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(Chicago Yacht Club Powerboat Cruising Club)

Cruising and Racing Groups Welcome!

A popular destination for Regattas, Cruising Clubs, & Rendezvous Groups, the marina can provide just about anything your group may need. Whether it's our pool side clubhouse & gathering space, lakeside picnic areas, or banquet facilities at our Party Barn, we can help bring your group together for parties, meals, workshops, presentations, or other events. Let us help you pull-off the most successful and memorable event possible. Past groups have included: Island Packet Rendezvous, Catalina Rendezvous, Great Lakes Cruising Club, Chicago Yacht Club Power Cruising Club, Chicago Yacht Club Sail Cruising Club, Tiara Days, Ocean Yachts Rendezvous, Hinckley, and the Milwaukee Yacht Club Cruising Club.

Do you have a really big group? No Problem! We can accommodate groups that have several hundreds of people. Our "Party Barn" is a great place for weddings, fundraisers, or other large parties.

A great place for Regattas! Lake Michigan's open waters are 10 minutes from the docks, while the protected lake Macatawa also provides racing opportunities for smaller boats when Lake Michigan is too rough. The Macatawa Bay Yacht Club is located next door, and MBYC can help coordinate the event and provide race committee. Previous regattas have included S2 7.9 Internationals, Farr 40 Invitational, Mumn 30, US Junior Women's Single Handed Championship, Michigan Junior Olympics, Etchells North American Championships, and the Optimist USODA Great Lakes Championship.

Additional Lodging is located at the Marina or many other options are located nearby including Cottages, Homes, and Hotels. Check out the cottage rentals at Eldean Shipyard at www.LakeMacatawaVacationRentals.com.

Planning a Cruise? There are serveral good websites out there for planning your trip and finding a great marina and destination. Check out:


     Eldean Shipyard    2223 South Shore Drive    Macatawa, MI 49434    Phone 616 335-5843    FAX 616 335-5848    Email info@eldean.com