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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

Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade
Written By: Tighe Curran May 12, 2022 at 7:00 am
BLOSSOMTIME PARADE THIS SATURDAY MAY 14 – LIMITED ACCESS TO PIER 33 For the first time since 2019, St. Joseph will host the Blossomtime Festival Grand Floral Parade, this Saturday, May 14 – which means that it is one of the most unusual days of the year here at Pier […]
Launch on Command at Pier 33 Marina
Written By: Tighe Curran May 3, 2022 at 5:51 pm
There will be a one-day delay in start of Launch on Command due to the Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade restricting marina access on Saturday May 14. Official LOC Opening Day will be Sunday May 15. Let’s get the season started. Here is our Launch On Command and Hook ‘n Go […]
Robalo R202 Explorer
Written By: Tighe Curran April 3, 2022 at 10:05 am
Here comes the boating season!  With many of our new Robalo boats arriving pre-sold, we would like to give you this update on available models from Pier 33, in-stock or arriving during the Spring and Summer. At Pier 33, we’re very focused on your new boat being an easy, exciting […]
Chaparral Boats at Pier 33
Written By: Tighe Curran April 3, 2022 at 9:57 am
Spring Greetings from Pier 33! Let’s catch you up on models available for the Spring and Summer of 2022. It’s already been a busy year, with many of our new Chaparral boats arriving pre-sold. You will see our latest summary of available boats below. At Pier 33, we’re very focused […]
Boating with Pier 33 and Robalo
Written By: Tighe Curran January 30, 2022 at 12:52 pm
Welcome Robalo boaters-to-be, from Pier 33, your Number One Lake Michigan Dealer for New Boats from Robalo! The 2022 Boating Season is on it’s way. If you are looking for the very best combination of quality, design and value in a center console, dual console or bay boat, your best […]
Chaparral Boats and Pier 33
Written By: Tighe Curran January 25, 2022 at 6:16 pm
It’s hard to believe, but our Spring Launch Season begins in just about two months. Are you ready to Go Boating in 2022 and Beyond? There’s no better way to enjoy our fresh waters and beautiful beaches than aboard a new boat from Chaparral Boats and Pier 33! We have […]
2020 Chaparral 317 SSX For Sale at Pier 33
Written By: Tighe Curran October 2, 2021 at 8:33 am
We’ve just added this low-hour, one-owner 2020 Chaparral 317 SSX to our selection! Just 35 engine hours, all fresh water. Powered by Twin Mercury 6.2L 300 HP with Axius Joystick Control, Digital Throttle & Shift, Black hullsides with Red Stripe and plus many extras! CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS AND […]
2011 Sea Ray 205 Sport For Sale at Pier 33
Written By: Tighe Curran October 2, 2021 at 8:25 am
This 2011 Sea Ray 205 Sport is now available at Pier 33! Just listed by Pier 33 Yacht Broker Greg Dorow, this nicely styled bow rider has plenty of room for your summer adventures. Powered by a Mercury 220 HP V-6 and with trailer included. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS […]
Baja 342 For Sale at Pier 33
Written By: Tighe Curran October 2, 2021 at 8:19 am
New to market from Pier 33 Yacht Broker Tyler Wirick: See this beautifully updated Baja 342 Boss! Fresh painted graphics — hullsides and deck — plus a plush, newly upholstered cockpit, give this 342 Boss the look and feel of a near-to-new boat. Always boated in fresh water. T-502 MAGS […]
Chaparral 19 h2O For Sale at Pier 33
Written By: Tighe Curran October 2, 2021 at 8:09 am
Just added to our line-up, see this 2017 Chaparral 19 h2O now For Sale at Pier 33. Enjoy loads of summer fun aboard this affordable runabout, with less than 100 engines hours on a powerful Mercury V-6. Very trailerable and a great value! CLICK HERE TO VIEW COMPLETE DETAILS AND […]
Fall Hours at Pier 33
Written By: Tighe Curran September 22, 2021 at 1:23 pm
As we enter into our haul-out season, we want to update you regarding our Hours of Operation. Please read on for information regarding all departments. UPDATED HOURS, 9/22/21 thru 10/23/21 NOTE: Pier 33 Storage Yard and Storage Building are accessible only during all Sales or Service Hours, throughout the year. […]
River Queen For Sale at Pier 33
Written By: Tighe Curran September 20, 2021 at 2:42 pm
Pier 33 Yacht Broker Greg Dorow has just listed this beautiful steel classic River Queen Start Stream Mark II. Re-powered in 2006 with modern Volvo Penta fuel-injected V-8’s and SX drives, this boat has received all of the right attention, inside and out. When you visit, you will appreciate the […]
1994 Bayliner 2252 For Sale at Pier 33
Written By: Tighe Curran September 19, 2021 at 12:04 pm
New to market from Pier 33 Yacht Broker Tyler Wirick, see this 1994 Bayliner 2252 Classic Ciera Express. Cockpit seating includes port and starboard back-to-back seats, plus a full-width aft bench seat. Cozy cuddy is fully enclosable and features vee berth, which also converts to a dinette, plus enclosed potty […]
See Our Latest Update
Written By: Tighe Curran September 17, 2021 at 2:45 pm
(269) 983-3333 ’88 CHRIS CRAFT 426 CATALINA – GORGEOUS! ALWAYS FRESH-WATER; MANY UPDATES INSIDE AND OUT! $89,9000 … SEE IT NOW BROKERAGE/STORAGE INCENTIVES! SAVE ON WINTER STORAGE AND COMMISSION! LEARN MORE NOW MORE UPDATES! ’99 BAJA 342 WITH TRAILER $65,000 – MANY UPDATES! ’90 CARVER 2767 SANTEGO GREAT VALUE – […]
SOLD
Written By: Tighe Curran September 16, 2021 at 12:02 pm
If you’re are thinking of selling your boat, it is time to see Pier 33! Strong market conditions favor sellers now and this is the ideal time to have the staff from Pier 33 Yacht Brokerage expose your boat to this vibrant market. We have just a few slots remaining […]
Viking 45 Convertible
Written By: Tighe Curran September 16, 2021 at 10:07 am
Available! SOLD! Congratulations to the new owners!. Fresh water Viking 45 Convertible, now available! Experience the go-anytime performance, distinctive styling and enduring quality of a Viking. “Sam I Am” is a rare find as an all-freshwater boat. The “plan C” layout includes a large master stateroom, side stateroom with bunks […]
2018 Robalo R247 For Sale at Pier 33
Written By: Tighe Curran August 30, 2021 at 8:55 am
Pier 33 Yacht Broker Greg Dorow has just added this 2018 Robalo R247 Dual Console to our line-up of excellent boating values. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha four stroke, loaded with electronics and including a tandem axle aluminum trailer, this fishing machine is ready for adventure. Check out the […]
1995 Bayliner Avanti 3255 For Sale at Pier 33
Written By: Tighe Curran August 29, 2021 at 2:24 pm
SALE PENDING – CALL! Pier 33 Yacht Broker Tyler Wirick has just added this 1995 Bayliner 3255 Avanti Express to our selection. Bright, wide beam express — comfortable AND affordable. Few other express cruisers in this class can match the Avanti’s spaciousness above and comfort below. This cruiser is well […]
Carver Santego For Sale at Pier 33
Written By: Tighe Curran August 29, 2021 at 10:54 am
Pier 33 Yacht Broker Tyler Wirick has just listed this 1990 Carver 2767 Santego. This model provides plenty of cabin/weekending convenience and true affordability for your vacation plans. Includes twin engines, air conditioning and heat, plus sleeping accommodations for up to six. SEE COMPLETE DETAILS, CLICK HERE NOW  
Sunset Special
Written By: Tighe Curran August 26, 2021 at 1:09 pm
SUNSET SPECIAL – LABOR DAY WEEKEND – FRIDAY and SATURDAY Pier 33 Launch on Command Boaters … This is Just For You! Earlier this summer, a Launch on Command boater came to us with a good suggestion … a special evening with extended hours so LOC boaters could see a […]