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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

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. NOW SOLD! 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 […]
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 […]
Order a new Boat From Robalo
Written By: Tighe Curran July 5, 2020 at 6:44 pm
It is time to Trade-In and Trade-Up at Pier 33! With our shortened spring selling season in 2020 and the quick pace of summer sales, dealer inventories around the country have been depleted. Let’s plan now so that you have the right boat for 2021 and beyond. We are currently […]
Trade-In For 2021
Written By: Tighe Curran July 5, 2020 at 11:31 am
It is time to Trade-In and Trade-Up at Pier 33! With our shortened spring selling season in 2020 and the quick pace of summer sales, dealer inventories around the country have been depleted. Let’s plan now so that you have the right boat for 2021 and beyond. We are currently […]
Pier 33 Showroom
Written By: Tighe Curran June 30, 2020 at 9:39 am
Thank you for all of your patience. The Pier 33 Showroom resumes regular hours of operation on June 16. Appointment-based boat viewings have been very important to us in managing client visits during the past month. Appointments are still preferred, so that an individual staff member can be ready to […]
Social Distancing Works
Written By: Tighe Curran June 26, 2020 at 2:45 pm
As we prepare for the July 4 holiday weekend, please check these important Marina Reminders and review our 2020 Parking Guide. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL MEMO AS A PDF Be safe and stay well. Get to know your boating neighbors even better, but please practice social distancing. Introduce […]
Robalo R180 Center Console
Written By: Tighe Curran June 20, 2020 at 12:51 pm
Join Pier 33 for a video tour of the Robalo R180 Center Console. This big eighteen-footer is packed with family friendly fishing features, lots of freeboard and the reliability of Yamaha Outboard power. See complete details regarding the Robalo R180 Center Console:
See the Video Tour
Written By: Tighe Curran June 20, 2020 at 10:11 am
Chaparral has been building boats — not jet skis — since 1965 and the Vortex 2430 VRX Jet Boat is nobody’s grown-up jet ski. This is a real boat, with all of the DNA that makes Chaparral the premier fiberglass boat builder in the United States. Join us on this […]
Silverton 422 Motoryacht
Written By: Tighe Curran June 19, 2020 at 1:12 pm
Join us for a walk-through aboard “Wishful Thinking”, a beautifully-maintained 2000 Silverton 422 Motoryacht. Two nice staterooms, two heads, updated Raymarine radar and always boated in fresh-water. See complete details and specs describing “Wishful Thinking”
Social Distancing Works
Written By: Tighe Curran May 14, 2020 at 5:10 pm
So, now we near the traditional start of summer. The boats are in and boating friends and families are ready to get back together. At Pier 33 and throughout the state, boaters are ready to go. Please do so with caution in mind. It must remain our ongoing focus to […]
Launch on Command at Pier 33 Marina
Written By: Tighe Curran May 14, 2020 at 2:55 pm
We are pleased to announce that Pier 33 will begin Launch on Command and Hook ‘n Go services on Saturday May 23! Read this entire post to view our initial hours of LOC operation. GETTING YOUR BOAT READY Our crew has been working diligently to get our winter storage boaters […]