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Tighe Curran’s Boating Blog

Pier 33 General Manager Tighe Curran

Hello, I’m Tighe Curran and Welcome to my Boating Blog. I will be using this page to keep you posted on boating news, goings on at Pier 33, fun stuff and other boating items of interest.

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For your convenience, here is my contact information:

E-MAIL: tc@pier33.comOFFICE & TEXT: (269) 287-3021; CELL PHONE/URGENT: (269) 208-2691

Special Offer from Yamaha
Written By: Tighe Curran January 13, 2021 at 10:28 am
Yamaha has just announced a Sales Event that applies to all new Robalo models and select Chaparral models. Enjoy the outstanding support of Yamaha’s standard three-year limited warranty, plus take your choice of a Yamaha Extended Service for two years, or a Dealer Credit of up to $1500. Take delivery […]
Greg Dorow
Written By: Tighe Curran January 11, 2021 at 2:40 pm
Greg Dorow has many, many years of experience on the water and as a member of the Pier 33 Sales team is a Yacht Broker, Chaparral Specialist and Robalo Specialist. We’ve asked Greg to go on the record with some highlights of his career and experiences: Wind and water have […]
Two Neptune Marina Forklifts
Written By: Tighe Curran January 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Every team needs a strong bench and we’ve recently added to our depth, with our second Neptune Marina Forklift. Just over five  years ago, we welcomed our first Neptune, allowing Pier 33 to expand our Launch on Command service and increase the boat sizes serviced. That Neptune has also given […]
High Water Levels To Lessen
Written By: Tighe Curran January 11, 2021 at 9:49 am
It looks like 2021 may bring some slight relief from record-high Lake Michigan water levels. The most recent (December) update from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District indicates a forecasted drop of six to eight inches from last season’s peak. That will be good news for beachgoers, lakefront […]
Sea Ray 330 Sundancer For Sale at Pier 33
Written By: Tighe Curran January 10, 2021 at 12:02 pm
See our on-water video featuring this nicely updated 1996 Sea Ray 330 Sundancer. Always freshwater. Featuring Twin Mercury 7.4L Bravo Three sterndrives, freshly serviced in spring 2020. If you’re ready to head for some quiet, out-of-the-way harbors … or hosting the dockside Fourth of July festivities … this 330 Sundancer […]
See the Chaparral 267 SSX at Pier 33
Written By: Tighe Curran January 10, 2021 at 11:42 am
This factory-fresh 2021 Chaparral 267 SSX has just arrived and is now being readied for display in our showroom. SEE COMPLETE DETAILS, CLICK HERE Featuring the revolutionary Chaparral Infinity Power Step — the boating world’s best submersible swim step — a gorgeous Seafoam exterior and plush appointments in every area, […]
See the Robalo R247 Dual Console at Pier 33
Written By: Tighe Curran January 10, 2021 at 11:08 am
We’re excited to receive our first 2021 Robalo R247 Dual Console, just arrived and headed for display in our showroom soon! SEE COMPLETE DETAILS, CLICK HERE The R247 is a great combination of family fishability and runabout comfort. You’ll experience plenty of open cockpit area for reeling-in your Lake Michigan […]
Meet Tyler Wirick
Written By: Tighe Curran December 9, 2020 at 10:38 am
Please join us in welcoming Tyler Wirick as the newest member of Pier 33’s Sales Team. Tyler’s neither new to boating nor brand-new to Pier 33. Tyler joined our staff at the beginning of the summer as a valuable member of our Service Department and you may have already met […]
Boating with Pier 33
Written By: Tighe Curran November 23, 2020 at 3:38 pm
CLICK HERE TO REACH PIER 33 DURING THE HOLIDAY BREAK Our staff will be monitoring, and responding to, website inquiries throughout the break. Let us fill you in on our Holiday Hours at Pier 33. ‘Tis the season for our staff to take a couple of quick holiday breaks, during […]
Four Winns 258 Vista For sale at Pier 33
Written By: Tighe Curran November 17, 2020 at 3:07 pm
We have just added this very nice fresh-water 2006 Four Winns 258 to our yacht brokerage selection. Now on display inside our showroom. Fuel-injected Volvo V-8 with DuoProp and just over 440 engine hours. Tandem trailer, camper top, bimini top and a comfortably cozy cabin below. Portable enough to head […]
See the Video - Jefferson 52 Marquessa
Written By: Tighe Curran November 16, 2020 at 3:23 pm
See a detailed walk-through video of this 1990 Jefferson 52 Marquessa Motoryacht, now for sale at Pier 33. 1990 Jefferson 52 Marquessa with Twin Detroit Diesels. Always fresh-water. Pilothouse and flybridge stations. Bright, spacious salon. Split engine rooms. Three staterooms, three heads. Gorgeous throughout. 16-Foot Beam. By appointment, please. $196,900.
2021 New Boats from Robalo
Written By: Tighe Curran November 7, 2020 at 8:48 am
2020 turned out to be a wonderful year for boating. Experienced boaters got on the water more than ever and new-to-the-sport boaters discovered exactly how much fun boating can be. The tremendous enthusiasm for boating brought a near-complete sell-out of new boat inventory here at Pier 33. BUT, we’ve got […]
New Boats From Chaparral for 2021
Written By: Tighe Curran November 7, 2020 at 8:45 am
2020 turned out to be a wonderful year for boating. Experienced boaters got on the water more than ever and new-to-the-sport boaters discovered exactly how much fun boating can be. The tremendous enthusiasm for boating brought a near-complete sell-out of new boat inventory here at Pier 33. BUT, we’ve got […]
Winter Boat Storage and Boat Winterization at Pier 33
Written By: Tighe Curran September 10, 2020 at 11:39 am
Pier 33 offers the area’s most professional Winter Boat Storage and Winterizing Services! Pier 33 can provide haul out, pressure wash, winterizing of engines and systems, boat shrink-wrap preventive maintenance and off-season boat repair services, efficiently and professionally. The best insurance for a good boating season in 2021 is to […]
Sell Your Boat thru Pier 33 Yacht Brokerage
Written By: Tighe Curran September 3, 2020 at 8:40 am
Welcome to the Pier 33 Yacht Brokerage Update. We have added some great-late season choices for you. Read on for news about these fresh additions and more from Pier 33. IS YOUR BOAT FOR SALE? Contact Pier 33 for a free market analysis, to discuss our marketing plans and to […]
Our Showroom, Before and After
Written By: Tighe Curran August 16, 2020 at 1:13 pm
THE IMPORTANCE OF “FALL” BOAT ORDERS As we have all experienced, this has been a boating summer unlike any before. Most all boating activities were initially impacted or delayed by stay-at-home requirements in Michigan and around the country. Special events, cruises, amusement park vacations, concerts, festivals, ballgames, weddings, camps, school, […]
Docks and Storage at Pier 33
Written By: Tighe Curran August 6, 2020 at 10:15 am
Pier 33 Boaters, as we head into summer’s second-half, please be on the lookout for your arriving 2020-21 Renewal Packets for Dock and Storage renewals. These packages have been sent by mail with all of the information you will need to renew dock, Launch on Command, Hook-n-Go and winter storage, […]
Schedule Annual Boat Maintenance Now
Written By: Tighe Curran August 6, 2020 at 9:31 am
Take advantage now of our August Service Sale.This is the ideal time of the year to schedule (and perform) your “Fall” oil change or stern drive service. Pier 33 has recently published updated services rates that will go into effect September 1, including some modest price increases. Place your service […]
Free Boat Covers
Written By: Tighe Curran August 5, 2020 at 1:06 pm
Each year, Pier 33 receives truckloads of new boats from Chaparral, Robalo and Vortex with each boat covered by a special form-fitted shipping cover. Heavy plastic on the outside and (mostly) lined on the inside, these covers protect the new boats while they are in transit. Over the years, we’ve […]
Swimming Pool at Pier 33 Marina
Written By: Tighe Curran August 5, 2020 at 10:58 am
Pier 33 boaters, please be aware of a temporary change in swimming pool hours at Pier 33. This will be a slight reduction in operating hours. Beginning August 5 and through August 17, swimming pool hours will be: MON – THU, 10am – 6pm FRI & SAT, 10am – 8pm […]