Eldean Shipyard
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*If we are having an event like a picnic or a party, all visiting boaters are welcome. Call ahead to sign-up and check our Calendar of Events for the dates.

Transient boats and guests are welcome! Located North of Saugatuck and South of Grand Haven, Eldean Shipyard is a popular destination for Great Lakes boaters cruising in Southern Lake Michigan. Summer Slip Rental and Transient dockage is usually available, but we recommend you call first for a reservation. We monitor VHF channel 9 during store hours, call 616-335-5843, or email store@eldean.com. We accept VISA and MasterCard and require a credit card for deposit at check-in.

A popular destination for Regattas, Cruising Clubs, & Rendezvous Groups, in addition to moorage, the marina can provide just about anything your group may need. Whether it's our pool side clubhouse & gathering space, lakeside picnic areas, or waterfront banquet facilities at 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, South Haven Yacht Club, 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 Cruising Club. Click Here for more information.

Eldean Shipyard is located in Southwest Michigan, adjacent to the Southeast Shore of Lake Michigan on Lake Macatawa. Stay to the right upon entering Lake Macatawa from Lake Michigan through the channel (see Navigational Charts). We have boat slips that will accommodate any draft. A lower level dock extension allows us to safely fuel jet skis and smaller craft. Each slip is furnished with electricity and water. Pull up to the 168' long double-sided fuel dock to make arrangements for transient dockage.

Eldean's offices and Ship's Store are located in the building just east of the fuel dock. We carry a complete inventory of electronic equipment, marine hardware and supplies, nautical clothing and more. VALVTECT Marine gas and diesel fuel, block and cube ice, are available at the  fuel dock. Additionally there are modern restroom/shower facilities, children's playground, gas grills and picnic area, self-service laundry, pump-out, clubhouse, swimming pool and 2 hot tubs.

The Shipyard is equipped with one 35 and one 70-ton open end Travelifts and maintains a complete marine service department with 150,000 sq.ft. of heated inside winter storage.  Many of our winter storage customers travel the extra mile from Chicago, Indiana, Wisconsin, and West Michigan's Coast for our exceptional facilities, competitive rates, and peace-of-mind.

The Big Red Stop is a local Food Trailer that is set up at the Marina. The Big Red Stop serves bagels and coffee, hot dogs and burgers, icecream, and a few other tasty selections.

Nearby is a grocery store, liquor store and post office. Beaches, biking, nature trails, are just around the corner. For excursions out of Macatawa, Taxi and car rental are available.

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