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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

Engine Cutoff Switch
Written By: Tighe Curran March 15, 2021 at 10:45 am
Boaters, please be aware of the new Federal law, effective April 1, requiring operators of certain boats to properly use the engine cutoff switch (safety lanyard) or wireless engine cutoff device whenever traveling on plane. This law applies to boats 26 feet and below operating on Federal waters, which include […]
Pier 33 Yacht Brokerage Update
Written By: Tighe Curran March 5, 2021 at 11:25 am
Saint Joseph, Michigan (269) 983-3333 Pier 33 is proudly a member of the Yacht Brokers Association of America, a united group of yacht sales professionals throughout North America who strive to promote high standards of professional competence, character and ethical conduct. We can find your boat! Pier 33 is a […]
We'll Miss You
Written By: Tighe Curran March 4, 2021 at 4:24 pm
We’re just about on the brink of spring launch and, usually, that would mean the Pier 33 Spring Open House is also right around the corner. That event has always been exciting for our staff, as our boaters return for their pre-season visits, renew friendships with their boating neighbors and […]
Boatbuilders
Written By: Tighe Curran March 2, 2021 at 9:33 am
As most boat dealerships can attest, the Summer of 2020 was a busy as there has ever been and the showrooms were nearly picked clean by Summer’s end. Boat builders are still working to replenish inventories and meet sold order commitments. Just a year ago, we were starting to feel […]
Pier 33 Yacht Brokerage Update
Written By: Tighe Curran February 23, 2021 at 4:41 pm
Saint Joseph, Michigan (269) 983-3333 Pier 33 is proudly a member of the Yacht Brokers Association of America, a united group of yacht sales professionals throughout North America who strive to promote high standards of professional competence, character and ethical conduct. Pier 33 is also a member of the world’s […]
Is Your Boat For Sale?
Written By: Tighe Curran February 10, 2021 at 7:34 am
Hey everyone, This winter has already been busy with everyone that missed out last summer trying to finding a boat. I’ve had a few boats hit the market and  sell within days. We’re calling all sellers! Now is a great time to sell if you have been on the fence […]
Sailfish 220 Center Console For Sale
Written By: Tighe Curran February 9, 2021 at 6:19 pm
Fresh-water center console now available at Pier 33. See this video walk-thru aboard the 2018 Sailfish 220 Center Console, presented by Pier 33 Yacht Broker Greg Dorow. Versatile enough for a day of fishing or lounging — or both. For more information regarding this Sailfish, Click Here.
I'm Looking For Boats!
Written By: Tighe Curran February 9, 2021 at 6:18 pm
From the Desk of Greg Dorow … I hope you are all doing well, staying warm, and maybe enjoying this beautiful Michigan Winter we have right now! Maybe you’re even spending some time on the ski slopes like me! (picture?) Now that we are on the downhill side of things […]
Video Tour of the Chaparral 267 SSX
Written By: Tighe Curran February 9, 2021 at 12:17 pm
We’ve just received this gorgeous New 2021 Chaparral 267 SSX and Tyler Wirick has a video tour for you, including demonstration of the Infinity Power Step. Pier 33 is Michigan’s longest-tenured dealer for Chaparral Boats and you are sure to see this beauty boating in or near St. Joseph, Michigan […]
Sea Ray 210 Select For sale at Pier 33
Written By: Tighe Curran February 3, 2021 at 1:31 pm
New to market, we’ve just added this 2009 Sea Ray 210 Select. See this extra-sharp 2009 Sea Ray 210 Select, on display now. Always fresh-water and superbly maintained. Mercury 5.0 MPI 260 HP (440 engine hours) with Alpha drive and stainless steel prop. Luxurious, comfortable seating throughout. What a great […]
Sell Your Boat thru Pier 33 Yacht Brokerage
Written By: Tighe Curran February 1, 2021 at 2:27 pm
This is a key question in today’s boating market: Is Your Boat For Sale? The boating surge experienced during the Summer of 2020 has continued through the fall and winter periods. Clean, well-cared-for late-model boats of all sizes and styles are still in high demand — and short supply! If […]
Robalo Boats Arriving at Pier 33
Written By: Tighe Curran February 1, 2021 at 10:02 am
It’s a bright, snowy February morning and what a great way to start the week — two new boats from Robalo have just arrived. Many of our summer and fall orders have been arriving recently, Pre-Sold, including a very nice R202 Explorer on this load. The other boat is Available, […]
Maxum 3300 SCR For Sale
Written By: Tighe Curran January 31, 2021 at 2:10 pm
We have just added this 2000 Maxum 3300 SCR and are republishing this on-water video produced when the boat was sold in 2017. Currently in storage for the winter, this spacious and affordable express cruiser is now back on the market. Featuring an eleven-foot beam, tall camper top, air & […]
Boston Whaler 150 Montauk - SOLD
Written By: Tighe Curran January 27, 2021 at 4:49 pm
Pier 33 Yacht Broker Greg Dorow Join Greg for a look through one of our most recent trades, this sharp 2018 Boston Whaler 150 Montauk. NOW SOLD! For “big water” boaters the 2018 Boston Whaler Montauk would be a great addition to your fleet as a yacht-tender or dingy. For […]
Chaparral 21 SSi Now Available
Written By: Tighe Curran January 27, 2021 at 4:33 pm
Chaparral Video Walk Thru with Tyler Wirick Get on board with Tyler for a walk-thru on this just-arrived Chaparral 21 SSi. More Info? Click Here. The snow is still on the ground but I am excited now for warmer days after seeing this new Chaparral come into the showroom. This […]
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 […]