Spring 2015 Newsletter

What a long, cold winter, sure glad spring is finally here, Happy Spring everyone! 

We would like to start off with some exciting news!  Sherry and I are expecting another addition to our family in late May.  As our new arrival has been timed with the start of the busy season Sherry will be taking some time off to take care of our growing family.  I will be moving back into the office full time to look after all the day to day duties.  In order to keep things moving along smoothly in the yard we have a hired a new technician.  Kelly Snyder grew up in and around boats and brings along numerous years in the marine industry and will be a great addition to the Point Pleasant family.  Please do not hesitate to stop by and introduce yourself.

2015 is also a big year for Point Pleasant as we celebrate our 50th anniversary.  Point Pleasant Marina Limited was incorporated on July 7th 1965.  Point Pleasant does date back years prior to 1965, first as Point Pleasant resort but records are sketchy at best.  We are all very proud and pleased to be at the helm of Point Pleasant for this milestone.

We would also like to remind everyone of our spring launching policy.  We require a minimum of two week’s notice to prepare your boat.  If there is scheduled work to be accomplished, or would like some work done, a minimum of three week’s notice is required.  If you have any thoughts or questions regarding a particular task on your vessel do not hesitate to contact us so we may provide you with the necessary information.  We also have many marine suppliers available to us and would urge you to check with us if you need anything for your boat or any marine related item; our pricing is very competitive.  Please keep an eye out for the 2015 parts and accessory catalogue that we will leave in your boat upon spring launch and is also available online on our website.

 

Feel free to continue to check out our website.  On our website you will find easy payment methods as we take online credit card payments as well as an easy link to major banks for online banking payments.  There is also a straightforward service request form for basic needs (refueling, spring launch, fall haul out, etc.).  You will find contact information, staff photos, hours of operation, pictures of the marina and current information.     

            Our garbage program continues to be simple and convenient.  Specially marked garbage and recycling bags are available for purchase at the main office for $5 each.  Paper recycling must be separated from all other recyclable materials.  We will only accept garbage that is in one of our pre paid white bags with the red stripe and recycling in one of our pre paid clear blue bags with a marked sticker.

We would also kindly ask that you respect the program by keeping garbage and recycling well bagged.  If the program is not respected it will be terminated.  Please do not dump garbage in any other area of the marina other than the garbage trailer.  The trailer is located beside the main office and is accessible during regular business hours.

            For those of you with pets please poop and scoop!  It isn’t fair to others when they have to try and avoid dog waste in our parking areas.  Please place the well sealed bag into the garbage trailer where there is a bucket provided for the waste.  New for this season we will also have two municipal grade pet waste stations located in the main parking area that have biodegradable waste bags and a receptacle to place them in.

We would like to remind everyone of our car parking policy.  You are allotted one car parking spot per boat slip.  Any additional vehicles, whether they be second family vehicles or guest vehicles must register in the office and park in the guest parking lots.  For your convenience we also sell additional seasonal car parking passes that can be interchanged among any extra vehicles you may have. To be courteous to others we only allow one vehicle per slip in the main parking area with no exceptions.  It is up to you, our patron, to ensure that your guests have a valid parking pass and that it is displayed clearly in the windshield of the vehicle.  If guests arrive after hours, calling or emailing the vehicle information in; would be greatly appreciated.  And remember; please be slow and cautious when driving around the marina as there may be small children, pets or marine equipment in unexpected areas.

As an advisory warning please do not leave children unattended while playing on our beach and on the docks.  We do not have a lifeguard on duty so we ask that your child wears his/her lifejacket and children are always within arm’s reach. 

Many of you have already provided us with a second key to your boat (thank you) and it hangs on the ‘key board’ in the shop.  For those of you who haven’t supplied a second key, we require that you do so.  If for any reason we need to move your boat, perform service work on your boat or if you forget your keys, we have a back up.

When having parcels shipped to Point Pleasant we ask that you please use our physical address, 32 Point Pleasant Road, via courier service.  Please do not use Canada Post to ship parcels.  Purolator, UPS and Fed X are some of the major courier services that will deliver to the marina.  Please ensure that your name is written clearly somewhere on the package so we can contact you when it arrives.   

In keeping up with our DIAMOND STAR rating for being one of the top 7 Ontario Marina's in Eco-friendly Clean Marine operations, we would like to remind you to use only environmentally friendly products when cleaning, waxing and detailing your boats.  We have a selection of products available for purchase in our main office.   

We would also like to remind you that we have a battery recycling program.  Bring in your used batteries, big or small we will make sure they are recycled appropriately; free of charge.

Just a reminder that we are here to help, please ask us whenever you need a hand.  Feel free to move your boat over to one of the loading docks, or have us move it over for you where staff can easily assist, to make loading and unloading more convenient.  If you need your boat fuelled before your arrival, just ask.  We are always here to help! 

            As we all know it is difficult to say goodbye to the end of the boating season we would like to remind everyone that our season ends October 31.  The first week of November we disconnect docks and begin to shut the marina down, it is very important that all of the boats are out of their slips.

                If you have any comments or concerns regarding the operation of your marina please let us know.  You may write, telephone, email or come and see us in person; we would love to hear from you whether it is positive or negative.  We are in the service industry; so if you are satisfied with our service please tell others, if you are dissatisfied please tell us!  Input helps us make things better.

 

We look forward to seeing you all very soon!

 

Yours very truly,

Drew & Sherry Lichtenheldt             

Welcome!

  • Point Pleasant Marina was awarded a PLATINUM RATING

     

    1 of the 3 Marina's in Ontario to achieve this Eco-friendly Clean Marine operations exceptional standard.

    Our commitment to being environmentally friendly is closely tied to our love of Georgian Bay and its recreational excellence.