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BUSINESS BEAT: Coldwater Lake Marina celebrates 30th anniversary with spring open house

Coldwater Lake Martina staff
Coldwater Lake Martina staff

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - Coldwater Lake Marina is proud to announce 30 years in business located at 626 Lake Drive on Coldwater Lake with owners Les and Pam VanStone. To celebrate they are hosting a sale and spring open house on Saturday, April 25 and 26 at the marina.

“Since 1984, we have carried the best names in the marine Industry.  We are excited to celebrate this milestone with the community and customers.  Over the years we’ve realized that employees are the key to our success over the years.  Most employees have been with the marina for years, some over 10 years, some over 15 and even a couple over 20 years,” said Les Vanstone, owner.

The Marina opened in April of 1984.  Originally, it was comprised of one building housing a showroom and shop on the water along with two small storage buildings across the road.  There were five employees including new owners, Lee & Molly VanStone.  Current owners Les and Pam VanStone bought out Molly and Lee in 2000.

Today, the marina complex sits on over 26 acres of land.  It has four rack storage facilities with the ability to store over 500 boats in the winter.  Two showrooms allow over 10,000 sq ft of space to display new boat inventory.  The marina features a six bay service center and 3,000 sq ft parts and service department and 20 full and seasonal employees. 

Over the years Coldwater Lake Marina has won several awards including the Harris Flotebote Presidents award for customer satisfaction.  Sea Doo Platinum dealer certification and Malibu ski/wakeboard boats highest customer satisfaction award five years in a row.

Brands handled are among the best in the industry including Sea Doo personal watercraft, Malibu ski/wakeboard boats and Bennington pontoon boats; all three are the number one selling boats in the world in each of their segments.

“By affiliating ourselves with the top brand names in the marine business, combined with over 30 years of continuous operation, you can be sure that we will guide you in the right direction for all your boating needs.  Our award winning service center will keep you on the lake all summer long,” said Les VanStone, owner of Coldwater Lake Marina.

The marina is open daily during the month of April from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.  For the open house on April 25 and 26, the marina will be open from 9 a.m. till 8 p.m. both days.

Coldwater Lake Marina is on Facebook and can be reached by calling 238-2777 or at ColdwaterLakeMarina.com

 

 

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