The Original Chris-Craft Dealer
E.J. Mertaugh Boat Works is a full-service boat yard specializing in the maintenance and restoration of antique wooden boats. We sell new and used boats, motors and trailers. We are an authorized dealer of Boston Whaler, DuraNautic and Avon boats as well as Johnson/Evinrude motors. You'll find us right on Hessel Bay in the Les Cheneaux Island, in the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Stanley Aluminum Boats
We are excited to announce that we will now be selling Stanley Boats. After hearing so many glowing recommendations from customers, we just had to check these boats out for ourselves. Turns out, they are perfect for the Les Cheneaux waters. Crafted by hand in Parry Sound, Ontario, Stanley Boats are the perfect combination of technology and value.
We are now an official dealer of four new catamaran lines from PowerCat. Catamarans enjoy many advantages over monohulls and they are incredibly simple to operate. Check out each brand for more details:
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The Yellow Cottage on Hessel Bay (to the east of the boatyard) is now available for weekly rentals. Call Shelley at 906-484-2434 to reserve your vacation rental.
Transient and short term dockage is now available at Mertaugh Boat Works. Please call for reservations in advance of your arrival 906-484-2434.
New EPA Mandates Force New Approaches
Article from the February 2009 issue of Soundings Trade Only Today magazine.
We're working hard to protect the beautiful Snows area. Here are some of the precautions we take to preserve the environment:
Recycle oil, old fuel and coolants.
Use biodegradable boat cleaner.
Fiberglass and paint work is done inside.
Storm water run-off filtered by gravel.
Use tarps under sanding and paint scraping.
Employees perform fuel dispensing, no self-serve.
No gas cans allowed on docks.
On-site certified Industrial Storm Water Operator.
We've had several people ask about ethanol-blended fuel which we will begin selling in the future. As soon as our supplier determines the date when fuel deliveries will begin, we will update you here. For more detailed information and answers to consumer concerns, please download the following document.
Mercury Ethanol FAQ (PDF)
E.J. Mertaugh Boat Works Forms:
Haul Out Work Order
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