All invited to “Welcome to the Water” Boating Demo Days

Michigan Boating Industries Association
May 30, 2013
Filed under News

May, 2013, Livonia, Mich. – Marinas around the state are offering free boating demonstrations to the public on National “Welcome to the Water” Marina Day, Saturday, June 8. In partnership with the MDNR and Association of Marine Industries, the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) encourages all interested in boating to visit these access sites to enjoy a boat ride and find out more about boating.

“We’re giving people an opportunity to actually get on a boat and go for a ride,” said MBIA Executive Director Nicki Polan. “We want non-boaters to experience the boating lifestyle. There are boats available to fit any budget; it’s an affordable way to spend quality time with your family and is entertaining and fun for all ages.” Free boating demos will be offered at:

Great Lakes Docks & Decks - Free kayaking experiences
7427 Dyke Rd (M-29), Algonac, MI
Offering free on-water experiences from 10 am – 4 pm
For more information, call (586) 468-5400 or visit

Klave’s Marina
8789 McGregor Road (On Portage Lake)
Pinckney, MI 48169
Family-owned and operated for 52 years
For more information, call (734) 426-4532

MacRay Harbor & Sun Sport Marine
30675 N. River Rd., Harrison Township, 48045
For more information, call (586) 468-1900

MSU Sailing Center
5918 Shaw St., Haslett, 48840
For more information, call (517) 339-8269

Pier 33
St. Joseph, MI
(800) 886-0493

Terrace Point Marina
770 Terrace Point Blvd., Muskegon, 49440
For more information, call (231) 727-8483

Wilson Marine
Boat Demos at Island Cove Marina 10a.m to 5 p.m.
3981 Cass Elizabeth Rd., Waterford Township, MI 48328
Phone: (248) 683-0200

For more details and locations celebrating National Marina Day visit Demo Days and National Marina Day occurs during National Fishing and Boating Week, June 1-9. This week, dedicated to the celebration of boating and fishing, also coincides with Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend on June 8 & 9.

National Fishing and Boating Week falls on the first week of June every year. Sites all over the country will host boating and fishing events. For more information on events, boating and fishing information, visit


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