miners. Pasties are still a popular dish identified with the Upper Peninsula, and are perfect for carrying on a hike or to a lakeside picnic. From its dockside market, the third generation VanLandschoot family sells its fresh Lake Superior catch and smoked fish dip and sausage. John Flanders, who opened his Johnny Dogs stand in 2008, expanded into a downtown space where his legions of fans line up for gourmet hot dogs topped with homemade sauces, with a side of famous Piggy Fries. Nancy Dwyer and her husband Jeff fell in love with Munising on their visits to the area; in 2003, they moved from Florida to open Falling Rock Café & Bookstore in adjoining 19th-century storefronts they renovated into a landmark gathering spot for live music, free Wi-Fi, local art for sale and, of course, new and used books. The nearly 500 coffee mugs that line the walls attest to the number of loyal locals and regular visitors who flock to the Falling Rock for the house-roasted coffee, sandwiches (including vegan and gluten-free options) and ice cream treats. “It wasn’t easy,” Dwyer says of their beginnings 15 years ago. “But we were determined to provide something to the community that was needed.” Now, Dwyer says of the new developments in town: “It’s exciting. People are finally discovering what a gem it is, and the fact that this amazing
natural resource can be appreciated by so many. We’ve got the Pictured Rocks Boat Cruises, kayaks, paddleboards, shipwreck tours, pontoons, the Riptide Ride and pirate cruises,” she says, ticking off the variety of watercraft activities. “The more the better. It makes [Munising] a destination, and people can walk around downtown instead of just taking the boat cruise and leaving.” UP~Scale Art carries the photography, jewelry, pottery and other creations of Munising Bay Arts Association members at its downtown gallery and shop. Leading the art scene 18 years ago, Jill Zwemer Baugnet and Thomas Baugnet saved a roadside cottage from collapse to create Open Wings Pottery, where they sell handcrafted stoneware and the work of about 50 other regional artists. The Munising Downtown Development Authority recently completed the Art in the Alley project, located in an alley behind Falling Rock Cafe. The project showcases art of more than 60 artists from around Alger County.
In 2010 — also ahead of the current tourism boom — Munising natives Tim and Joni Flynn introduced an alternative to Pictured Rocks Cruises with their Riptide Ride, the “Baddest Boat in the Bay.” They started with a 20-seat, 750-hp Island Girl jetboat and just added the 44-passenger, 1,600-hp Rogue Wave to accommodate thrill seekers who enjoy the faster pace and 360-degree spins during tours of Grand Island. The shallow draft of the boats allows them to get close to the cliffs, lighthouses and wildlife on the 90-minute tours, offered from Memorial weekend into early October. Scuba divers explore eight wrecks in Munising Bay at depths of 12 to 105 feet, but two of those vessels are visible through the high-and-dry glass bottom boats of the two-hour Shipwreck Tours offered from Memorial weekend to mid-October. Experienced kayakers follow the Hiawatha Water Trail, a route paddled over the centuries by Native Americans and voyageurs along the Lake Superior shoreline past Grand Island and the Pictured Rocks to Grand Marais. Local outfitters conduct guided tours, which are recommended for inland lake and river paddlers not accustomed to navigating the mighty Great Lakes. New in 2018 are the Munising Pirate Cruises, a 90-minute sail around the bay that’s a great family outing by day and adults-only pirate party at sunset. The Pirate Cruises and Pictured Rocks Cruises depart from the modern Bayshore Marina, the public facility at the heart of Munising’s waterfront activity.
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named Whiskey Tom’s, within eyeshot of the tour boats docked at the marina. “I’m interested in getting people from the waterfront to look and say, ‘Man, I didn’t realize I can spend another three or four hours in Munising,’” Dolaskie says.
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Winter in Munising is chill
Ice climbing is permitted at Pictured Rocks and Grand Island, and is growing in popularity. Curtains and columns of ice 20 to 40 feet high form from the water that seeps out of the rock, aided by lake effect snow and frigid temperatures along Lake Superior. Down Wind Sports (in Marquette) rents gear, offers guided climbs and organizes the annual Michigan Ice Fest each February. “The community is starting to pay attention to what a unique opportunity we have, with the harbor, Munising Bay and the protection of Grand Island, and the National Lakeshore,” Tom Dolaskie says. “It has become a more well-rounded environment. People are beginning to understand that well into October and even November they can have a great time here. Fall is ideal for that traveler looking for a little bit less on the hectic side, who is willing to explore. They’ll find plenty to do.” ★
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The marina, like the city itself, is enjoying increased visitor traffic and just opened an expansion that nearly doubled its capacity to 58 slips for seasonal moorage and transient traffic. The new, 240-foot floating pier adds a dozen 40-foot and a dozen 50-foot floating slips, plus space for another four transient boats at the existing L-Dock. All have water, shore power and access to showers, and 10 slips are ADA-approved. The marina also offers a boat launch, grills, long-term parking, picnic tables and pump-out. Diesel fuel is available at a nearby gas station, while restaurants, grocery and hardware stores, shops and services are within walking distance of the marina and waterfront park. The convenience contributes to the marina’s reputation for being boater friendly.
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ast off your dock lines and explore Michigan’s nearly 40 miles of Inland Waterway. Dust off the clubs and perfect your swing at the Indian River Golf Course. Roast marshmallows over a campfire on chilly September nights. This custom-built Indian River home provides the ideal launching pad for fun, no matter the season. “I’ve been coming to this area since the 1950s, camping at Burt Lake State Park,” says homeowner Dennis Burwell. “It’s where I learned to fish for trout, I went boating and went skiing at the Boyne complexes; we have a long familiarity with the area.” Built in 1991, with a significant renovation in 2007, Dennis and wife Janice’s raised ranch home offers everything you’d expect from a northern Michigan cedar and brick home: Tall ceilings in the great room; cedar wall boards; knotty wood kitchen cabinets; an antler chandelier in the dining room; and three gas fireplaces. The design elements combine to create a cozy, warm atmosphere, perfect for creating family memories. “Janice’s favorite part of the home is the master suite,” Dennis says. “We’ve enjoyed traveling and she takes notes on the nicest hotel rooms we visit. We’ve replicated them
with a fireplace, coffee bar, mini fridge, jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower and private screened patio — a lot of nice amenities that you’d find in a Ritz Carlton.” Dennis explains that he enjoys the lower level, where his friends gather around the bar and pool table. “But as I say this, I’m in my screened-in, three-season patio looking out at the 14th hole of the golf course; this isn’t a bad spot either,” Dennis says. A beautifully landscaped lawn surrounds the home, while a covered pavilion and tiki bar provide the perfect space to enjoy warm summer days. On snowy days, the Burwells will often light a campfire in the fire pit for the many cross-country skiers that pass through the golf course trails. But in the summer, boating is the main event in Indian River, and the association’s private marina is just across the street. Homeowners can rent a slip for a $250 seasonal fee. Dennis adds: “I’m eager to hop on our 21-foot Four Winns bowrider for a nice cruise up the Inland Waterway today, probably west out to Burt Lake through our lovely town on the Indian River.” ★
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ecause of the state’s many resources available to help recreational boating continue to flourish, one local Wisconsin marina was given a complete makeover. Harbor Park in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, started off as a seawall installed in the 1930s on the East Twin River. About 80 years later that structure was on the verge of collapsing and potentially damaging the public street behind it. So in 2012, to stabilize the shoreline, repair the ages-old infrastructure (including a 1908 water main) and create a space for visiting and local boaters, Two Rivers looked to its state for funding. Thanks to Wisconsin’s Recreational Boating Fund, the State Harbor Assistance Program through the Department of Transportation, and several other state programs, nearly $3.6 million was raised for the renovation. The Harbor Park project began in 2015 and was completed in spring of 2017. Harbor Park now features a new 420-foot seawall replaced with steel sheet piling; park furnishings, including a picnic shelter, restrooms and showers; and electric hookups to accommodate the marina’s eight transient slips.
City Manager Greg Buckley, who has been in office since 1995, believes the new and improved Harbor Park is a perfect place for out-of-town boaters to dock. He may be biased (he is the city manager, after all), but he has already seen the marina draw in unique vessels and captains. “I visited with some folks from Oregon who are touring the Great Lakes on their restored 1934 U.S. Coast Guard motorized lifeboat,” Buckley says. “They were headed down the lake to Chicago, and then they’ll be heading up the Michigan side and over to Lake Huron.” Since the facility is close to downtown Two Rivers and about three blocks away from the public beach, boaters have access to restaurants, bike trails, events and activities on land. Soon boaters will be able to get to those happenings quickly by simply swiping their debit or credit card at the automated pay kiosk. Thanks to the help provided by the state, Two Rivers is set to see many more to its shore. “We’ve seen a variety of visitors,” Buckley says, “and we look forward to welcoming more.” ★
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2009 ZODIAC MEDLINE IIC Late model trade-In with Yamaha 115hp Four Stroke Outboard, 103 hours and Venture aluminum trailer. New cockpit cushions, just serviced and commissioned. 3-point removable ski pole, swim ladder and more! Asking $23,900. Call Mark @ 414-651-3100. RYS
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2006 CHRIS-CRAFT 43 ROAMER Rarely offered Hunt designed masterpiece. All amenities. Bow and stern thrusters. Beautiful fit and finish. Freshwater only, extensive equipment list. Asking $299,900. Call 262-654-0207. GLYS
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