Walstrom Open House! by admin

When we tell people about northern Michigan, we often tell them how perfect it is up here during the summer.  Today turned out to be a bit on the cool and cloudy side, but Walstrom's new sales showroom is the nicest showroom I have ever seen.  A big thanks to Walstrom's for hosting the event and being kind enough to extend an invitation to us!  The guest list included a lot of our customers and other influential members of the boating community.  Check out the pictures to see if you can spot any of them!

Mark Your Calendars - Walstrom BBQ! by admin

Didn't make it to the Newport, Norwalk, Annapolis, Ft. Lauderdale, or Chicago Boat shows?  Just dreaming of warmer weather and firing up the grill?  Well now you have a date this spring to break out the ink for!  On May 28th Walstrom's Harbor Springs will be hosting a BBQ at the NEW Walstrom Marine Showroom.  Event starts at 11:30 and goes until 2:00!  We're planning on being there!

Walstrom "Roe" Building Groundbreaking by Trevor

Now that the downtown Walstrom building is transitioning into The Boathouse of Harbor Springs, there needs to be a new place to sell boats! Not to mention the promise of a larger indoor showroom! The Roe building has previously been used for light storage, boats under 60ft. Construction has started immediately. Be sure to check back for more pictures and updates, in the meantime take a look at the video rendering of the new building.


Q: How many people does it take to launch a buoy? by admin

A: A lot! From researchers to funding from multiple businesses, a lot of time, money, and effort went into the Little Traverse Weather Buoy.

At the end of July last year, the University of Michigan Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory launched a weather buoy (made by Tiara) in Little Traverse Bay. It was taken out of the water for the winter, and should be back online soon (hopefully!).

While having more information about the weather is great, there is still a lot of interesting ideas floating around (ha!) from Dr. Guy Meadows in this video. From the use of cell phone technology to relay the information, to the idea that maybe someday this buoys can act as mobile hot spots out on the water!

It is great to see the private sector stepping up to the plate and providing a "public" good!

(HT: Walstrom Marine Docklines.)